Sister Lillie Ann Roberts (Lillie) was born on December 18, 1925 to the late Virginia Roberts. She was called to rest on April 24, 2018. Sister Lillie Roberts accepted Christ at an early age and became a member of the Shiloh C.M.E. Church, Cromwell, Alabama. Lillie was a member of the choir and a stewardess on the Missionary board. She was also a member of the Easter Star at Shiloh C.M.E. Church.
Lillie Ann Roberts worked for Robroy in York, Alabama and Home Health Care in Butler, Alabama. Her favorite hobbies included: quilting, gardening, fishing, walking and traveling.
Lillie Ann Roberts was preceded in death by her mother, Virginia Roberts; first husband, Johnny L. Blanks; second husband, Nathaniel Roberts; father, T.H. Edwards; daughter, Yolanda Roberts; sons, Johnny L. Blanks, Jr., Nathaniel Roberts, Jr.; brother, Coley Roberts; sister, Annie Gilbert; grandchildren, Jennifer Thomas, Darrell Blanks and Larry Wooten.
She leaves to celebrate her home going eight children: Jessie Wooten (Cleo), Spring Valley, NY; Mary Thomas, Columbus, GA; Mamie Johnson (late Lloyd Johnson) Matteson, IL; Allen Blanks (Maria), Prosper TX; Ruby Blanks, Spring Valley, NY; Richard Blanks (Mary), Lisman, AL; Virginia Roberts, Spring Valley, NY; Jeffery Roberts (Diane), Spring Valley, NY. She has two brothers: Thomas H. Edwards, Jr., Detroit, MI; S.J. Austin, Lisman, AL. As well as a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.