Flora Mae Wright Roberts
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Asheville - Flora Mae Wright Roberts, 88, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at her home after a brief illness.
She was born to the late Charlie and Callie Wright on February 14, 1926, a special valentine for all who knew her. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, the Rev. J.C. Wright.
Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 72 years, Wade B. Roberts; a daughter, Peggy Roberts Lance and husband Sheldon of Candler, NC; granddaughters, Kim Lance Hartless and husband Kevin of Forest, VA, and Karena Lance McCoy and husband Jon of Candler, NC; and great-grandchildren, Savannah, Connor, and Carson Hartless, and Jake and Andrew McCoy. Nanny will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who was selflessly devoted to her family.
Flora is a member of Victory Baptist Church, serving on many jobs in the church, and a member of Sunshine Club. A graduate of Leicester High School, she retired from Square D. She always made people feel at home and loved to cook and feed people, especially with her homemade biscuits. Those who loved her most called her "Nanny."
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday in the Patton Ave. chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with the Revs. Larry Sprinkle and Danny Gasperson officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Her family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Flowers are appreciated, or memorials may be made to Blue Ridge Broadcasting, 106.9 "The Light," P.O. Box 159, Black Mountain, NC 28711.
The online register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com.
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
1401 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28806
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times from Apr. 30 to May 2, 2014