Frances E. Roberts, age 80, passed away at Bristol Regional Medical Center on Sunday, September 12th.  She was born September 21, 1940, to James and Naomi Shepherd and was a life-long resident of the Tri-Cities area. 

She was a devoted and loving wife, nurturing mother, grandmother and great grandmother, and dedicated friend. Frances was a teacher in Bristol Virginia Public Schools from 1965 to 1998, impacting the lives of hundreds of students.  She was a selfless person who always placed the needs of others above her own.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, William ‘Bill’ Roberts; brother, Jack Shepherd, sons: William Roberts and his wife Millie, Darin Roberts and his wife Stephanie, grandchildren: Aaron Roberts and his wife Miranda, Austin Roberts and his wife Chelsea, Jacob Roberts, and Andrew Roberts, and one great grandson: Colton Roberts.

The family would like to thank Dr. Marcus Williams and the staff at Bristol Regional Medical Center for the care they provided her.

The visitation will be held Friday, September 17, 2021 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm followed by a memorial service at 1:00 pm in the Weaver Funeral Chapel. To view the service LIVE, please click here.

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