Floral 11

Jimmy H Robertson

February 21, 1953 ~ November 2, 2020 (age 67)


The Tennessee Conference sadly lost a pillar on Monday, November 2, 2020, when Mr. Jimmy Howard Robertson, age 67, transitioned to his heavenly home with his wife by his side. Born in Parson, Tennessee on February 21, 1953 to Early and Bertha Robertson. Jimmy gave his life to the Lord many years ago. He loved the Lord and was committed to serving. He was a man who strived to make his and his family’s life better. He graduated from Riverside High School and as a young man he knew how to work his way around a cotton field which shaped his strict work ethic and dedication to the things he valued in life.  He would always say “Willie Jean, you do not know anything about cotton, you one of those city country girls," and we would burst out laughing.

Jimmy attended The Institute of Electronics Technical School. His skill set was a blessing to his family and friends. He would drop by their homes on a whim to check the wiring, to ensure safety measures were in place and their needs were met. He was one of a kind, good with his hands and always had a smile on his face.  A smile that could light up any room!

Jimmy was a Planter Supervisor with Consolidated Nuclear System (CNS) in Oak Ridge, Tn. He retired in 2016 after 35 years of exemplary service; working at Union Carbide in Paducah Ky, Martin Marietta Y-12 Plant, Lockheed Martin, and K-25 Nuclear plant. He also worked at Hot Wheels Skating Rink in Oak Ridge for a few years. He kept those skates rolling with his infectious smile and laughter. You see, he loved meeting people from all walks of life. 

Jimmy united with Spurgeon Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church under the Pastorate of Rev. Nathan Jones. Jimmy served as the Preacher's Steward, sang in choir, Class Leader of Faith Conquers, Lay Council President at the church, District Director of Christian Education for the Maryville District, served on the District Lay Council as Treasurer, served on the Financial Board and later served on the Budget Committee. Jimmy LOVED the Lord!  He was a God-fearing man dedicated to service. 

He was a member of the Atomic City Sportsman Club (past President) and a member of the Energy Valley Toastmasters Club where he was awarded several accolades for his love and active work with both clubs. 

Jimmy was an avid sports fan, BUT those Tennessee Vols were his heart. He ushered at the football games faithfully, for many years. His blood ran orange when the season approached every year. 

In 1988, he married the love of his life Willie Jean Robertson. November 26, 2020 would have marked 32 years of marital bliss.  The Lord knew Jimmy had finished his earthly assignment so he whispered his name and said "Come home, your work is done."  He transitioned with an expression of peace, complete happiness, love and a beautiful smile on his face. 

Preceded in death by his parents, Early and Bertha Robertson; sister, Ollie Mae Ashcraft; brothers, Johnnie Robertson and William Robertson, nephew, Ricardo Robertson; son, Robert Smith; father and mother -in-law, Homer and Willie Mae Young; sister-in-law, Janice Kay Scott and niece, Gwendolyn Young. 

Survived by his beloved wife of 31 years, Willie Jean Robertson; brother, Richard Robertson; children, Michelle Robertson, Vanessa (Dreddrick ) Brown, Teresa (Warren) Russell, Nancy (Anthony) White; grandchildren, Joshalyn Smith, Deidre (Jimel) Jones, Latoya Brown, Dreddrick Brown, Jr, Sherrius Smith, Whitney and Alex Russell, Michael, Morgan and Taylor White; great grandchildren, Layla and Kenyon Phelps, Timara and  Eli Johnson, Future, KaVaughan Brown and Montnique Freeman Jr, Jimel, Mylena and Jamir Jones and Tilyn Collins; sisters- in -law, Clara (David) Geter, Lisa (Steve) Lattimore and Jeanetta Robertson; brother -in-law Homer (Patricia) Young; a host of aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews, and friends too many to name yet each and everyone was loved by Jimmy. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020, a public walk through will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Spurgeon Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, 100 Houston Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN. During this time, we will remain in compliance with the Governor's Executive Order #17 (COVID-19). Social distancing and face masks are required. A funeral service to follow for immediate family and close friends. Interment at Oak Ridge Memorial Park where a white dove release will conclude the service. Flowers may be delivered to the church the morning of the visitation. Service will be live-streamed on Facebook.com/ Pug Fuller Video. Professional arrangements entrusted to Patton Funeral Home, Brian L. Buckmon, LFD 1-800-824-8283 or www.pattonfuneralhome1962.com.


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