Mary Evelyn Frey Roberts
November 22, 1918 - April 1, 2014
Mary Evelyn Frey Roberts, 95, of Merryville, LA, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Rosepine Ret. and Rehab. Mrs. Roberts graduated from Saline High School in 1935 and graduated with a B.S. from Louisiana Normal College in Natchitoches in 1940. She was a teacher at the age of 18 years old at Merryville High School where she taught for 30 years in 5th grade, 3rd grade, jr. high and high school English. She was an active member of Merryville First Baptist Church all of her adult life and served as a Sunday School Teacher, church librarian and Vacation Bible School Director for many years and sang in the adult choir. Mrs. Roberts served as Merryville Town Council Alderman for 14 years. She was a member of the Merryville Book Club, Garden Club, and Historical Society, a lifetime member of Priscilla Chapter #58 Order of Eastern Star, and Delta Kappa Gamma. She served on the Beauregard Parish Police Jury Committee and Beauregard Parish Retired Teachers and was a “Pink Lady” at Merryville General Hospital. After retirement she babysat grandchildren and was a substitute teacher at MHS. Mrs. Roberts was honorary RRRC Beauty Queen at Rosepine Ret. and Rehab.
Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Dr. Gary Roberts and wife Martha; and daughter, Robbie Havens and husband Bruce, all of Merryville, LA; grandchildren, Barrett Roberts, Chris Roberts, Summer Bishop, Jaime Bell, and Matthew Havens; great grandchildren, Bryson, Brooklyn and Mason Roberts; Shelby and Kensley Bishop; Brett and Kirsten Bell; Jackson and Tatum Havens. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Sam H. Roberts, Jr.; and sister, Thomie Claire Aumiller.
Visitation will be held Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Merryville First Baptist Church in Merryville, LA from 5:00pm until 9:00pm. Funeral services will be Friday, April 4, 2014 at 1:00pm at Merryville First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Merryville Cemetery. Bro. Wayne Squyres will officiate.