Helen LaVerne Roberson was born to Grady Ray and Alma Lee Hutson in Rayville, Louisiana, on July 16, 1931. She completed her journey on this earth in Lindsay, Oklahoma on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at the age of 81. Helen grew up in Louisiana. She married Robert Cleveland 'Bob' Roberson on April 17, 1949 in the First Baptist Church in Sterlington, Louisiana. Bob worked for Cities Services Oil Company and they were relocated from Fairbanks, Louisiana to Lindsay, Oklahoma along with several other families. They lived and raised their children in Lindsay. Helen was a homemaker and worked as a seamstress in the dress factory and as a Nurse's Aide at Lindsay Manor Nursing Home. She loved cooking and sewing for her family, and she had recently enjoyed Bingo at Lindsay Manor. Mrs. Roberson is survived by her husband, Bob Roberson of Lindsay, Oklahoma, daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Lynn Rolen of Lindsay, Oklahoma; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Donna Roberson of Lufkin, Texas; sister and brother-in-law, Ruby and Jay Vinyard of Choudrant, Louisiana and sister-in-law, Marjorie Hutson of Newnan, Georgia. Helen also leaves behind her grandchildren: Kevin Rolen of Lindsay, Oklahoma and Matthew Roberson of Terrell, Texas as well as her great-grandchildren, Zoe Rolen and Tate Rolen of Lindsay, Oklahoma. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Grady and Alma Hutson, one infant daughter, Patricia Lynn Roberson and one brother, G.G. 'Hut' Hutson. Helen's family would like to give special thanks to the Lindsay Manor Staff and Helen's good friend and roommate, Dorothy Mantooth. Funeral services for Mrs. Roberson were held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 22, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Lindsay, Oklahoma with Pastor Randy Allen officiating and Helen's son, Bro. Wayne Roberson, assisting. Interment followed at Green Hill Cemetery in Lindsay, Oklahoma. Condolences for the family may be made online at www.boydstonfuneralhome.com. Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, local directors.
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Published in The Lufkin Daily News on Mar. 23, 2013