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West Orange Times & Observer Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2018 6 months ago

Obituary: Helen Dee Roberts

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Ms. Roberts, 86, died Friday, April 13, 2018.
by: Amy Quesinberry Community Editor

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, viste.org/; or Lighthouse for the Blind in Winter Haven, Florida.

Amy Quesinberry is the community editor of the West Orange Times & Observer and the Windermere Observer. She was born and raised in Winter Garden, grew up reading the community newspaper and has been employed there as a writer, photographer and editor since 1990....

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