Gerald Joyce Bolton Roberts
8/5/1931 - 10/27/2018

 Gerald Joyce (Bolton) Roberts passed away at the young age of 87 on Saturday October 27, 2018.

Services will be 1:00 pm Wednesday October 31, 2018 at Bellmead Funeral Home Chapel with Sam Armstrong officiating. Burial will be at Waco Memorial Park. Visitation will be 12:00 pm to service time on Wednesday October 31, 2018 at the funeral home.

Joyce was born August 5, 1931 in Forest Glade, Texas to Issac Courtland and Erma Lynn (Duke) Bolton. She married Charles Arnold “Hike” Roberts on September 8, 1951. They lived in Lacy Lakeview, Texas where they raised 5 children. Joyce worked at Lakeview Elementary Cafeteria and retired from TSTC and moved to Groesbeck, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hike on May 11, 1977; 2 sons, Danny Ray Roberts and Carey Steve Roberts; her brother, Richard Bolton; and sister, Doris Alexander.

Survivors include her sons, Lynn Roberts and wife, Beverly; and Ronnie Roberts and wife, Sharon; daughter, Carolyn Porter and husband, Marty; her brother, Steve Bolton and wife, Shirley; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She will be dearly missed by the entire family.

Pallbearers will be Brad Roberts, Chris Roberts, Quint Roberts, Jake Roberts, Bubba Porter and Carter Lear.

Honorary pallbearers will be Hank Roberts, Gavin Busby, Caleb Rutherford, Shayne Blanchard, Bryce Ballentine and Zander Howard.

The family is deeply grateful for all the support and prayers during this difficult time and wishes to extend a special thank you to The Atrium of Bellmead family and staff, Tracie, Edna, KK, TT, Cocoa, Margerita, Laurie, Juana, Sarah, Rose, Melinda, Amanda and Brenda and all the staff at Texas Home Health Hospice.

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