Edna Hager Robertson MOORESVILLE - Edna Hager Robertson of Mooresville passed away Feb. 1, 2014, at Catawba Regional Hospice in Sherrills Ford. Born Aug. 2, 1911, she was blessed with 102 years of life. Edna had a very large family and many acquaintances which lead to her being affectionately known as "Granny" by most people in this community. A memorial service to celebrate Granny's life will be held Thursday, Feb. 6th at Mount Mourne Church of God at 11 AM. She was born to Lonnie Lafate Hager and Hattie Hill Hager in Mooresville and was one of ten children. While working as a weaver in Mooresville Mills, she met and married Marshall Thomas Robertson. She was preceded in death by Marshall, both parents, six brothers: Clarence, Jay, Ross, Dewey, Tom, and Rueben Hager, a sister, Artie Stewart, daughter-in-law Linda Karriker Robertson, and step- granddaughter Patsy Gilstrap Marshall. Edna had three children: Harold (Martha) Robertson of Newton, Johnnie (Linda) Robertson, and Elizabeth (James) Gilstrap both of Mooresville. She is survived by two sisters: Margaret Armstrong of Davidson and Rachel Schnauz of Mooresville. Her beloved grandchildren are Lisa Jo (Greg) Weaver of Belton, Texas, Matthew (Susan) Robertson of Hickory, Jennifer Robertson of Canton, and Heather (Martin) White of Charlotte. Great-grandchildren include: Caroline, Camille, Cameron, and Cardin White; and Madelyn and Liza Grace Robertson. Teresa (Dwain) Johnson and Edwin Gilstrap both of Marshville are step grandchildren. She has a host of nieces and nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Family, friends, and church were the most important treasures in her life. She loved holiday festivities, reunions, church homecomings, and camp meetings as she enjoyed talking to everyone and preparing meals. Her hobbies included almanac gardening, country cooking, holiday decorating, fishing, and playing "Aggravation" with friends. Being a great hostess, one could always find a cup of coffee and slice of cake at her table. Love for God made her a faithful steward; a giving spirit made her a ready helper; and a zest for life made her feisty. It has been very appropriately said, "Everyone has a 'Granny' story." Edna will be greatly missed, but she lived a full and accomplished life. Her spirit and values will endure with many people whom she touched throughout her life. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to: Catawba Regional Hospice, 7473 Sherrills Ford Road, Sherrills Ford, North Carolina 28673; Samaritan's Purse, P. O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607, or to the
in her memory. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Robertson family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.
Cavin-Cook Funeral Home
494 E.Plaza Drv Mooresville, NC 28115-0977
Published in Charlotte Observer on Feb. 6, 2014