Norfolk, V. Dede Robertson, wife of religious broadcaster Pat Robertson and a founding member of the Christian Broadcasting Network, died Tuesday at her home on the Virginia coast, the network said in a statement.
Robertson was 94 years old. The statement did not specify the cause of death.
Many months after her husband became a believer, Robertson became a born-again Christian. A.D. The couple met at Yale University in 1952 before embarking on a small television station on Virginia Christian Broadcasting Network, Pat Robertson, and embarked on a journey into a door-to-door community in New York.
Later In 1988, he ran for president of the United States, and his wife was campaigning alongside him.
“My mother was the glue that kept Robertson’s family together,” said Gordon Robertson, one of four children, and CBN president and CEO. “She always worked behind the scenes. If it weren’t for the mother, there would be no CBN.
Adelia “Dede” Elmer was born in Columbus, Ohio, in the middle of the Catholic Republic. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State and a master’s degree in nursing.
Robertson’s future husband was the son of a South American Baptist senator from the United States. Eighteen months after their reunion, the two of them ran away in peace and justice, knowing that they would not accept it.
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Robertson’s husband was interested in politics until he found a religion, she told the Associated Press in 1987.
They moved to the municipality of Bedford-Stevens because Robertson said God told him to sell all his possessions and serve the poor. Robertson told the APA that she was tempted to return to Ohio, “but I realized that it was not what the Lord wanted me to do: ‘I promised to stay, so I did.
Pat Robertson later heard God tell him to buy a small television station in Portsmouth, Virginia, which would become a worldwide religious network. Prior to his ouster last spring, he worked on a network of “700 Clubs” for half a century.
Robertson recalls in her life story that her husband stayed home and refused to help her.
“I was northern, and northern men generally help a little around the house,” she said. “I noticed when we went south, he did less.”
After experiencing her own rebirth in church service, her attitude changed, she told AP. I began to see the importance of what he was doing.
Robertson says that unless their daughters are young, they should not work outside the home. After raising her children and going to school, she became a professor of nursing.
She represented the United States in the Inter-American Women’s Commission, which was established to recognize women’s human rights. She also served on the Regent University Board, which was founded by her husband.
Pat Robertson said in a statement: “She was a woman of great faith, an evangelist and a wonderful servant of Christ, and she left an indelible mark every time she laid her hands on her wonderful life.