Robbie Benson Michael – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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Mrs. Robbie Benson Michael, 75 of Florence, went to join her husband, Jessie Aaron Michael, on Friday, July 27, 2012 at Huntsville Hospital, surrounded by her family.

Visitation will be Monday, July 30, 2012 from 6-8:00 p.m. at Greenview Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 31. 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in Greenview Memorial Chapel with burial in Greenview Memorial Park.  Officiating will be the Rev. Steve Pochop.
Mrs. Michael was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Clara Scott Benson, sisters, Nellie Austin and Madlyn Benson.
Survivors include her loving daughters, Joanne Kerby and Julie Gean (Lonnie); sisters, Shirley Smith and Mary Bevis (Darryl); grandchildren, Jessica Purdy (Gene) and Heather Erwin (Anthony); great-grandchildren, Anna and Jessie Purdy, Addison and Camden Erwin; sisters-in-law, Nora and Brenda Michael; numerous nieces and nephews.
Robbie was a loving wife to her husband, Aaron for over 50 years.  She was a very special mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt.  She was a native and lifelong resident of Lauderdale Co and also a graduate of Waterloo High School.
Some of her favorite past times was travelling, watching Alabama football, and spending time with her friends at Hill Top.  Her grandchildren thought she was one of a kind.  She enjoyed being with her great-grandchildren and watching them grow. They even had special nicknames for her like “Robbie Nobbie” and “Mamaw Bobbie”.
The family would like to thank Hill Top Assisted Living staff for their special care. Ashley White at Huntsville Hospital and Shane at Amedisys Home Health.
Pallbearers will be Brent Smith, Robert Smith, Randy Smith, Sidney Bevis, Daniel Durham, Gene Purdy and Anthony Erwin.
Honorary pallbearers will include Lonnie Gean, Dexter Smith, and special brothers-in-law, Daryl Bevis and the late Lloyd Smith.
An online guestbook may be viewed and signed via
Arrangements by Greenview Funeral Home.
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