OBITUARY

Leona B Roberts

July 28, 1920April 16, 2021

Leona Blanche Roberts (nee Wallington) of Universal City, TX, passed away April 16th, 2021 due to heart failure. Leona was born July 28, 1920 to Edwin and Lulu Wallington in Lodi, Ohio. She graduated from Spencer High School in 1938. After graduating, she continued to help her parents on the farm until she married Oval Blake Roberts February 2, 1941. Oval was drafted during WWII. While he was away, Leona worked in a machine shop. She worked until he came home from the war. She was our own “Rosie the Riveter”. Oval passed away in 1994. They were married almost 53 years. They raised two boys, Dana, born in 1946 and Eddie, born in 1954. She was always active in the church. After moving to Texas in 1983 she found a new activity, working in day care with infants. She finished her working years at age 82 in the nursery of First Baptist Church Universal City. Leona continued to be active in the Evergreens senior group and sang alto in the senior choir. Leona was preceded in death by her husband, Oval and her sister Evelyn Perrin. She is survived by her sons, Dana (Linda) and Eddie (Janet), five grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and two nieces. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Leona’s memory to the First Baptist Church Universal City Building Fund. Services will be on May 18th 2021, at First Baptist Church Universal City. Visitation will be at 10:30am, Service at 11:30am and a 1:30pm internment at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

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  • She is survived by her sons, Dana (Linda) and Eddie (Janet), five grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and two nieces.

Services

18 May

Visitation

10:30 am - 11:30 am

First Baptist Church Universal City

1401 Pat Booker Rd.
Universal City, TX 78148

18 May

Funeral Service

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

First Baptist Church Universal City

1401 Pat Booker Rd.
Universal City, TX 78148

18 May

Committal Service

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Ft Sam Houston National Cemetery

1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, TX 78209

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Margaret Lance Cheney

April 25, 2021

Leona had a full and meaningful life. Her father and my grandmother, Flossie Wallington Lance, were brother and sister. I have fond childhood memories of her family. Rest in Peace.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY