Pat Robertson’s wife, Dede Dies at 94years

Pat Robertson founder of The Christian Broadcasting Network has lost his wife of 68years.  Adelia ‘Dede’ Robertson died on April 19th at her home in Virginia Beach VA. Adelia ‘Dede’ Robertson is survived by her husband Pat, four children, fourteen grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren. She was 94 years old.

In a statement Pat said about his beloved companion of many years, “Dede Robertson was a woman of great faith, a champion of the Gospel, and a remarkable servant of Christ who has left an indelible print on all that she set her hand to during her extraordinary life.”

On December 3rd 1927, Ralph and Florence Elmer welcomed Dede into the family in Columbus, Ohio. She attended Ohio State University and graduated with a degree in Social Administration. Adelia ‘Dede’ found work as a fashion model and was also a beauty queen at the Miss Ohio State competition.

In 1952, whilst pursuing her Masters in Nursing at Yale she met her husband Pat. They were married two years later and remained together until her death. During their years together Dede was a founding member of the various boards of The Christian Broadcasting Network, Regent University and Operation Blessing International Relief and Development Corporation.

According to CBN she traveled extensively on behalf of CBN, Operation Blessing International and The Flying Hospital’s medical missions. Dede visited Asia, the Middle East and South America relentlessly helping to bring medial and humanitarian aid to people.

According to her obituary Dede ‘enthusiastically campaigned’ for her husband during his presidential campaign bid in 1988. On the campaign trail she visited fifty-two cities all over the states of the Union during that period.

The author of two books, My God Will Supply and The New You. Dede’s column All in a Woman’s Day was monthly feature of Christian Life Magazine.

Sheila Walsh, Pat Robertson’s long-time co-anchor wrote this tribute for Dede. “I was so sad to read of the passing of Dede Robertson. She took me under her wings when I became co-host of the 700 Club in 1987. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. Praying for Pat and the whole family.”




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