Jana Roberson is gone, but her mother has made sure that her legacy will carry on at Harvey Baptist Church.
Last Sunday morning, a pastel portrait honoring Roberson was unveiled by her husband, Jim, to a congregation of about 200 people that included “many of Jana’s family members and people she had worked with,” according to Grant Goodman.
The portrait was commissioned to Michael Gillespie of Forney and now hangs in the church’s library. The portrait was paid for with memorial donations in Roberson’s honor.
Roberson was allegedly slain by her son, Cody, earlier this year.
Before her death, Roberson took it upon herself in early 2006 to organize the church library, a project that took many months to complete, Goodman said.
Goodman said Roberson visited the church several times a week and even took material home to spread out on her dining room table to work on. He said she was also responsible for getting a computer donated and then she entered about 3,400 books plus other multi-media materials to modernize and catalog all of the information.
“Now, her mother, Peggy Moore, carries on and is the coordinator for the library,” Goodman said. “I miss her so - we all do.”
Goodman said the church’s library had really become just a storage room until Roberson “whipped it into shape.”
Goodman said the library is open to guests Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Sundays during church hours.