Letitia Mays Roberts

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
May 30, 1907, Page 1
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Mrs. Roberts, widow of the late Mr. John Roberts, who died in this city some seven or eight years ago, passed away at the home of her brother-in-law, Mr. T. O. Roberts, on Erwin street, Monday.  Mrs. Roberts came up from Atlanta last week, hoping the change might do her good, being in the last stages of consumption.  Despite the best efforts of her relatives and friends, however, the end came very shortly after her arrival.  She leaves several sons and daughters.


June 6, 1907
Page 1.

Mrs. Letitia Roberts
Words From a Friend Concerning Her Life and Death.

Mrs. Letitia Mays Roberts, daughter of the late Capt. R. G. Mays and widow of Mr. John Roberts, was born in Virginia in 1851 and died in Cartersville May 28, 1907.  Mrs. Roberts was a sister-in-law of Mr. Wesly Roberts, Mr. Tom Roberts, Misses Hanna and Laura Roberts of this city, at whose home she died.  She leaves also to mourn her loss three daughters, Mrs. Lula Van Brodwolf and Mrs. Bessie Klavance, of Chicago, and Mrs. C. M. Webster, of New York; and two sons, Mr. Tom and Leonard Roberts, of Atlanta.  With the exception of Mrs. Klavance, who was detained at home by the serious illness of her husband, all her children were with her and with constant and loving devotion administered to her every want.

Early in life Mrs. Roberts joined the Methodist church at Stilesboro under the pastorate of Gen. C. A. Evans as an exemplary Christian, a devoted wife, a loving mother and true friend.

Mrs. Roberts cheerfully met and faithfully discharged the duties which every responsibility brought to her.

Of a gentle nature and sympathetic heart her good deeds and tender ministration carried comfort to those in sorrow about her; and amid the cares and trials in her own life she was always brave and contented, making real happiness for herself by bringing sunshine into the lives of others.  After a lingering illness, borne with Christina fortitude and patience, her spirit passed peacefully away into eternal rest – there to receive her Savior’s greeting: “Well done thou good and faithful servant, enter thou into the Joys of thy Lord.”

M. C.


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