JEFFERSON – Ila Jane Skelton Roberts, 89, died Thursday, July 9, 2009.
A native of Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late John Henry and Ila Phillips Skelton. She was a retired seamstress and a member of White Plains Baptist Church. Mrs. Roberts was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Roberts; brothers, Harold Skelton and Gene Skelton; sisters, Beatrice Doster and Lessie Cooper.
Survivors include her daughters, Jackie Roberts and Duvina Borders, both of Jefferson; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 11, at 10 a.m., from the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Jeffrey Bell officiating. Burial will follow in the White Plains Baptist Church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Herman Brock, Eddie Whiting, Herbert Skelton, Larry Banks, Bosie Griffith and Terry Turner.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, July 10, from 5 – 9 p.m.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.