A private family gathering will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Walters Funeral Home for Elgene “Jane” Roberts, 80, who passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2018.
Survivors include one daughter, Lorrie Roberts and her significant other Joseph Mire, Jr. of Scott; one son, Travis Roberts and his fiancée Tricia Segura of Younsgville; her sister-in-law/ life-long best friend/ caretaker, Sally Ann Bourque of Scott; six grandchildren, Gena Hanks and her fiancée Chris Cormier of Duson, Amy Greagoff and her husband Adam Greagoff of Duson, Holly Jones and her husband Carl M. Jones of Opelousas, Dustin Roberts and his wife Casey Roberts of Youngsville, Blake Roberts and his wife Alicia Roberts of Broussard, and Matthew Roberts and his wife Brooke Roberts of Scott; and 11 great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Greagoff, Carter Roberts, Camren Roberts, Luke Roberts, Connor Roberts, Jack Roberts, E’Monie Jones, Ja’niah Washington, Riley Washington, Cartrell Jones, and Carlaysha Jones.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Hazel and Lucien Racca of Lafayette; and one daughter, Sharon Roberts of Lafayette.
Jane thoroughly enjoyed athletics and the outdoors. She played softball and coached young ladies softball early in her young adult life. As a coach, she coached a 16 year old young ladies softball team to a State Championship in 1975 and that same team to Nationals in Satellite Beach, Fla. where they placed 8th out of 52 teams in the tournament. Sports continued to be a passion of hers until her passing. Gardening was how she expressed her passion for the outdoors.
Family and friends were her passion and delight. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. In addition to working in sales and raising her three children she also was a member of the church. She was a faithful member of the Family Worship Center Media Church, Jimmy Swaggart Ministries. Her love for Jesus and living her life according to the Word of our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ was unconditional.
The children of Jane would like to especially thank Sally Ann Bourque for her total commitment not only to being the Nannie who assisted in raising them, but also the total commitment she made in being the best caretaker to their mother until her passing.
A native of Lafayette, Jane lived in Scott for 41 years. She was a graduate from Christian Life of Theology, where she obtained a Doctorate Degree in Theology.
The Roberts family would like to give special thanks to all the doctors, nurses and staff Of Bridgeway Healthcare & Hospice involved in the care given to Jane Roberts.