The Big Sandy Mountaineer -

Sharon Robertson, a Servant to the Community

 

January 31, 2018

Sharon Sluggett Robertson has spent her entire life living in and serving the community of Big Sandy. Next month Sharon will be moving to Hamilton to be closer to her children and grandchildren. It's important to take a few minutes to acknowledge her commitment to all of us, give her a heart filled thank you, and send her on her way to her next adventure.

Sharon was born in Big Sandy. After going to school here she married Roy Robertson one day before her 18th birthday. Roy and Sharon had the Big Sandy meat shop for many years before they sold it and started Robertson Oil. After the death of Roy, she continued to run Robertson Oil Company before selling it and going back to school to become a teacher. She taught school at Box Elder for eight years, before retiring. During her retirement years she became the pastor of the Methodist church.

Sharon has been actively serving the community for many years as a board member of the Senior Citizen's for many years, two of which she served has President. She was once chosen as Senior Citizen of the year. Every year on her birthday Sharon buys a meal for everyone eating at the center that day. Sharon has served on the Hospital/Medical center board. She is very good at remembering to visit the nursing home. The truth is Sharon is very supportive of every activity of the community. She volunteers to work at many events.

Sharon and Roy had four children Tony, Tami, Teri, and Troy. All of them went to school here in Big Sandy. Sharon will be moving to Hamilton to a new house and will enjoy living closer to three of her children. Tony, Teri, and Troy all live in the area. She'll be close enough to all her grandchildren she'll be able to watch them grow up. But for now, let us celebrate who she is and thank her for her servant's heart!

"She has been here through the thick and thin for our family. Yes, through the hard times and the good times"

"I have always admired her faithfulness her steadiness. She has served the Methodist church very well, but she was always very active in this community"

"Sharon was so impressive when her husband died. She went back to school, got her degree and taught at Box Elder and they loved her there.

"She is just really a servant. Always volunteered, volunteered, volunteered. And always in the name of Christ. Her faith was always there."

"I'm really going to miss her. She's been our neighbor for years, and a relative. She's just a super nice person. I'm really glad she took over the job of being preacher for us for so many years. It's going to be tough to not see her"

"Sharon has been a real blessing to the church here and she's one that is not afraid to stand up for Jesus. You know she had that sign in her yard all years around. It's an encouragement that she can be who she is."

"We have been so blessed to have her here these last few years. She has been a blessing to this church for years."

Sunday January 28th was here last sermon and the morning ended with this prayer. "Father, we thank you for blessing us all this time with Sharon. And thank you for the future she is moving to. We ask that you bless her and be with her in everything she does. And we thank you for the part of her life that she has given to the church here."

On February 7th, the Senior Citizens Center will be having the dinner in honor of Sharon Robertson. The public is encouraged to come.

 
 

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