ROBERT L. ARTIS AND LINDA F. ARTIS
Though the load gets heavy
We're never left alone to bear it all
Just ask for strength and keep right on toiling
Although the teardrops fall
We have the joy of this my God's assurance
Our heavenly Father will always answer prayer
And He know oh I'm so glad He knows
Just how much we can bear
A homegoing celebration honoring the lives of Mr. Robert Lee Artis Sr., 67, and Mrs. Linda Faye Edwards Artis, 62, 923 N. Center St., will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Church of God and True Holiness, 502 Whitfield Drive, with Elder Robert Faison and pastor Willie Faison III officiating.
Mr. Artis was born Sept. 2, 1941, in Wayne County, to Priscilla Best Artis and J.B. Artis Sr. He graduated from Dillard High School in 1963. He was employed at Celotex for more than 20 years and also worked at Kemp Industries and later retired from the Franklin Bakery.
Mrs. Artis was born Dec. 6, 1946, in Lenoir County, to Archie and Reba Murchinson Edwards. She attended and graduated from Lenoir County Schools. She was employed for many years at K&W Cafeteria.
On June 2, 1966, they were united in holy matrimony. To this union, three children were born and remain to cherish beautiful memories for their parents; Warnicee Artis, Robert Lee Artis Jr. and Everson Devon Artis, all of Goldsboro.
Mr. Artis is survived by four sisters, Sarah (Aaron) Taylor, Georgia Mae Ham and Laura Lucille Flowers of Goldsboro and Doris Thompson of Fayetteville; and one brother, Richard Earl Ham of Goldsboro.
Mrs. Artis is survived by three sisters, Louise Sharpe, Geraldine Smith and Mattie Parson; three brothers, Joe Foster, Charlie Monroe and John Jr. Foster; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. with the family present to receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. at McIntyre Funeral Home Ministries. The family will receive friends at other times at the residence where they will also assemble in preparation for the funeral procession.
Online condolences may be posted at www.mcintyrefh.com.
Published in Obituaries on January 21, 2009 1:47 PM