Roberta L. Murphy-Waldroup (Granny Bert), 78, of Cherokee, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. A native of Cherokee, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Elnora Ledford Murphy. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by sisters, Katherine Crisp, Bessie Sexton; brothers, Jim Murphy, David Murphy, Jesse Murphy, Joseph Murphy; one grandchild, Gilbert Waldroup; and one great grandchild, Percival Allison.
She was a 1960 Graduate of Cherokee High School.
She is survived by four children, Calvin Waldroup, Kathy Waldroup, Helen Waldroup, Jessica Waldroup, all of Cherokee; one sister, Janice Jones of Whittier; one brother, Gene Brendle; grandchildren, Brandon, Cubby, Ray, Lynsey, Forrest, Daniel, Mikey, Courtney, Flea, Bunny, Nicky, Tonya, Clinton, Doug, and Jamie; 30 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; many special children she loved in the community; and a special friend, Peggy Jenks.
Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22 at Bethabara Baptist Church. Rev. James (Bo) Parris will officiate with burial at Birdtown Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. Saturday at the Church.