Published 12:00 am Friday, February 26, 2010
Roberta Fulton Meadows, age 92, of Alabaster, died Feb. 23, 2010.
A long time resident of Shelby County, she and her departed husband, Herchiel Meadows of 57 years had no children of their own but shared their lives with many in the community and were much loved by all who encountered them. She was a member of Camp Branch United Methodist Church near Alabaster and Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, in Cedar Grove, N.C. She was a long standing member and chaplain of the David Lindsay chapter of DAR of which she was a direct descendant. She served as a pink lady and honored volunteer of the Shelby Baptist Medical Center where her husband was a board member. She was an honored volunteer of the American Red Cross, and served as one of the few women presidents of the Alabaster Civitan Club. She also served as Sec/Treas. of the United Methodist Women of her church in Alabama. Throughout her life, gardening and flowers were her special passion. She was renowned for her creative wedding bouquets and owned a floral business at one time. Later in life she learned fine china painting and family and friends treasured her china heirlooms. Roberta is preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Herbert Fulton; her sister, Sarah Fulton Redfield and her husband, Herchiel Z. Meadows.
She is survived by nieces Joy Redfield Kwapien and Cynthia Fulton Warren and nephew James Fulton Redfield and many great and great- great nieces and nephews.
Visitation in North Carolina was held at Walker’s Funeral Home in Hillsborough Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, from 5-8 p.m.
A visitation in Alabama will be held at Bolton Funeral Home in Columbiana Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 from 5-8 p.m. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. at Elliottsville Cemetery Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, in Alabaster.