Mrs. Roberta Galloway Cash

March 23, 1929 – November 13, 2020

On Friday, November 13th, 2020 the beloved Mrs. Roberta Galloway Cash, passed away in peace at her residence in Mentone, Alabama with her family by her side.

She was born March 23, 1929, and was a devoted and loving wife, supportive mother, caring and compassionate grandmother and aunt, wonderful sister and gracious friend.

Roberta was preceded in death by her husband and best friend of 67 years, Max Gerome Cash. They had seven children: Anita (Ben) Banks, Fort Payne, Alabama; Larry (Barbara) Cash, Anchorage, Alaska; Susan (Larry) Hooks, Mentone, Alabama; Bruce (Robin) Cash, Austin, Texas; Philip Cash, Mentone, Alabama; Neil Cash (deceased); and Ann (Steve) Harrell, Dalton, Georgia.

Grandchildren: Seth (Amber) Banks, Nashville, Tennessee; Allison (Aaron) Jack, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Jordan (Lauren) Cash, Vancouver, Washington; Kyle Hooks, Huntsville, Alabama; Cassie (Gary) Parker, Mentone, Alabama; Katie (Josh) McKay, Austin, Texas; Bruce Jr. (Christine) Cash, Austin, Texas; Lydia Cash, Dumfries, Virginia; Lindsey (John) Reiman, Austin, Texas; Matthew Cash (Rebecca), Austin, Texas; and Corey Cash, Austin, Texas.

Great-Grandchildren: Scarlett Avery Banks (deceased); Bowman, Lincoln and Barrett Jack; J.J., Cash, Mary Kate and Anna Brooke McKay; Quinn and Callie Cash; and Maxwell “Max” Parker.

Siblings of Roberta are Janice Galloway, Max Galloway (deceased), Patricia “Marcie” Galloway Chumley (deceased), and Jerry Galloway (deceased).

Roberta’s gentleness, grace, and kindness toward others was her trademark. Her influence on family and community are profound and meaningful. She had a God given gift of sharing love to people and always put others before herself in thought and deed. Her most distinguishing characteristic was her absolute commitment and devotion to the love of her life, Max. Her favorite memories are those spent visiting the lakes that Max designed because of the peacefulness and remoteness of the place as well as the opportunity it represented for quiet times with family and friends. Her secret to a long and happy life was simple, “Read your Bible and pray every day.”

Roberta spent her life as a dedicated, faithful and loving Christian, she had a long-standing relationship with God and she inspired many with her positive, cheerful outlook in happy anticipation of heaven. Family was the pivotal essence of Roberta’s life. She was proud and honored to be the matriarch, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to her large family. She was happiest when she was surrounded by her favorite people…Roberta loved and adored her family; they were her world. If you were lucky enough to be present when she gazed into their faces, the pure joy radiating from her would blind you. Roberta wanted nothing more than for them to have a wonderful life. She treasured her family and embraced every moment with them.

In addition to her devotion to her family and community over the years, Roberta enjoyed gardening, sewing, and reading. She loved to cook “meals from her garden” for her large family. Her hands were rarely still. She was kind and helpful and always influenced others by her example, holding the highest integrity in family and in life. She had great ambitions for her children and sought inspiration in the pages of her Bible.

She quickly learned to navigate on the computer and as a Mom and Grandmom, she communicated via email to her family. She was extraordinary in her pursuit of knowledge and loved the internet for researching interests and shopping online. She was intellectually inspiring, and known for her unwavering support and encouragement to others to achieve their goals through education. “Your education is not complete until you have a college degree” are the words her children heard their entire youth.

Roberta will forever be fondly remembered for her beautiful smile, gentle eyes, caring heart, loving embrace and unconditional love. Although our hearts are heavy, we will celebrate her life and find comfort that she is in heaven watching over all of us and is now at rest in God’s arms. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. This gentle, loving, caring and wonderful woman has left a permanent mark etched on our hearts and will be supremely missed. Her life was a living example of her favorite Bible verse, Proverbs 3:5-6-“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths’.

In honor of Roberta’s love of flowers the family will be accepting flowers, or donations in her honor to Mentone Community Church are appreciated.



Date of Visitation: Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Visitation Location: Burt Chapel-Valley Head

Visitation Time: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM (Masks ARE Required)


Date of Funeral:

Funeral Location:

Funeral Time: A private Celebration of Life Service will be held Wednesday,, November 18, 2020

Officiating: Rev. Randy Addison

Burial Location: Bankhead Cemetery

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18 entries.
Lajean Matthews from Valley Head wrote on November 18, 2020 at 3:21 pm:
I think of Neil and realized fully Roberta's loss when my boy passed. I knew Anne as a 10th grader; she was a real beauty. Soo much of the gifts present in Roberta are quite visible in her progeny. I was lucky to know them.
Faye Grasy from Webster Florida wrote on November 18, 2020 at 4:51 am:
Love and prayers to all of Roberta’s family. Max and Roberta were wonderful examples to all of us growing up in the Mentone church.
Chuck and Linda Stanley from Granite Quarry, NC wrote on November 17, 2020 at 11:52 pm:
Much love and many prayers for the entire family. Mrs. Cash was always so kind to us. She was a special one-of-a-kind lady. We share your grief.
Cindy Meadows from Fort Payne wrote on November 17, 2020 at 5:52 pm:
So many wonderful memories I have from time spent in the Cash home. Mrs. Cash lived her life completely as the best example and role model anyone could have had. I was so blessed to have know her, she was truly an exceptional Christian lady. My love and prayers are with you all.
Keith Henson wrote on November 17, 2020 at 3:59 pm:
Keith Henson

I'm sorry to hear of Roberta's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys. I'll always have fond memories of visiting Alabama and the Cash family.
Marie Holder from Little Rock wrote on November 16, 2020 at 6:47 pm:
What a beautiful matriarch and legacy of love. Life well lived, I know heaven is rejoicing. Prayers and love for the Cash family as you grieve.
Marcella Shigley Campbell from Valley Head, Alabama wrote on November 16, 2020 at 6:12 pm:
The first time I saw Roberta, she was in a convertible with a silk scarf waving in the wind! Of course, the love of her life, Max, was behind the wheel!!
She lived the life of a true Christ Follower. She left us all great memories.
Shepard Midgley from Gadsden,Alabama wrote on November 16, 2020 at 5:50 pm:
I spent summers in Mentone playing with my friend Larry Cash. Roberta and Max always welcomed me whether for lunch or spending a night at their home. Both of them left their wonderful children as their legacies. I am thankful and privileged to have known them all.
Eddie Langston from Mentone wrote on November 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm:
So sorry she was one of a kind I always like her for the time we meet over 50 years ago.
Becky Smith from Fairmount, IN wrote on November 16, 2020 at 7:41 am:
Anita, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. Praying for your family.
Donna Crabtree from Summerville wrote on November 16, 2020 at 3:19 am:
I used to attend church at Mentone, Mrs Roberta was always very sweet and I enjoyed talking to hear. I'm sorry to hear of her passing. Thoughts and prayers for her family.
Kathy Kirby Mc from Mentone wrote on November 16, 2020 at 2:56 am:
Roberta was always so welcoming to me. With her own large family she could have said “Go home Kathy!”, but what she did say was:
“Put milk in the eggs & water in the soup & there’s always enough for one more.” She was a Christlike example of true hospitality. I am honored to know her. Bless y’all in your loss.
Ken RobertShigley from Atlanta, GA wrote on November 16, 2020 at 2:40 am:
Roberta and Max were a constant part of the secure and wholesome background of my childhood at Mentone. The world is poorer for her passing but better for her having lived.
Barbara Neel from Menyone wrote on November 16, 2020 at 2:30 am:
What a beautiful tribute to Beautiful lady. I will always remember Miss Roberta and Mr Max holding hands at church. They smile at each other like teens in love, except that their love was strong... strong in the Lord, in each other and got others. I will always remember the last time I visited Muss Roberts just a few weeks by. I hugged her As I handed her some fresh apple bread. She shared with me a bit about the book she was reading. She was a gentle lady that got the job done. I will miss her garden and her kind smile, but more her. I know she heard,” Job well done my good and faithful servant.”
Taylor Poff Young from Mentone, AL wrote on November 16, 2020 at 1:34 am:
To the woman who always encouraged me to pursue my dreams and loved to hear me sing... I’m singing a song for you today, Ms. Roberta. What a glorious day in heaven.
Rita Galloway from Mentone wrote on November 16, 2020 at 12:05 am:
I think of that great big dining room table or the cypress bar stools. Kids and cousins every where. She had a quiet strength like Daddy. When she spoke, we listened. So many memories. So much love. She will be missed but we were so blessed to have had her.
Virginia Lorelei Sholtz from Trion wrote on November 15, 2020 at 11:57 pm:
Virginia Lorelei Combs Sholtz. Oldest daughter of Marcelene Galloway. She opened her house to me during the summer. I loved her and the time spent with her family. I remember reading the Bible and books on Sunday. I still read my Bible. I never got to see her and her family as much as I wanted to. I will love her always. Your all in my prayers.
Lonnie “Jimmy” Combs from Centre, Alabama wrote on November 15, 2020 at 10:31 pm:
Roberta was a sweet, precious lady. She touched the heart of everyone she came in contact with. I remember, as a child, spending time at her house. She loved working in her garden. I will always remember the grace she displayed and the love in her heart. I know she is enjoying seeing Max, Neil, and the rest of her family and friends that were called home before her.

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