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Lucy Caroline Seagraves Robertson

June 28, 1924 — August 19, 2023

Silas Creek Chapel

Lucy Caroline Seagraves Robertson

Lucy was born in Winston-Salem, NC to Anna Cheek Seagraves and William Webster Seagraves on June 28, 1924. She was the only girl with five brothers: Calvin Cheek, Paul Seagraves, Daniel Seagraves, Carl Seagraves, and William "Ralph" Seagraves. She graduated from Gray High School. She married the love of her life, Frank Allison Robertson, Sr., on December 21, 1944, and they had one son, Frank Allison Robertson, Jr. (Frankie).

Lucy worked for Sears Roebuck and Company for 38.5 years. She retired as the Manager of the Children's Department and was proud that she was the first woman on staff when the new Hanes Mall store opened in 1975.

She was preceded in death by both her parents, her five brothers, her husband, and son. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Janis Simpson; granddaughter, Lisa Canter, and husband James; grandson, Frank Allan Robertson, and wife Kate; great-grandsons, Brooks and Beau; nephews: Colbert Seagraves, Jesse Medford, Bob Cheek, Randall Seagraves, Charles Seagraves, and Gary Burchum; nieces: Kara Hackney, Vickie Mullis, Vickie Foster; her best friend, Nellie Cooper, who was with her when she passed; three special young ladies: Carmen, Ava, and Maria; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. A special thank you goes out to her wonderful caregivers: Matrina Cowan, Elizabeth Marteniz, Cynthia Harrell, and Dr. John Card. Thank you to Tani, Alban Xhaferi, their family, and staff at the Carriage House Restaurant for all the love they have shown over the years.

Lucy lived a long and very productive life and was a lifelong member of Salem Baptist Church. She never met a stranger and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She especially loved her family, taking great joy in doting on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lucy loved going to sporting events, be it baseball, football, basketball, or NASCAR—she loved them all. Lucy's Sunday dinners were legendary, as she would feed family and friends. Her Fried Chicken and Potato Salad were everyone's favorites. She loved to travel and experience new things. She did have a little bit of a lead foot, and sometimes that would cause her some trouble with the law. She was one of the most giving and loving people you had ever met, always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need and never expecting anything in return. The world is a little darker without her beautiful smile.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, August 25, 2023, at Forsyth Memorial Park, with Rev. Christopher E. Burcham officiating. Online condolences may be made at

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Friday, August 25, 2023

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