Evandale woman Theressa Roberts remembered one year after tragic roadside death

Theressa “Tress” Roberts.

Theressa “Tress” Roberts.

A year after Theressa “Tress” Roberts was struck by a car and killed, her family and friends are gathering to remember the “colourful, warm and caring person”.

The 26-year-old Evandale woman died while walking along a road at Longford on August 7 last year.

On Tuesday, her family and closest friends will meet at a memorial site where she was killed to reflect on her life and mark the one year anniversary of her death.

Her sister, Jodee Roberts, said she lived a colourful life as a performer, singer and musician.

“Theressa’s road site is a place for my family and me to mourn,” Ms Roberts said.

“My fiance Josh and I placed a cross here recently. On Tuesday, my family and close friends will gather there and place flowers, reflect on the life of a beautiful daughter, sister and friend.”

Beyond her performing arts, Theressa was also a passionate beekeeper.

“The honey produced was made into many products … one of her favourites was honey whiskey, a quiet toast will be made in honour of Theressa [on Tuesday],” Ms Roberts said.

“Her physical life may be over, but her presence will continue to enrich our lives in spirit and in memories.

“Thanks to all family and friends for their support over the past 12 months, we love and miss you Tress.”

Following the tragedy, police described the incident on Woolmers Lane as a “traumatic event” that had left the driver of the vehicle “distraught”.

They said Theressa was wearing dark clothing when she was walking along the rural road that had no street lighting or markings on the road.