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Virginia Lee Robertson

COLUMBUS - Virginia Lee Minyard Robertson, age 84, of Columbus, MS passed away on Sunday December 06, 2015 at her home.

Visitation will be held Saturday December 12, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Columbus. Memorial services will follow at 12:00 PM at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Columbus, MS. Reverend Luke Lawson and Reverend Jearl Hunley will officiate the service.

Virginia was born on July 12, 1931 to James Patrick "J P" and Mary Lou (Duke) Minyard, Sr. in Louisville, Kentucky. She moved to Mississippi at an early age. She graduated from Belzoni High School in 1950. After graduation she married Joe Asa Robertson on June 17, 1951 in Belzoni. Virginia worked as a secretary for various employers and retired at age 56. She was a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Virginia had several hobbies that she was very proficient in; painting, ceramics and sewing. She also was a rock collector, having traveled 49 of the 50 States collecting a rock from each one for her garden. Virginia was a very social person and generous to all. Her family says she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be missed by all her friends and relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents James and Mary Minyard, Sr., three brothers; James P. Minyard, Jr., Robert Minyard, and Jerry Minyard.

Virginia is survived by her husband of 64 years Joe A. Robertson of Columbus, MS. Daughter, Donna and husband Jeff Wilber of Sonoma, CA. Two grandchildren, Barret and Emily Wilber both of Sonoma, CA. She also leaves a host of nieces and nephews.
The Wilber family would like express gratitude to Becky Cochran, Joseph, James, Cliff and Mike Jenkins for their love and devotion toward their Aunt Ginny.

Memorials may be made to the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church 2698 Ridge Rd Columbus, MS 39705.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The on-line guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.

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I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Virginia. The last time I spoke to her she told me some fun stories about my Dad and their family when their lived in Kentucky. I will always have fond memories of her.

Rita Minyard Augustin - December 16, 2015 at 03:05 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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Wlehr - December 12, 2015 at 02:42 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Dear Joe and Donna,I just read in the paper about Virginia's death and am so sorry. She was such a good friend in Grenada. It is so sad when friends lose touch. Irvin died in May of this year so I have an idea what you are going thru. Just know that I am thinking about you and sending love. Betty S. Griffin

Betty S. Griffin - December 11, 2015 at 03:46 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Joe, I was so sorry to hear of Virginia's passing. She was such a sweet, dear person and I always enjoyed talking with her--she had such a pleasant personality. I am so glad that I had a chance to visit with you when she was in ICU at Baptist. God bless you , Donna and all the family. Vicky Bourland

Vicky Bourland - December 10, 2015 at 06:44 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I will always remember Virginia as being a social person that loved people. I was surprised to learn that her brother taught me and my daughter chemistry at MSU.

Robert Ray - December 09, 2015 at 06:06 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Virginia was a dear friend to me and many others. I have many memories of her that surely make me smile in spite of the sadness I feel in her passing. I can just see her in her red hat and purple dress, stepping out with her Red Hat Society sisters. What fun we had! I remember, too, fish fries in our back yard--Virginia always managed to sneak a bite of crisp fried bream almost as soon as it came out of the fryer. All these memories are treasures; and Virginia, herself, was a "treasure". She will surely be missed.

Mary Ray - December 09, 2015 at 12:45 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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