OBITUARY

ZELLA M ROBERTS

May 20, 1922April 29, 2021
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Zella Marie Roberts, 98, of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at Franklin Woods Community Hospital in Johnson City. She was born to the late John and Vendora Whitaker. Zella was a member of Bethel Apostolic Church. She was a homemaker, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. In her free time she loved crocheting. In addition to her parents Zella was preceded in death by her husband and the father of her children, John A. Roberts; husband, Joseph Roberts; son, Jerry Roberts; granddaughter, Tina Jeffers; grandson, Chad Christian; son-in-laws, Perley Epps and Govin Hickman; daughter-in-law, Frances Roberts; sister, Evelyn White; brothers, James, John, and Sherman Whitaker. Survivors include her daughters, Wanda Hickman and Phyllis Epps; sons, Marion Roberts and Larry Roberts (Linda); several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Barbara Dreger; along with several nieces and nephews. The Roberts family will gather to greet friends and share memories in the Chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on Monday, May 3, 2021. A Funeral Service will follow at 7:00pm with Pastor Donald Tipton and Brother Jeremy Damesworth officiating. Committal Service and Interment will take place in the Garden of Apostles in East Lawn Memorial Park on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, beginning at 11:00 am. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. The Roberts family would like to extend a special thank you to Zella’s caregivers Ginger Ketron, Susie Wilkins, Malinda Mullins, and Renee Martin.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, May 3, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, May 3, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

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wilma holder

May 4, 2021

Prayer for the family.

Hope Kilgore

May 4, 2021

I have always know Sis Zella but was always Zella to me. I grew up thinking she was my other grandmother, since she was my cousins, and we all went to church together. She was a wonderful lady and you all were so privileged to have her as long as you did. It still doesn’t lessen the sting but she will get a mighty reward in heaven. The family is in my thoughts and prayers. I love you all!❤️💔🙏🏼

Tim Cormier

May 3, 2021

We send our deepest sympathies to the family of Sis. Roberts. May you be comforted by the presence of Jesus during this time of sorrow and loss. Please know that we continue to lift you all up in prayer!

Pastor Tim D. Cormier
Apostolic Faith Tabernacle
Bristol, TN

Barbara Arnold Linkous

May 1, 2021

Zella was my Sunday School teacher when I was a young child. Many fond memories of the Robert's family. Sorry for your loss .

Lynn Keys

May 1, 2021

Sister Roberts will be missed, I will always cherish the conversations we had over the years about the word of God. We had many prayer meeting in her livening room and felt the power of God every time. She was a great pillar of this family and I learned so much from her. Life will never be the same without her but heaven is having a wonderful celebration. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Shirley Christian

April 30, 2021

A very loving Christian lady: I admired her dedication to Jesus and love for Him... She loves Jesus and Jesus loves her...

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