Roberta "Bobbie" J. Wilson of Grand Prairie left her earthly journey on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012.
Service: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 727 Hill St., Grand Prairie, with burial at 2:30 p.m. in Sunny Point Cemetery, Cumby. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home, 733 Dalworth St., Grand Prairie.
Pallbearers: Kenneth, Mark and Nathan Wilson, Christopher and Stephen Richardson, and Arnold Anderson. Honorary pallbearers: Bobby Richardson, Gary Taylor and Greg Hunt.
Born in Lawrence, Kan., to Harry W.S. Forney and Roberta Imogene Smith, she moved to Dallas as a young child. After marrying Oscar "Odie" S. Wilson Jr., they moved to Grand Prairie where they raised six children. Bobbie and Odie moved to Atlanta, Ga., for a brief period and made many friends.
She touched the lives of many friends through her work in the PTA as her children attended Grand Prairie schools. She enjoyed activities such as working the election polls and volunteering at schools her grandchildren attended. She taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible School at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and was active in the Woman's Club until her health no longer allowed. Gardening and sewing were a couple of the many things she enjoyed in life.
Roberta was a great source of encouragement and leadership for her children, grandchildren, great-granddaughter and many children and young people she encountered.
Special thank-you to the wonderful staff and caregivers at Classic Care, Home Instead and Vitas Innovative Hospice Care for the great care and support they have provided.
Roberta was preceded in death by her sister, Marguerite Green, and her parents, Harry and Roberta Forney.
Survivors: Her husband of 60 years, Oscar "Odie" S. Wilson Jr.; daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Bobby Richardson and their sons, Christopher and Stephen; great-granddaughter, Mykala Carlson-Richardson; son, Kenneth Wilson; daughters, Sharon, Helene and Madeline Wilson; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Diana Wilson and their children, Nathan and Morgan; sister, Maxine Stokinger; and several nieces, nephews and friends.