Funeral services for Earlene Roberts, 77, of Lovington, NM, will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Lovington with Speedy Faith officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Kirby-Smith-Rogers Funeral Home.
Earlene was born an Okie on August 19, 1935, to Earl and Myrtie Lee (Hoffman) Leavelle and passed from this life at her home on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. She married Doyle Roberts on November 12, 1953, and they shared 46 years of marriage before he preceded her in death. She later met and married Holmes Lovejoy and they shared nearly ten years of marriage together. Raised in humble surroundings, Earlene was a farmer, pioneer, businesswoman, legislative servant, real estate broker and overall hardworker. She could drive a tractor, argue with the governor, flip a pancake, counsel with someone in need and sell a property all before 7:00 a.m. on a Monday morning. Her zest for life was exhibited through her Energizer Bunny-like character. Although Earlene was business-minded, she was also family-hearted. The love she had for her family was immeasurable.
She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands and two brothers: Delbert and J. D. Leavelle.
She is survived by her three children: Pam and husband, Speedy Faith; Robbie and wife, Allyson Roberts, Kevey Roberts and husband, Henry Quintana; five grandchildren: Krystie and husband, Robert Arreola, Josh and wife, Rachel Faith, Ryan Roberts, Danielle Roberts, Faith Roberts; three great-grandchildren: Brooklyn and Bronx Arreola and Jaxton Faith; and a host of friends.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 8 from noon until 5:00 p.m. and Friday, August 9 from 8:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. with the family in residence at funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 pm. Memorials may be made in Earlene’s memory to Hillcrest Baptist Church, Building Fund, 220 West Ave I, Lovington, NM 88260.
Condolences may be sent to kirbysmithrogers.com.