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Michael A. Robertson


Sunrise: September 30, 1956

Sunset: November 11, 2020

Michael Anthony Robertson passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2020, at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital, in Richmond, Virginia. He was born September 30, 1956, at Norfolk Community Hospital to Eleanor Lorraine Robertson and the late James Griffin. He was  raised by Daniel Robertson,  Sr.   Michael was raised in Chesapeake Virginia and resided in Norfolk Virginia most his adult life. Michael did not have a church home, but attended many.  His faith was strong and he took pride in exercising his vocal cords with a beautiful baritone voice. In Michael’s  younger years, he aspired to be a professional football player for the Dallas Cowboys. Once his dreams did not come to fruition, he served a short time in the United States Army.   Michael loved his family dearly; especially his mother Eleanor.  He leaves behind his loving mother of Chesapeake, sisters, Diane Britt, of Virginia Beach, Robin Anderson, of Chesapeake, brother Bishop Daniel Robertson, Jr. of Chesterfield, VA, twin sisters Brenda Harford, and Linda Thompson, of Chesapeake; along with a host of nieces and nephews.  To all who came in contact with Michael, left with a smile on their faces and laughter in their hearts.  He is gone now, but never forgotten.

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    Rev. L. R. Daughtry says

    Sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one and family member. Praying for the family.

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    Phyllis Baker says

    My thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve and honor the cherished memories of Michael. I too recall his baritone voice as he left his imprint on a beloved Christmas song many years ago while singing at First Trinity AME Church. May the tears you shed now soon turn into smiles as you remember the joyous times you shared. With Heartfelt Sympathy

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    Dr. & Mrs. J. E. Maxwell says

    I extend to ALL of you, Regrets from your entire North Carolina Family that we can’t be there physically with you today to share in the Celebration of Life for our Cousin Michael! Our hearts are sadden as we reflect on memories of him so lively and full of laughter; we never know such joyfulness would be so brief.Today I encourage you to love and hold each other closer; be grateful for times shared with him and memories made. For Michael has left a pain no one can heal; yet he has left loving memories, no one can steal! May your Faith and God’s presence bring a much needed peace to endure the pain you feel as a result of Michael’s Transitioning! Blessings! Cousin Maryann

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    Mervin McCoy says

    Dear Eleanor and Family:

    Pam and I were very sadden to learn of the demise of Michael..However, during times like these, our family has always found PEACE and CLOSURE in the words found in Hebrews 11:16–KJV
    “God is not ashamed to be called their GOD, For HE hath prepared for them a city”

    May your FAITH continue to sustain you and your family.

    Mervin and Pam McCoy
    Chesapeake, VA

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