Clara Omarea Robinson Swindoll Roberts, 86, of Columbus, MS, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at her residence. Visitation will be Friday, January 11, 2019, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Lowndes Funeral Home, Columbus, MS. A funeral service will follow at 1:00 PM in the Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sarah Windham officiating. A graveside service will be Friday, January 11, 2019, at 3:00 PM at South Union Cemetery, Ackerman, MS with Lowndes Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Roberts was born March 7, 1932, in Chester, Choctaw County, MS, to the late John Lee and Jennie Collins Robinson. She graduated from Ackerman High School, Ackerman, MS in 1949. Mrs. Roberts was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Columbus, MS. She retired from United Technologies as an Inspector after 30+ years of service. Mrs. Roberts enjoyed spending time with her family, her cats, and gardening with her flowers. Being a people person, she loved talking with others and giving hugs. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, JT Swindoll; husband, William “Bill” Roberts; son, Carl Ray Swindoll; brothers, Purvis Robinson, James Willie “JW” Robinson, Alton Robinson and Cloyd Robinson; sisters, Bernice Rushing and Geneva Smith. Mrs. Roberts is survived by her sons, Gene (Mary Ann) Swindoll of Starkville, MS and Don Swindoll of Knoxville, TN; stepchildren, Deborah Alexander, Doris Edwards and Denise Klieber, all of Columbus, MS and Donna Roberts of North Augusta, SC; grandchild, Adam Swindoll; great-grandchildren, Chelsey and Emma; sister, Shirley Robinson; and brother, Plemon Robinson. Pallbearers will be Maurice Owens, Ted Dahlem, Adam Swindoll, Plemon Robinson Jr, Roger Staples and Steve Robertson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Regina Owens, Sylvia Richardson, Emma Danner, Sammie St. John, Jeanette Smith, Ken Smith and members of Wesley United Methodist Church, Columbus, MS. Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 511 Airline Road, Columbus, MS 39702 or Cedar Hill Animal Sanctuary, 144 Sanctuary Loop, Caledonia, MS 39740.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on January 10, 2019
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