Elaine Roberts Foundation
PO Box 1947
Alabaster, Alabama 35007
662-523-6138
elainerobertsfoundation@gmail.com

End of Elaine's Earthly Journey

August 24, 2016

From Elaine's CaringBridge Site

Journal entry by Laura Roberts — 2/9/2016

 

This final journal entry is not being written by Laura. It is being written by someone who has been Laura's friend for more than 40 years.

 

Saturday, February 6, 2016, Elaine passed away. Her battle was tough and she was courageous. As we all recognize, God's timing is not always in accordance with our timing but His way is always the right way. We will not understand in this lifetime nor will we ever cease to miss Elaine's beautiful smile. And though she is well and in the presence of Christ, our heartbreak is real in the here and now. So please remember Laura and hold her close in your thoughts and prayers. Please also pray for Elaine's young friends who have confronted a bitter reality at such a tender age. Though this world is broken and battered, life is a gift to be treasured.

 

 

Service Information

Visitation

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Westwood Baptist Church

1155 Alabaster Boulevard

Alabaster, AL 35007

(205) 664-0122

 

A Celebration of Elaine's Life

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

12:00 p.m.

Westwood Baptist Church

1155 Alabaster Boulevard

Alabaster, AL 35007

(205) 664-0122

 

 

                                                         

                 

  

In Memory of

Elizabeth Elaine Roberts

July 4, 1999 - February 6, 2016

Obituary

 

Elizabeth Elaine Roberts of Alabaster, AL has stepped into eternity at the earthly age of 16 after a courageous battle with cancer. Elaine is preceded in death by her father, Bruce Brent Roberts Jr., and maternal grandmother, Mary Anne Hargett Creel. Elaine is survived by her mother, Laura Creel Roberts of Alabaster, AL; maternal grandparents, Ron and Shirley Creel of Montgomery, AL; paternal grandparents, Bruce and Sue Roberts of Curry, AL; uncle and aunt, Ron Creel Jr. and Jennifer Foxworth Creel of Wetumpka, AL; cousin, Kayleigh Anne Creel of Wetumpka; and aunt, Pam Roberts. She leaves behind a loving step-family, Darrell Newell,... 

Elizabeth Elaine Roberts of Alabaster, AL has stepped into eternity at the earthly age of 16 after a courageous battle with cancer. Elaine is preceded in death by her father, Bruce Brent Roberts Jr., and maternal grandmother, Mary Anne Hargett Creel.

Elaine is survived by her mother, Laura Creel Roberts of Alabaster, AL; maternal grandparents, Ron and Shirley Creel of Montgomery, AL; paternal grandparents, Bruce and Sue Roberts of Curry, AL; uncle and aunt, Ron Creel Jr. and Jennifer Foxworth Creel of Wetumpka, AL; cousin, Kayleigh Anne Creel of Wetumpka; and aunt, Pam Roberts. She leaves behind a loving step-family, Darrell Newell, Carleigh Melton (Jake), and Shelby Newell. Elaine is also survived by bonus uncles, Dr. Randy McKissack and Steven McKissack, and cherished bonus cousins, J.T. McKissack (Laurel) and Evan McKissack. As well, she leaves extended family Tommy Roberts, Greg Roberts, Billy Hargett, Trish Manley (Steve), Matthew Manley, Sarah Manley, Lucy Hatch (Steve), Sam Hatch (Glynnis), Mike Hatch, Jimmy Hatch, John Hatch, Phil Creel (Lynn), Jean Love, Kathryn Chandler, and numerous cousins. Her beloved dogs Pretzell, Lucy, and Teddy are sad and confused.

Elaine was a junior at Thompson High School and was a member of the Thompson Warriors Tennis Team. She participated in many activities in her short life. She studied piano for 11 years at the Pelham School of Fine Arts, cheered in youth cheerleading programs in Helena, AL, and Alabaster, AL for six years, participated in the Alabaster Girl Scout Troop 993, and competed with the Pelham Swim Team for several years – all activities she loved.

Elaine accepted Jesus as her Savior in the second grade at Mountaintop Community Church in Vestavia Hills, AL. Though she planned to attend Auburn University to become a veterinarian, she joined God and fulfilled His perfect plan for her. Loved by all who knew her, her kind heart and infectious smile will be missed.

A service exalting God and honoring Elaine will be held Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at Westwood Baptist Church in Alabaster, AL. Beginning with visitation from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, the funeral led by Dr. Matt Brooks will follow immediately. A short graveside service, led by John Gates of Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Curry, AL, will be held at Curry Cemetery beginning at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Pallbearers will be Steve Faulkner, Rob Garner, Jake Huggins, Emerson Price, Zach Robinson, Nathan Walton and Rusty Wilkes. Honorary Pallbearers will be the members of the Thompson Warriors Girls and Boys Tennis Teams.

A foundation has been set up in Elaine's memory to promote education about Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma and to provide research funding to rid the world of all childhood cancers. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at any Wells Fargo Bank for the Elaine Roberts Foundation.

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