Husband of 45 years: John Marion Roberts
Daughter: Penny Simcox and husband Greg
Son: Michael Roberts
Four grandchildren: Kristyn Simcox Page (Joe)
Allen-Michael Simcox, Alex Roberts, Isabella Roberts
Four Great – Grandchildren
Father: Willie A. Thacker
Two brothers: Charlie Thacker and wife Joyce, Dan Thacker and wife Virgie
Three sisters: Jeri Price and husband Joe, Susie Wilkins, Jannette Roberts and husband Dwight
Two step-sisters: Gertrude carter, Wilma Holder
Step-brother: Ronnie Duncan and wife Sharon
KINGSPORT – Frances L. Thacker Roberts, 64 of Kingsport, received her “complete healing” when she went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 17, 2012.
Born in Hawkins County on February 1, 1948, she lived in Kingsport most of her life, and she was a member of Christian Life Center. Frances will be remembered as the most loving wife, mother, mamaw, sister, daughter, caregiver and friend to many.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Grace Christian Thacker; brother, Melvin Thacker; maternal grandparents, Martin and Cora Christian; paternal grandparents, Merlin and Myrtle Thacker; brother-in-law, Harry Wilkins; and step-mother, Lydia Duncan Thacker.
Frances is survived by her husband of 45 years, John Marion Roberts; daughter, Penny Simcox and husband Greg of Kingsport; son, Michael Roberts and wife Tina of Knoxville; four grandchildren, Kristyn Simcox, Allen-Michael Simcox, Alex Roberts, Isabella Roberts; one great-grandchild, Boston Simcox; father, Willie A. Thacker, two brothers, Charlie Thacker and wife Joyce, Dan Thacker and wife Virgie; three sisters, Jeri Price and husband Joe, Susie Wilkins, Jannette Roberts and husband Dwight; two step-sisters, Gertrude carter, Wilma Holder; step-brother, Ronnie Duncan and wife Sharon; several nieces and nephews; and many special friends; all of whom she loved dearly.
The family will receive friends today, Monday, March 19, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Christian Life Center. Funeral services will follow at 8:00 p.m. with Pastors Keith Barker and Jayme Tharp officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, at East Lawn Memorial Park.
Serving as pallbearers will be Jeff Thacker,Jason Thacker, Butch Wilkins,Eric Wilkins, Scott Price, Tim Hickman,Dan Thacker, and Chad Thacker.
East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park is honored to serve the Roberts family.