Obituary: Eloise Fleming Roberson

Ms. Roberson, 91, of Winter Garden, died Thursday, April 4, 2019.

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Eloise Fleming Roberson, 91, passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2019. 

Eloise is predeceased by her husband, Clyde E. Roberson, and two brothers, Don Fleming and Reginald Fleming.
Eloise was born on Aug. 9, 1927, in Coffee County, Alabama. She was the oldest of nine children to be born to Preston and Loette Fleming. 

“Wease” (nickname given by brothers and sisters) was a loving older sister to her siblings. She made family a priority throughout her life. 

She is survived by her sister, Bobbie Connors of Dade City, Florida; brother, Doyle Fleming of San Antonio, Florida; sister, Janice Lang of Lakeland, Florida; sister, Sue Seay of Dade City, Florida; brother, James Fleming of Lakeland, Florida; and brother, Steve (Mike) Fleming of Port Orange, Florida.  
Eloise attended Troy State College in Alabama but soon made her way to Florida around 1946, where she met the love of her life, lifelong Winter Garden resident Clyde E. Roberson. They married on June 9, 1950, at the First Baptist Church. 

She is survived by her three children, Daphne Miller of Winter Garden, Marcia Ricks of Eagle, Idaho, and Russell Roberson of Clermont; and grandchildren, Christopher Miller (Daphne), Adam Ricks, Jessica Hewett and Kaitlyn Ricks (Marcia) and Nathan Roberson and Travis Roberson (Russell); as well as great-grandchildren, Bentley Blankenship (Christopher) and Olivia and Clara Hewett (Jessica).
Eloise worked as the teacher for 4-year-olds at the First Baptist Church kindergarten and then spent several years working as a secretary at Diamond R Fertilizer, later caring for grandchildren in her retired years. Eloise, Clyde and family joined the Methodist church around 1970. 

She requested that no services be held upon her passing. Memorial gifts may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Winter Garden, 125 N. Lakeview Ave., Winter Garden, FL 34787.


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