Dorothy “Dot” Duke Roberts, 90, passed away peacefully Friday, June 26, 2020, at her home in Greenwood. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at North Greenwood Baptist Church with 2:30 p.m. interment at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery near Teoc. The Rev. Dr. Jim Phillips will officiate the services. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. Greenwood Delta Funeral Home ( is in charge of arrangements.

Dot was born in Carroll County to William Easley and Dora Halsey Duke. She was a graduate of Valley High School and worked for Golden Age Nursing Home for 23 years until her retirement in 2008.

Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church will always be her home church. Calvary Baptist Church, where she served actively for many years, was very special to her. Later in life, God led her and her husband to North Greenwood Baptist Church to be able to worship and serve Him faithfully alongside her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She served in the Adult Choir and enjoyed fellowship with the LLL senior group. 

She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, a loyal friend and, most importantly, a Christian, who loved the Lord. She held many names: Mama, MeeMaw, Aunt Dot, Pretty Aunt Dot, and just Dot to a multitude of friends. She spent most of her days loving and cherishing her times spent with family and friends. God blessed her with the gift of cooking, which she, in turn, used to minister to others and share her love of Christ. She passed on her love and gift of cooking to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A true Southern lady who was dedicated to her family and friends, Dot shared her love and hospitality with many over the years. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 70 years, James “Bud” Roberts; a son, James Dale Roberts; sisters Hazel McBunch and Anne Organ; and brothers J.W. Duke, Grover Duke, Bill Duke and Guy Duke.

She is survived by her daughter, LaDonna Moss (Ronnie); granddaughter April Moss Castle (James) of Greenwood; grandson Ronald Moss (Jenny) of Guntown; great-granddaughters Emma Layne Castle of Greenwood and Addie Sanders Moss of Guntown; great-grandsons Ronald Layne “Tripp” Moss III and TY Roberts Moss, both of Guntown, and Thomas Dale Castle and James Moss Castle, both of Greenwood; a sister, Frances Duke Wesley of Greenwood; and a host of nieces and nephews who loved her dearly, and she dearly loved them.

Pallbearers will be Ronald Moss, Tripp Moss, Jamey Castle, Thomas Castle, Trey Hodges, Andy Kilpatrick, John Martin, Thomas Gallagher, Dillon Ussery, Neal Duke, Terry Duke and William Duke. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill McBunch, Billy Hopper, Jack Rose, Lee McBunch and Paul Duke.

The family would like to thank Dr. William Jones, Adoration Home Health, Complete Health Care, North Central PDD Case Managers, and her devoted caregivers, Iona Hansbrough, Sally Winston, Frances Rias and Marilyn Hale.

Memorials may be made to Delta Cross, 615 Grand Blvd., Greenwood, MS 38930.

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