James Lenwood Robertson

April 21, 1951 ~ January 5, 2024 (age 72) 72 Years Old

James Robertson Obituary

On Friday morning, January 5, 2024, the call of our Heavenly Father came for our loved one, James Lenwood Robertson. He was born on April 21, 1951, and grew up in the James City County area of Williamsburg, Virginia.

At an early age, James joined Zion Baptist Church in Lightfoot, Virginia.  Later in life, he became a faithful member of Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, in Williamsburg, Virginia.

He was educated in the Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools.  He pursued a career in culinary arts. James was an exceptional cook and worked in various restaurants and eateries throughout the Williamsburg area.

James exhibited his cooking skills in various entrees with family and friends, who truly enjoyed his craft. In his spare time, he enjoyed creating figures carved from wood; animal figures were his specialty.  His talents were inspired by his wholesome love of nature. James acquired the nickname “Hucklebuck,” a popular dance that trended in the 1960s to the song “The Hucklebuck” recorded by none other than Chuck Berry.  James’ nickname set him apart from his peers on and off the dance floor.  James’ smile could brighten a room, and his personality was warm and welcoming. The giving heart of James will be forever etched in our hearts, he will be truly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lucy and John Robertson; sisters, Ernestine Vaughn, Doris Walker, and Cynthia McGilvary; and brothers, John Robertson Jr. and Freddie Robertson. His precious memories will forever remain with his twin daughters, Meeda Boykins and Deeda Boykins; four sisters, Carolyn Baker (Nat) and Clarine Bowman who was his caregiver, all of Williamsburg, Virginia, Sharese Cowles (Donald) of Fredericksburg, Virginia, and Vanessa Scales (Carl) of Michigan; four brothers, Keith Robertson (Sherry) of Tennessee, Marcell Robertson of Fredricksburg, Virginia, and Lawrence Robertson and Larry Robertson, all of Williamsburg, Virginia; his partner, Rebecca Richardson who adored him; cherished friend, Mr. Brown who showed him brotherly love throughout his illness; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A service to celebrate Hucklebuck's life will be held at Noon, on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at Whiting's Funeral Home.  Interment to follow in Williamsburg Memorial Park.  Mr. Robertson may be viewed from 11:00 a.m. until noon on Wednesday in the funeral home.

Professional services entrusted to the staff of Whiting's Funeral Home, 7005 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185. 757-229-3011 

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January 10, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Whiting's Funeral Home
7005 Pocahontas Trail
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Funeral Service
January 10, 2024

12:00 PM
Whiting's Funeral Home
7005 Pocahontas Trail
Williamsburg, VA 23185

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Interment following funeral service
January 10, 2024

Williamsburg Memorial Park
130 King William Drive
Williamsburg, Virginia 23188


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