Mary Jackson Roberson

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Asheville ~ Mary Juanita Jackson Roberson, 84, formerly of the Leicester community, died on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 in a local nursing facility. She was born in Glendale, S.C. and was the daughter of the late Leroy and Nanny Nichols Jackson. She was retired from the Buncombe County Board of Education as a bookkeeper and was a member of Newfound Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Millard Ray Roberson of Leicester; a son, Douglas Alan Roberson and two grandsons, Neal and Chad Roberson all of Asheville; two sisters, Betty Minter of Arden and Margaret Neth of Johnson City, TN; brother, Bill Jackson of Franklin, NC. A funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday at Newfound Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Ball officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. Saturday prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association ~ Western Carolina Chapter, 31 College Place, Suite D320 Asheville, NC 28801-2644.

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  1. Dear Millard and Doug,

    I am so sorry about Mary.

    I visited her when I was in Asheville in October and knew then that she soon would be in a better place.

    I remember so well the excellent care she gave Aunt Attie, and how wonderful a cook she was. Your family was a big part of my childhood and growing up.

    I wish I could be there with you but I just can’t, but you and Betty and Margaret and Bill and the grandsons will be in my thoughts.

    With love and sympathy,

    Lovella & Juergen

  2. Millard, I was so sad to hear of Mary’s death. She was such a dear friend to me and I have missed her since she had to leave home. During the 8 years that I have worked at Newfound Baptist Church, she and I had become very close. We shared recipes, sewing tips and flower growing tips. She called me almost every day for years sometimes just to tell me she loved me. She always said she prayed for me and my safety as I traveled to see my mother a hundred miles away.
    Please accept my sincere condolences though she is resting now, she will be missed greatly.
    Linda Plemmons

  3. Betty and extended family,
    I was sorry to read of Mary’s death. Know that the family is in my thoughts and prayers. May God hold you close in the difficult days ahead…
    My love to the family,

  4. Mr. Roberson, Doug and family members – My deepest sympathies are extended to you at this time. My own mother passed away just over a month ago and I understand the sadness and heartache you are experiencing. Each of you will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers and may God’s everlasting love give you comfort and peace.

  5. Dear Doug, We are sorry to hear that you lost your Mom. We will be thinking of you and praying for you and your Dad and Sons. God Bless You.

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