Funeral services for Mrs. Violet Louise Bennett Roberts, age 83, of Manchester will be conducted Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Brother Howard Carroll officiating.
Interment will follow services at Shelton Cemetery in Beechgrove, TN.
Visitation will be held Monday, March 16, 2015 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
Mrs. Roberts passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015 at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville, TN.
She was born December 20, 1931 in Coffee County, Tennessee the daughter of the late George Walker Mayfield Bennett and Bertha Basham Bennett.
Mrs. Roberts was a wonderful homemaker who loved her children and grandchildren. She was a people person and in earlier years, worked as a waitress. She enjoyed crocheting and gardening. She also enjoyed cooking for her family, who always looked forward to her rhubarb pies and chocolate pies. She will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends. Mrs. Roberts was a longtime member of New Life Church in Manchester.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joseph H. Roberts in December 1998; her daughter, Brenda Joyce Roberts Stapler and three sisters, Naomi Bennett Devault, Mildred Bennett Miller and Georgia Bennett.
Survivors include her loving son, Larry Joe Roberts of Hillsboro, TN; four grandchildren, Kim Roberts Potter of Tucson, AZ, Nathan Roberts of Hillsboro, TN, John Randall Roberts of Manchester, TN and Darlene Stewart also of Manchester, TN and seven great-grandchildren. Also surviving are six brothers and sisters, U.G. Bennett of Rock Island, TN, Howard Bennett of Manchester, TN, William Bennett of Hillsboro, TN, Leonard Bennett of Manchester, TN, Myrtle Bennett Richie of Manchester, TN, and Betty Bennett Hale of Chattanooga, TN, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.