Gertrude Janet Roberts, 97, of Bradshaw, WV, passed away Monday, March 28, 2022 at Heritage Hall in Grundy, VA.

Gertrude was born April 29, 1924 on Crane Ridge near Avondale, WV. She was a daughter of the late Joe Burb and Margaret Addair Mullins. Gertrude taught head start and was a teacher’s aide. In her early years she taught in one room schools.   

In addition to her parents Gertrude was preceded in death by her husband Herman Roberts; one sister, Betty Jean Thomas; seven brothers, Fred, Bobby Dean, Donald Lee, Hubert, Warren, Clyde and J.B. Mullins; four half-brothers, Carl, Emory, Noah, and Doc Mullins; and four half-sisters, Dora Handy, Ethel Crosswhite, Cynthia Mullins and Hazel Mullins.  

Survivors include one son, Thomas Roberts and wife Kathleen of Bradshaw, WV; two grandchildren, Tiffany Clay and husband Jerry of Clearwater, FL, and Jason Roberts and wife Donna of Princeton, WV; three brothers, Dowell Mullins Sr. of Richlands, VA, Mack Mullins of Fayetteville, NC and Douglas Mullins of Roanoke, VA; and special friends, Sharon Short, Frances Hagerman, Karen Christian and Elsie Easterling.

Graveside services will be conducted Monday, April 4, 2022 at 1 o’clock with Reverend Randall Dority officiating at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell, WV.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or the Cancer Society.

Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV, is assisting the family.

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