Mildred Roberts

Mildred Roberts

URBANA — Mildred Marie Roberts, 87, fell asleep in death at 5:46 p.m. Sunday (June 10, 2018) at home in Urbana surrounded by her family.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2018, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2602 W. Bloomington Road, Champaign. Elder Rodney Meikamp will officiate. There will be no public visitation. Renner-Wikoff Chapel and Crematory is assisting the family.

“Millie” began life on May 6, 1931, in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada, as the youngest of seven children born to parents Thomas and Reta (Harper) Falls. Upon finishing her formal education, she was certified as a professional seamstress. She was employed as supervisor of hostesses for the coffee shops at the Southern Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary Alberta, Canada. She later worked as supervisor of cosmetics at Hudson Bay department store. After marrying George R. Roberts on March 19, 1966, in Canada, the happy couple moved into the house George had built for her on Romine Street in Urbana. He preceded her in death March 6, 2007. Also preceding her in death was her son, Robert A. Wilson.

Millie is survived by her children, Rose (Wilson) Chiron of Calgary Alberta, Canada, Sherry (Wilson) Sayles of Urbana, Michael G. Roberts of Champaign and Darrell J. Roberts of Tampa, Fla. Also surviving are her son-in-law, Reggie Sayles; daughter-in-law, Deirdre Roberts; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a host of honorary children, nieces, nephews and friends.

Baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1948, Millie loved God and people. She enjoyed the public ministry and continued sharing in it faithfully until her health deteriorated. She had a fine reputation in her community and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Flower gardening and cooking brought her pleasure. She was an approachable, kind, loving and warm woman who loved life and appreciated the hope of the resurrection (Acts 24:15).

Memorial contributions may be made to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses or online at www.jw.org. Condolences may be offered at www.renner-wikoffchapel.com.

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