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Thanks for being everything that a wife, mother, and grandmother should be, and thank you for the memories that mean so much. Already, you’re missed so very deeply, because you always brought joy into our lives. So, may the angels keep you safe, and free from pain. Until we meet again the loved our love will never part.

Mrs. Shirley Marie Roberts (78) a native of Lakeland, Georgia transitioned at South Georgia Medical Center on December 25, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of the late Oscar Ivory and Mattie Lee Parker McEady. Mrs. Shirley Marie Roberts attended school in Lakeland until the 12th grade. She graduated in Tifton, Georgia, and furthered her education in Jacksonville, Florida at the School of Cosmetology, and graduated as a Cosmetologist.

Mrs. Shirley Marie Roberts returned home, and the love of her life took her by the hand in marriage on July 9, 1960. They were married for 58 years. They were blessed with two beautiful children, Roshelle and Travis. She was an active member of Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church, where she served as a Steward, a member of the Mattie Ola Phillips Missionary Society, a Senior Choir member, and she cooked and served meals at the church during annual programs and funerals. In addition, she served as financial secretary since 1970.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Shirley Marie Roberts was preceded in death by her ten siblings: Annie, Rosa, Lee, Corine, Oscar Jr., James, John C., Nancy, John D., Ivory, and Martha.

Shirley leaves cherished memories to the love of her life, her husband: Willie Lee Roberts; daughter and son-in-law: Pastor Roshelle McCrae (John); son and daughter-in-law: Travis L. Robetrs (Brenda); grandchildren: Latora C. McCrae and Candace M. McCrae; great-grand: Jade Elis Richardson; step-granddaughter: Jerrica L. Wilson; granddaughters by love: Kierra McClain and Evita Belzes; step-great-grandchildren: Rashod, Bryce, and Marion; great grands by love: Tahlia, Cameron, Braylin, and Alana; god-children: Clifton McFadden, Angela Gundy, and Sabrina Flucker; sister: Missionary Lola Mae McCrae; brothers and sisters-in-law: SFC Alvin McEady, Retired (Frances), Dr. Erasmus W. McEady (Loverett), Robert Lee McEady; devoted nieces and nephews: Loretta Jordan, Charlie Mae Bryant (Wilkerson), Kim Lacey (Arthur), Odell Robinson (Jean),; long time friends: Queen Foster (Jim), Grace Mack, and Vernell Carter; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Special thanks to her friends at Ole Times Country Buffet, Dr. Benjamin and Dr. Melva Bailon, Dr. Bruce Herrington, Lakeland Drugs, Cynthia Warren, Marquis Huggins, SGMC staff, Marquez, Sam, Laura, Kala, Tony, and Rev. Dr. Reginald Benjamin.

Home Going Service, Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Greater Bethel AME Church. Rev. Horace Welch is the Pastor; however, Dr. William C. Morgan will officiate. Interment, Charles Knight Cemetery. Final rites were entrusted to Harrington Funeral Home.

 
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  • Tuesday, December 25, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Harrington Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Tuesday, December 25, 2018
    I am sending my heartfelt condolences to your family in the loss of your loved one, Mrs. Roberts. At 1 Corinthians 15:26, God's Word describes death as an enemy but lovingly promises that death will also be brought to nothing. What a wonderful time this will be! I hope that your family finds comfort in the memories you hold dear to your heart of Mrs. Roberts. Please visit www.jw.org for more encouraging information and scriptures.
    ~ Felicia   Valdosta
  • Thursday, December 27, 2018
    We will continue to pray God's peace upon your family. May He hold you in His loving arms and give you His comfort.
    ~ Reggie & Tina Benjamin   Valdosta, GA
  • Thursday, December 27, 2018
    Sorry for your lost. Keeping you all in my prayers. God bless.
    ~ Jean Voss   Douglas, GA
  • Friday, December 28, 2018
    Praying the Lord will grant you strength during this time. May the Soul of Sister Shirley rest in peace. Pastor Bruce C. Hurst & Leach Springs Church Family
    ~ Leach Springs Missionary Baptist Church   RAEFORD, NC
  • Saturday, December 29, 2018
    my condolence to you all . my prayers is going out for strength and comfort. love you all
    ~ Etta Riley   Minneapolis
  • Friday, December 28, 2018
    My condolences. Praying for strength for your family.
    ~ Barbara Davis   Lakeland, GA
  • Friday, December 28, 2018
    Praying for our family, that God gives us all strength and peace during this time of sorrow.
    ~ Cheryl McCrae   Warner Robins, GA
  • Monday, December 31, 2018
    RIP
    ~ Connie Peterson   Raleigh, NC
  • Friday, December 28, 2018
    Praying for our family, that God gives us all strength and peace during this time of sorrow.
    ~ Cheryl McCrae   Warner Robins, GA
  • Monday, December 31, 2018
    To the Roberts' family, I am deeply sorry for the pain and void in your hearts. The Bible gives us great comfort and a hope of being reunited with those we loved. Jesus Christ promised to call all those in the memorial tombs, they will hear his voice and come out. (John 5:28 & 29) Yes, the resurrection of those from the memorial tombs will be a reality on a paradise earth. (Psalm 37:29, Acts 24:15)
    ~ G
  • Friday, December 28, 2018
    Praying for our family, that God gives us all strength and peace during this time of sorrow.
    ~ Cheryl McCrae   Warner Robins, GA
  • Friday, December 28, 2018
    Praying for our family, that God gives us all strength and peace during this time of sorrow.
    ~ Cheryl McCrae   Warner Robins, GA
  • Friday, December 28, 2018
    Praying for our family, that God gives us all strength and peace during this time of sorrow.
    ~ Cheryl McCrae   Warner Robins, GA
  • Friday, December 28, 2018
    Praying for our family, that God gives us all strength and peace during this time of sorrow.
    ~ Cheryl McCrae   Warner Robins, GA
  • Friday, December 28, 2018
    Praying for our family, that God gives us all strength and peace during this time of sorrow.
    ~ Cheryl McCrae   Warner Robins, GA
  • Friday, December 28, 2018
    Praying for our family, that God gives us all strength and peace during this time of sorrow.
    ~ Cheryl McCrae   Warner Robins, GA
  • Friday, December 28, 2018
    Praying for our family, that God gives us all strength and peace during this time of sorrow.
    ~ Cheryl McCrae   Warner Robins, GA
  • Friday, December 28, 2018
    Praying for our family, that God gives us all strength and peace during this time of sorrow.
    ~ Cheryl McCrae   Warner Robins, GA
  • Friday, December 28, 2018
    Praying for our family, that God gives us all strength and peace during this time of sorrow.
    ~ Cheryl McCrae   Warner Robins, GA
  • Thursday, January 03, 2019
    I would like to express my condolences to the family and friends of Shirley Marie Roberts. I am sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that our loving Heavenly Father promises in His Word the Bible to remove pain, suffering, and death (Revelation 21:3,4 and Isaiah 25:8). Until that time, may you find comfort in this promise and treasure the special memories you shared.
    ~ L Brown
  • Friday, December 28, 2018
    Praying for our family, that God gives us all strength and peace during this time of sorrow.
    ~ Cheryl McCrae   Warner Robins, GA
  • Friday, December 28, 2018
    Death leaves a heartache, No one can heal. Love leaves A memory no-one can steal. May God be with you and your family. Love you all The Bethune Family.
    ~ Brenda Bethune   ST PETERSBURG, FL
  • Saturday, December 29, 2018
    With deepest sympathy. My condolences and prayers to all. May God give you comfort in your time of need. With Love, Dorothy Vickers Allen Chapel A.M.E. Sandybottom Frances Taylor Missionary Society President
    ~ Dorothy Vickerd   Pearson, GA
  • Saturday, December 29, 2018
    With deepest sympathy. My condolences and prayers to all. May God give you comfort in your time of need. With Love, Dorothy Vickers Allen Chapel A.M.E. Sandybottom Frances Taylor Missionary Society President
    ~ Dorothy Vickerd   Pearson, GA
  • Saturday, December 29, 2018
    With deepest sympathy. My condolences and prayers to all. May God give you comfort in your time of need. With Love, Dorothy Vickers Allen Chapel A.M.E. Sandybottom Frances Taylor Missionary Society President
    ~ Dorothy Vickerd   Pearson, GA
  • Saturday, December 29, 2018
    With deepest sympathy. My condolences and prayers to all. May God give you comfort in your time of need. With Love, Dorothy Vickers Allen Chapel A.M.E. Sandybottom Frances Taylor Missionary Society President
    ~ Dorothy Vickerd   Pearson, GA
  • Saturday, December 29, 2018
    With deepest sympathy. My condolences and prayers to all. May God give you comfort in your time of need. With Love, Dorothy Vickers Allen Chapel A.M.E. Sandybottom Frances Taylor Missionary Society President
    ~ Dorothy Vickerd   Pearson, GA
  • Saturday, December 29, 2018
    With deepest sympathy. My condolences and prayers to all. May God give you comfort in your time of need. With Love, Dorothy Vickers Allen Chapel A.M.E. Sandybottom Frances Taylor Missionary Society President
    ~ Dorothy Vickerd   Pearson, GA
  • Friday, January 11, 2019
    Dear family , it have been over a week since your loss . May find comfort that is written in God’s at Acts 24:15 and Revelation 21:4.
    ~ Emily E
  • Friday, January 11, 2019
    Dear family , it have been over a week since your loss . May find comfort that is written in God’s at Acts 24:15 and Revelation 21:4.
    ~ Emily E
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    Sorry for your loss. Good woman gone to soon.
    ~ The Eubanks Family   Lakeland, GA