In Memorium


Bernard Brian Robertson, 71, of Johns Creek, GA passed away on September 2,

2022. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 15th, at the Duluth First

United Methodist Church at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. C. Kay Fuino officiating. The family will

receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the church.


Mr. Robertson, a native of Hamberg, South Africa, was a member of the Duluth First United

Methodist Church. He was the owner and operator of Robertson Property Group.


He is survived by his wife, Sharon Robertson; daughter and son-in-law, Natalie and Dirk

Dutoit all of Johns Creek, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Gareth and Jennifer Robertson of

Suwanee, GA; five grandchildren – Hannelore, Gman, Jacques, Melissa and Celine; sister and

brother-in-law, Jean and Corrie Bothma of South Africa; brothers and sisters-in-law, Stanley

and Desiree Robertson of Cumming, GA, Antiny and Susan Breedt of South Africa.


In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations to


Barbara was born in Atlanta, GA, the daughter of the late Howard Walter Cheney and Rachael Bradford.  She attended Bass High School, and Auburn University, where she was also a member of Delta Zeta Sorority.

She was a member of the Georgia Real Estate Board, and the Georgia Teaching Certification board, and was a member of Duluth First United Methodist Church in Duluth, GA.

Barbara will be remembered for Hosting family gatherings where she was notoriously known for her delicious cooking for family and her church congregation for Wednesday dinner bells. She was a passionate educator who loved teaching locally in Gwinnett Elementary schools. She was a loyal Auburn football fan who never missed a game.

She will be missed by her church congregation, as she was instrumental in founding and designing the Duluth First United Methodist Church Prayer Garden.  Barbara was a socialite who loved a good card game with her friends over at Mansions Independent Living.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Keel; son, Alan Glenn Keel; grandson, Hunter Lane Keel; father, Howard Walton Cheney; mother, Rachael Bradford; her sisters, Nancy Wynn, Patty Nix, and Betty Long. She is survived by her son, Gary Lane Keel; daughter in law, Kimberly B. Keel; granddaughter, Sarah Jean Keel; many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that those who wish to make a donation in Barbara’s memory, please make it to Duluth First United Methodist Church for the Prayer Garden.