July 19, 1949 - January 7, 2019
BARBARA LASKA ROBERSON
Barbara Laska Roberson, 69, of Athens, Texas, died 0732 hours on January 7, 2019 at her home in Athens, Texas. She was born July 19, 1949 in Commerce, Texas to Kenneth and Billie Harless. She married Paul Braswell in November 1966 and is survived by her sons, Bobby Braswell and Spouse Marie Braswell of Rowlett, Texas, and Steven Braswell and Spouse Stephanie Braswell of Waddell, Arizona, her two step daughters Melissa Shipp and Spouse Scott Shipp of Granbury, Texas, and Sarah Ivy and Spouse Ray Ivy, of Garland, Texas.
Also surviving is her brother Jimmy Johnson and Spouse Pat Johnson of Athens, Texas and Grandchildren Keven Braswell, of Gainesville, FL., Krystal Braswell College Station, TX : Cara Braswell, Brett Ringenberg and Zachary Halpain of Waddell, AZ; Cooper and Addison Shipp of Granbury, TX , Charlotte Ivy of Garland, Texas.
Barbara’s Father Kenneth Harless, Mother Billie Fagan and Husband Roy Roberson preceded her in death.
Barbara was a long time resident of Texas having lived in several cities of the state throughout her life with a brief living experience in Alaska and Arizona. She graduated at the age of 17 from Paris High School in 1966 and married Paul Braswell the father of her two sons.
She loved to read, work in the yard, enjoyed card games, slot machines, fishing and spending time with family and friends and a huge animal lover owned several dogs, cats, horses and hamster’s.