Verlie Woodby Roberts, age 95, Unicoi, passed away Monday September 21, 2020 at her residence. She was a life-long resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Henry and Kate Smith Woodby.
Verlie was a housewife and homemaker. She attended Full Gospel Tabernacle in Erwin, and Beans Creek Church of Jesus Christ. She enjoyed gardening and shopping with her daughters. Verlie loved reading her Bible, attending church, living life to the fullest and talking to her savior Jesus Christ every day. She loved helping others. Verlie liked remodeling and decorating her home.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, George Roberts; one daughter, Shirley Ann Sparks; one grandson, Anthony Sparks; one great grandson, Nathaniel Laws; two brothers: Charlie and Jack Woodby; one sister, Anna Lee Woodby; special grandmother, Rhoda Ann Honeycutt; special aunt, Nell Honeycutt Hill.
Verlie leaves behind to cherish her memory six daughters: Gail Laws and husband, Albert, Sandy Gouge, Helen Longcrier, Linda Roberts, Sheridan Livingston, Debbie Roberts Gouge; eleven grandchildren; several great and great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.
The family will receive friends from 12:00 Noon-1:00 PM Thursday, September 24, 2020 in the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Charlie Byrd and Pastor G.B. Garland will officiate at the 1:00 PM funeral service. Music will be provided by the Beans Creek Quartet. Pallbearers will be Brian Blevins, Jesse Ponce, Jeffery Livingston, Albert Lee Laws, Casey Dunlap, and Manuel Ponce. Committal service will follow in the Woodby-Pate Cemetery.
Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Roberts family at www.ledfordfuneralhomes.com.
Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is privileged to serve the Roberts family. (423) 743-1380.
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