Celebrating the Life of
Dec 31, 1959 - Jan 20, 2021
The Virtual Celebration of Life for
Saturday, February 27, 2021
from 1:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Biography / Obituary / Life Story
Phoenix, AZ - Paula Reeves Roberts passed away peacefully on January 20, 2021 at her home surrounded by her wife, three children, and future daughter-in-law. She was born December 31, 1959 in Roswell, GA, and lived in Georgia most of her life until moving to Phoenix in 2000. Paula worked her entire professional career in community blood banking. Her passion for recruiting volunteer blood donors, inspiring blood drive coordinators at workplaces and community organizations, and leading scores of donor recruitment professionals helped to save the lives of countless patients. In 2011, she was awarded a lifetime achievement award from the Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals.
Paula was a talented pianist and wonderful singer. She had a deep love of music, which she passed down to her children. She is survived by her wife, Linda Matthews, and her three children, P. Nicholas Roberts, Ansley Roberts and Mason Roberts (fiancé Sarah Seymour). Paula is also survived by her two brothers, Kile Reeves and David Reeves (Melinda), as well her nephews, Brad Reeves and Clay Reeves, and a great niece, Annabelle Reeves. A service to celebrate her life will be held online February 27, 2021. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Mary’s Food Bank, Phoenix.
Paula’s Favorite Bible Verses
Romans 8:28 All things work together for good with those who love the Lord and are called according to his purposes.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding: in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Psalm 28:7 The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exalts, and with my song I give thanks to him.
John 14:3 If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me, you may have peace.In the world you will have tribulation, but take courage, I have overcome the world.
Revelation 21:4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes, there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.
Psalm 23:4 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.He maketh me to lie down in greenpastures: he leadeth me beside still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.Take my yoke upon you and learn of me: for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.