The Celebration of Life for Mrs. Julia Nelle Robertson, 77, of Orange, will be Saturday, April 11,  at 11:00 a.m,. at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. Rites of Christian burial will follow in Magnolia Memorial Gardens under the direction of Sparrow Funeral Home.

Visitation will be Saturday morning from 9:00 until 11:00 a.m. at the church.

Julia Nelle Garrett was born Oct. 26, 1937 in Nacogdoches, to  Eldon and Velma Willis Garrett.  She departed this life on April 6, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.

Julia moved to Orange, after graduating from E. J. Campbell High School in Nacogdoches.  In 1957, she married Harvest Robertson. They were married for 53 years, parted only by his death in 2010. Four children were born to this union:  Andre’, Harlan, Sr., Harvetta, and Roderick.

Julia confessed her belief in Christ while a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church.

She  enjoyed her days when she was an active  participant in Sunday School and the Mission.

A dedicated stay-at-home mother for most of her married life, Julia had a beautiful smile that could warm your heart.  She lovingly fulfilled her role as mother and grandmother and took pride in the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren.

Julia was preceded in death by her parents; son Harlan, Sr. and brothers Adolphus Garrett, Donald Brown, Murray Coleman, Jr., and O’Neal Garrett.

Many are left to cherish her memory: sons Andre’ Robertson (Lanier) and Roderick Robertson (Brandy) of Orange and daughter Harvetta Henry (George) of Commerce; brothers Charles Garrette, Sr., John Garrett, O’Dell Garrett and sisters Bettye Brown, Naomi Dixon, and Oma Lee Garrett; grandchildren Harlan, Jr., Chrystina, Ryan, Arabian, Jace, Payton, Nathaniel, and Nicholas; great-grandson Harlan, III and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.