1/31/17 — Jo Ann Williams Robertson

Jo Ann Robertson went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 29, 2017. She was at home surrounded by her loving family as she left this earthly world. Jo Ann was born on June 2, 1939 at home to Joe Bailey Williams and Lillian Daphne (Totsie) Knight Williams in the New Hope Community in Tarrant County Texas. She and Morris (Mo) Rentz Robertson Sr. married November 28, 1956 and celebrated over 60 years of marriage. She was preceded in death by her parents and infant sibling Jack Bailey Williams. Jo Ann, also known as Grannie Jo, lived a beautiful life of service for her family and others. She is survived by her husband Morris R. Robertson. Sr. and four children – sons Morris R. Robertson, Jr. Manchester, Tennessee, Douglas E. Robertson Marlin,Texas, Alex S. Robertson (Kelli) Manchester, Tennessee, and daughter Shelia Robertson Leitzel (Dane) Winchester, Tennessee. Grandchildren and their families: Dustin Robertson (Brittany) sons Kaiden and Cooper, Dale Robertson (Kathryn) daughters Mackenzie and Macie, Eric Robertson (Noell) daughter Keyona, Audrie Cordell (Brian) sons Gavin, Warrick, Asher, Avery, daughters Tristen and Liberty, Scott Robertson (Amber) son Aiden, daughter Lillian, Erin Powers (Trice), Alexis Long (Andrew), Wesley Sarzosa, Daniel Sarzosa, and Lucas Sarzosa. She is also survived by her three sisters: Shirley Seeton (Jerry), Beatrice Bryant (Bob), and Pat Worrell (Bob) all of Texas. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Jo Ann and Morris moved from the DFW Metroplex area to Marlin, Texas in 1966 where they lived until 2003 upon their retirement and relocation to Manchester,TN. Jo Ann served as the secretary of the FBC Marlin for many years. She and Mo were owners of Lakeview Drive Inn, Houston’s Restaurant, and Robertson’s Plantation Inn Restaurant while they lived in Marlin. Her family would like to extend special thank you to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Manchester, especially Pastor Mark Barron, for their kindness and acts of mercy during Jo Ann’s illness and passing. We appreciate Compassus Hospice in Tullahoma for caring for our matriarch and enabling us to share a beautiful time with her during her final weeks. Jo Ann requested donations/ memorials go to Coffee County Sheriff’s Department C/O Children’s TOY FUND 76 County Jail Lane, Manchester, Tennessee 37355 or Gideons International.

VISITATION: Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 11 – 1:00 P.M. at the Central Funeral Home, 2812 Hillsboro Highway, Manchester, Tennessee

FUNERAL: Tuesday, January 31, at 1:00 P.M. at Central Funeral Home

BURIAL: Forrest Mills Cemetery