Estelle Sprayberry Robertson departed this life to be with her Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, on May 10, 2014.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Franklin Robertson, her parents, Leslie Gay and Minnie Sprayberry, and her sister Maggie McCaig. Estelle touched the lives of countless people as an educator and as a Christian lady, just as they also touched her life.
She was survived by her three children, Susan Robertson, of Anniston, Scott (Lori) Robertson, of Grayson Valley, and Keith Robertson, of Anniston. She is also survived by a foster daughter, Maria (James) Cook of Muscle Shoals; five grandchildren, Leslie (Aaron) Bauck, Taylor (Samantha) Robertson, Darren Robertson, Craig (Brittney) Robertson, and Seth Robertson.
Estelle was a lifelong resident of Calhoun County, she graduated from Oxford High in 1942 at the age of sixteen, and held numerous degrees from Jacksonville State University. She was a very active member of Parker Memorial Baptist Church, where she taught the Elatus/Ester Sunday school class and was active in the Pacesetters senior group. She was active in numerous groups and clubs, the Red Hatters, the Nimble Thimble Quilting Club, the Lambda chapter of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority for Women Educators, the Golden Kiwanis, the Philomathic Club, the Book Club, the Page Turners, and was very active in the Republican Party. She was an educator for more than forty years in Calhoun County and in Anniston. She taught at Walter Wellborn High, Saks High, DeArmanville Junior High, and Anniston High School. She was Coordinator of Instruction at Anniston High and then was Principal at Constantine Elementary and Tenth Street Elementary in Anniston. She also taught at Gadsden State Junior College and Anniston School of Nursing. After she retired, she continued to work at Jacksonville State University as the supervisor of student teachers.
Estelle received many awards in her lifetime, but two that she were most proud was October 8, 2008, being proclaimed Estelle Robertson Day by then Mayor Chip Howell, and being given the Key to the City of Anniston on April 8, 2014.
Visitation will be Tuesday, May 13, 2014, from 5 to 8 p.m. at K.L. Brown Memory Chapel in Golden Springs. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Sanctuary at Parker Memorial Baptist Church with the Reverend Dr. Mack Amis and Jim Harrington officiating. The burial service will be held following the funeral at Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery in Choccolocco.
Pallbearers will be Taylor Robertson, Darren Robertson, Craig Robertson, Seth Robertson, Aaron Bauck, and Will Knowlton.
The family requests memorials be made to two causes that were dear to Mrs. Robertson: The Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214 or to the UAB Alheimer's Research Center, 1720 7th Avenue South, Sparks Center 640F, Birmingham, Ala. 35294.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.klbrownmemorychapel.com.
K.L. Brown Memory Chapel
620 Golden Springs Road
Anniston, AL 36207