Elza N. Roberts
Elza N. Roberts, 100, of Little Rock died Saturday, February 26, 2005. She was born January 29, 1905, in Paron, Ark., to the late Davidson and Maggie Childress Johnson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wayland Roberts, Sr. and son, Wayland Roberts, Jr.
Mrs. Roberts was a homemaker and a faithful member of Baptist Tabernacle, which is now Parkway Place Baptist Church for 80 years. She was a woman of prayer. She loved the Lord, her family, her church, and she leaves a great legacy. Her home was very much a part of her ministry, especially her cooking.
She is survived by her daughter, Frances Higgins, six grandchildren, Diana Higgins Hughes, Wayne Higgins, Anita Higgins, Tonya Higgins Gibbs, Wayland Roberts III, Larry Roberts and their spouses, nine great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, and her 103 year old sister, Luddie Waters.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Ruebel Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, in the Chapel of Ruebel Funeral Home with Rev. James Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Fowler Cemetery near Paron.