Funeral services for Hazel "Marcelle" Roberts, 95, of Wills Point, were held Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at New Release Baptist Church in Wills Point under direction of Hiett's LyBrand Funeral Home. Burial followed at Small Cemetery in Edgewood.
Marcelle passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Dallas.
Hazel Marcelle Brooks was born July 13, 1924, in Edgewood to parents Dongue Waldroup Brooks and Lola Mae Bunch Brooks. She was raised in Edgewood and graduated from Edgewood High School. She later graduated from Brantley Draughn Business School in Ft. Worth. After graduation from business school, Marcelle secured a job in Dallas as a secretary for Traveler's Insurance Company. Four years later, she moved back to her hometown of Edgewood to work at her uncle's seed mill. That's where she met the love of her life "Soupy" Roberts. Marcelle and "Soupy" were married on Dec. 20, 1947. They made their home in Wills Point. Marcelle worked at Wills Point Middle School as the school secretary for over 20 years. She was an active member of the Hayden Baptist Church and she enjoyed playing 42 with her group on Tuesdays at the church.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Don and Lola Brooks; husband, Truman "Soupy" Roberts; sister, Mary Foster; and brother, Arthur "Jack" Brooks.
Marcelle is survived by her sons, Steve Roberts and wife, Stephanie of Athens, Paul Roberts and wife, Melanie of Lindale, and John Roberts and wife, Nancy of Wills Point; grandchildren, Matt Roberts, Ben Roberts, Anna Koonce, Preston Roberts and Grace Roberts; and six great-grandchildren.