Sybil Thompson Roberson
Wrens, GA – Sybil Jean Thompson Roberson, 84, loving wife of 64 years to the late Masey Gaston “Bo” Roberson Jr., went home to be with her Lord Tuesday evening, April 22, 2014 from her residence while surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 1:00PM, Thursday, April 24, 2014 in the James Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Stan Littleton officiating. Interment will follow in the Wrens Memorial Cemetery.
Sybil was one of two children born in Vidette to the late Julia “Pearl” Rowland Thompson Smith and the late W. E. Thompson Sr. She graduated from Wrens High School, attended Georgia Southern where she met and married the love of her life, and was a member of Wrens United Methodist Church. Sybil worked for several years in the Jefferson County Probate Judge’s office where she grew to love the people there and proclaimed this to be her favorite job. Her main priority was her family, spending most of her time being a homemaker and taking care of her family. In her younger years, she and her family enjoyed camping, travelling all over the US and to all the space launches. Sybil’s greatest pleasure was being with her family and making great memories with her husband, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Even though she will be greatly missed, there is comfort knowing she is with Jesus and is now reunited with her husband after being apart for the last four months.
Sybil is also preceded in death by her brother, W. E. “Billy” Thompson, Jr. Survivors include her two children, Rosemary R. Wren (William) and Philip J. Roberson (Lisa); four grandchildren, Will Wren (Ashley), Rob Wren (Dana), Drew Wren (Emily) and Frank Roberson; two great grandchildren, Harrison Bo Wren and Olivia Bay Wren; sister-in-law, Sarah Thompson Falaw; niece, Sandra T. Weiss (Bruce); nephews, Bill Thompson, Jimmy Cunningham (Donna) and Joe Cunningham (Jean); her life-long friend, Mrs. Betty Brannen; and many other friends. Pallbearers will be Charles Milburn, John Murphy, Johnny Rabun, Ronnie Rogers, Ed Shepherd and Miller Weeks.
The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 11:30Am – 12:45PM prior to the funeral services.
The family respectfully requests memorial contributions to be made to Wrens United Methodist Church, 202 Russell St, Wrens GA 30833.
The family wishes to thank Kellie and the staff of United Hospice, Dr. Nancy Cox and her staff, as well as Iris, Lynn, Martha, Diane and others who helped make Sybil’s last days peaceful.
The Day God Called You Home
God looked at His garden and found an empty place.
He then looked down upon His earth and saw your loving face.
He put His arms around you and lifted you to rest.
His garden must be beautiful—He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering; He knew you were in pain;
And knew that you would never get well on earth again.
He saw your path was difficult; He closed your tired eyes.
He whispered to you “Peace be Thine” and gave you wings to fly.
When we saw you sleeping so calm and free of pain,
We would not wish you back to earth to suffer once again.
You’ve left us precious memories—your love will be our guide.
You live on through your children; you’re always by our side.
It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone,
For part of us went with you on the day God called you home.