Obituary: Helen Dee Roberts

Ms. Roberts, 86, died Friday, April 13, 2018.

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Feb. 1, 1932 ~ April 13, 2018 — Helen Dee Roberts, 86, was called to her eternal home by our heavenly Father on Friday, April 13, 2018, where she will join and be joined by family and friends.
Born in Winter Garden, Florida, on Feb. 1, 1932, she was the loving wife of the late Clarence Curtis Roberts Sr. for 56 years.

Helen quickly became a friend to everyone that she met while devoting herself to raising her three children and participating in their interests. Having graduated from Lakeview High School and living most of her life in the cities of Ocoee and Winter Garden, Helen was a loyal community member supporting schools, businesses and local endeavors.

Helen was active in her church and was a true disciple of Jesus Christ. Helen loved a good gab session and could tell a story with the best of them.

She became an active member of Eastern Star and volunteered frequently to help those in need. Helen and Curtis Sr. spent their later years in Lakeland and continued the volunteer activities. She worked as a bookkeeper in accounting and was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her son, Clarence Curtis Roberts Jr.
Helen is survived by her children, Brenda D. (Robert) Titus from Lakeland and Phillip E. Roberts from Gainesville; sister, Betty (Merle) Corbett from Winter Garden, Florida; granddaughter, Kali (Matt) Morgan from Roswell, Georgia; niece, Leslie (Dan) Fuqua; and great-nephew, Jared Fuqua from Panama City, Florida.

Lanier Funeral Home in Lakeland handled the arrangements. Helen was laid to rest next to her beloved husband.

In lieu of flowers prayerfully consider a donation to the following charities in Helen's memory: VISTE in Lakeland, Florida,; or Lighthouse for the Blind in Winter Haven, Florida.



Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.

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