Greta Dell (Dewees) Roberts (3/17/1934 - 11/24/2017)

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A memorial service for Greta Dell Roberts, 83, of Kilgore, formerly of Tyler and Jacksonville, will be held at 10:00 AM at the Rader Funeral Home of Kilgore, Thursday, November 30, with Rev. David Hampton officiating. Mrs. Roberts died Friday, November 24, in Longview, Texas.

Greta Dell Dewees was born on March 17, 1934, in Campbell, Texas, to Homer and Jessie Felts Dewees. She was an honor graduate of Greenville High School, Tyler Commercial College, and Lon Morris College. Greta married John Venson Roberts in 1954 and enjoyed over 60 years of happy marriage until his death in 2015.

After Venson's departure from full-time music ministry, the couple purchased the PFAFF Sewing Center in Tyler, operating it from 1978 until 1994. During this time as a co-owner of a "Mom & Pop" business, Greta worked faithfully alongside Venson.

Left to cherish her memory are her son and daughter-in-law, Jay and Juna Roberts of Tyler; her daughter and son-in-law, Robyn and Lowell Irving of Kilgore; her four granddaughters, Sarah Irving of Tomball, Chelsea Irving of Tyler, and Rebekah and Rachel Roberts of Tyler. She also had two great grandchildren, Mark and Jenny Bearden of Tomball.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Heartsway Hospice or to the Baptist Student Ministry at Kilgore College.
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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Nov. 28, 2017