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Nettie Eliza Williams Roberts
November 28, 1927 – November 17, 2014

I have fought the good fight, finished the race, and kept the faith.” Timothy 4:7(CEB)
We, the Karblee, Williams and Roberts families announce the joyful celebration of life of our mom, grand-ma, great grand-ma, sister, aunty, cousin and friend, Mother Nettie Eliza Williams-Roberts.

Mama made her transition to be with her Lord on Monday, November 17, 2014 at the St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, Illinois.

“Nettie, Ma Nettie, NE, Girl Net, Chairman, mama, sister, Sis. Nettie, and grandmother”, as she was affectionately called, will be greatly missed by her children: Elsie, Ernest (Pauline), Marion (Charles “Baby Ray”), T. Markous (Teresa), Bea, Sandy, Gifty (Roosevelt), Joyce Kumbah Ogunti, Yarvo, Aletha Weatherall (Sylvester), Dorothy “Nuku” and Eric; Thirty-seven grand-children, and fourteen great-grand children; one sister Sarah Williams Moore; nieces, nephews, and friends. Mama was preceded in death by her husband (Tecumsay J. Roberts, Sr.) of 65 years, parents (Frank & Geblohn Meh), one sister (Mariah), one son (Tecumsay, Jr.), one daughter (Zinna), and one granddaughter (Nettie). Mama was a former member of the First United Methodist Church, Monrovia, Liberia, and transfer her membership to Ashland United Methodist Church, Ashland, Illinois. She worked for the Maternity Center as a Registrar, Liberian National Police Academy as a Dietician. She was a Deaconess and a prominent member of the Senior Choir at First UMC, Monrovia; formerly a Chairman of the Junior Praying Team of Gates of Heaven Mid-day Prayer Chapel of Monrovia, Liberia. Mama, grandmother, nana, aunty Nettie, was a superb cook.

Activities marking the celebration of Life for Nettie Eliza Williams Roberts, are as follows:

December 6, 2014
Visitation: 9:00 – 10:00am
Funeral Service: 10:30 – 11:30am
First United Methodist Church
2941 S. Koke Mill Road
Springfield, IL 62711

Oak Ridge Cemetery
1441Monument Avenue
Springfield, Illinois 62702

Columbus Hall
2200 S. Meadowbrook Road
Springfield, IL 62711

Marion Roberts Woelfel (daughter) – 336-923-8729
T. Markous Roberts (son) – 404-428-2091
Esther Barclay (grand-daughter, Liberia) and/or Sandy Roberts (son)– 231-886-513-224
Rev. Gifty Roberts Smith (daughter) – 217-891-6884
Joyce Kumbah Ogunti (daughter) – 773-568-6751
Yarvo Roberts (daughter) – 217-691-7400

700 E. Adams
Springfield, IL 62701 - 217-789-1530 - Double: 2 queen beds - $129.00(per night)

Crowne Plaza  
3000 S. Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62703  - 217-529-7777 - Double: 2 queen beds - $128.00(per night)

Fairfield Inn Marriott  
3446 Freedom Drive
Springfield, IL 62704 - 217-793-9277 - Double: 2 queen beds - $124.00(per night)

Howard Johnson
1701 J. David Jones Parkway
Springfield, IL 62702 - 217-541-8762 - Double: 2 queen beds - $76.50

Residence Inn
2915 Stanford Avenue
Springfield, IL 62703 - 217-527-1100 - Double: 2 queen beds - $169.99

Holiday Inn Express
3050 S. Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL - 217-529-7771 - Double: 2 queen beds - $103.00

Marriott Inn
3462 Freedom Drive
Springfield, IL 62704 - 217-793-5300 - $131.99(weekend rate)

Quality Inn & Suites
3442 Freedom Drive
Springfield, IL 62704 - 217-787-2250 - 1 King bed (maximum occupancy 3 persons)- $87.49

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