Katie Robertson


Katie Robertson, born Ina Elizabeth Littlejohn, 93, of Arab, Alabama, died on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, at her residence. 

She was born June 11, 1929 in Union County, Mississippi, to birth parents Thomas Walker Littlejohn and Ina Elizabeth Pannell Littlejohn, who died in childbirth. She was raised by Johnny Fred Roberts and Vista Inez Pannell Roberts. She was married to Ellis Doyle Robertson for 50 years before he preceded her in death.

She was a faithful member of Central Park Baptist Church in Decatur, Alabama, where she lived 50 years before moving to Arab, Alabama, in 2014. After moving to Arab, she attended Arab First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by all four parents, her husband, and most of her siblings: Arlis Littlejohn, Cleveland Littlejohn, Thomas Littlejohn Junior, Marvon Littlejohn, Marlton Littlejohn, Dorothy Frederick, Nadine Harris, Ileen Fleming, Maxine Shinall, Eleanor Clark, and Margaret McCraw, all of Mississippi.

She is survived by four children: Norma Bolander of Fayetteville, Tennessee, Ray (Rose) Robertson of Jasper, Alabama, Pat (Wayne) Tanev of Arab, Alabama, and Jerry (Fran) Robertson of Arab, Alabama; seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

Surviving siblings are Elaine Medders and Avalon Littlejohn of Mississippi, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Ina Elizabeth (Katie) Littlejohn Robertson will be held at Ridout-Brown Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur, Alabama, on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, at 2 p.m., with visitation from 1-2 p.m. Officiating the services will be Bro. Craig Carlisle and Bro. Ken Bush. Graveside service to follow at adjoining Roselawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Shepherd’s Cove Hospice, 408 Martling Road, Albertville, AL 35951

Ridout's Brown-Service, Decatur; 256-353-1511