Rebekah "Becky" Robertson

Rebekah "Becky" Robertson

Rebekah "Becky" (Johnson) Robertson, 61, passed away on March 11, 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida, surrounded by her loving family.

Becky was born in Durham, NC to Donald H. and Virginia (Tresca) Johnson, and raised primarily in Sarasota, FL, where she played the cello in junior and high school in the Sarasota Orchestra. She graduated from Florida State University with a B.S. in nursing and in 1975 married Rob Robertson, a network technician for the phone company. Becky worked as an R.N. on the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Tallahassee Memorial for nearly 25 years before retiring in 2013.

Becky is survived by her loving husband Rob Robertson, and her four children: Lindsay Robertson of New York, NY, Kevin Robertson of Tallahassee, Matthew Robertson of Tallahassee, and Mary Tresca Robertson of Tallahassee. She is also survived by her sister, Donna Johnson of Myakka City, Fl and her brother Martin Johnson of St. Petersberg, FL.

Becky was always full of joy and had boundless energy for helping others. She cherished her job caring for the area's sickest children, and loved teaching and mentoring many young nurses over the years as an instructor at FSU and TCC. It broke her heart to have to retire, because of her cancer, from the job she truly loved.

Becky was a woman of strong faith who found great peace and camaraderie in her church community at Good Shepherd. Becky also loved reading, knitting, crocheting, music, bird watching, and all things science and nature. A perfect weekend for Becky was a trip to the lighthouse at St. Marks with her family, a classical concert at Ruby Diamond with Rob and a hayride at Birdsong Nature Center with family and friends.

Becky's husband and children remember her as a down-to-earth, witty, funny, always happy mom whose compassion for others was unlimited. Her children were always impressed with Becky and Rob's strong values, which put family, friends, and faith first always. Her four children have embraced these values and will carry them on to future generations.

Becky will also be missed by her friends, who were instrumental in making the final year of her life as joyful as possible, visiting her daily and making trips to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. These friends contributed tremendously to Becky's quality of life and she loved them with all her heart.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 15 at 1 pm at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 4665 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32309 (850) 893-1837. Memorial donations can be made to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at TMH through the TMH foundation at http://www.tmh.org/WaysToGive (Please specify PICU.)




Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Mar. 13, 2014