MEBANE - Mrs. Luna Mae Harrison Roberts, age 78, of 4124 Claiborne's Road, left this world for a better place leaving behind her family and friends whom she dearly loved on Dec. 17, 2011, at home. She was born Jan. 3, 1933, in Person County, N.C. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is the wife of Mr. Thomas Claiborne Roberts and the daughter of Walter Alford (Cute) Harrison and Mollie Allison Harrison, both deceased. She was a lifetime member of Walnut Grove United Methodist Church in Hurdle Mills, N.C. She is also survived by a daughter Denise Roberts Ford and husband Bruce, of Spotsylvania, Va.; two granddaughters, Ashley Ford Huggi and husband Omar, and Robin Ford, both of Richmond, Va.; two great-granddaughters, Maryam and Safia Huggi; two brother-in-laws, James Melton, of Creedmoor, and Millard Roberts and wife Shirley, of Mebane. She was preceded in death by her sister, Mrs. Inez Harrison Melton. She was a graduate of Hurdle Mills High School in Person County. After graduation, she went to work at Western Electric, which later became Lucent Technologies where she retired with 43 years of service. She enjoyed life to the fullest. She enjoyed going to Carolina football and basketball games, stock car racing, eating lunch with her retired friends and spending time with her family. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation in her memory to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell at 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215. The family would like to extend a special thanks to neighbors, church family, friends and family members for their love, kindness and support through the last few months. Visitation will be on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at Walker's Funeral Home in Hillsborough from 6 to 8 pm. The funeral will be held on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Walnut Grove United Methodist Church located in Hurdle Mills. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to www.walkersfuneralservice.com Walker's Funeral Home of Hillsborough, 204 N. Churton St., Hillsborough, NC 27278 919-732-2121 is assisting the Roberts family.
Published in TheTimesNews.com Burlington, NC from December 18 to December 19, 2011