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Collier-Butler Funeral Home

824 Rainbow Drive, Gadsden, AL

OBITUARY

Janice Cook Roberts

February 22, 1943March 13, 2020

Dr. Janice Cook Roberts, EdD passed away on March 13th at the age of 77. Janice was born on February 22, 1943 in Birmingham, Alabama and spent her childhood years growing up in Cullman, Alabama where she graduated from Cullman High School in 1961 Janice met Jerry Roberts, her husband of almost 56 years, while attending Jacksonville State University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics in 1964. Janice was a lifelong student, teacher and educator. She began her teaching career at Gadsden High School & Emma Samson High School in the mid 1960’s before becoming a Professor of Advanced Mathematics at Snead State Junior College in Boaz where she taught for 27 years. Janice also received graduate degrees from both Jacksonville State University and the University of Alabama in Birmingham before ultimately receiving a Doctoral Degree in Education from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa in 1980. Janice was an active member and Sunday school teacher at Meadowbrook Baptist Church. She was a lifelong student of the Bible and considered by many to be a Bible Scholar having traveled to Jerusalem and the Holy Land on several occasions. Upon retiring in 1995, Janice traveled around the world with Jerry where she enjoyed spreading God’s word through missionary activities in China, India, Mexico and Peru where they actively supported and constructed multiple churches and orphanage facilities. Additionally Janice assisted with the start up of multiple churches across the United States and took great pride in leading a local women’s prison ministry and Cowboy Church. Janice was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt. Janice is survived by her husband Jerry; son Jeff; grandsons Benjamin and Hugh Roberts, nephew Derek Brown; niece Ditra Montgomery Campbell and in-laws Betty Griffin, Dot Montgomery, Ann Smith, Bill Edwards and Virginia Voss. She is preceded in death by her parents Charles and Ezell Dean Cook of Cullman; sister Charlene Cook of Florence and nephew Rondall Brown. Janice lived a beautiful, meaningful and generous life as a servant to her Lord and Savior. She was a positive supporter, mentor and influence to many people around the globe, and she will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Visitation will begin at 11 am followed by a chapel service at noon on Monday, March 16th at Collier-Butler Funeral Home in Gadsden. Burial and graveside services will be held at 2:30 pm at Cullman City Cemetery in Cullman, Alabama. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Comfort Care Hospice; 500 South 5th Street; Gadsden, AL 35901. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.collier-butler.com for the Roberts family.

  • FAMILY

  • Jerry Roberts, Husband
  • Jeff Roberts, Son
  • Benjamin Roberts, Grandson
  • Hugh Roberts, Grandson
  • Derek Brown, Newphew
  • Ditra Montgomery Campbell, Niece
  • Charles and Ezell Dean Cook, Parents (deceased)
  • Charlene Cook, Sister
  • Rondell Brown, Nephew (deceased)
  • DONATIONS

  • Comfort Care Hospice

Services

  • Visitation Monday, March 16, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 16, 2020
  • Graveside Services Monday, March 16, 2020

Memories

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Sallie Houston

March 24, 2020

Jeff, Your mother was an amazing woman! It is wonderful to read all that she did for Christ and how she loved her family. Praying for peace and comfort for you, the boys and your dad. I hope it is a comfort you were able to spend time with her at the end.
Sincerely, Sallie and Gary Houston

Kay Pugh

March 15, 2020

Janice was a delightful lady and a Christian praying for y’all in the coming days Kay Pugh

Charlene Liles

March 14, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Janice and I were
classmates in Cullman. She was always a treasured friend to me and I have so many good memories of her.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY