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Roberta Estelle Derixson

April 11, 1939 September 9, 2018
Roberta Estelle Derixson
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Obituary for Roberta Estelle Derixson

Roberta Estelle Derixson, age 79, of Mattoon passed away at 4:35 p.m. on Sunday, September 9, 2018.
Funeral services honoring her life will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938, with Reverend William Derixson officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home.
Roberta was born on April 11, 1939 in Centralia, IL the daughter of Robert and Mary Lou (Arnold) Coleman-Parker. She married Lee Roy Derixson on May 13, 1979.
Survivors include her loving husband, Lee Roy Derixson; children, Deon Nailing Jr., Terry Jerome Nailing, Debra LeNard, Constance Cox, Clotier Nailing, Reggie Jones, William Derixson, Orville Craig, Jessica Derixson, Anna Derixson, Teresa Marshall, Marilyn Thomas, Sherry Copeland and Lisa McKissic; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and brother, Ulysses Morgan. Roberta was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Coleman, Mary Lou Parker and Joshua Parker; sons, Hunter Robert Jones, Steve Wilson, Carroll Derixson and Michael Derixson; sister, Betty Jean Hawthorne and infant brother, Robert Coleman Jr.
Roberta was a God-fearing woman who was full of elegance, grace, humility and strength. She enjoyed singing, crafting, cooking, and was very artistic and creative. Roberta was a huge supporter of foster children and was known as mother of the Rainbow Tribe. She was a very soft-spoken lady, who never said a harsh word of anyone. Roberta will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother who cherished spending time with her family She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her.
Memorial donations in her honor are suggested to her family at www.schillingfuneralhome.net. Online condolences may be expressed on Schilling Funeral Home’s website or Facebook page.


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Visitation

Saturday

15

Sep

11:00 AM 9/15/2018 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 9/15/2018 1:00:00 PM
Schilling Funeral Home

1301 Charleston Avenue
Mattoon, IL 61938

Schilling Funeral Home
1301 Charleston Avenue Mattoon 61938 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

15

Sep

1:00 PM 9/15/2018 1:00:00 PM - 12:30 PM 9/15/2018 12:30:00 PM
Schilling Funeral Home

1301 Charleston Avenue
Mattoon, IL 61938

Schilling Funeral Home
1301 Charleston Avenue Mattoon 61938 IL
United States

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