Mrs. Ethel Palmer Roberts
ATLANTA, Ga. - Mrs. Ethel Palmer Roberts, 98, passed
away peacefully Monday December 28 in the home of her
granddaughter, Domineec, after a battle with heart disease.
She died with dignity and grace with her daughter and
granddaughter by her side. Mrs. Roberts was the daughter
of Annie Lampp Palmer and William Percy Palmer. She was
born in Warren County, Georgia December 6, 1911. She
had an older brotther, Lewis "Buddy" Palmer and 2 younger
sisters, Ada and Sara. She left Thomson Georgia as a teen
to pursue educational goals. After completing high school
at "Granite Hills" she continued her education attending
Nursing School in Cincinnati, Ohio and Rome, Georgia.
She lived and worked as a registered nurse in Rome Georgia
and in Atlanta Georgia. She became an Occupational Nurse
and worked for Rich's Department Store in Atlanta for over
20 years until retirement. She was an active member of
the Georgia Nursing Association and earned many awards
and honors for her dedicated services. After retiring she
returned home to Thomson Georgia with her sister Ada
to become a "farmer". While retired, she continued to
fulfill her nursing duties by developing and running a free
community nursing clinic, She left Thomson in 1996 to
live with her daughter, Rita Roberts in Atlanta.
She is survived by her daughter, Rita Rose Roberts
of Atlanta, Ga; grandson, Robert M. Barrett Jr., of
Lawrenceville, Ga.; grandson, Joesph R. Barrett his wife,
Hoa Barrett and their son Timothy Stowe, of Flowery
Branch, Ga.; granddaughter, Domineec B. Heisel and
husband, William D. Heisel Jr. of Huntersville, NC; greatgranddaughter,
Annie Rose Heisel, sister, Ada Palmer
Williford of Thomson; and many great nieces, nephews and
cousins whom she loved dearly.
The service was Saturday January 2, 2010 at Zoar United
Methodist Church in Stapleton. Burial followed in the
Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Web posted on Thursday, January 07, 2010