Elsie Rae Creel Roberts, 81, of Orange, passed away Dec. 5, at her home.

Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 8, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating was Mark Legendre of Mainstreet Church of Christ in Vidor. Graveside service followed at Meadows Cemetery in Merryville, La.

Born in Noble, La., April 29, 1933, she was the daughter of Louis P. Colton and Elizabeth Anne (Kegley) Colton. Elsie was a member of West Orange Church of Christ. She loved quilting, canning, and gardening. Elsie enjoyed spending time outdoors hunting and fishing. She always took care of others and put her children and family first. The family would like to thank the staff of Gentiva Hospice in Beaumont for all of their wonderful care.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Wallace G. Creel; second husband Upton K. Roberts; sisters, Opehlia Harger and Lucille Parker and parents, Louis and Elizabeth Colton.

Elsie is survived by her daughters, Rebecca Anne “Becky” Creel Wilcox and husband Earl, of Mauriceville, Peggy Elizabeth Creel Erwin and husband Alvin, of Kountze, Cynthia Rae “Cindy” Creel Rascoe and husband David, of Bridge City and Sherry Jeanette Creel LeBlanc and husband Carl, of Bridge City; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and brothers, Woodrow Colton and Charles “Buddy” Colton.

Serving as pallbearers were Garrett Wilcox, Wesley LeBlanc, John Erwin, John Erwin Jr., Alan Rascoe and Dustin Creager. Honorary pallbearers were Baylor LeBlanc, Dawson Creager, and Gaven Wilcox.