Ms. Mary Lou Ward Robertson, of Milledgeville, Georgia passed away at a local nursing home in Milledgeville, Georgia.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM from the Union Baptist Church, Milledgeville, Georgia with Rev. Robert Chapman officiating. Interment followed in the Bone Cemetery, Milledgeville, Georgia.
Mrs. Mary Lou Robertson, affectionately known as “Bay”, was born in Milledgeville, Georgia on February 24, 1940 to the parentage of the late Tommy Ward and late Hattie Bonehart Ward.
Mary Lou graduated from J.F. Boddie High in 1958. At an early age Mary demonstrated a love for teaching children. To further her studies she graduated from Albany State College in 1962 with a bachelor in Early Childhood Education. Mary Lou received her Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia College in 1976.
Mary began her thirty-three and a half years journey as an educator in 1962. Her love and dedication as a profound teacher included teaching in Louisville, Georgia (3 years), Upson, Georgia (3 Years), Sparta, Georgia (1 year), and Baldwin County School system (26.5 years). Throughout the years, her patience and gift allowed her to reach challenging children, retiring from the Baldwin County School system in 1996.
Mary was united in holy matrimony to the late Walter Robertson in 1966. They were blessed with three children. Through her hard work and dedication, she supported her children through their educational foundation as they graduated from college.
Mary joined Union Baptist Church at an early age. She was an active member of her community as well as her church, joining the Senior Mission and the senior choir at Union Baptist. Mary expressed her love for children within the church as a Vacation Bible School teacher. She also served as a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
As her health began to decline, she continued to push forward and did not complain. To know her was to love her. Perhaps you may have known her like family as Mary Lou or Bay, or her professional peers as Mary, but no matter the part, you loved her.
Mary Lou Ward Robertson will forever be cherished in the lives of her three children; loving sons, Walter Jerome Robertson and Kevin Charles Robertson; one loving devoted daughter/caregiver Eugenia Gail Smith; one devoted and loving granddaughter, Jasmine Cierra Smith; one sister, Inell (Amos) Johnson; one brother, Frank (Mildred) Ward; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
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