Roberta Frances (Wine) Dodd, 92, of Jeffersonville, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday morning, May 9, 2018, at home surrounded by her beloved family. A resident of Clark County since 1974, she was very much involved in her family, church, and neighborhood activities and was loved by all.
Roberta was born on October 3, 1925, in Falmouth, Virginia, to the late Keith Morgan and Lillie Virginia (Reid) Wine. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Edward Dodd; as well as ten siblings.
She is survived by her one remaining sister, Velva Powell; and sister-in-law, Arlene Knight; both of Fredericksburg, Virginia; three daughters, Cynthia Grace Grigg, Kathy Phillips (David), and Patricia Weerts (Michael); 10 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Born and raised in Virginia, she shared a home with her parents and eleven brothers and sisters, learning at a very early age the values of hard work from her dad and the love of Jesus from her sainted mother.
During her single and married lifetime, Roberta, Bobby, or Fran, as she was called, worked for the government as a Program Control Clerk at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Quantico Marine Corps Base, and Fort Belvoir Military Base in Virginia. She also worked at the Census Bureau (GSA) in Jeffersonville, Indiana, with the DATA Preparation Division. With each position, she received numerous awards for her diligence and outstanding work performance, receiving accommodations from the Department of the Navy and the United States Department of Commerce for 25 years of service when she retired in 1988.
Her proudest achievement was working as a receptionist at the Voice of God Recordings in Jeffersonville, Indiana, where she was honored to work for fourteen years. As she often told her family, it was the highlight of her life to be a VGR employee serving the Bride of Christ.
Most importantly, she gave her heart to the Lord Jesus as a young child and never departed from her faith, no matter the many trials and heartaches over the years. To her family and friends, she was everything. The perfect mom, the perfect grandmother, the perfect confidant, and the most influential person any of them have ever met. She instilled within each of her children and grandchildren her burning desire for them to serve the Lord and live the Message. She applied the "Token" to all she loved and was constantly witnessing to neighbors and anyone who would take the time to listen. She was a vigilant prayer warrior, getting up at 7:00 A.M. EVERY morning for "Quiet Time" prayer, and she was the FIRST one the family or neighbors called for prayer when things went awry. As her neighbor said this week after learning of her departure, "... her prayers are still working in the neighborhood." What a legacy of faith and a life well lived.
Visitation will be Monday, May 14, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals, & Receptions (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany, Indiana 47150). Her Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at the Branham Tabernacle (804 Penn Street, Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130) with burial to follow in Eastern Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions in Roberta’s name may be made to the Voice of God Recordings (5911 Jeffersonville-Charlestown Pike, Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130).
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