The Newnan Times-Herald


Joyce Elaine Robertson

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Sep. 05, 2017 - 11:04 AM

Mrs. Joyce Justiss Robertson peacefully crossed into her eternal life on the morning of Thursday, August 31, 2017. 

Her earthly journey began on November 12, 1937. She surprised her parents Leon and Lillie Payton Justiss. While the birth of their first child was expected, they were quite taken aback when not only was there a little girl, but also, a twin boy. 

Joyce’s early years were spent in Grantville. She would marry Harry Mitchell Robertson. Their marriage would produce three sons, and Joyce would learn to get in tune with the things that the men folk enjoyed and she could hold her own in their activities of which fishing and traveling would be important. Spontaneous road trips were common place for her. 

Nothing in Joyce’s life would be more important than her faith and her family. She joyfully devoted all her energies to providing a nurturing home for her children and grandchildren and being an active member of her beloved Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church. 

She will be most remembered for her quiet faithfulness in whatever task she undertook, be it family or her church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harry Mitchell Robertson, in 2013. Two sisters, Mildred Rainwater and Carolyn Robertson, also predeceased her.  

She is survived by her sons, Scott Robertson, Chip Robertson and Denny Robertson and his wife, Carol. She was a doting grandmother to Ryan, Katlyn, Caleb and Faith Robertson. She is also survived by her twin brother, James Justiss. 

The life of this dear person was remembered on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home led by Reverend Kathleen Gillian, Reverend Ken Hamilton and Reverend Dan Dixon. Interment was at Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 6-8 p.m.

Those who desire to offer memorial gifts may do so to Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 2651 Highway 16 East, Sharpsburg, GA 30277. 

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