Roberta Smith Pace, 79, of Cherokee Village died May 14, 2007 at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Services took place at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Corinth, Miss., May 19 with Dr. Gregg Thomas officiating. Eulogy was by Gale Judkins and Charlie Browning.
She was a member of Spring River Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was a former member of Tate Baptist Church and most recently attended First Baptist -- Ash Flat, Ark. She was a former manager of Sessel's Bakery in Memphis, Tenn., and enjoyed working at Kitchens Pic Pac in Corinth in the 1970s. She married Roy M. Pace on March 17, 1945, in San Diego, Calif. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She was active in church and community work and enjoyed time with her family, friends and neighbors. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and crafts. She is survived by: her husband of 62 years, Roy M. Pace of Cherokee Village; a daughter, Gale Pace Judkins (Guy) of Corinth, Miss.; a sister, Beverly Ann Thomas of Rogers, Ark.; a grandchild, John L. Judkins (Tabatha) of Oxford, Miss.; brothers-in-law, Joe Bartlett of Carlsbad, Calif.; Bill Hicks of Lake Jackson, Texas; Richard Pace (Virginia) of Wyoming, Ohio; 14 nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by: a grandson, James Pace (Jamie) Judkins; her parents, Jackson Tucker and Cliffie Thomason Smith; her sisters, Carol Bartlett and Bobbie Hicks; and her father-in-law, E.D. Pace. Arrangements were made by the Magnolia Funeral Home in Corinth, Miss., and burial was at Henry Cemetery in Mississippi. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tate Baptist Church Building Fund.