Mrs. Benita Lynn Royals Robertson, 50, of Lake City, passed away on Thursday evening January 30, 2014 at the Lake City Medical Center after a sudden illness. Benita was born in Suwannee County on November 4, 1963 to Gloria Roberts Royals and the late Delmar Royals. Benita was a graduate of Suwannee High School class of 1983 and was a Clinical Nutritionist with RMC until ill health forced her to retire. Benita loved to go hunting, fishing, being outdoors and boating; she especially enjoyed going on picnics. Benita was a life-long resident of Suwannee and Columbia County and was of the Christian faith.
Mrs. Benita is survived by her loving husband of 22 years: Robert Ray Robertson, Jr. of Lake City; daughter: Rae-Ann Robertson of Lake City; mother: Gloria Royals of Wellborn; brother: Delmar Royals, Jr. of Wellborn and mother and father-in-law: Robert Ray & Sue Robertson of Lake City. Numerous other nieces, nephews and other family members and friends also survive.
Graveside funeral services for Benita will be conducted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 10 A.M. in Scott Cemetery with Rev. Howard Thomas officiating. Interment will follow. The family will receive friends on Monday evening February 3, 2014 from 5-7 P.M. at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home, 458 S. Marion Ave, Lake City, FL, 32025. Please sign the online guestbook at parrishfamilyfuneralhome.com