Rock Hill – Mrs. Rachel Jeanette Watkins Robertson, age 79 passed away Friday, May 4, 2018 peacefully in her home after a courageous fight with liver cancer for 17 years. Mrs. Robertson was born April 6, 1939 in Rock Hill and the daughter of the late Grady W. Watkins, Sr. and the late Winnie Mae Threadgill Watkins. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Robertson was preceded in death by of husband of 53 years, Samuel Donald Robertson and her sister, Betty Fields.
Mrs. Robertson was a member of Rock Hill Christian Church. She was a wife, mother, homemaker and also loved to work in daycare centers. Mrs. Robertson was an God fearing woman, an excellent example of the Proverbs 31 woman. She loved her flowers, gardens, all birds, angels, cross-stitching, puzzles, reading the Bible, the Adult day Center and Elvis. She was the kind of mother who was unselfish, loved all of her family, never said and a harsh word about anyone and say, “Rather me than thee” and “We’ve had a Wonderful time.”
A visitation for Mrs. Robertson will be held 11:00 until 12:30, Tuesday, May 8th at the First Christian Church, 235 Community Street, followed by a graveside service at 1:00 pm at Grandview Memorial Park – Cherry Road.
Mrs. Robertson is survived by her four daughters, Teresa Jean Copeland (Wayne Copeland, Donna Marie Ward (Charles G. Ward) Connie R. Deavers, and Barbara Ann Crosby (Paul Crosby); her eight grandchildren, Justin, Charlie P., Lauren, Matthew, Jordan, Darren, Charly, and Christian; her great-grandson, Jackson; her sisters, Shirley Collins and Patricia Shuler; her brothers, Gary Watkins and Grady Watkins Jr,; her sister-in-law, Doris Price; and by numerous nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her beloved dog, Daisy, who was her best friend. She loved them all.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rock Hill Christian Church, PO Box 36414, Rock Hill, SC 29732 or the Adult Enrichment Centers of Rock Hill, 359 Park Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29730.