Lillon Johnson Roberts, age 93, of Live Oak, FL passed away Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 at Solaris Health Care Center in Lake City. She was born in Suwannee County on Apr. 1, 1923, the only child of Albert Sidney Johnson and Etta Susan Heirs Johnson. She attended school in Live Oak but left early to marry and raise a family. She later completed a GED and then earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in elementary education from Valdosta State University.
She taught third grade in Suwannee County for twenty-two years. After retiring, she lost her sight to macular degeneration and moved to Advent Christian Village and later to Lake City, FL.
She was predeceased by her son, H. Julian Roberts; grandson, Michael Roberts; the father of her children, Houston W. Roberts and her friend, George Atwell.
A devoted mother and grandmother, Lillon Roberts is survived by her son, Claude Roberts (Faye), Lake City, daughter-in-law Sally Roberts, Tallahassee, six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at Harris Funeral Home, 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6th with a graveside service to follow at 11 a.m. at Rocky Sink Baptist Church cemetery where Lillon will be laid to rest next to her parents.
Memorial donations may be made to the cemetery fund of Rock Sink Baptist Church. The family wishes to thank the staff of Solaris Health Care Center for their care and support during Lillon's final days.
Please sign the guestbook at www.harrisfuneralhomeinc.net.
Harris Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc., Live Oak, FL is in charge of all arrangements.
Published on October 3, 2016