Beatrice Deserine Dobbins-Roberson was the fourth of five children born to the union of Joseph William Dobbins and Julia Annalee Turner-Dobbins on April 17, 1929.
Bea attended schools at Sumner High School. Later she attended Kansas City Kansas Community College, where she received her Associates of Art Degree.
Teaching was an area which Bea excelled in. She was a certified substitute teacher in Kansas City, Kansas School District 500 for approximately 10 years.
She received a teacher and a masters certificate from the C. H. Mason System of Bible College in Memphis, Tennessee. After receiving her teaching and masters certificate from C. H. Mason she was an instructor for them in the Kansas East Jurisdiction. She was also a board member and secretary for the board and the college.
Being active and involved in church was important for Bea. She served as a Sunday School Teacher, Church Mother and National Secretary for the Kansas East Jurisdictional Women’s Department for many years.
Bea was a licensed missionary of the Church of God in Christ. She was a faithful member of Faith Deliverance Family Worship Center until her illness.
In Bea’s free time she enjoyed freelance writing and painting art. Some of her writings have been published in “The Voice of Missions” a Church of God in Christ International Missions Magazine. She took art classes and painted several pictures. When you visited her, you could see her paintings hanging on the walls of her home.
Beatrice was affectionately known as Bea, Granny Bea, GB and BB to all who loved her. She was a loving mother; grandmother; great grandmother; aunt; cousin; and friend to all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Urma Rosetta Bradshaw; Joseph W. Dobbins, Jr.; and Robert J. Dobbins.
Left to cherish her memory two daughters, Nora B. Collins (special friend Sam Nelson); Crystal (Vincent) Turner; six grandchildren; Cicily Rights; Chana (Warren) Robinson; Shad Collins; Vincent (Holland) Turner, II; Ciara (Evan) Turner-Ewert; and Cameren Turner; four great-grandchildren, Seonna Collins; Taylor Collins; Ashlyn Robinson; and Vae Turner; one sister, Florestine Sampson; sister-in-law, Alberta Dobbins; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.