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CAMERON—Services for Roberta Miller Black, 93, of Cameron, formerly of Bryan, were held Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, in the Kathryn W. Green Chapel of Green-Patterson Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Bagley officiating. Interment followed at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cameron.

Mrs. Black died Sunday, Aug. 2.

She was born July 12, 1916, to Jonathon K. Miller and Mary Elizabeth McNeeley in Milam County, where she went to school, worked in the fields and met her husband, Thomas Collier Black.

After their marriage, she lived at Fort Sam Houston, raising their children and awaiting her husband's return from World War II.

After he returned, the family moved to Dallas until 1949, when they moved to Bryan.

They were faithful members of St. Paul's United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Black had worked in the food service department of the Bryan Independent School District.

In 1984, the Colliers moved to Cameron. Mrs. Black was active in First United Methodist Church and was popular at the Cameron Nursing Center, where she went every Tuesday and Thursday to assist residents in playing Bingo.

Mrs. Black was preceded in death by her husband and a daughter, Glenda Lee Black.

Survivors include a brother, John E. Miller of Georgetown; a sister, Leora Malone of Cameron; two sons, Douglas C. Black of Cameron, Dwayne A. Black and wife Mary of Cloverdale, California; a daughter, Myrna L. Rosser and husband Terry N. of College Station; four grandchildren, Tenise Rosser Pettigrew and husband Jim, Terrell Rosser Johnson and husband Victor, Tara Rosser Surface and husband Scott, Jessica Black Dees and husband Brad; four great-grandchildren, Joel Pettigrew, Kelly Johnson, Ricky Surface and Michael Surface; and two great-great-grandchildren, Jack Johnson and Baby Dees arriving this September; also, numerous nieces and nephews.


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