Betty Jo Roberts PDF Print E-mail

PROSPERITY – God called Betty Jo Horton Roberts, 82, to her Heavenly Home on Friday, March 15, 2019. Her Home going service will be held at 4 pm Monday, March 18th at Newberry First Baptist Church, officiated by Dr. Albert Allen and Dr. Kenneth Harmon. Mrs. Roberts will be laid to rest next to her late husband, Rev. R. J. Roberts at Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 4-6 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home.

Born February 19, 1937, in a small town called Angelus, SC Betty Jo enjoyed life with her late parents, Otis William Horton, Sr. and Nora Estelle Deese Horton and seven siblings. In 1955, after graduating McBee High School, Betty Jo met her future husband and later, Betty Jo and RJ married and became Rev. and Mrs. Robert Jackson “RJ” Roberts for 53 years until his death in 2008.

In 1956, they became first time parents of a baby girl, Betty “Ledale” Roberts (Glenn) Long whom was named after he mother and her father's music teacher from college. In 1960, another baby girl arrived, Aleta “Robbiette” Roberts (Larry) Hazel who was named after her father. Then in 1963, thinking they would not have any other children, Robert “Mark” (Deah) Roberts was born and named after his father. As the years went by, their family began to grow with the birth of their six grandchildren. The first grandchild, Shandon L. Long predeceased her grandmother in 2012 at the young age of 36. The surviving five grandchildren are Tiffany A. Long (Wade) Dawkins, Corey G. (Selena) Long, Shawn L. (Erika) Roberts, M. Cade (Leanne) Roberts and Brendan A. Roberts. The family grew much more with the birth of great-grandchildren, J. Lane Moore, Jordan A. Moore, Dantzler S. Long, Daylen R. Long, Preston L. Dawkins, Raine L. Long, Price J. Long, Cadence E. Roberts, Bristol M. Roberts, Kylar J. Roberts, Miles Roberts, Drake M. Lucas and Decklynn R. Roberts. Betty Jo is also survived by many nieces and nephews and sister-in-law's.

As the last surviving sibling, Betty Jo was predeceased by her seven loving siblings Helen Horton Raley, Kathleen Horton, Otis William “Bill” Horton, Jr. Robert “Bob” Andrew Horton, Bessie Lee Horton Shealy, Billy Gantt Horton and Aaron Ernest Horton.

Betty Jo and RJ loved and appreciated their family, church families and friends. As a pastor's wife, they served together doing the Lord's work with Beauford Baptist Church, Jefferson, SC, Bethel Baptist Church, Jefferson, SC, Cool Branch Baptist Church, Blair, SC, Oak Grove Baptist Church, Waxhaw, NC, Hunt Memorial Baptist Church, Newberry, SC, Leeds Baptist Church, Leeds, SC, and College Street Baptist Church, Newberry, SC. After RJ's retirement from the ministry, they became members of Newberry First Baptist Church where they dearly enjoyed their Sunday School classes and the 50+ Senior Group. They also enjoyed meeting people when Betty Jo owned The Casual Shop on Main Street in Newberry and Roberts Gifts in Dean's Square on Wilson Road, Newberry. Another enjoying time was working part-time with Stokes-Trainor GM Dealership as a dealer transfer driver with her late husband. Also, she was gifted with her crochet. In her memory, if you have one of her afghan's it would be a joyful blessing for her afghan's to be displayed on the back of the pew where you are seated.

Pallbearers at the request of Betty Jo will be Mr. Corey G. Long, Mr. Shawn L. Roberts, Mr. M. Cade Roberts, Mr. Brendan A. Roberts, Mr. J. Lane Moore, Mr. Preston L. Dawkins, Mr. Price J. Long, Master Kylar J. Roberts, Master Drake M. Lucas and Mr. Wade Dawkins.

Memorials may be made to Newberry First Baptist church Missions Projects Fund, 1020 Boundary Street, Newberry, SC 29108 or The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Newberry County, PO Box 1741, Greenwood, SC 29646.

The family will be at their respective homes. The family would like to express heartfelt thanks for all the prayers lifted up for our loved one and family. May God bless each of you!

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#37 Jean Counts 2019-03-22 14:05
To all the Family::::: Sending my sympathy and prayers.Your mom was a special lady. May your sweet memories help sustain you in the coming days.
#36 Anita Clinton 2019-03-21 14:56
Robbiette and family, I was so sadden to hear of your loss. May God bless you and all who loved her extra during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
#35 Anne and Al Shealy 2019-03-19 20:45
To the entire family, please accept our condolences on the loss of this beautiful soul. I know your hearts ache for her presence and she will be missed in many ways. I also know your hearts are at peace as you rejoice with her knowing she is home waiting for you to join her in that most beautiful, peaceful place. You are in our hearts and prayers.
#34 Judy Shealy 2019-03-19 20:14
Ledale and Family - I am so sorry to hear about your mother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.
#33 Levers 2019-03-19 09:15
Ledale, Robbiette, Mark and family,

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time.

Jimmy, Karen, Dell, and Cal Lever
#32 Sharon Tooley 2019-03-18 20:14
Robbiette and family. I'm so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a special lady. We will cherish the Afghan she made. So special! Love to you and your family. You're parents together again. Love you, Sharon
#31 Celia & Henry Dodgen 2019-03-18 19:47
Celia Dodgen. Robbiette,Mark and other family members: I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I enjoyed shopping at her shops, seeing her on the street and working with your dad as part time secretary at Hunt Memorial. God loves you and will comfort you and take care of you at this special time. My love to all. Celia
#30 Sandra Deese 2019-03-18 19:31
Our prayers are with you and your family. God bless you Robbiette & Larry
#29 Rebecca Harmon Steen 2019-03-18 14:10
Roberts Family,

So very sorry for your loss! Prayers for comfort and peace during this difficult time.

#28 Tammy 2019-03-18 12:55
Ledale, Robbiette, Mark and families, it is with deepest sympathy that I think of you today. You will continue to be in my prayers as you transverse this difficult time.
#27 Sheryl Kinard 2019-03-18 00:01
To one sweetish lady I know Robbiette u have done an amazing job loveing and ttaking care of your mom.God will bless you for doing that. I pray God will wrap his loving arms around you and Larry I know your mother is watching over you and your you dearly.
#26 Mary Jo L. Piester 2019-03-17 22:37
We are so sorry for your loss.. our sincere condolences to all.
May the Lord give you all strength, courage, peace, and grace today and the days ahead during this most difficult time.
God bless ~ William & Mary Jo L. Piester
#25 Harriett Rucker 2019-03-17 22:04
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Your mom was a wonderful lady. May God's love and peace be with you now and in the days to come.
Harriett and John Rucker
#24 Wendy Sease 2019-03-17 18:06
Robiette and family, we are saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Wendy and David Sease, Makenzie, Zander and Abigail.
#23 Jewel Oxner 2019-03-17 17:14
To the Roberts family I was sorry to hear about Mrs. Betty. She was a lovely lady and will surely be missed.
May God's riches blessings be upon you during your time of sorrow. You are all such a nice family and we are thinking about you. Jewel Oxner & Clyde Berry
#22 Polly W Turner 2019-03-17 16:40
I am so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. I have many fond memories of her and the family at Hunt Memorial . Cherish the many memories you have. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
#21 Dianne Dillingham 2019-03-17 16:23
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ron and Dianne Dillingham
#20 Mollie Graham 2019-03-17 14:22
Robbiette,I am so sorry to hear about your Mom I remember her working in the cloth shop down on main street below Newberry County bank where I worked.What a sweet lady she was.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Take care Love and Blessings Mollie
#19 Evangeline Lide 2019-03-17 14:03
Bill and I send our prayers to you Larry and the family. May God give you strength during these days. Daddy died today in 1983 and Mother died tomorrow eight years ago. Hope your knee is better. God grant you peace and strength
#18 Michelle Sherman 2019-03-17 09:25
Dear Robbiette and Larry
My prayers and thoughts are with you. May God wrap his loving arms around you all. If you need anything please don't hesitate to call.
#17 Deborah bradley 2019-03-17 08:37
Dear Robbitte I’m so sorry your mother is the sweetest person I know she will be missed I know u going to miss her her God got a beautiful angel and she will be watching over you and your family Deborah
#16 Susie Nichols 2019-03-17 06:55
Sympathy and prayers. God Bless!
Susie Nichols
Dean Trammell
#15 Cathy Shealy 2019-03-16 20:55
To my Dear Friend Robbiette and Family, you were an angel to your precious Mother here on earth and now she is your guardian angel in Heaven . May the grace of our Lord give you peace ! We love you !
#14 Pat Mccullough 2019-03-16 20:08
Robbiette, Mark and family, I was so sorry to read about Ms Betty , you all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love to all ,Pat Mccullough
#13 Deborah Ruff 2019-03-16 18:42
Robinette and Larry, I am so very sorry for your loss. You have certainly taken good care of her. We'll be keeping you in prayer.
#12 CAROLYN WICKER 2019-03-16 18:33
Robbiette so sorry to hear about your mother . My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family! God be with you all!
Love Ronnie and Carolyn Wicker
#11 Nancy and Eddie Warr 2019-03-16 17:36
Dear Robbiette and Family,
So sorry for the loss of your precious Mother. Mrs. Betty is with her Heavenly Father and her beloved RJ. Find comfort in knowing that she is free from pain. We are praying that the Lord will give you comfort, strength and peace during this time. Robbiette thank you for taking such good care of your loving Mother.
Love to you all, Nancy and Eddie Warren
#10 Brenda Bedenbaugh 2019-03-16 14:17
My thought and prayers are with you.
#9 Nancy & Tim Owen 2019-03-16 11:25
We are thankful to Heavenly Father that Mrs Betty has victory at last and she is happily reunited with Rev Roberts and all her loved ones who passed before. Our love to her beautiful family left behind to carry on their parents legacy of service to their fellowmen. What an inspiration both of your parents had on my life from as far back as I can remember. We love all of you and are keeping you in our prayers. Nancy & Tim Owen
#8 DW 2019-03-16 10:57
To the Family, so sorry for your loss. Hope you will be comforted in knowing that Betty has the prospect of being resurrected, healthy (in the flesh), to Paradise Earth just as Jehovah God has promised. In fact , the vast majority will enjoy everlasting life right here on earth as God had intended from the beginning. God's Kingdom will do this under the rule of Jesus Christ. READ John 5:28, 29, Job 14:14, 15,Psalms 37:29, Matthew 6:9,10, Matthew 5:5 and Revelation 21:2-4 Go To: JW.ORG
#7 Angie & Gregg Frick 2019-03-16 10:42
Robbiette and family, we are so sorry for the loss of your sweet mother. We know you will dearly miss her but she is now free of pain and sickness. Praying for peace and comfort for you all during this time.
Angie & Gregg Frick
#6 Sheriff Lee Foster 2019-03-16 09:43
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of this wonderful and beloved lady. Although you grieve for the loss of a dear loved one, we can be assured that she is a Peace, in no pain, and is whole; walking with the Lord she served. She was blessed to have had such loving care that allowed her to face this with the support she deserved. God will take care of you during this difficult time. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#5 Janice & Tommy Meeks 2019-03-16 08:31
So sorry for your loss. Your mom was truly a sweet lady and a prime example of what a Christian should be. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sincerely, Janice and Tommy Meeks
#4 Byrd & Susan 2019-03-15 18:35
Our Prayers & Love to YOU All! The battle is over & Victory is Her's! Dancing in the Streets of Heaven tonight with Your Daddy
#3 Mark & Missy Hipp 2019-03-15 17:46
Robbiette & family-thoughts & prayers to all of you at this difficult time. Ms. Betty was a very special lady. I have many fond & loving memories of her & Reverend Roberts. She has no pain now & is at peace...God has gained another angel !!
#2 Kathy Wright 2019-03-15 17:12
Robbiette and Ledale, I am so sorry for your loss. May God wrap you in his loving embrace and give you peace. Sending hugs and prayers.
#1 Margaret n Heber Long 2019-03-15 17:08
Dear Robbiette and Larry, Heber and I are so sorry for your loss, but, we are happy for God’s gain. You gave her the ultimate love and caring. We know you are going to miss her for so many reasons. God will continue to take care of you.
Many prayers and love are sent your way,
Heber and Margaret