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Imogene "Emma Lee" Whitt Robertson

October 22, 1923 — October 30, 2020

Imogene "Emma Lee" Whitt Robertson

Imogene "Emma Lee" Whitt Robertson of South Boston, VA passed away October 30, 2020.  She was born in Halifax County, VA on October 22, 1923 and was 97 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Jack Buntin Whitt and the late Lillian Spencer Whitt. She was married to the late Virgil Robertson.


She was a member of First Baptist Church. She loved her church and her church family. When the church van rolled she was onboard and ready to travel.  Imogene was a hard worker, loved gardening, being a homemaker, and especially enjoyed reading. When she received the Richmond Times Dispatch newspaper, she didn’t stop until she read it front to back. She was an avid geneologist and loved the study of family history.


Imogene Whitt Robertson is survived by:

Her Grandson

Greg Lacks of Durham, NC

Her Sister

Lena Bish of Harrisonburg
One step-daughter
Mary Ann Wood of Halifax, VA
One step-granddaughter

Host of Nieces and Nephews


***Preceded in death by***

Her Daughter

Starr Lee Welch


Owen Whitt

Marcellus Whitt

Lacy Whitt

Ann W. Terry


A graveside service will be held Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at Halifax Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Susan Davis officiating. In keeping with CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19, masks are requested as well as social distancing.


For memorials please consider First Baptist Church, 815 North Main Street, South Boston, VA 24592.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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Sunday, November 1, 2020

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