Elva Roberts-April 24, 2011

Elva Roberts, 83, of Amarillo died on Sunday, April 24, 2011.
Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 29, 2011 at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church with Roger Smith officiating.  Burial will be at Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Mrs. Roberts was born on May 21, 1927 in Hedley, Texas to Charlie and Flossie Williams.  She graduated form Quail High School and attended Clarendon Junior College and Amarillo College.  She married Floyd Roberts on September 20, 1947 in Amarillo.
Mrs. Roberts had worked as a special education teacher (Head Start) for the Amarillo Independent School District until she retired in 1990.  After retiring, she enjoyed keeping her great grandkids, cooking and working in the yard.  She was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir for many, many years.
She is preceded in death by her husband Floyd in 2006.
Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis Chapman of Plainview; a son, Larry Roberts of Amarillo; three grandchildren, Brent Chapman and wife Vonda and Krystal Ovalle, all of Amarillo and Brooke Sursa of Arlington; a sister, Blanche Gray of Parker, CO; seven great grandchildren, Brennen Chapman, Kymbree Ovalle, Peyton Sursa, Cole Chapman, Camren Ovalle, Gage Sursa and Brady Chapman.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 555 East Hastings Ave. Amarillo, TX 79107.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral home.

0 Replies to “Elva Roberts-April 24, 2011”

  1. I was so sorry to hear about your mom. I worked with her at one of the schools there in Amarillo for several yrs. back in the late 70’s,early 80’s. She was a very dear person.We stayed in touch for a few yrs. after I moved to Plainview. God be with you & all the family.

  2. Larry and Phyllis – my prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. I remember happy times and pleasant people when I think of your family. Love, Becky (Sanders) Simms

  3. To Phyllis and Larry ~
    I am truly sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a lovely lady and loved you both very, very much. I will always remember her and your father and how they cared for you both. Your parents always made me feel welcome in your home. I remember the trip to Red River and many other happy times. I wish you both well. I know how it feels to lose your parents; I lost my father in 1984 and my mother in 2004.
    Susie (Grim) McIntire

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