Geneva ''Jo'' Pounders Roberts

geneva ''jo'' roberts
Geneva “Jo” Pounders Roberts, 84, of Bear Creek Road, Leicester, died Tuesday, November 20, 2001, at Pisgah Manor Nursing Home.

Mrs. Roberts was born in 1917 in Leicester and was a daughter of the late Paschal H. and Victoria S. Pounders. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, four sisters, and two brothers.

She was a member of Newfound Baptist Church and was employed for several years with Bon Marche Department Store. She was also a dedicated homemaker. Geneva enjoyed gardening and working in her flowers. She had won awards for having the best groomed yard in her neighborhood. She had a great talent for oil painting and sketching.

Geneva will be greatly missed by her family and friends and is survived by her husband, Graham D. “Bud” Roberts of Leicester; one son, Jimmy Roberts and his wife Wanda of Asheville; two daughters, Joann Cole and her husband Jerry of Asheville and Sandra Nowlin and her husband Bronzy of Leicester; one sister, Alma Lackey of Greenville, SC; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Friday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Ball officiating. Burial will be at Newfound Baptist Church Cemetery. Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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  1. My love and prayers are with the family at this time.

    I will always cherish the painting I have that Aunt Jo did of her childhood home place in Leicester. It is very special to me.

    I have many wonderful memories of visiting in her home, with her family, and the fun times I had playing with my cousins. She was a great cook and I will always remember the wonderful food she would prepare for us.

    Our family has been blessed with her life.

  2. We were so sorry to hear that your Mom had passed away… are all in our thoughts and prayers………

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad
    time. Know that she is not gone, she will be there waiting, well and with open
    arms when each of you get there. What a glorious reunion with all those gone before her.
    She was a beautiful lady, always the prettiest ‘MOM’ in
    our class at school.
    Joann, Be at peace. She is at rest.

  4. Joann and Sandra, I felt so very badly this morning when I went to see my Mother and saw that your Mother’s bed was empty. I know that both of you are left with your wonderful memories and I know that both of you did what you could during these past years to make your Mother’s life happy and comfortable. My Mother would be the first to offer her sympathy if she could. I’ll do that for both of us. Pat Werhan

  5. I loved her laugh she always was so good to me,she never once said an unkind word to me. She always praised me for something. She was beautiful. I loved her very much. Love Jill

  6. May God be with you and ease your pain of sorrow at this difficult time in your life.
    Know that I am thinking of the entire family at this time. My mother, Catherine Austing attended school with Geneva and was very fond of her.
    Patsy Austin Mathus and family

  7. I was very sorry to hear about the recent death of your mother.
    Thinking of you all,

  8. Bud,
    When I think of you I think of your loss in the death of Jo but then I think how she is no longer in a sick body but is free to totally enjoy the blessings of God. I am sure that you find comfort in your knowledge of God and His promises to us.
    You were so very good to Daddy. Thank you. Daddy loved you.

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