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Virginia Lee Robertson

July 12, 1931 — December 6, 2015

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

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