Rosie Lea (Gates) Roberts

October 29, 1933 ~ February 23, 2019 (age 85)


Rosie Lea Gates Roberts, 85, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2019. Rosie and her husband Richard Roberts were married on September 1, 1951. She would always cook him "home cooked" meals. Rosie loved being in the Homemakers Club. She also loved filling a freezer or canning all the vegetables that Richard would grow in the garden. Rosie hand quilted like her mom & mother in law and passed it down to her daughter, Clara. She also liked to crochet, she made many baby booties and baby blankets for those having babies. Rosie loved her family and they all loved and thought the world of her, she is going to be sadly missed by all.





Willie Richard Roberts


Charles Roberts


Pat Sommerville

Clara Allday

Four Grandchildren

Derek & Angela Ryser, Olivia Roberts Black, Richard Roberts

Five Great Grandchildren

Taylor Slayton, Brenden Ryser, Nathan Ryser, Tyler Slayton, Eli Black


Preceded in Death By:

Father:  Narvie Sumpter Gates

Mother: Clara Pearl Poole Gates Newton

Sisters: Earlene Tuberville, Juanita Merrill, Ruth Pugh


Pallbearers:  Derek Ryser, Thomas Schultz, Johnny Snodgrass, Floyd Seale, Stacy Seale, Earl Snodgrass


Visitation will be Monday, February 25, 2019, 10:00 AM ~ 11:00 AM, at Tompkins Baptist Church, Grove Hill, AL. Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 AM. Bro. Claude Agee will be officiating with St. Stephens Funeral Home directing. Interment will be at Tompkins Baptist Church Cemetery.














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February 25, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Tompkins Baptist Church
Highway 43
Grove Hill, Alabama 36451

Funeral Service
February 25, 2019

11:00 AM
Tompkins Baptist Church
Highway 43
Grove Hill, Alabama 36451

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