After extended illness, Vickie Roberts-West passed away on June 3, 2018. Vickie Roberts-West was born in Austin, Texas on July 20, 1949 of parents Rev. E. L. Roberts and Mae Belle Roberts. Vickie was baptized at an early age at the Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church
Although Vickie Roberts-West was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy (MS) in her early twenties, Vickie served as pianist and choir director for several local churches. Vickie was owner and editor of the Advocacy, a religious and community newspaper. Vickie served as an assistant to several Texas State Congressmen and was instrumental in the formation and enactment of the Texas Emancipation bill (Juneteenth).
Vickie Roberts-West participated in several political activities and was a speech writer for several local politicians.
Vickie graduated from A. S. Johnston High School in 1966, where she served as Editor for the school newspaper and participated in several clubs. Vickie also attended Texas Women’s University and Baylor University.
Vickie Roberts-West was preceded in death by husband Weldon West; parents Reverend E. L. Roberts and Mae Belle Roberts; brothers James and Joe Nathan Roberts. Vickie is survived by sons Timothy Henry (Rosalinde) and Mark Henry; and brothers Leonard Roberts (Lorraine) and Larry Roberts (Helen).