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Retha "Nanny" Jane Roberts

Obituary Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Retha "Nanny" Jane Roberts, age 88, of Flowery Branch, Georgia, passed away very peacefully surrounded by her family on July 27, 2010, at her home, following a long and courageous battle with breast cancer.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, July 31, 2010 in the Chapel of Memorial Park South Funeral Home. The Reverend Chris Anderson will officiate. Inurnment will follow in Mountain View Baptist Church Cemetery, Cleveland, GA. The family will receive friends from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm Thursday, July 29, 2010 at the funeral home.

Retha was born in White County, Georgia and was the daughter of the late Johnny Roberts and Callie (Jarrard) Roberts Potts. She retired from being a seamstress from Brown's in Atlanta, The Home Place of Gainesville and cleaning houses. She enjoyed being with family and friends and loved cooking for them. She enjoyed crocheting, playing cards, watching TV (especially her "stories"), flowers, gardening and playing with her grandchildren and her dog, Precious. She was so many things to so many people. Nanny was always, always there for anyone who needed her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Odell Whitley, Ruby Hopper, Pauline Dingler and Johnnie Lou Roberts; brothers and sisters-in-laws, Hoyt and Lillie Roberts, Earl and Lois Roberts, brothers, George Roberts and E.K. Roberts; brother-in-law, Guy Alexander; special niece, Donna Lynn Dingler; grandson-in-law, Josh Sosebee.

Retha is survived by her daughter, Brenda Williams of Flowery Branch; granddaughters, Sherry Williams and Cindy Williams both of Flowery Branch; other grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Bridget Sosebee, (Hannah, Rebecca, Joseph), Kelly Pichon (Isaac, Mekaila), Katrina Brock (Abigail); sister, Lucille Alexander of Cleveland; special nephews, Ricky Dingler and Russell Dingler; sister-in-law, Runette Roberts; and brother-in-law, Gary Hopper; her very loving protective dog, Precious; and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Flowers will be accepted or in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Memorial Park South Funeral Home 4121 Falcon Parkway Flowery Branch, GA 30542. 770-967-5555 or online condolences at
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