Roberta Lea Lewis
Roberta Lea Lewis was born May 16, 1937, in Jacksboro. She was the daughter of Alton Lee and Mildred Burdette (Gillespie) Wade. Roberta married the late Floyd Mack Lewis June 7, 1956 in Wichita Falls. She passed away Friday, Dec. 10, in Richardson at the age of 84.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Church of Christ in Jacksboro.
Roberta graduated Jacksboro High School in 1955 as Valedictorian. During those high school years sports were a huge part of her life. She was a skilled Tigerette. She was vice president of the Girls Athletic Club, played third base on the softball team, and was a forward who made the varsity basketball team her freshman year. She later led her team as co-captain her junior year, and then captain her senior year. Roberta continued that love of sports by never missing a NFL and NBA game on television.
She was a homemaker, supportive Mom, loving Granny, and dedicated wife for 62 years. Roberta worked at various jobs such as the Jacksboro Hospital, driving a school bus for the handicapped while living in California, and was an accounts receivable specialist for Zale’s Corporation. She took great pride in keeping a tidy home, was an outstanding cook, traveled to many states and three countries, spoiled her kids and grandkids often, and loved all things chocolate. She is loved by many and will be greatly missed. Most importantly, she was a faithful Christian and a member of the Church of Christ.
She is preceded in death by her parents, sister Pauline Douglas, brother Alton Wade, and her husband Floyd Mack.
Roberta is survived today by her sons, Larry Keith Lewis and Tracy Neal Lewis, her daughter, Katrina Lea Heitmann and husband Steven; and her grandchildren, Kathryn Elizabeth, Austin Lee, and Matthew Douglas.