Helen B. "Sugar" Roberts passed away Monday October 14, 2019 surrounded by her family in Huntsville, Texas, at age 87.
Sugar is survived by her son Frank Roberts Jr. & his wife Debbie, Daughter Debbie Kay Shaver & her husband Rance, Siblings Martha Roberds, John Milton Henry, Milton Henry, and Melton Henry. Grandchildren Wade Roberts & his wife Stacey, Bryan Roberts, Emily Ellis, Contrel Mayes & her husband Chad, Reuel Shaver, Caleb Shaver, and Hannah Shaver. Great Grandchildren Chalynn Mayes, Olivea Mayes, Avery Roberts, and Wyatt Roberts, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is proceeded in death by her husband Frank D. "Poncho" Roberts, siblings Jane Henry Nye and Dorothy Rotramel.
Sugar was born on August 22, 1932 in Houston, Texas to Milton Henry & Myrtie Wall Henry. Houston was where she met her future husband at the age of 14, and while it was not love at first sight, they grew to have a beautiful marriage of over 64 years. Together Sugar & Poncho were outstanding members of all the communities they were a part of. In Houston, Sugar worked as an assistant manager of the high school cafeteria, where her children attended. She also worked as a receptionist at the First Baptist Church Pasadena. In her later life, Sugar & Poncho moved to Huntsville, TX to be closer to their son & family. While in Huntsville, Sugar devoted her time to being an outstanding citizen and loving volunteer. She volunteered with many organizations including Huntsville Memorial Hospital, The Southwestern Bell Pioneer Club, the Visitors Center at the Sam Houston Statue, and the Walker County Chamber of Commerce. She received various honors recognizing her service to the community. Having accepted Christ in her life at an early age, Sugar was an active member of University Heights Baptist Church.
A "Lying in State" viewing is scheduled for Wednesday October 16, 2019 at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home. Sugars family will be at the funeral home between the hours of 4 pm to 6 pm. A graveside service will be held at 10 AM, Thursday October 17, 2019 at Oakwood Cemetery. A memorial service in her honor will be scheduled for 11 AM, Thursday October 17, 2019 at University Heights Baptist Church, with a reception to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Sugar's life. Condolences to the family may be made at www.shmfh.com.
Published on October 15, 2019


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Kathy Hill
Oct 19, 2019
Sugar was a special lady. When my kids and I first came to University Heights, she and Poncho made us feel very welcome. She will be missed, but I know she is celebrating with the angels.
Jamie Matthews
Oct 16, 2019
Sugar was a beautiful lady, she will be missed. But I know her and Poncho are holding hands walking through heaven together.
Larry Moore
Oct 16, 2019
I'm positive that the first thing she herd in Heaven was " That's Togetherness, One More Time! Welcome Home!"
Amber Alsip RN
Oct 15, 2019
Miss my Sugar Mama. Enjoyed our long talks and her picking on me because I went to Rayburn. She will be greatly miss.