William Robertson Sr.

Published 7:38 pm Monday, August 22, 2011

August 19, 2011

William Robertson Sr., 74, of the 2700 block of East Washington Street, Suffolk, Va., died Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at Sentara Obici Hospital. He was a native of Nansemond County and the son of the late Luverta Robertson and Herman Robertson.

William Robertson Sr.

He was a 1955 graduate of East Suffolk High School and attended Virginia State College. He retired after 42 years at the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier, where he received special honors and postal awards. He was a member of Metropolitan Baptist Church. He also was secretary and a loan officer at the Metropolitan Federal Credit Union.

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He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Jennie M. Robertson, of Suffolk; a daughter, Wanda Cross (Nathaniel), of Newport News; three sons, William Robertson Jr., of Louisville, Ky., Neal A. Robertson Sr. (Sharon), of Albany, Ga., and Jeffrey Robertson (Anita), of Berlin, Germany; four sisters, Fonsia Harvey, of Maryland, Mary Joe (James), of Hampton, Dorothy Greene and Jackie Graves, both of Suffolk; one brother, James Robertson (Catherine), of Suffolk; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces, and cousins.

A home going service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at Metropolitan Baptist Church, officiated by Dr. Robert Hobbs. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.crockerfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Metropolitan Baptist Church in memory of William Robertson Sr.