Jeffrey Lee Robertson, 66, of Eastover, NC, lived life to the fullest every single day, and in the wake of that beautiful life, left a legacy of love and joy. Preceded in death by his dad ML Robertson and mom Judy Robertson of White Lake he is survived by his wife of 38 years, Ruth, his daughters Brittany Faircloth(Chad) and Heather Nickerson (Mark) and his precious granddaughter, Anna Katherine Faircloth; brothers Glenn Robertson (Keri) of White Lake, NC and Ronnie Robertson of Winston-Salem, NC; sister-in-law Kathy Robertson of Charlotte, NC; mother-in-law Anna Ruth Hester of Elizabethtown, NC and the Hester clan: Beth and David, Cliff and Erin, Emily and Bobby, Chip and Karla, Matt and Cindy, Mark and Rebecca, Anita and Brian--his in-laws who called him brother. Jeff’s love for each was as big as his personality and equally as unique.
As an associate pastor at Covenant Love Church for the past eighteen years, Jeff was driven by a fierce love for Christ and a passion for reaching the lost. While he loved his family, his church and his friends, his first love was Christ, and he prayed faithfully for revival, an awakening in the body of Christ, that would shake the foundations of the earth.
His love literally poured out of his eyes, and when he hugged you, you knew you had been hugged. When he laughed, you couldn’t help but follow suit. When he smiled, you just felt loved. And when he prayed you felt the presence of God in the room.
He had a great sense of humor, his famous one-liners ring out at every Hester gathering, “We went to different schools together.” or “Driving around with the top down, jump in” or “You look good all over more than anywhere else” or “I feel more like I do now than I did when I got here”. We couldn’t move forward with the traditional Thanksgiving viewing of Christmas Vacation until Jeff was in the room because we laughed harder at him than the movie. Everything about him pulled you in and made you feel better about yourself. That’s what he did. That’s who he was. That’s what we will miss.
Ultimately, Jeff left this world better than he found it-- with more hope, more love, and certainly more laughter than any of us deserve. When he entered a room, joy came with him, and no one left unchanged.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Friday, August 13, 2021 at Bladen Gaskins Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. On Saturday, August 14, 2021, the family will receive friends at the Covenant Love Church in Fayetteville from 10:30 am to 11:30 am with a funeral service to follow at 12:00 pm. Pastor Al Brice will be officiating. Services will conclude in the Pine Crest Cemetery in Bladenboro at 2:30 pm.