Elizabeth L. “Ricky” “Betty” Roberts
October 30, 1942 - October 27, 2020
Elizabeth L. “Ricky” “Betty” Roberts, age 77, of Newark, DE, and formerly of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2020.
Born in Wilmington, DE on October 30, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Erhard and Grace (Quillen) Rickenback. Betty worked as an Executive Administrative Assistant at Hercules/Bassell, retiring after close to 30 years of dedicated service. Active in her community, she was a member of Union United Methodist Church in Bear as well as the Newark Senior Center. Betty enjoyed volunteering at Christiana Care in her free time.
In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Dean Roberts. She is survived by her children, Elizabeth Ross of Swarthmore, PA and Richard Roberts of Elkton, MD; and 7 grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at Silverbrook Cemetery, 3300 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance, please be mindful of keeping social distance as well.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty’s memory to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, Second Floor, Newark, DE 19711, Union United Methodist Church, 345 School Bell Road, Bear, DE 19701, or Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.