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Edith Faye “Jo” Roberts

Edith Faye “Jo” Roberts, age 77, passed away Monday August 9, 2021, in Mena, Arkansas. She was born on February 11, 1944, in Athens, Arkansas to Henry Anderson and Violet Dulene (Ralls) Golden.

She worked as a farmer and enjoyed gardening and raising her chickens. She was a wonderful seamstress with quilting as her passion. She also loved cooking and problem solving and was an avid reader. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. She will be dearly missed.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Alva Roberts; parents, Henry and Violet Golden; brother, Jimmy Golden; sister, Sylvia Jane Dees; sons-in-law, Phill Watkins and Donald Powell. She is survived by her sons, Jerry Roy Roberts and wife Rachel, Michael Anderson Roberts and wife Lisa; daughters, Cindy Faye Watkins,  Amy Ruth Betz and husband David; grandchildren, Catelin Watkins, Jackson Watkins, Heather Henderson, Cordell Roberts, Mark Roberts, Logan Roberts, Haden Roberts, Gloria Roberts, Vivian Roberts, Ayla Lingafelt, Ivy Powell, Gabriel Betz, Olivia Betz and Amelia Betz; 5 great-grandchildren; 3 step-great-grandchildren; brother, Steve Golden; sister, Zeda Baker; and a host of other family and friends.

Graveside Services will be Friday, August 13, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be general.

Pallbearers will be Jackson Watkins, Gabriel Betz, Cordell Roberts, Mark Roberts, Michael Henderson and Logan Roberts.

Honorary Pallbearer is Haden Roberts.

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