Citra - Mary Lou Roberts Waldron, age 81, went Home to be with the Lord on the early hours of May 2, 2020, in Ocala, Fl. She was born at home in Morriston, Florida to James Wesley Roberts and Sevilla Smith Roberts. She was the third of eight children.
She was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother. She spent her life doing one of the most important and difficult jobs of all, being a homemaker.
She started her career as a home maker early in life, stepping up along side her sisters and caring for her younger sibling and their home after her mother passed away when she was very young.
She was a gardner and a great cook. She loved animals, she raised chickens, birds, and turkeys for many years. She leaves behind two chihuahuas, Bubby and Sissy.
Fishing was one of her favorite past-times, along with watching her gameshows. Every one knew not to call her while Jeopardy was on.
She was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband of 63 years, Wesly Francis Waldron Sr. They fell in love young after meeting at a dance and were wed on April 6,1957. They went on to have 5 children. Their love was an inspiration to all who had the privilege of knowing them and getting to see that kind of love in real life.
She was also preceded in death by her son-in-law, Gary Harward Sr.; brothers, Benny Lee Roberts, Denny Lee Roberts, Allen Joseph Roberts; and a sister, Vida Roberts Kirkland.
She is survived by her sons, Wesley Waldron, Jr. (Kathy), Chris Waldron; daughters, Linda Harward, Wanda (Randy) Pontel, Donna (David) Harward; brothers, J.W Roberts, CJ, Roberts; and sister, Mildred Roberts Markham.
She was the best Gran to 9 grandchildren, Gary Jr., William (Tonya Forest), Crystal, Marie, Racheal, Savannah, Cloe, Aubree, Paislyn; and 6 great-grandchildren, Hannah, Lainah, Kolbie, Emalynn, Ava, and Delainey(Bug).
A golden heart stopped beating, hard-working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us that He only takes the best.Your life was a blessing, your memory is a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.
A Mother’s Crown
By an Unknown Author
Heaven lit up with a mighty presence,
as the Angels all looked down.
Today the Lord was placing the jewels
Into my mother’s crown.
He held up a golden crown,
as my darling mother looked on.
He said in His gentle voice,
‘I will now explain each one.’
‘The first gem,’ He said, ‘is a Ruby,
and it’s for endurance alone,
for all the nights you waited up
for your children to come home.’
‘For all the nights by their bedside,
you stayed till the fever went down.
For nursing every little wound,
I add this ruby to your crown.’
‘An emerald, I’ll place by the ruby,
for leading your child in the right way.
For teaching them the lessons,
That made them who they are today.’
‘For always being right there,
through all life’s important events.
I give you a sapphire stone,
for the time and love you spent.’
‘For untying the strings that held them,
when they grew up and left home.
I give you this one for courage.’
Then the Lord added a garnet stone.
‘I’ll place a stone of amethyst,’ He said.
‘For all the times you spent on your knees,
when you asked if I’d take care of your children,
and then for having faith in Me.’
‘I have a pearl for every little sacrifice
that you made without them knowing.
For all the times you went without,
to keep them happy, healthy and growing.’
‘And last of all I have a diamond,
the greatest one of all,
for sharing unconditional love
whether they were big or small.’
‘It was your love that helped them grow
Feeling safe and happy and proud
A love so strong and pure
It could shift the darkest cloud.’
After the Lord placed the last jewel in,
He said, ‘Your crown is now complete,
You’ve earned your place in Heaven
With your children at your feet.’
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