Mrs. Ida C. Robertson — 1947-2019

Published 9:45 pm Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Ida C. Robertson, 95, passed away on Nov. 6 at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika. Mrs. Robertson was known by family and friends as “Miss Ida,” which was a nickname given to her by her late husband, Daniel S. Robertson, Sr.

Funeral services will be held at Lanett First United Methodist Church in the sanctuary on Nov. 8, with visitation at 1 p.m. EST and services at 2 p.m. EST. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Lanett.

Mrs. Robertson was born on Feb. 5, 1924, in Montgomery. Upon graduation, she worked for the Alabama Department of Education until marrying and moving to Lanett on Aug. 15, 1947. She worked as a homemaker and bookkeeper for her husband’s business, RobertsonBros. Slaughter House, until their four children started school. She then went to work for West Point Pepperell Lanett Bleachery and Dye Works until retirement.

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Upon retirement, Dan and Ida were members of the Valley Vagabonds Camping Group, Allegro Camping Group and traveled throughout the United States. Ida was a member of the Lanett First United Methodist Church for 72 years and was a devoted member. She was active in the Senior Master Games for Lanett and Valley for over 15 years and had over 100 medals. Ida never met a stranger and was loved by everyone.

Ida was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel S. Robertson, Sr.; son, Daniel S. Robertson, Jr.; parents, James S. and Maud H. Collins; brothers, Jack Collins (Amelia) and James S. Collins (Era Claire); sister, Louise H. Collins.

Ida is survived by daughters, Alice R. Pitts (Terry Anderson) and Patsy R. Smith (James L.); son, Jack E. Robertson (Charlotte); daughter-in-law, Paula H. Robertson; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lanett First United Methodist Church.

Visit her memorial tribute page at to leave a kind word for her family, share a memory of Mrs. Robertson or to light a remembrance candle in her memory. 

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is directing.