Lizzie M. Bennett Burns Roshong

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Lizzie M. Bennett Burns Roshong, 93, of Simpson went to be with her Lord
and Savior on Nov. 23, 2011 in Orange, Texas.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Nov. 25 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, Texas. Officiating will be Reverend David Millner of Calvary Baptist Church, and a eulogy will be given by her
grandson, Glenn Hughes. Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Pine Island Cemetery in Simpson.
Visitation will be from 9-10 a.m. Nov. 25 prior to the service.
Lizzie was born on May 13, 1918 in Simpson where she grew up
and lived until she moved to Orange, Texas in 2004 to live with her daughter, Loretta Hughes.
She retired from Fort Polk where she worked as a seamstress. She also owned and operated a grocery store in Simpson and worked in a department
store in Leesville. She was well known for her homemade biscuits and gravy, dumplings and corn bread dressing. She loved her family and enjoyed cooking for them. She always had a garden and canned fresh vegetables for herself and family. She was a
member of Simpson Baptist Church and Ester #26 Order of the Eastern Star, where she served as Worthy Matron in 1983 and her husband, Earnest Roshong, served as Worthy Patron. She was a faithful member, joining March 18, 1965, and she served in many
offices. She loved quilting and painting ceramics and meeting with friends and family to work on their projects. She was a very active person, full of love and life and always helping others.
At age 16 she married Charles Jefferson Burns
and they had three children. She is survived by her children, Charles B. Burns and wife Ann, Loretta A. Hughes and husband Jerry, and Ronald J. Burns and wife Janice. She is also survived by her seven grandchildren, Glenn Hughes and wife Debbie,
Charles E. Burns, Stephanie Lomonte and husband Frank, Candace Clark, Jennifer Burns, Christi Huber and husband Jim, and Melissa Terrell and husband Barry; 14 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Local great-grandchildren who
spent time with her and were very special to her were Ben and Kayla Hughes.
Also surviving are her sister, Nelda Burns and husband Ross of Orange, Texas and brothers, A.J. Bennett of Shreveport and A.C. Bennett and wife Virginia of
Lizzie is preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Roshong and granddaughter, Angela Kay Hughes.
Serving as pallbearers will be Leonard Bennett, Glenn Hughes, Ben Hughes, Charles E. Burns, Mike Shugart and Michael
The family would like to give a special thank you to Lizzie’s longtime caregivers, Terri Lee and Elaine Shaddell.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Southeast Texas Hospice, P.O. Box 2385, Orange, Texas