Rev. Joseph Robertson

November 14, 1932 ~ October 5, 2018 (age 85)
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Psalm 24:1-3

The earth is the Lord's and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.  For he hath founded it upon the floods. Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord or who shall stand in his holy place? 

It is with profound sorrow that Eddie and Jackie Nelson and the Support  staff of Nelson's Funeral home sadly announce the death of Rev. Joseph Robertson, 85, of Lugoff, South Carolina. 

Rev. Robertson peacefully transitioned into eternity Friday, October 5, 2018, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. 

Rev. Robertson was Pastor emeritus of  Rock Hill Baptist Church, 1060 Shivers Green Road, Ridgeway, South Carolina.   

Funeral Services will be held Friday, October 12, 2018; 2:00p.m., at Rock Hill Baptist Church, 1060 Shivers Green Road Ridgeway, South Carolina 29130.   Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Reverend Joseph Robertson was born November 14, 1932 in Kershaw County to the late Mary Robertson and Moses Benson.   He entered into eternal rest at his residence surrounded by his family on Friday, October 5, 2018. 

Reverend Robertson was educated in the public schools of Kershaw County.   He continued his formal education at the Gloryland Bible Institute where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion and Theology. 

He received his calling into the ministry and was ordained by the Gloryland Fellowship of Churches and Ministry International.   He served as Assistant Pastor of Greater Faith and Joy Tabernacle in Lugoff, SC until he became the Interim Pastor of Rock Hill Baptist Church in Ridgeway, SC.   He was later selected as the pastor and served faithfully until his retirement.   Reverend Robertson received the honor of Pastor Emeritus for his dedication and service. 

Prior to serving in the ministry, Reverend Robertson honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War and he received awards and medals for his service. 

Reverend Robertson was also employed with the Veteran’s Hospital and Dupont (May Plant) from which he retired. 

Reverend Joseph Robertson was affectionately called “Coley” and left a legacy of humility, love, hope and faith.   He lived out Micah 6:8 “…to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” 

Those left to cherish his memories are his loving wife of 50 years, Sarah Cunningham Robertson; four sons, Ulysses (Naoyo) Stone, Leonardo (Felicia) Counts, Angel (Dominica) Robertson and Reverend O.J. (Renee) Robertson; 13 grandchildren, Casey (Sarah) Harris, Jason (Tomoko) Stone, Shania Stone, King (Brittany) Stone, Katherine Counts, Tony Murphy, Taquania (Xaviar) Moody, Jayden Robertson, Jordon Robertson, Nyah Robertson, Anjali Robertson,  Marcus Robertson and Lauren Robertson; 17 great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Willie “Pete” (Ann) Cunningham; and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his brothers, sisters and his daughter, Roberta Murphy Council.


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