Mary Elizabeth Roberts
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Mary Elizabeth Roberts
  • August 5, 1939 - June 29, 2017
  • Raleigh, North Carolina

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Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" Roberts (August 5, 1939 - June 29, 2017)

Betsy was the only child of Lillian Stephenson Roberts and Charles P. Roberts. She grew up in Raleigh and spent many of her summers at Atlantic Beach where she developed a love for collecting shells. She was a member of the North Carolina Shell Club. Betsy also enjoyed volunteering her time, especially during "Bugfest" at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.

Betsy's greatest love was her church, Western Boulevard Presbyterian. It was her true "home" and she cared for all the members as her own family. When she was more able-bodied, she was at church every time the doors were open. Betsy entered the church triumphant on June 29, 2017.

Betsy will be missed by many friends and family. Denise Weeks, Betsy's cousin, and Henry Burke, Denise's husband, would like to thank the many caregivers who attended to Betsy over the years - the staff at Pruitt Health of Raleigh, the MSICU Critical Care Staff at Rex Hospital and the members of Western Boulevard Presbyterian and especially Betty Connette, Pastor.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:
Monday, July 3:
10 AM - burial service at Oakwood Cemetery, 701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh
11 AM - memorial service in the sanctuary of WBPC
Reception and visitation to follow the memorial service in the fellowship hall

Giving thanks that "goodness and mercy" followed Betsy all the days of her life, and that she is now "dwelling in the house of the Lord forever!"

Memorial contributions may be made to Western Boulevard Presbyterian, 4900 Kaplan Dr., Raleigh, NC 27606.