Bro. Bill Robertson

Bro. Bill Robertson

Dr. William “Bill” (Banks) Robertson, Jr., 67, of Winnsboro, passed suddenly from this life on Monday, February 24, 2020, at the parsonage of Fellowship Baptist Church in the Belah Community, where he was serving as pastor. He lived his entire life serving his Lord.

He was born to the union of Bill and Violet Womack Robertson on November 13, 1952 in Oak Grove. He graduated from Winnsboro High School, Louisiana College, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Bro. Bill loved the Lord and spread that love to all who knew him. He lived his faith 58 years serving the Lord, and now that faith has become sight!

Bill was president of the Louisiana Baptist Convention from 2005-2007. He was honored as preacher of the year in 1997, and 2007. He pastored several churches throughout the state. In November 2019, he retired as Director of Pastoral Services from the Baptist Building, and returned to pastor Fellowship Baptist Church in Jena, the place he called his home. The joy and love he had for the people of Belah was obvious to everyone he spoke to!

A celebration of his life was held at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 28, at Fellowship Baptist Church of Belah. A private burial for family was held later that day in Franklin Parish.

Those left to cherish the memory of Bro. Bill are his Lady Lou and love of his life, Linda Ezell Robertson; his son, Trey and wife Staci, two grandsons, Will and Brett. To know Banks was to know his two grandsons were his pride and joy. The sun rose and set in both Will and Brett! He is also survived by two brothers, Bobby (Kathy) Robertson, and Darrell (Terri) Robertson; one sister, Suzana Robertson; and certainly a host of family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his precious daughter, Jennifer Morgan Robertson, who we are certain was the first to welcome him home to glory! He is also preceded by his parents, Bill and Violet Robertson.

Pallbearers were John Robertson, Bryan Robertson, Alex Robertson, Cameron Robertson, Hugh Hodge, Scott McKay, Elliott Maples, and Chris Hemphill.

Honorary pallbearers were Steven Hemphill, Eric Price, Rhett Gable, Zach Robertson, Michael Hemphill, and the Louisiana State Police.

Memorial donations may be made to the Jennifer Robertson Memorial Scholarship Fund at Louisiana College.

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