Dorothy “Dot” Duke Roberts, 90, passed away peacefully Friday, June 26, 2020 at her home in Greenwood.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 30 at North Greenwood Baptist Church with a 2:30 p.m. interment in Mount Pisgah cemetery near Teoc. Dr. Jim Phillips will officiate the services. Visitation is from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. prior to the service.
Dot was born in Carroll County to William Easley and Dora Halsey Duke. She was a graduate of Valley High School and worked for Golden Age Nursing Home for 23 years until her retirement in 2008.
Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church will always be her home church. Calvary Baptist Church where she served actively for many years was very special to her. Later in life, God led her and her husband to North Greenwood Baptist Church to be able to worship and serve Him faithfully alongside her grandchildren and great grands. She served in the Adult choir and enjoyed fellowship with the LLL senior group.
She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, a loyal friend, and most importantly, a Christian, who loved the Lord. She held many names, Mama, MeeMaw, Aunt Dot, Pretty Aunt Dot, and just Dot to a multitude of friends. She spent most of her days loving and cherishing her times spent with family and friends. God blessed her with the gift of cooking which she in turned used to minister to others and share her love of Christ. She passed on her love and gift of cooking to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A true southern lady who was dedicated to her family and friends, Dot shared her love and hospitality with many through the years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 70 years, James “Bud” Roberts; a son, James Dale Roberts; sisters, Hazel McBunch and Anne Organ; brothers, J. W. Duke, Grover Duke, Bill Duke, and Guy Duke.
She is survived by her daughter, LaDonna Moss (Ronnie); granddaughter, April Moss Castle (James) of Greenwood; grandson, Ronald Moss (Jenny) of Guntown, MS; great-granddaughters, Emma Layne Castle of Greenwood and Addie Sanders Moss of Guntown; great-grandsons, Ronald Layne Moss, III “Tripp”, and TY Roberts Moss both of Guntown, Thomas Dale Castle and James Moss Castle both of Greenwood; a sister, Frances Duke Wesley of Greenwood and a host of nieces and nephews who loved her dearly and she dearly loved them.
Pallbearers will be Ronald Moss, Tripp Moss, Jamey Castle, Thomas Castle, Trey Hodges, Andy Kilpatrick, John Martin, Thomas Gallagher, Dillon Ussery, Neal Duke, Terry Duke, and William Duke. Honorary pallbearers are Bill McBunch, Billy Hopper, Jack Rose, Lee McBuch and Paul Duke.
The family would like to thank Dr. William Jones, Adoration Home Health, Complete Health Care, North Central PDD Case Managers and her devoted caregivers, Iona Hansbrough, Sally Winston, France Rias, and Marilyn Hale.
Memorials may be made to Delta Cross, 615 Grand Blvd, Greenwood, MS 38930.
Greenwood Delta Funeral Home (www.greenwooddeltafh.com) is in charge of arrangements.