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Obituary for Roberta Thompson (Saddler)

Blacksburg -- Roberta Saddler Thompson 90, of 306 E. Lime St., Blacksburg, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 15, 2024, at 8:15 a.m. at her residence.
Daughter of the late Joe and Mary P. Saddler, she was born on March 9, 1934, in Cherokee County. She was a member of Trinity AME Zion Church where she formerly served as the President of the Missionary Board. Roberta was a retired employee of Alcoa in Gaffney, SC. She was also the first African American Librarian in the Cherokee County Library System and was a member of the Eastern Star.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Abbie Thompson, daughters, Norman Jean Thompson and Patsy Ann Thompson; a sister, Mary Joe Saddler, and a great-grandchild, Kassidy Thompson.
Left to cherish many fond memories: two daughters, Margaret Thompson of Pinebluff, N.C. and Rosemary Thompson of the home; a son, Frankie Thompson (Elizabeth), of St. Pauls, N.C., one sister, Reverend Hattie Roseboro, of Concord, NC, one brother, Jimmy Saddler, of Sarasota, Fla.; 7 grandchildren of which two were reared in the home, Evan Thompson and Ray Tyler Otey, 17 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 23rd at 2 p.m. at Youngs Grove Baptist Church with Dr. Larry J. Brooks officiating. She will lie instate from 1 p.m. until the hour of the service.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until the hour of the service.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family can be contacted at the residence, 306 E. Lime St. Blacksburg, SC.

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