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Obituary for Frances Lucas Roberts
Frances Lucas Roberts died Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at St. Catherine’s Village. She was 94.
Born December 3, 1922 in Laurel, she was the daughter of the late William and Ada Miller Lucas. Following a stellar academic career at Laurel High School, she attended Jones County Junior College where she met her future husband, Dennis. She was graduated from the University of Mississippi in Oxford with a Baccalaureate in Biology. They resided in Chicago for a number of years while Dennis completed dental school before returning to Mississippi. She was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Jackson where she taught Sunday School for over 30 years.
Above all, Mrs. Roberts cherished her family, was a faithful Christian and lived her life with humility. She was a wonderful mother beloved by her children. A friend to all those she met, she will be deeply missed.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Dr. Dennis R. Roberts, in 2005; and a son, Dennis Christopher Roberts, in 2001.
She is survived by her sons: Bruce Roberts (Jan), of Brandon; Doug Roberts (Lyn), of Taylor; and Mark Roberts (Nancy), of Canton; daughter-in-law, Cindy Roberts, of Oxford; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren and a host of other loving relatives and friends.
Friends are invited to visitation with the family from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Sebrell Funeral Home in Ridgeland. Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Fellowship Cemetery in Taylorsville.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials are made to French Camp or to a favorite charity of one’s choice.