Naomi June Roberts Bearden, 71, of Savannah, went home to be with Jesus and her beloved son, Roger Bearden on Saturday, May 17, at Hardin County Medical Center in Savannah after a lengthy illness.
A native of Buncombe County, N. C., Mrs. Bearden was born Aug. 18, 1942, the daughter of the late Frank William and Annie Delorse Roberts. Raised in the Locust Grove community of Weaverville, N.C., she was a graduate of The Governor Morehead School, a school for the blind in Raleigh, N.C.
June did not let her blindness, at age 12, keep her from living a full life, working a public job, marrying and raising a family, and working for the Lord. She joined Locust Grove Baptist Church at a young age and attended Holland’s Creek Methodist Church in Savannah, where she taught Sunday school for many years and mentored young Christians. June loved to sing and was a member of a group that would sing at many local churches around Savannah, until her health failed. She also loved to crochet and would spend hours of each day turning out beautiful works with her hands to give away to family and friends.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Curtis Joe Bearden; a son, Marty Bearden and wife, Annette; a granddaughter, Kim; and two great-grandchildren, Bailey and Kaden, all of Savannah; sisters, Loretta Plemmons of Marshall, N.C., Gail Cutshall of Asheville, N.C.; brothers, Rex Roberts (Ann) of Weaverville, N.C., Ervin Roberts (Joyce) of Marshall, N.C., and Lynn Roberts (Jennifer) of Weaverville, N.C.; many nieces and nephews and a special friend, Mary Jean Crotts.
In addition to her parents and son, she was preceded in death by sisters, Josephine Lanning and Vivian Price, and brothers, Jerry Dale Roberts and Carroll Roberts.
If you knew June Bearden, you were blessed. Do what she would have done…pass that blessing along to someone else. Give them a hug, a word of encouragement, or say a prayer for them. That is what she would have wanted.