Shirley Boyd Roberts passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. He was born on March 1, 1938, in Union County to Ola Lea Welty and Boyd Shirley Roberts. He was the widower of Ernesteen Speck Roberts , with whom he celebrated 61 years. Together they traveled frequently in their motorhome. His career was in the furniture industry, both in management and sample making. He and his wife owned The Blue Rose Antiques for many years, collecting antiques throughout the South. A master craftsman, he salvaged and refinished many treasures.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a sister, Jane Hall of New Albany, and a brother, Rev. William Roberts of Florence, South Carolina. He is survived by a daughter, Robbie Duckworth (Glenn) of Myrtle, a granddaughter, Dr. Savannah Duckworth of Jackson, Mississippi, a brother Mike Roberts (Susan) of Ripley, two sisters, Elizabeth Davis of New Albany and Carolyn McClure (Ted) of New Albany, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Graveside services will be at 11:00 AM, Thursday, December 24, at Glenfield Memorial Park, New Albany, Mississippi with Rev. Michael Baker officiating. Pallbearers will be Mike Roberts, Casey Roberts, Ted McClure, and Mark Gilliland
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