Jacqueline D. Robertson-Gilliam

Sunrise: April 4, 1948

Sunset: January 14, 2021

The Beautiful One

On Thursday, January 14, 2021, Jacqueline D. Robertson-Gilliam received the crown of righteousness and entered into eternal peace with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Jackie was born on April 04, 1948, a daughter of the late Claude E.  Chavis Sr. and the late Donnie D. Chavis.  She was a native of Norfolk and the widow of Ronnie Gilliam. She was also an active member of Greater Grace Ministries in Norfolk, VA.  Jackie thoroughly enjoyed laughing.  She also loved the Fifty Shades of Gray trilogy.  She was the pillar of strength to her family and friends and thoroughly enjoyed telling everyone what to do and how to do it.  She was the boss of everyone in her family, and everyone knew it.  Jackie was a blessing to everyone she encountered.     

She is survived by her oldest son Jesse O. Robertson, her one and only daughter Johnay L. Brown, and her son Rashaad Gilliam.  She is also survived by her brothers Claude E. Chavis Jr., George Chavis, Donald Ray Chavis, and Roland Chavis; and her sisters Claudette Chavis, Charlene Chavis, and Patricia Perkins.  She was predeceased by her sons Tyrone Robertson, and Jeffery Robertson, and her sister Annette Chavis-Hall. Jackie also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives and friends who treasured her.  

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    Zay Sampson says


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    Sheila Grace says

    Sending CONDOLENCES and Prayers to the Family of Jackie. Remember her from our Diggs Park days. Always displaying that Beautiful smile and such a nice person. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

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    D'shara says

    She was my pre-k 3 teacher. Though she was only a teacher her love felt like that of a mother or grandmother. An angel on earth is exactly what she was. Love you Ms Robertson!!!

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    Ferman (Skippy) Covington Jr says

    To the Chavis Family!! This is Skip Covington, long time friend and acquaintance of the Chavis family!! I was so shocked and saddened when I got the news of Jackie’s passing!! My prayers are with the family at this time!! May God Bless you all and keep you during this time of Bereavement!
    May God comfort you and keep you!! Just lean on the Lord!! He will help you get through this!! Prayer is the key!! Love you and God Bless you all!!

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    Cynthia Alexander Young says

    Johnay, I’m so sorry to hear about your mother. I’m praying strength and comfort for you and your family. Please be encouraged. Love you, Cynthia Young

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    Nadine Wiggins says

    Sending Condolences to the family from the Wiggins family. May God Bless you all and keep you during this time of Bereavement. Jackie will be missed. R.I.P. A kind person and a Soldier in the Lord. You will be missed at Greater Grace Ministries.

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    Patricia Perkins says

    To my nephews and my niece I want you to know how much I loved and will always love my beautiful sister Jackie. She was my best friend, my confidant but most of all she was my Big D after momma passed. I will treasure always beautiful sisterhood stories we shared with one another and the love we shared with each other. She will forever be with me especially as I look around my home at all the things she has given me and embrace her with a smile in great remembrance. Love you all very much and thanking you for such a wonderful lady as your mom and my big sister. TrishAnn as she would call me

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    Stephanie Cartwright says

    To my dear friend Johnay and the Chavis family, my deepest condolences are with you during this difficult time. Keeping you all continuously in my thoughts and prayers. May God extend comfort and strength. Blessings

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    Ramezia Watts says

    To my dear sister, Johnay, I would like to express my deepest condolences on the loss of your mom. You and your family are in my prayers for comfort and strength.

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    Coleen Norman says

    Johnay, my deepest sympathy to you all. Jackie was a second Mom to me who was just so beautiful and loving. I will cherish the memories shared and thank God for His beautiful Angel. Praying for comfort and strength during this difficult time of transition. Love you all!

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    Wallace Mitchell says

    I’m sorry about the passing of your family member she was always a sweet person to me at First Calvary Baptist Church may God bless and keep each and everyone of you

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    Bilal Muhammad says

    To The Family We The Hargraves Family and Muhammad Family would like to say Jackie was a very Sweet person May her soul Rest In Peace ?

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    R. Parker says

    Earth has no sorrows that heaven can not heal!!! To Johnay and the family, the legacy and life she left behind is a wonderful testament to the life she lived. Cheer up my friend, this transition takes her to her rightful place; in the blossom of God. He loaned her to us for several years and now he has called her home!! Celebrate her life as she transitions to her home in glory!!!!

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    Bonita Jefferson says

    My sincere and deepest condolences to the family. Jackie will always be in my heart. I was blessed to know her as a child when watching other women contribute to your character. She was a loving natural mother that was strong, filled with wisdom & courage to endure until the end. Jackie will always be in my memories and heart. Rest in Heavenly Peace.

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    Sylvester Scott says

    My heart goes out to you and your family during this diffcult time. May God strengthen the family. Rest in Peace.

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