Shirley Roberts

Shirley Mae Roberts, 82, of Missouri City, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at Liberty Health and Wellness, Liberty.

Shirley was born March 25, 1935, in Oak Grove, the daughter of Samuel L. and Pansey Pearl Jane (Mansel) Wilson. She married James Keith Roberts of Richmond, July 18, 1953. He preceded her in death July 5, 2009.

Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Dennis K. and Cindy Roberts, of Missouri City; two daughters, Tina Marie Martin, of Liberty, and Karnette Jane Roberts, of Missouri City; one brother, Paul Wilson, of Odessa; a half brother, Ray Allen Peet, and his wife, Carol, of Richmond; four grandchildren, Michael (Stephanie) Martin, Stacey Martin, Melissa and Josh Bethel and Jerad (Lisa) Roberts; and three great-grandchildren, Chase, Gabe and Ava Martin.

In addition to her parents and husband, Shirley was preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence Wilson and Gene Wilson; and two sisters, Eleanor Rains and Sharon Bray.

Shirley was a housewife and homemaker. She was of the Baptist faith. She lived most of her life in Missouri City. Shirley loved growing flowers, gardening, making dolls and their clothes. She enjoyed her grandkids, loved decorating and celebrating the holidays with her family. Shirley made and decorated awesome cakes.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Missouri City School District.

Visitation was 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 24, at Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond. Funeral services followed at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial was in Sunny Slope Cemetery, Richmond. Online condolences may be left at

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