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Merdie Robertson

December 21, 1944 — February 18, 2018

MERDIE HUNDLEY ROBERTSON Even for the Christian, death is a part of life. In a time of sorrow, it is consoling to reflect on the way our lives have been enriched by those we carry in our hearts, on the fond memories we have shared, and the way our lives were intertwined with theirs. So it is that we reflect on the life of Merdie Hundley Robertson. Merdie Elnora Robertson was born in Sedley, Southhampton County, Virginia on December 21, 1944. She was the fifth child among five daughters and four sons born to Leon and Lillian Hundley. Merdie attended the County public schools in Courtland, Virginia. During her early years, she gave her life to Christ at Southhampton A.M.E. Church in Courtland. After high school, she enlisted in the US Army, attended dental training and served as a Dental Hygienist in New Jersey. After the Army, Merdie moved to Washington, DC, where her life was soon to change in a big way. Assigned as a Hygienist at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital, she met a tall and lanky dentist, Dr. Joseph A. Robertson, whom she fell in love with and later married. They continued to work together in his private dental practice. But they both felt their circle was not yet complete. Soon, their gift from God arrived; Derrick Arminius Robertson was born in July, 1972. Now they were a family. Merdie and Joe were risk-takers, and so they decided to sell Joe's dental practice and pursue degrees in Public Health at Southeastern University in Washington, DC. After graduation, new career opportunities brought them to Houston, TX., where Joe served as Director of a Public Health clinic and Merdie used her dental background to work in Claims for Prudential and later, Aetna Insurance Companies. Many doors were opened to them through their work. They helped organize a family club in their Mission Bend neighborhood. They travelled extensively - beaches and Super Bowls were among their favorite destinations! They loved community work and helping others to succeed, and they loved each other. Merdie and Joe's union ended with his untimely passing in November, 2004. For Merdie, life never slowed down. She retired from Aetna but continued to do contract work for them. She went on countless cruises to ports-of-call around the world. Merdie was always on a plane to SOMEWHERE. She truly lived her life to the fullest, continuing to help others whenever and wherever she could, and she never looked back. When her son, Derrick, got married, Merdie's focus changed a bit to include a new mantra, "When, oh when, will they give me a grandchild?" And the day that Jaxon Arminius Robertson was born, he immediately became the focus of Merdie's world. CANCER would prove to be the one obstacle that she could not overcome. Merdie succumbed to her illness on February 18, 2018. Her sense of humor, the sweet music of her laughter, her love for her friends and family, and her zest for life will be missed by all. She leaves to mourn her passing a loving son, Derrick Robertson (Sara), a sister, Erma Collins, a brother, Maurice Hundley, a devoted nephew, Harrel (Skip) Hundley, three grandsons, Jaxon, Jon Luke and Angel, and many, many close friends and relatives. "Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and take you to myself, that where I am you may be also." John 14:1-3 The Family

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March 2, 2018 2:00pm, VA Houston National Cemetery

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