Robin Morgan Roberson Potts

Published 7:30 pm Friday, September 28, 2018

Robin Morgan Roberson Potts was born Nov. 11, 1942, in Washington, North Carolina, daughter of the late Frances Morgan Roberson and William (Bill) Riley Roberson, Jr.

She died at home on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.
She graduated from Washington High School in 1961 and earned three degrees from East Carolina University: in 1966, with a BA; 1989, with a BS; and a Master of Arts in 1994.                                                In 1962, she married Charles Zoph Potts, of Washington, who survives, along with her beloved and very special children: daughter Riley Potts Simpson and sons Charles Z. Potts, Jr. (wife, Christie Lewis Potts), Reed Mills Potts (wife, Casey Hockaday Potts) and Morgan Patterson Potts (wife, Joy Law Potts); six grandchildren, Raven Cassandra Simpson, Morgan Alexandra Potts, Latham Gray Potts, Skylar Elizabeth Potts, Silas Patterson Potts and Robin Elizabeth Potts. She had one brother, William Riley Roberson, III (wife, Olivia Grimes Roberson) and a very special niece, Lilly Roberson Jones (spouse, Dr. Marcus Jones) and their children, Liv and Davis Jones; and nephew, William (Will) Riley Roberson, IV (wife, Tabitha Roberson) and their children Isabel and Madeline; sister-in-law, Kay Potts Andrew; another special niece, Sara Andrew Neuwirth (spouse, Dr. Charles Neuwirth) and children Mia, William, Olivia and Lila; and nephew Ken Andrew and his children, Macy, Chase and Zachary.

Robin was a very gifted musician. She starting playing the piano at age four. Later, she added the accordion and the violin. She loved to share her music with everyone. Robin was a regular participant during Little Washington’s Music in The Street series. She visited nursing homes, shut-ins, and often would pop in and present a special Christmas or St. Patrick’s Day song to friends. Robin loved everyone and everyone loved her. She had a beautiful smile that could win over even the most hardhearted. She was beautiful in appearance and in her very being.

She loved the French language and the French people. She taught French in both high school and in elementary school. The students loved her unconventional style of teaching French, such as jumping out of a large trashcan, wishing her students a cordial “Bonjour.” Even today, her former students would approach her and wish her “Bonjour.”

Robin Potts loved life and her wonderful family. She often said she didn’t want to miss a thing. She was so proud of her beautiful daughter, her three terrific sons, her cherished grandchildren and all of her nieces and nephews.

A service for the Celebration of the Life of Robin Potts will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Washington, where she was a lifelong member, on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 11 a.m. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. At other times, the family will receive friends and loved ones at the Potts home, located at 107 S. Reed Drive, Smallwood, in Washington.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to Robin’s Wings at Arts of the Pamlico or to First Presbyterian Church in Washington.