Helen Bernice Roberson

Published 12:29 pm Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Helen Bernice Roberson, age 96, of Elizabethton, TN passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016 at her residence. A native of Cranberry, NC she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mamie Greer Keener. Mrs. Roberson worked as a LPN at St. Elizabeth Hospital, the Carter County Memorial Hospital and retired from Sycamore Shoals Hospital. She was a member for over sixty years of First Freewill Baptist Church, Elizabethton and she was a quilter and member of the Sycamore Stitchers. Mrs. Roberson loved to cook for her family and was a very giving person who enjoyed taking care of everyone.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Roberson; her son, Joseph Roberson; daughter, Brenda Lowe; granddaughters, Sophia Roberson and Dicki Alexiou; grandson, Joey Roberson; son-in- law, Paul Mottern; sister, Wanda Bare and niece, Toni Smith.
Those left to cherish her memory include four daughters, Barbara (Lee) Miller, Johnson City, Carolyn (Tony) Jones, Knoxville, Elaine Mottern, Elizabethton and Ruth (Louis) McDaniel, Johnson City; two sons, Bill (Connie) Roberson and Charlie (Judy) Roberson, all of Texas. Twenty-two grandchildren, thirty-seven great-grandchildren, twenty-seven great-great-grandchildren and niece, Sandy Bellamy, Florida also survive.
A service to honor the life of Helen Bernice Roberson will be conducted at 6:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 6, 2016 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services with Rev. Nathan Jennings officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Jerry Barnett, soloist. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. on Wednesday prior to the funeral service or at the Roberson residence at any time.
Committal and entombment service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, July 7, 2016 in the Mausoleum of Peace of Happy Valley Memorial Park. Those attending the committal service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 A.M. on Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery.
Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Mountain States Foundation, Mountain States Hospice, 2335 Knob Creek Road, Johnson City, TN 37604. The family would like to express a special thanks to the staff of Mountain State hospice for the loving care given to Mrs. Roberson. Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting our website at www.hathawaypercy.com. Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Roberson family. Office: (423) 543-5544.

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