Louise Roberts


Phoebe “Louise” Roberts, 88, of Columbus, passed from this life at 1:05 p.m. Thursday, October 22, 2015, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

Louise spent most of her life in Walesboro where she was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and was active with the Ladies Aide. She worked for many years at Bruning’s Specialty Shop in downtown Columbus until it closed and then at Hallmark Cards. She enjoyed quilting and sewing.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Pastor Danny Houze officiating.

Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. to time of service Monday at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Bethel Baptist Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the Roberts family at barkesweaverglick.com.

Born in Greensburg on May 20, 1927, Mrs. Roberts was the daughter of Chester and Evelyn Morland Baker.

She married William “Shorty” Roberts on November 24, 1945. He preceded her in death on February 23, 2004.

Louise is survived by her daughter, Ginny Meyer of Columbus; a son, Vanas “Dale” Roberts of Walesboro; grandchildren, Amber Pittman of Columbus, April (Joe) Helmsin of Collierville, Tennessee, Rusty (Kristin) Loyd of Terre Haute and Kasey Lucas of Seymour; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Leah Mae Shepherd of Nashville; and a brother, Harry (Cindy) Baker of Columbus

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister, Sylvia Freeman; brothers, Leslie Baker, Bob Baker and Donald Baker; a son, Kenneth “Butch” Roberts; and a granddaughter, Jillian Pittman.