In memory of
Nelson Elmore "Puggy" Robertson III
Nelson Elmore "Puggy" Robertson, III was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 30, 1977 to Nelson Elmore Robertson and Shirley Girtley-Harris. On Friday, August 23, 2019, Nelson entered into eternal rest at the age of 41. Nelson graduated from O. Perry Walker Class of 95. He obtained his Associate degree in Culinary Arts in 2012 from Le Cordon Bleu. He was a paraprofessional at Paul B. Habans Elementary School for 5 years. Even though he was baptized at an early age, he rededicated his life to Christ at Celebration Church under the late Pastor Claude Williams where he was a devoted member for almost 2 years. He was a Chef at Marcello's Italian Restaurant prior to his death. Nelson leaves to mourn his wife, Kortney Robertson; his sons, Nelson and Sidney Robertson; his daughter, Corinne Robertson; his father, Nelson E. Robertson; his mother, Shirley Girtley-Harris (Paul); his step daughters, Jackie, Maya and Kristin Young; his grandson, Zayn Young; his step brother, Chavez Lee; his god daughter, Alexia Franklin and his god son, Aiden Thomas. He also leaves to cherish his aunts, Malinda, Cynthia, Joan Marie, JoAnn, Lenora and Cathy; his uncles, Carl, Leon, Jonathan, Clement and Vernon and a host of cousins. He is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Nelson B. Robertson and Pinkney Girtley; his grandmothers, Merline Powell and Adeline Wilson Lavallis; his uncles, Herbert Girtley, Joseph Powell and Freeman Robinson; his aunt, Fran Robinson and 6 cousins, Kiera Girtley, Jeremy Sanders, Herbert Green, Carl Robertson, Jr. and Raynell Williams. Family and friends are invited to attend the Celebration of Life for Nelson E. "Puggy" Robertson at Celebration Church, 1104 Terry Parkway, Terrytown, LA on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 10:00 am. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am. Interment: Westlawn Cemetery. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Avenue. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign the guestbook.
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