Dorothy Bell “Dot” Roberts, 78, of Etowah, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2022. A native of Franklin, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late J.R. and Grace Norton Bell. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Sue Bell Nicholson.
A 1961 graduate of Franklin High School, Dot graduated from Western Carolina University in 1965 before studying at the Spanish Institute at Furman University in 1966. She received her B.A. in Education and Reading Certificate K-12. During her extensive teaching career she was able to touch the lives of many students in Brevard, Charlotte and Hendersonville, and was honored as Hendersonville City Schools Teacher of the Year in 1984-1985 school term. She was an active member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority.
Watching the progress of her students as she sought to teach more than just academics; but to teach them to be successful in life, was very important to her.
Her greatest joy, however, came from her family: Her husband of 55 years, Nicky Roberts; their children Mark and Jay, and their especially their four grandchildren, brought joy to her heart and a smile to her face.
Her loving survivors include her husband, Nicky Roberts; children Mark and Jay (Krista); grandchildren: Jackson, Camryn, Dean and Ryann; her sisters Betty Ann Bell and Sally Gilbert (Ricky); and nieces and nephews: Michael McDowell, Laura Todd, Heather Dye, Chris Gilbert, Ryan Gilbert and Reilly Gilbert.
Funeral Services for Dorothy Roberts will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at Etowah United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Buff officiating. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory in Pisgah Forest. The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 pm prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be made to the Alzheimer's Association - Western Carolina Chapter, 4600 Park Road, Suite 250, Charlotte, NC 28209.
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