Betty Jean Roberts, 82, of Orange, passed away January 12, 2020, at Golden Years Assisted Living in Orange.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 14, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Jay Thomas of MacArthur Heights Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Orange.
Visitation will be held prior to the service from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Born in Oak Grove, Louisiana, on April 25, 1937, she was the daughter of Jim Reese Irby and Betty Elizabeth (Holland) Irby. Betty was a homemaker who loved traveling in her motorhome and visited all 50 states with her husband Carey. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was a faithful member of MacArthur Heights Baptist Church since 1993. When Betty was younger, she enjoyed bowling with her friends. She loved her family dearly and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Carey Roberts; parents, Jim and Betty Irby; son, Daniel Ray Roberts; brothers, Benny Irby, JW Irby, Sammy Irby, Henry Irby; sisters, Francis Collum, Zelma Russ, and Gwendolyn Mercantel.
She is survived by her children, Carrie Jean Kite and husband Charles Andrew, Jeanette Peveto and husband Kenneth, and David Allen Roberts and wife Stephanie; daughter in law, Ometta Roberts all of Orange; 8 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; sisters Rosie Lee Collum, Mary Coggins, and Ercil Lee Gary.
Serving as pallbearers will be Tyler Roberts, Brendon Roberts, Shon Currie, Glen Coggins, Chris Kite, and Chad Fountain. Honorary pallbearers are Derek Roberts and Blake Roberts.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Janice Ustinovich, Kindred Hospice, especially Lil Betty, and the staff at Golden Years Assisted Living.