Shirley Leigh Roberts

shirley roberts

May 4, 1941 ~ June 18, 2024

Born in: Buncombe County, North Carolina
Resided in: Fletcher, North Carolina

Shirley Roberts, age 83 of Fairview, North Carolina transitioned to her heavenly home on Tuesday, June 18, 2024.

Shirley was preceded in death by her mother Edith Honeycutt and her father Ralph Jones, her brothers Ed Jones and Paul Jones, her sister Judy Singleton, her sister-in-law Lucille Jones, her niece Kathy Phillips, and grandson Travis McClellan.

Shirley leads the way for her husband of 65 years, Bobby Roberts; their son, Kenny Roberts and daughter-in-law Sassi; her grandson Seth Roberts and his wife Tia and great granddaughters Mayven and Sage; her granddaughter Tina Bright, great granddaughters Olivia and Scarlett, and great grandson Colton. She was like a mother and grandmother to her nieces Kim Carter and her husband Shane, Jennifer Stierwalt, her husband Chris, and their children Carson and Adyson; Jessica Hensley, her husband Matthew, and their children Noah and Emilyn; and Lisa Edwards, her husband Tim, their son Brandon, and his daughters Brooklyn and Madisyn.

Shirley’s sweet smile will always be treasured to those who loved her most. Her favorite place to be was in her kitchen. If you have ever enjoyed one of her meals or desserts, consider yourself blessed. She could cook and bake like no one else! Shirley had such a gift of hospitality and a love for her church. When not able to be there in person she would always watch the services online. She loved her Lord and Savior with all of her heart.

Services will be held this Friday, June 21, 2024 at Biltmore Church of God, 1390 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803. Pastor Dale Whitson will be officiating. The visitation will be at 12pm and funeral at 1pm. A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, June 25 at Emma’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.


For those who wish to pay their respects: June 21, 2024 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Room: Sanctuary

Biltmore Church of God
1390 Sweeten Creek Road
Asheville, NC 28803

Funeral Service: June 21, 2024 1:00 pm - June 19, 2024 2:00 pm

Room: Sanctuary

Biltmore Church of God
1390 Sweeten Creek Road
Asheville, NC 28803

Graveside Service: June 25, 2024 2:00 pm

Emma's Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
417 Emmas Grove Road
Fletcher, NC 28732

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. Our condolences and prayers for Bobby and family!!!! Heaven gained another precious soul.

  2. It was always a pleasure seeing Shirley at church and I missed her when she wasn’t there. She was always smiling, had a friendly word and truly exuded the joy of the Lord. Heaven is sweeter for having Shirley there. I’m going to miss her.

  3. Bobby and Kenny! My heart goes out to you! You and the family are in my heartfelt prayers! Love you!

  4. Aunt Shirley was the sweetest person Dale and I had the pleasure of knowing. She was so welcoming. We always enjoyed our visits and her delicious meals (especially her Mac n cheese and “debeled” eggs as Hudson calls them. We pray that God will grant peace to Uncle Bobby and Kenny.

  5. I did love this sweet Dear lady ❣️
    My Love, Prayers and Sympathies to Bro Bobby all the family ❣️❣️
    Peace and Comfort be yours

  6. Shirley had such a precious spirit of gentleness, kindness, goodness and love. She was so faithful and we will miss seeing her smile and receiving her big hugs!! All our love and prayers to you Bobby and family…You ALL are so special to us….God bless this sweet precious family with your strength and ❤️ comfort…Continued Prayers
    Joel and Theresa Vess

  7. Heaven has gained another angel!!! Thoughts and prayers go out to Kenny and Bobby and the rest of the family!!! Love ❤️ the family!!! 🙏

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