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Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes & Crematory

618 W Main St, Waynesboro, VA

OBITUARY

Lauranna "Tuffy" Robertson

August 8, 1946October 3, 2019
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Lauranna Lee (Elick) Robertson, 73, of Waynesboro passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Augusta Health. Born August 8, 1946 in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Winston Newton and Fannie (Dickerson) Elick. Lauranna was lovingly referred to by her family as “Tuffy,” which was a nickname that was given to her at a young age and stuck with her through adulthood. Lauranna was a lifelong member of Waynesboro Church of the Brethren. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Madison College. Prior to retirement, she was employed with Kate Collins Middle School where she enriched the lives of many children for over 30 years having worked as an English teacher. Those who knew her will remember her as an avid reader whose greatest joy in life was spending time with her children, grandchildren, sisters, and nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one niece, Merritt Nicely and one nephew, Mark King. Survivors include her two children, Sara Quick and husband, Jason of Stuarts Draft and Aaron Robertson and wife, Jessica of Disputanta, Va; grandchildren, Jacob and Allison Quick both of Stuarts Draft; sisters, Ressie King and husband, Richard of Lyndhurst, Dottie Nicely of Winchester, Va and Catherine Elick and husband, Ed Huffstetler of Waterloo, IA; nieces and nephews, Laura King of Barnesville, GA, Kathryn Lynn Hazlewood of Vienna, Va, Jonnie Nicely and wife, Donna of Winchester, Va and Brian Nicely of Winchester, Va; and the father of her children, Gary Robertson of Ashland, Va. Following cremation, the family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 618 W. Main St., Waynesboro. Inurnment will be private. The family would like to give a special heartfelt thank you to the Augusta Health ICU nursing staff and Dr. Kurimi for their love and care of “Tuffy.” Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Augusta Health Foundation, P.O. Box 1000, Fishersville, VA 22939. Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one niece, Merritt Nicely and one nephew, Mark King.

    Survivors include her two children, Sara Quick and husband, Jason of Stuarts Draft and Aaron Robertson and wife, Jessica of Disputanta, Va; grandchildren, Jacob and Allison Quick both of Stuarts Draft; sisters, Ressie King and husband, Richard of Lyndhurst, Dottie Nicely of Winchester, Va and Catherine Elick and husband, Ed Huffstetler of Waterloo, IA; nieces and nephews, Laura King of Barnesville, GA, Kathryn Lynn Hazlewood of Vienna, Va, Jonnie Nicely and wife, Donna of Winchester, Va and Brian Nicely of Winchester, Va; and the father of her children, Gary Robertson of Ashland, Va.
  • DONATIONS

  • the Augusta Health Foundation, P.O. Box 1000, Fishersville, VA 22939

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, October 19, 2019

Memories

Lauranna "Tuffy" Robertson

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Terry Prime

October 17, 2019

I remember staying with Tuffy’s sister, Kathy, who is still a dear friend, over forty years ago in Waynesboro. Kathy and I were in graduate school together, and her family kindly hosted me on several holidays. Christmas with the Elicks is one of my fondest memories. Visiting at Tuffy’s house was a treat...we had so many interests in common— old movies, classic books, holiday decorating, the Waltons... Tuffy was such a kind and generous hostess. I still have a copy of a 1930s Nancy Drew novel that Tuffy gave me decades ago. I was so happy to see her again about a year ago at Ressie’s house. It was pure joy sitting around the table and remembering old times with both of them. My thoughts are with the family during this time, as they always are. I wish I could be there with you to celebrate Tuffy’s life and talk over memories with the family. Bless you all.

Donna Cason

October 11, 2019

Dear Robertson family, Mrs. Robertson was my English teacher at Kate Collins Junior High School. I so enjoyed her class , she was a favorite at kcms. She will be missed..your family will be in my prayers.Donna Cason

Sharon Fox

October 7, 2019

Sara, Jason and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
I grew up in the Brethren Church and remember your Mom very well. I know you must have some precious memories to cling tight to and bring you comfort in the days ahead. Much Love and God’s Blessings To All Of You.

Brenda Coffey

October 6, 2019

Lauranna and I worked together at J.J. Newberry . I have many fond memories of her. My sympathy goes out to her family.

Shawn Decker

October 5, 2019

Mrs. Robertson was my English teacher in the 8th Grade. She always made me feel welcomed in her classroom and had a wonderful sense of humor. My deepest condolences to her family and loved ones.

Mary Blair

October 4, 2019

I will always be extremely grateful for knowing this beautiful sweet woman. We shared many stories and laughter over the years. She was extremely proud of her years of teaching and told me many stories about the students and fellow teachers/administration. Lauranna was a connection to my Mom. I enjoyed hearing the admiration that she shared with me about her. I will miss her and I pray she has peaceful rest. ❤️

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