Camille Stone Roberts, of the Deerfield Community, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2012.
Mrs. Roberts was the daughter of the late James N. and Camille Evans Stone and also was preceded in death by her husband Pearce Roberts, Jr. in 1991, and her son, Pearce Roberts, III, in 1972.
Camille grew up in Nashville and moved to Asheville after her marriage to Pearce. She attended Ward Belmont School in Nashville and graduated from Goucher College. She did graduate work at Tulane University in New Orleans and the University of Chicago. She received her master's degree in Medical Social Work from Vanderbilt University and worked at Vanderbilt University Hospital for three years, as a medical social worker, prior to moving to Asheville in 1947.
Camille had served on the boards of the Travelers Aid Society, the Family Council, the Governor's Council on Day Care (1969-1973), the Asheville Day Nursery, the Buncombe County Day Care Council and the YWCA. She had been a member of the Children's Welfare League, the Junior League of Asheville, the French Broad River Garden Club, First Presbyterian Church, Biltmore Forest Country Club, and the National Society of Colonial Dames of America.
She is survived by her son, James Stone Roberts and his wife, Betsey, of New York City; her daughter, Camille Roberts Fenton and her husband, John Michael Fenton, III, of Atlanta and two grand-daughters, Camille Stone Fenton and Elizabeth Morgan Fenton.
A memorial service will be held, at 11:00 am on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at St. Giles Chapel conducted by the Reverend Morgan Gardner.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Roberts Memorial Fund at Woodberry Forest School, 402 Woodberry Forest Station, Woodberry Forest, VA 22989 or to the Deerfield Retirement Community, 1617 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803.
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.
Read Camille Roberts's Obituary and Guestbook on www.grocefuneralhome.com.