Mary H. Roach

September 26, 1937April 20, 2019
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Mary Hellen Roach, born September 26, 1937 in Kaufman, Texas went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 20, 2019.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents Tommy and Dora Moore.

She is survived by one brother T.J. Moore and one sister Daphine Hall.

She also left behind two sons, James Calvin Martin and Darrell Dwayne Martin, one daughter Twila Renee Wright, four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and a host of other beloved family and friends who will miss her dearly.

Mary was active in her church, singing for congregations at many different events whenever the opportunity presented itself.

She was the second youngest of twelve children, having eight sisters and three brothers.

Mary grew up on a farm as the daughter of a dedicated, loving, hard working sharecropper father and a caring and loving mother who stayed home to take care of the family.

Mary loved Christ and set an example for all to see.

A visitation for Mary will be held Friday, April 26, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Roselawn Funeral Home. A funeral service will occur Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM followed by a graveside service at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, in the Garden of Valley View where she will be laid to rest.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Roach family.


  • Visitation Friday, April 26, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 27, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, April 27, 2019


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Susie & Mike Kinder

April 26, 2019

Darrell and Family,
We are sorry for the loss of your mother. But we know she is in a much better place than we are and is pain free in Heaven.
I met your Mom a couple of times as I can remember. Such a sweet lady. But one thing we do know for sure is she Raised a wonderful Son that we consider family. Darrell you mean so very much to us. Prayers for you and others in the days ahead as your life goes on. Let your smiles shine thru the tears of precious memories. Give your family our love. 💕 M&S

Jean Rumbaugh

April 23, 2019

Twila please accept my condolences on your loss i know it will be hard on losing your mother because you loved her so much i was a resident at heritage place (westlake) please hug those grandkids for me i know they are not so little anymore

Twila Wright

April 23, 2019

One of my favorite memories growing up was we use to take trips to Paris Texas. Mom loved music loved to sing. Grandpa and Grandma would have a crowd and everyone would bring their instruments and man would we have a time. All ways loved to go to Paris Texas.

Joe and Jo Autrey

April 23, 2019

We loved MARY even though we knew her a short time, perhaps only a couple of years. She will always be a part of us, as will Twila and her family. Mary is waiting for us, until then we will continue to serve our amazing God. She was a great inspiration, even when in the hold of her illness - she praised her God and was faithful to him. Her battle is won, she is receiving her rewards, and is waiting for us to join her. It won’t be long! Our prayers are with you and your family!

Brenda Goodson

April 22, 2019

My sweet friend I will miss you so much been friends for 35 yrs we told each other our problems you always told me Brenda I talk to god it’s all ok I know your happy now no pain you were loved by so many when you see papa tell him I love him, you and him can enjoy that taco salad I will miss your beautiful voice my family loved you and little Brenda cherished you. God has the best angel I know I love you Roach always, Twilla you did good. Your mom was so proud of you. You made her last days memories to cherish.

Darrell Martin

April 22, 2019

Please note, this is not the obituary. They are going to p[ost the obituary I wrote tomorrow (I think).

Wanda Holder

April 22, 2019

I met Mary Mary at Peachtree Church of God. She was a great inspiration to me and we became very good friends. We sang together some in church. I can't believe she is gone. I will miss her more than words can say. Sing with the Angels my dear friend. I love you! Wanda Lou

Patty Davi-Kahl

April 22, 2019

My thoughts and Prayers are with Mary’s family. We were neighbors and my sister and Twilla were best friends. She was always so nice to us kids growing up.

LaDonna Eubanks

April 22, 2019

Sis Roach has been a part of our family for over 40 years. She has been a great friend to my mother . She sang at both of my childrens dedications. I will always remember what she sang "It will keep" referring to the laundry and the house work. But the babies don't keep the grow up. Love you Sis. Roach I'll see you there.

Terri York

April 22, 2019

Twila,We are so sorry to hear about Aunt Mary. I am Jeanette Hall's daughter.. Thank you so much for sharing all the Sister Days photos. She was a very loving Aunt.
And she sure had a lot if brothers and Sisters greeting her in Heaven
Just know you are in our prayers.
So sorry to hear this.
I remember many Family Reunions with your Mom. I believe my Mom Jeanette listened to yuor Mom sing. From the cassette Mary gave her.
Our Prayers are with you all.
Love you Terri York