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Mary Ellen Roberts
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Obituary for Mary Ellen Roberts

ROBERTS, Mary Ellen - Age 79, of Fenton, died Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Funeral services will be held 12:00 PM Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Road, Fenton. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Fenton. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to American Cancer Society, Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, or Genesee County Humane Society.

Mary was born March 30, 1938 in Greenbelt, Maryland, the daughter of Archibald and Julie Nelson. She married Joseph Love Roberts February 22, 1954 and he preceded her in death December 22, 1995. She resided in Fenton since 1954. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Fenton. Mary volunteered at North Road Elementary and for the Brownies.

Surviving are: 6 children, Joseph Love Roberts of Northville, Carol Lynn Shanks of Flint Twp., Michael John Roberts of Troy, Julie Ann (Darby) Decker of Tawas City, Richard Paul Roberts of Howell, and Susan (Steven) Lemon of Friendswood, TX; 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; sister, Cecilia Sullivan; and many nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Richard Nelson. Online tributes may be posted on the obituaries page at

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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sharp Funeral Homes - Fenton Chapel

1000 Silver Lake Road
Fenton, MI 48430

Funeral Service




12:00 PM
Sharp Funeral Homes - Fenton Chapel

1000 Silver Lake Road
Fenton, MI 48430

Cemetery Details


Oakwood Cemetery

Davis St.
Fenton, MI 48430

Memorial Contribution

Food Bank Of Flint

2300 Lapeer Rd.
Flint, Mi. 48503

American Cancer Society

Humane Society of Genesee County

G-3325 S Dort Hwy,
Burton, MI 48529

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