Della Melinda Abbott Roberts was born April 17, 1928 in Jones Hollow in McCreary County, the last surviving member of the late Perry and Kizzie Worley Abbott family, and passed away Thursday, September 29, 2016 at the Wayne County Hospital reaching the age of 88 years.
On March 23, 1951 she was united in marriage to Hobert Roberts, who survives.
To this 65 year union three children survive—Linda and her husband John Tucker, Sheila and her husband Russell Gregory and Gayson Roberts; along with five grandchildren—Karla Misinay, Jeffery Tucker, Kendra Whitehead, Kyle and Kirby Gregory; and five great-grandchildren—Tobias Misinay, Karmai Misinay, Riley Foster, Kaylee June Tucker and Kinzie Mae Whitehead.
She is preceded in death by her son—Kenny Roberts; and five siblings—Eva and Lola Jones, Cordius, Raymond and Delbert Abbott.
She had accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior many years ago and was a member of the Cedar Grove Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 3, 2016 at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Bro. David Vaughn officiating. Burial was in the Roberts Cemetery.
Hickey and Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Published on October 11, 2016