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Naomi Robertson

August 23, 1926 – December 3, 2021


Services for Naomi Robertson, 95, of Cotton Center, TX, will be held Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 11:00 AM in the First Baptist Church of Cotton Center with Brother Claud Tugwell, Jr. officiating. Graveside services will follow at 2:00 PM in Resthaven Cemetery. The family will gather to receive friends on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Abell Funeral Home. Services are under the direction of Abell Funeral Home & Flower Shop of Abernathy, TX. Mrs. Robertson died Friday, December 3, 2021, in Lubbock, TX.


She was born on August 23, 1926, in Lorenzo, TX, to Elias Leonard and Irene (Martin) Hughes. Mrs. Robertson graduated from Lorenzo High School and attended Texas Tech while working as a Medical Technologist at Lubbock Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Robertson lived in Idalou, TX, for 8 years where she met the love of her life, Paul Robertson. They were married on October 19, 1946, in Idalou. The Robertsons moved to Cotton Center in 1956, making it their home.


She was a member of the First Baptist Church where she held many positions and helped decorate for many of the events her daughters were involved in. Mrs. Robertson served on the Women's Missionary Union for many years. She was also active in her daughters’ church and school activities. Mrs. Robertson was loving and caring and adored her grandchildren, to which she was affectionately known as grandmother or mimi to the little ones. She also loved to cook and supported her husband, Paul, in all he did.


Mrs. Robertson is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Robertson, on July 7, 2013, a brother Oscar Hughes, and a sister Frances Hopper, and a precious pet companion, Tobasco, a coton de tulear breed, who died in 2014.


She is survived by two daughters, Martha Shackelford and husband Larry of Lubbock, and Patti Mattison and husband Thomas of Austin, TX, three grandchildren Amy Wiggins of Abilene, TX, Jason Shackelford and wife Elisha of New Deal, TX, and Tobin Davis and wife Amy of Dripping Springs, TX, eight great grandchildren Bailey Shackelford of New Deal, Kyle Shackelford of New Deal, Wyatt, Henry, Ryker, and Daisy Wiggins, all of Abilene, Turner and Emory Davis of Dripping Springs, two sisters Velma Boyd and husband Olin of San Angelo, TX, and Nancy Lambert and husband Gerald of Tahoe, CA.


The family suggests memorial donations be sent to Ronald McDonald House in Fort Worth, 1001 Eighth Ave., Fort Worth, TX, 76104.