Nellie Hollingsworth Roberts, age 98, died peacefully at Haven Hospice on June 26, 2013, with family by her side. Nellie was born November 20, 1914, in Fort White, Florida, to Enoch and Ginny Lynn Barr Hollingsworth. Nellie graduated from Fort White High School. She received her B.A. degree in education with honors from the University of Florida.
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Nellie was an accomplished teacher for 37 years in Columbia County schools, primarily 4th grade at Melrose Park Elementary School.
She was the last surviving charter member of Alpha Delta Kappa sorority, Sigma chapter, established in 1957.
Nellie was a great communicator and maintained relationships with former students and friends throughout the country. She was a long time member of First Baptist Church and enjoyed participating in many activities. She loved the Friday Night Group.
Nellie was predeceased by her husband, William Lee Roberts; six brothers: Press, Leo, Hugh, Perry, Ernest and Guy Hollingsworth; two sisters: Ella Stalnacker and Annie Terry. Nellie is survived by her daughter Ann Douglass Skinner, grandson William Benjamin Douglass, great-granddaughter Audrey Lee Douglass, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial services were held on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at St. James Episcopal Church with the Rev. Douglas G. Hodson as celebrant. A reception and visitation followed in the parish hall. The family suggests memorial donations to the
Burial will be in the family plot at Memorial Cemetery, Lake City, at a later date.
Published in Lake City Reporter from July 12 to July 13, 2013