Jean Simpson Robertson, 82, passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015 with her family by her side. Jean was born "up the country" in Surry County, NC on January 12, 1933 to Claude E. and Myrtle Badgett Simpson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Coultas Robertson and by her mother and father.
Survivors include daughter, Adair Robertson of Raleigh NC; daughter, Arden LeMoine (Dennis), of Sharon SC, daughter Allyson Askew (David) of Millen GA, sister Dawn Simpson of Charlotte NC, grandchildren Dustin LeMoine of Boulder CO and Jennifer Borneman of Grover NC and three great grandchildren, Marly LeMoine, Lindsay Borneman and Jonathan Borneman.
Jean loved to garden and spent many happy hours outdoors in her yard in Red Springs. She enjoyed growing and sharing plants with family and friends. Jean was an avid reader. She also loved to crochet and created many beautiful afghans. She was an NC State basketball fan and watched the Wolfpack play whenever possible. Jean went to live with her daughter in Raleigh in her later years and enjoyed attending the day program at the Ruth Sheets Center located at the Edenton Street Methodist Church. While in Raleigh, she also enjoyed walks around the neighborhood with her grand dog, Rita, and watching the birds at the feeders and birdhouses in the yard. Jean will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
The family will receive friends at the Raleigh home on Friday, February 20th from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 21st at First Baptist Church in Red Springs, NC with Reverend Bradley Boberg officiating.
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Memorial donations may be made to the Ruth Sheets Adult Care Center, 228 West Edenton St, Raleigh NC 27603 or to First Baptist Church, 701 East 4th Ave, Red Springs NC 28377.
Crumpler Funeral Home of Red Springs is in charge of arrangements.