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Evelyn "Mickey" Roark

April 2, 1927 — August 1, 2022

Mrs. Evelyn “Mickey” Jones Roark, age 95, of Hendersonville TN, passed away on Monday, August 1st, 2022 at Maple Cottage Assisted Living in Hendersonville, TN.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August  4th, 2022 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and from 6:00 AM until 11:00 AM on Friday, August 5th, 2022 at Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory.  Visitation will continue from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM Friday at the Franklin Presbyterian Church, 201 N. College St. in Franklin, KY.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 PM at the Franklin Presbyterian Church with burial to follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin, KY.

Mickey was born on April 2nd, 1927 in Clinton, KY to the late, Willis Elmer Jones and Eva D. (Herning) Jones. She is also preceded in death by her late husband William Thomas “Bill” Roark; Son, Paul Thomas Roark; 2 siblings, Shirley Story and Billy Jones.

She is survived her daughter, Sue Roark Buckberry (William) of Hendersonville, TN; daughter-in-law, Melinda Roark of Springfield, TN ; 5 grandchildren, James Thomas Roark, John Paul Roark, Joe Willis Roark, Kelly Buckberry and Sarah Buckberry; 7 great-grandchildren, Jaxson Roark, Jake Roark, Brady Roark, Ataleigh Roark, Lincoln Roark, McKinlee Paulson and Marlee Allen; and several nieces and nephews.

She was a member of the Franklin Presbyterian Church where she served in many roles over the years. She graduated Western Kentucky State Teachers College with a bachelor’s degree in education and a minor in art. She taught school at Prospect Hill for several years and then substituted in the Simpson County School System. She was a receptionist for Dr. Michael Pulliam’s and Dr. Richard Towe’s offices. She also liked traveling, church activities, sewing, dominos, board games and being with friends and family.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Franklin Presbyterian Church, 201 N. College St, Franklin, KY. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home and church.

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory website is www.gilbertfhonline.com.  The Facebook page is Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.  The obituary phone line is 270-586-8844.

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