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Mr. H. H. Robertson “Pros” September 25, 2018

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On September 25, 2018, God called his son, Herbert to come to his eternal home, after 89 years on this Earth. Herbert dedicated his life devoted to his wife, Elease; raising a family with five (5) children, strived in higher education; served the community through educating thousands of students and adults, provided his expertise to the agriculture industry, and his commitment to the Christian ministry.

Herbert was born on Thursday, July 18, 1929, to the late Dazie and Millard Robertson, in a small farm near Zebulon, N.C., on the east side of Raleigh, the oldest of nine (9) children. He attended Primary and High Schools in the same county.  He continued his educational pursue where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Education from A&T College in Greensboro, NC.  Later he taught Agricultural Sciences to veterans in the Raleigh/Durham area. 

While raising a family, Herbert challenged himself, while teaching at Proctorville, he would commute to and from Raleigh to achieve a master’s degree in Agriculture Education from NC State University.  For over 40 years, he was an educator, coached and refereed basketball games at Proctorville and Orrum High Schools.  After retiring from teaching, he stayed active in numerous activities and organizations.

With agriculture as his specialization, he and his wife, Elease, grew fruits, vegetable, flowers, potted plants and hanging baskets plentiful for sale. The quality of their substances was well received (and most times sold out), which made them one of Robeson County’s most respected and admired merchants at the Robeson County Farmers Market in downtown Lumberton. During that time, he helped the market grow from just a few vendors and a handful of customers to more than 40 vendors serving hundreds of customers in a festival-like atmosphere. He helped form the Robeson County Farmers Market Association and has served every year in a leadership role as either president, vice president or secretary/treasurer. He even provided stability for the market by serving as market manager whenever this position was vacant. He also was appointed to the Board of Trustees at   UNC – Pembroke and served on election days as judge for the Orrum district Board of Elections.

He was a senior member of Antioch Baptist Church in Proctorville, where he held numerous positions such as Chairman of the Deacon Board; Chairman of the Board of Trustees; Financial Secretary; Teacher of Sunday School and President of the Senior Choir.

Herbert was loving and caring to his family and friends. Being married to the love of his life, Elease McGregor-Robertson for over sixty-eight (68) years and raised five children: Clarence-Donald, Paulette, Alice-Belinda Bailey (James), Sharon Lynn Jones (Norman), Herbert H. Robertson, Jr; Two (2) Grandchildren: Allison Caldwell (Tony) and James Bailey II and Two (2) Great-Grandchildren: William James and John Arthur Caldwell. Present siblings include sisters Mary Powell (Adolf), Patricia Glenn (Thomas) and brother James Robertson, with a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless friends, and associates.

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The Home Going Celebration will take place on Sunday October 7, 2018 at Antioch Baptist Church, 2341 N. Spruce Street Proctorville, NC at 2:00 P.M. The body will lie in state from 1:00 PM til 200 pm. The family will be accepting visitors daily in the home from 11:30 A.M. til 1:00 P.M; and from 4:00 P. M. till 6:00 P.M. The body will be laid to rest in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, off the Wire Grass Road, Orrum. The family is asking that every one please observe the times designated for visitation.

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    Deena Locklear says

    My first encounter with Mr. Robertson of course was at OHS. He was a beloved teacher during his time there. As the years passed I became reacquainted with him thru his vegetable produce. My family & I enjoyed his collards especially during the holiday season. He will be surely missed. I extend my deepest condolences to the family.

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    Deborah Jamison says

    My prayers are with your Family.

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    Daphne M. Miller says

    To my classmate Doanld and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I’m reflecting back when Mr. Robertson, as coach of the girls To To To Donald my classmate and family. I am flashing back to Mr. Robertdon as the coach of the girl’s basketball team. Also, encouraging me to learn how to drive in order that I could get my driver’s license in order to drive a school bus. There are so many memories to treasure. May God continue to bless and keep you.

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    Linda Simuel says

    My sincere condolences.

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