Raba Esther Walley Roberts

 Funeral services for Raba Esther Walley Roberts, 88, were held June 14, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Unity Baptist Church. She was an exceptionally talented seamstress, quilter, cook, and the most wonderful person to everyone around her. In her early years, she worked as a bookkeeper for several banks, the hospital, local garment factories, and a doctor's office. Later in life, she and her sisters ran a sewing business, and made beautiful garments for so many people in the community. She created so many exquisite wedding gowns and helped many young ladies' dreams become reality on their special day. She gifted so many with her beautiful quilts and other items that will be treasured for generations to come. She was a Past Matron of the Eastern Star and a Past Queen of Daughters of the Nile, both service organizations dedicated to helping the less fortunate. She was truly a blessing to all who were around her, and her passing leaves a tremendous void for everyone who knew her. She died June 12, 2022. She is survived by her children Patti (Willie) Zehner, Anita Holmes, and daughter-in-love Arlene Allen; grandchildren Shanda (Jason) Bunch, Sharlotte Allen, Yancey (Telisha) Allen, Jonathan Sellers, Ariel (Travis Lofton) Allen, Wesley (Derrith) Eubanks, Dillon Zehner, Daniel Zehner, Heather (Eddie Tew) Hickman, Brandon Wilkins, Anderleigh (Jason) Carlson, Taliea (Chris Ainsworth) Hickman, Jared (Merlyn) Holmes; great-grandchildren Heather (Jeremy) Clark, Andrew (Ashley Banks) Bedgood, Jacob Bunch, Dalton (Haley) Johnston, Justin Johnston, Harmony Sellers, Payten Allen, Aria, Austin-Alvin, and Andreas Lofton, Brice, Ashlyn, Brileigh, and Gracen Eubanks, Robert Fisher, Skylar Sanford, Delilah and Lucy Tew, Brynnlee and Delta Wilkins, Abbriellah Carlson, Aubree, AnaRae, Rylynn and Jaylynn Carter, Scarlett Ainsworth, Paisley and Payton Holmes; great-great-grandchildren Joseph and Wyatt Clark, Aleigha and Christian Banks; sister Barbara Revill, brothers-in-law Malcolm (Bevely) Cockrell and Philip Cockrell. Also left to cherish her memory are a host of cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Ethan Gayle Roberts; infant son Terry Edwin Allen; son Yancey Richard Allen; grandsons Alvin Richard Allen and Christopher Ethan Eubanks; great-granddaughters Reagen and Amber Allen; sisters Marie Woodall, Jessie Birk and Kay Hillman; brothers Bill, Joe and Van Walley. Officiating the services was Bro. Richard Stillwell. Interment was held at Unity Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers included Wesley Eubanks, Brandon Wilkins, Dillon Zehner, Andrew Bedgood, Daniel Zehner and Brice Eubanks. Honorary pallbearers included Yancey Allen, Travis Lofton, Jeremy Clark, James Wilkins, Jared Holmes, Jason Carlson, Jason Bunch and Dempsey Zehner. Moments Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.