Judith Robertson

Published 10:50 am Monday, January 22, 2024

Judith Gholson Robertson, 88¾, died Jan 11, 2024 surrounded by her family. She was the widow of Edward David “Mickey” Robertson, Jr. She was born April 2, 1935 in Oxford NC to the late Thelma Averett and Grover DuRelle Gholson.

She worked 40 years in the tobacco business at Danville Leaf Tobacco Co and G.F.Vaughan Tobacco Co in Danville and Lexington. After her retirement, she worked at the gift shop at Ephraim McDowell Memorial Hospital for 12 years.

Judy was a faithful, active member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Danville, a Daughter of the King, and The Groundhog Queen. She exuded her love of creation most gently, and especially loved being with her family and friends on the ocean-side of her beloved birth state, North Carolina. A hater of egg-whites and lover of Hellman’s, her deviled egg recipe will be cherished for generations.

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Known affectionately as “Beanie”, Judy was a loving confidant who taught us to whistle with acorn caps, not take ourselves too seriously, tread lightly on the earth, and turn the other cheek. Though grievously missed, her family rejoices in her heavenly reunion, and predicts that the Groundhog will not see its shadow!

She was predeceased by sisters Marjorie (John) Watkins, Priscilla (Dillon) Robertson, brother Relle (Audrey) Gholson, grandson Edward David “Little Mickey” Robertson, IV, niece Anne Gholson Cox and great nephew John F Watts.

She is survived by her children Martha (Mark) Davenport, Edward (Loudetta) Robertson, Marjorie(Jim) Dinsmore and John (Jill) Robertson; her grandchildren Sarah (Jesse) McCurry, Katherine (Chris) Dinsmore, John David (Laura) Robertson, Paul (Brooke) Robertson, Elizabeth Robertson, Stacie Anderson and Jason Gibson; her great grandchildren Maggie McCurry, Stella Robertson, Story Robertson, Carter Robertson, Zachary Phillips, Ethan Quinn, Jeremy Quinn and Makayla Southerland; great great grandchild Norah Fay Quinn. She has many special nieces, nephews and cousins, too.

A memorial will be held on Feb 2, Groundhog Day, at 11a at Trinity Episcopal Church 320 West Main St Danville, KY. Memorial donations are suggested to Trinity Episcopal Church.