Floral 22

Ms. Thelma Louise Roberts

August 21, 1954 ~ August 31, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old


"It must have been cold there in our shadow, to never have sunlight on your face. You were content to let us all shine, that's your way. You always walked a step behind. So, we were the ones with all the glory, while you were the one with all the strength. A beautiful face without a name for so long. A beautiful smile to hide the pain. Did you ever know that you're our hero, and everything we would have liked to be? We can fly higher than an eagle, for you are the wind beneath our wings."

It is with profound sorrow, that the Owners, Management and Staff at Gatlin Mortuary, Inc. stand alongside The Roberts Family to announce their beloved lover of family, hardworking, down to earth, with a beautiful and loving smile, Ms. Thelma Roberts, age 69, peacefully transitioned from this life on Thursday, August 31, 2023, at Miller Nursing Home.

Thelma Louise Roberts, 69, was born August 21, 1954, in Valdosta, Georgia, to the late Cleveland Kyer, Jr., and the late Thelma Neil Kyer. She attended Lowndes High School and was a member of Grace Victory Church. As we bid her farewell, let's remember how full of life she was: Remember her love for music, dancing, and everything fashion; Remember how much she loved to laugh, and how her heart was so big. She loved and cherished family.

The "dash" between her year of birth and year of passing will be celebrated on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 3:00 PM from the Greater Plesant Temple Missionary Baptist Church. The church is located at 309 Cherry Street, Valdosta Georgia, Reverend Bernard L. Robinson Sr. is pastor and will officiate. Burial will follow in the Pallbearers Cemtery.

Left, with many loving memories are: three daughters, Lynn "MeMe" Roberts, Tiawanna Jackson (Clanthy), and Tanesia Brantley (Nate); three special daughters, Nikki Walthour, Jennifer Walthour, and LaToya Jackson (Travis); three special sons, Phillip Harris (Brittany), Lynn Williams (Jaime), and Demetrius Williams (Candayce); three sisters, Vera Wilkerson, Gloria Christopher, and Eleanor McBurrough (Levone), all of Valdosta; two brother, Ernest Kyer and Reginald Kyer of Valdosta; grandchildren, Shawntrell Kyer, Desmond Miller, Kelly Dawsey, Reginald McQueen, Quanita Miller, Miya Johnson, Travis Roberts, Tianna Avant, Tarrell Roberts, Satrina Roberts, and Jasmine Lewis; and a host of great-grands, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. 

"Did you ever know that you're our hero, and everything we would have liked to be? Because of YOU (Thelma) We can fly higher than an eagle, for you are the wind beneath our wings."

When you have experienced the loss of a dear loved one, you can trust THAT GATLIN MORTUARY NAME to guide you through the arrangements necessary to create a meaningful ceremony that celebrates the unique life being honored. Mr. James Gatlin Sr., and his staff is committed to providing your family with the highest quality care and service in your time of need, and we take pride in our responsibility to lighten your burden as you take the first steps toward healing and recovery.

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Celebration of Life
September 16, 2023

3:00 PM
Greater Pleasant Temple Baptist Church
309 Cherry Street
Valdosta, GA 31601

Interment following funeral service
September 16, 2023

Pallbearers Cemetery
Riverside Road
Valdosta, GA 31605


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