MARION GENELLE BLACK ROBERSON, 70, of Conroe, TX,
was born Dec. 13, 1937 in Leuders and died at her
home in Conroe, TX on Sept. 13, 2008, with burial
in Mt. Marion Cemetery at Strawn, TX.
She attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1956 at
Ranger, TX and was a member of the New Caney Church of
Christ. Genelle was the owner of Roberson Trim & Cabinets.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Lee and four
children, Mark and wife Tutie of Fort Worth, Chris and
husband Jerry of Conroe, Rhonda and her husband Brian
of Humble, and Carla and husband Keith of New Caney;
two brothers, Ealy of Cisco and Loran Black (RHS-1948)
of Whitney, & a sister Linda Black Wimprine (RHS-1959);
ten grandchildren; & two great-grandchildren.
HUSBAND: KENNETH LEE ROBERSON was born on Dec. 29,
1933 in Caddo, TX to David Edward & Lena Mae Roberson
and spent most of his childhood near Strawn, TX. In
1952 he met his true love, Marion Genelle Black (RHS-
1956), where she worked as a car hop at the Porky Pig
Drive-in. In 1953, her mother tried to intervene,
thinking at 15 she was too young to fall in love. She
sent Genelle to Newfoundland, Canada to stay with her
brother, Ealy, who was stationed there with the US Air
Force. Love prevailed and they married in Oct. of 1954
and soon after he was drafted into the US Army where
he served in Nuremberg, Germany for two years.
The couple was blessed with four children and bought
a home in Strawn where they began to raise their family.
Kenneth worked for Montgomery Ward as an appliance
technician and then as driver for RJ Caraway delivering
propane. He started the first local Boy Scouts chapter
and Genelle started the Cub Scouts chapter and they
always took the girls along on their adventures with
In 1972, the family moved to Houston, TX where Kenneth
began his carpentry trade. He excelled in the trade and
within a year he started Roberson Trim & Cabinets. They
decided to move to the country and soon found their home
at 35 (now 19429) Walnut Hills in Conroe, TX. It was
there that he & Genelle became experts in raising teenage
girls. They continued to instill strong morals and a love
of family into their children. Known as Uncle Kenny, he
and Genelle helped raise other children and his door was
always open to anyone in need. He passed his trade onto
three of his children who continue to work in the field
today. His grandchildren will remember him for not only
his patience, but also his willingness turn his head when
they were being mischievous, to build them wooden weaponry
and for his tractor adventures. In 2004, Kenneth & Genelle
celebrated their golden anniversary and in 2008 she passed
away and he never really recovered. On October 28, 2015,
Kenneth passed away in his home with his family.
He was survived by his four children- Kenneth Mark of Fort
Worth, TX, Marion Christyne White and husband Jerry of
Moss Hill, TX, Rhonda Renee Higgins and husband Brian
of Humble, TX, Carla Kay Oakley and husband Keith of
New Caney, TX; ten grandchildren- Robert Lynn Sheats,
Heather Jonet Guy & husband Scotty, Brandon E. Roberson,
Ashley Nicole Moseley & husband Joshua, Brett Allen Gage
and wife Bobbie, Amanda Fay Higgins, Ethan Allen Oakley,
Casey Lee Gage, Caleb Michael Higgins, and Justin Garrett
Oakley; grandaughter-in-law, Amanda Hagaman; five great-
grandchildren-Summer Michelle Sheats, Tyler Jackson Daniel
Eames, Madison Ann Hagaman, Molly Ann Guy, William Roberson
Moseley, and one sister- Dorothy Mae Snyder of Lindale, TX.
Kenneth’s final resting place was at Mount Marion Cemetery
in Strawn, TX next to his beloved wife.