Allen Micheal Robertson, a star athlete with a smile that lit up the room, passed away July 9, 2014, in his home. He was 21.
He was born in Boulder, Colo., on May 21, 1993, and grew up with his aunt, father, and extended family in Winooski, Vt., where he was baptized at New Alpha Missionary Baptist Church on June 9, 2002.
Allen had a strong and engaging sense of humor and often sparked laughter around him. He loved music and sports and played starting positions in both football and basketball at Winooski High School, from which he graduated in 2011. In recognition of his athletic accomplishments, the high school recently retired his #12 jersey for both basketball and football.
He is survived by his father, Allen Robertson, Jr., of Winooski, Vt.; aunt, Adline Robertson of Winooski, Vt.; mother Linda Dyke of Miami; and paternal grandfather, Allen Robertson, Sr., of Tuscaloosa, Ala. He is predeceased by his paternal grandmother Elizabeth Robertson.
He is also survived by a close and extended family that includes his cousins Ronte DuBose and partner Linda Richie of Burlington, Vt.; Nadia and Vincent Mitchell of Burlington, Vt.; Jamar DuBose and partner Audra Scheffert of Nashua, N.H.; Manny and Erin Robertson of Essex, Vt.; Byron “B.J.” and Sarah Robertson of Essex, Vt.; Brittany Robertson of Burlington, Vt.; his uncle Beverlis Robertson, of Burlington, Vt.; and great uncle Jonas Robertson of Essex, Vt.; his siblings Dorothy Parker and Alexandrea Robertson, both of Miami; Joseph Parker and Charles Parker, both of Milton, Vt.; Jah-Eli Robertson of Burlington, Vt.; and his younger cousins who he grew up with Isaiah, Dante and Tabious DuBose. Significant members of his extended family are Detra Wilson, Arabia Livingston, Kahlia Livingston, Christine, Jaada, Winston, Grace and Benjamin Longmore.
Visiting hours will be held from 4:00 p.m. To 7:00 p.m. Wednesday July 16, 2014 at LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 132 Main St., Winooski, VT and from 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 17, 2014, in the New Alpha Missionary Baptist Church sanctuary, 38 South Winooski Avenue, Burlington, Vt. A service in celebration of his life will be held immediately following at noon. He will be laid to rest at Saint Francis Xavier Cemetery, 3 Saint Peter Street, Winooski, Vt., following the service. A gathering and repast will follow at New Alpha Missionary Baptist Church. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.lavignefuneralhome.com. Donations can be made via http://www.gofundme.com/bbflas
Arrangements are under the care of LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service. His light, love, laughter, and kind spirit will be greatly missed.