Joe Ann Roberts



Mrs. Joe Ann Roberts, 70, of Broadway passed away Monday, March 27, 2017. Joe Ann was born in Lee County, the daughter of the late Frank and Alberta Collins Upchurch. She was a life long homemaker and a farmer’s wife. Joe Ann was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with family. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Murchison Roberts, Sr. and a son, Frank Upchurch Roberts.

Joe Ann is survived by 2 sons, Anthony Hunter and wife Jackie of Cameron, Jimmy and Susan Roberts of Broadway; 9 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; 4 brothers, Benny Upchurch and wife Kaye of Broadway, Durwood and Faye Upchurch of Lillington, Ray Upchurch of Broadway and Charles Upchurch and wife Maxine of Broadway; sister, Mary Eunice Chandler of Sanford.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Spring Hill United Methodist Church in Lillington with Rev. Dr. Jerome Smith officiating. The family will receive friends at the home after the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Spring Hill United Methodist Church, 1960 Spring Hill Ch. Rd., Lillington, NC 27546.