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Lera (Wright) Robertson

September 13, 1936 ~ March 17, 2020 (age 83)

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Obituary

With deepest heartfelt sympathy we inform you of the passing from this life of Mrs. Lera Robertson, 83, a resident of 3673 County Road 67, Wedowee, AL 36278.  Mrs. Robertson transitioned from this life on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Roanoke Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Roanoke, Randolph County, Alabama.

For the convenience and benefit of Mrs. Robertson's family, we are asking all those who wish to post a condolence or message of sympathy, PLEASE do so using the "Guest Book" link, found directly above the obituary. 

Ms. Lera Wright was one of eight children born in Wedowee, Alabama to the parentage of the late Anthony and Velma (Houston) Wright, on September 13, 1936.  At an early age, she confessed Christ, and joined Friendship Baptist Church in the Broughton community.  Lera served her church faithfully until declining health compelled her to limit her activities.  She married Mr. William Thomas Robertson, with whom she remained faithfully wed for more than 62 years.  Their marriage blossomed into a loving family of seven (7) children.  

Ms. Lera was an avid seamstress, who found her place in the clothing manufacturing industry.  During her lifetime, she held employment at Sewell, Stephanie Fashions, and Rolane.  She loved quilting and was part of a quilting club.  Another activity she really loved was fishing.

Lera was preceded in death by four of her seven siblings-- three (3) brothers and one (1) sister: James Wright, Jimmy Wright, William "Ham" Wright and Minnie Ethel Goodwin.  Last week, God in his infinite wisdom arranged for a divine reunion with her mother, father, and her departed siblings on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at The Roanoke Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Roanoke.  

Though she is physically absent from the body, there are still those of us who will hold fast to the great memories she made with us: her husband, William Thomas Robertson of Roanoke, AL; three (3) sons: William T. Wright (Linda) of Columbus, GA; Stanley Robertson (Robin) of Anniston, AL, and Lamar Wright (Sherrie) of Birmingham, AL; two (2) daughters: Betty Calloway (David) and Melinda Nelson (Henry) both of Wedowee, AL; two (2) step-children: Nasser Saddler and Annette Saddler, both of Cleveland, OH; three (3) brothers: Anthony Wright, Jr., David Wright (Queen Ethel) both of Wedowee, AL, and Charles Wright (Marlene) of Roanoke, AL; one (1) sister, Betty Barsh of Wedowee, AL; thirteen (13) grandchildren; twenty-two (22) great-grandchildren; a special granddaughter, Kimberly Felicia Callaway, and a host of loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Services

Viewing For The Public
Sunday
March 22, 2020

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Clark Memorial Funeral Service
252 LaFayette Highway
Roanoke, AL 36274

Viewing For The Public
Monday
March 23, 2020

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Friendship Baptist Church
5979 County Road 26
Wadley, AL 36276

Celebration of Life
Monday
March 23, 2020

12:00 PM
Friendship Baptist Church
5979 County Road 26
Wadley, AL 36276

Committal Service Following the Funeral
Monday
March 23, 2020

Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery
5979 County Road 26
Wadley, AL 36276

Interment following funeral service
Monday
March 23, 2020

Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery
5979 County Road 26
Wadley, AL 36276

Please note
Mrs. Robertson will be available for viewing at the Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon, March 22, from 1:00 pm until 6:00 pm.

She will be available for viewing at the church on Monday, March 23, 2020, from 11:00 am until 12:00 noon at Friendship Baptist Church (Broughton Community), Wadley, AL .

Her life will be celebrated on Monday, March 23, 2020 beginning at 12:00 noon; The Pastor, Reverend Timothy Hughley will serve as Eulogist with burial following in the adjoining cemetery at Friendship Baptist Church, Wadley.

Mrs. Robertson's Pallbearers will include: Grandsons: David James Calloway, Jr., La'Quavious Calloway, La'Darius Calloway, Timothy Nelson, and Shunty Wyatt

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