Catherine Roberts, age 96, a resident of Niceville, FL gained her angel wings on August 28, 2020. .
She was born on December 17, 1923 in Macon, MS to James and Maude Rogers. She leaves this earth to join her husband, Rupert Roberts (2001), her son-in-law Kurt Eichorst (2019), her sister, her twin brother, and her parents. She was a Methodist by faith her entire life and attended the Vancleave Methodist Church for 60 years until moving to Niceville, then she joined the Crosspoint Methodist Church.
Catherine leaves behind her 2 daughters, Janice Eichorst of Niceville, Gloria Roberts of Ocean Springs, MS and a son, Glenn Roberts (Pat) of Vancleave, MS, 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Catherine was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, an awesome cook and took great joy in preparing meals for her family and friends. She had a kind and gentle spirit.
She was generous with her time taking care of the sick and homebound for years. She cared for her mother-in-law until her death and then her own mother till her death at 103. She always put others first. Raising 3 children and being involved in their school activities was an endless job. She worked hard during the spring and summer months tending the family’s big garden. She loved her flowers and had many varieties in the yard or porch.
Catherine earned 50-year pins for the Eastern Star and Vancleave Homemakers Club. In Eastern Star she held several positions and made friends along the coast. The homemakers club provided more friendships and ways to serve the community for well over 50 years. She volunteered for many activities at her church. She worked the Election polls and was a long-time blood donor. She belonged to the Singing River Mall Walkers Club and earned patches for thousands of miles.
Catherine was a talented seamstress for many years and enjoyed many kinds of crafts and handiwork. She ministered to the sick and shut ins, often driving them to doctors, bringing food, helping in any way she could, and sharing bounty from the garden and flowers from her garden.
Catherine moved to Niceville, FL in 2004 where she made many new friends and stayed active. She enjoyed her trips to pick strawberries and blueberries. She enjoyed her time with the ladies at Faithfully Fit who made her feel so special, they laughed and surrounded her with love. Being the oldest in the class brought much confidence, friendship and even a little exercise. She walked every day for many years and enjoyed being outdoors or watching activities in the yard from her recliner or the back porch. She watched the birds, squirrels, rabbits and butterflies or just the beautiful blue sky and clouds in which she found peace and quiet.
Celebration of Life services are being planned at both Crosspoint Methodist , Niceville, FL and Vancleave Methodist Church in Vancleave, MS with Rev. Herstel Carter officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to the Vancleave Methodist Church, 13620 Hwy 57, P.O. Box 5141, Vancleave, MS 39565 in memory of Catherine Roberts.
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