Lois Garrett Roberson

August 21, 1925February 1, 2011

Lois G. Roberson – died February 1, 2011 at a local hospital surrounded by her family. Mrs. Roberson was born August 21, 1925 in Georgiana, AL to George Preston Garrett, Sr. and Eula Mariah Garrett. Mrs. Roberson, also known as “Granny,” moved to Mobile in 1944 and graduated from Murphy High School the same year. She was a wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church for many years. Mom will be best remembered for her gentle, kind spirit and unwavering faith in God. She was generous with her love and found happiness in the simplest things of life. She never spoke ill of anyone, and though the last year brought many challenges, Mom never complained. She was gracious and kind to everyone she met. Mom’s family meant everything to her, and she took great care to see that they were taken care of. She loved to cook, so visitors seldom left unfed or empty handed. Mom was a gifted seamstress, and she lovingly crocheted blankets for all of her family, even for generations to come. Someone once said of her mother that children and flowers couldn’t help but bloom in her presence, and these words are true for Mom as well. It was important to her that she and we, in her words, “make memories.” And that Mom did. We will all cherish beyond words the time we had with her. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Merrill Edward Roberson; her parents; her brothers, George P. Garrett, Jr. and William A. Garrett; and great-grandson, Travis Edward Loper, Jr. She is survived by her three daughters, Merilyn Patton, Diane Roberson-Hill (Chris), and Kay R. Johnson (Robert); grandchildren, Troy Loper, Travis Loper (Tammy), Matthew Johnson, Kathryn Jones (Hank), and Vicki Whitfield; great-grandchildren, Megan Booker, Trevor Loper, Taylor Loper, Rollins Jones, and Carter Whitfield; great, great-grandchildren, JJ Booker and Mia Booker; sister, Vera King; sister-in-law, Flo Garrett; and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to express their gratitude to TLC Home Health Care, especially Jan and LaTanya, for their support to all of us this past year. Funeral services will be held from the chapel of Radney Funeral Home on Dauphin Street on Saturday, February 5, 2011, at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12 noon until the service hour. Interment will be in Mobile Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be offered at Arrangements by Radney Funeral Home, 3155 Dauphin Street, Mobile, Alabama 36606.


  • Visitation Saturday, February 5, 2011
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 5, 2011

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Teresa Boone

February 7, 2011

Diane, I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Hope it helps a little to know that old friends are thinking of you. Thoughts and prayers, Teresa B.

Jackie Tortora

February 5, 2011

I always wished I could of met Granny. I wanted to thank her for helping my daughter and taking care of my grandson. She must of be a wonderful person.She is loved by them all. I know that she will be missed.

Retha Clements

February 5, 2011

Dear Family,
I am so very sorry, for the loss of your sweet mother.
You are in my prayers. PS 125:1-2
Retha "Bustin" Clements 'Niece of Flora and William' (Laurel, MS)

Lee Yokel

February 4, 2011

Hi Diane, I'm so sorry for the loss of your Mother. I know it has really been a hard time. Today seems to emphasize the loss with such terrible weather. I look forward to seeing you in happy times. Know you and your sisters did an awesome job for your Mom. Every sacrifice was worth it.

Lavanda Russell

February 4, 2011

It is so hard to believe our beautiful, precious Aunt Lois has gone to heaven.
Although we have not been able to visit with her much in most recent years, our wonderful memories of her when we were all together in Mobile will be with us forever. After reading Aunt Lois's obituary, it is ever so real to me how much Aunt Lois, Daddy, and Nancy are alike. We will all forever miss her sweet, sweet spirit until we see her again. May God richley bless all of aunt Lois's family, keep them close in this time of loss, and keep the hope in their hearts of the time we will be together to enjoy each other forever in heaven. From my family to yours, we love you so dearly.

February 4, 2011

It is so hard to believe our beautiful precious Aunt Lois has gone to heaven. Although in the later years we did not have many opportunites to visit her, the memories we made in the earlier years will remain with all of us forever. All of us who had the privilege to know her will miss her beautiful smile and her sweet, sweet spirit. May God be with all of her children, grand children during, and great grand children during this time of missing our loved one.


Vickie Whitfield

February 4, 2011

Dear Granny, We will miss you so much. Our vacations in Mobile will not be the same without your smiling face and your Gramndma cookies. All love from Vickie and Carter xx