Patricia Ann Stevens Robertson, of Jonesboro, passed away on July 17, 2019. Services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Morrow on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 11:00 am. Rev. David Tew will be officiating. Interment will be at Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Tucker, Ga at 2:00 pm. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Friday from 5pm-8pm.
Pat was the first born child to Thomas Clinton Stevens, Sr. and Annie Hale Stevens in Atlanta GA in 1929. She was proud to attend schools in Columbia, South Carolina, Savannah and Decatur, GA. Pat was a serious student who always strived to excel.
She married Edwin Brown Robertson in 1948, and they were quickly blessed with the birth of their son, Larry Edwin Robertson in 1950. Then they began their travels as a family. Delta Airlines was expanding during the aviation boom of the 1950’s. Ed’s job as Maintenance Foreman, and then later Systems Analysis Engineer, took them from one Delta hub to the next as Delta Airlines expanded throughout the country. Residences included Alexandria and Woodstock, VA; Massapequa, NY; Liberty, MO and Louisville, KY with several return stints in the Atlanta area. Pat and Ed loved to travel and the Delta connection allowed them to visit many destinations in Europe, Japan, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico and throughout the US. Larry went along with them on many of those trips.
Pat had interrupted her education to become a mother and homemaker. But she decided to return to college. She attended and graduated from William Jewell College in Liberty, MO with a Bachelor’s degree in Education. Later, when they moved back to Atlanta for good, she decided to attend Georgia State University and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Education.
She taught elementary school in Louisville, KY for 2 years. Ed and Pat moved back to Atlanta for good in 1969 and Pat finished her teaching career at B.C. Haynie Elementary in Morrow Georgia in the 1980’s. She continued with education though, teaching and tutoring in different settings.
Pat and Ed joined First Baptist Church of Morrow in 1969, where she was a member for 50 years. She was always very active in church activities, including serving as a Deacon.
Pat was a “doer”. She tirelessly gave of her time and money to organizations in her community that helped other people. She was a long time member of the Morrow Civic Woman’s Club; Mu Rho Sigma, a sorority for married women who attended Georgia State University; the Retired Teachers Association of Georgia and many, many other civic organizations. She volunteered weekly, into her final months of life, at the Good Shepherd Clinic, the free medical clinic sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Morrow.
Pat loved ‘all things Christmas’ and had a large Christmas collection. She was an avid gardener when her health allowed. She loved hummingbirds, owls, frogs and bluebirds. She loved wearing hats and was famous for her hat collection. She was a lover of the arts and attended many plays and concerts up until her final weeks. And she was a great bingo player.
Pat was totally devoted to her family and her many, many friends. She kept up with people that she and Ed befriended all over the country. She loved her church family and her Sunday School classes. And she loved going out to eat with friends and talking about her grandson.
Pat was preceded in death by her dear husband Ed, her siblings Jane Stevens Greene and Thomas Clinton Stevens, Jr. She is survived by her sister, Elaine Stevens Privette and the many members of Elaine’s family. And her son, Larry Edwin Robertson and grandson, John Malcolm Robertson.
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