Robbie Lee Israel

robbie israel

June 12, 1938 ~ October 5, 2020

Born in: Fletcher, NC
Resided in: Arden, NC

Robbie Lee Hare Israel, “Nanny”, 82, went home to be with Jesus on Monday, October 5, 2020. Mrs. Israel was born in Fletcher, NC to the late Lawrence C. Hare and Edna Lewis Hare. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Herman Hare and an infant daughter Athena Diane Israel.

Robbie retired from Eaton Cutler-Hammer Corporation. She loved playing the piano, playing rummy and putting jigsaw puzzles together. She enjoyed sitting in the sun and spending time at the Lake.

She loved spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and family, whom she loved with all her heart. She loved everyone and had a heart of gold and always made everything special!

Robbie is survived by her husband of 66 years, Jerome Herman Israel; a son Timothy Israel (Marcia), two daughters, Tammy Pressley (Tim) and Tara Matthews ( Dale); three grandchildren, Colt Israel (Ashley), Ashlee White and Leah Howard (Taylor); two great-grandchildren Paislee White and Hawkins Howard.

Mrs. Israel will lie in repose at Fletcher First Baptist Church on Friday October 9, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The family will be available at the church to speak with visitors while practicing social distancing.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday October 10, 2020 at Fletcher First Baptist Church at 2:00 pm with Reverends Charles Rogers, Roy Waldroup, and Thomas Holbrooks officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Episcopal Churchyard in Fletcher.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Awana Club at Fletcher First Baptist Church (5 Cane Creek Rd. Fletcher, NC 28732)


For those who wish to pay their respects: October 9, 2020 6:00 pm - February 20, 2024 8:00 pm

Fletcher First Baptist Church
5 Cane Creek Road
Fletcher, NC 28732

687 1031

Funeral Service: October 10, 2020 2:00 pm

Fletcher First Baptist Church
5 Cane Creek Road
Fletcher, NC 28732

687 1031

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. Love you all! Prayers for all of the family! Robbie was very well loved by anyone that met her! I loved her so much and it breaks my heart that she is gone, but I know she’s not in pain anymore

  2. Nanny was a wonderful woman that shared love to all she knew. She loved my brother when he married Tara like he was her own she was the mom he needed and for that I will be forever greatful. I’ll miss you Nanny.

  3. Nancy and all the Israel family, so sorry for your loss of a beautiful sweet family member. I still remember her sweet smile she gave me and everyone she spoke to. God bless and comfort each of you.

  4. I pray that God will comfort and bless the entire family during this time of loss and sorrow. God Bless!

  5. I worked with Robbie at Eaton for many years. I always enjoyed talking with her, such a lovely person. May God comfort all you.

  6. Such a beautiful lady inside and out. Enjoyed sitting behind her Sunday school. Love always Wanda , Brittnie and Bresayda Souther

    • Sooo very sorry for your loss. All the family is in our prayers! May God comfort you as only He can! Love and prayers!

  7. Tim & Tara & Tammy, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing, she was a sweet lady. Your whole family will be in our prayers. We want be able to attend the services , but we will be with you in spirit. Love to you all. Doris Galyean, Marian Hudgins and Carolyne Laughter

  8. Our prayers are with the family as they bid goodbye to one who will be missed by so many. She always had a ready smile. I will remember her for that.

  9. To all her family I’m so sorry for your loss you all are in my thoughts and my prayers I pray God will give you strength and comfort I worked with Robbie at Cutler Hammer she was a precious lady Love and prayers to all of you

  10. To all the family I’m so sorry for your loss you are all in my thoughts and my prayers I pray God will give you strength and comfort She was a precious lady I worked with her many years at Cutler Hammer love and prayers

  11. To all of Robbie’s family we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Remember the good times to get you through the coming days. Our love, Stan & Brenda Schreiber
    Randy & Cathy Elingburg

  12. I will really miss Robbie, especially at the family reunions. The family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. So how do I put 66 years of memories in a few words ? I can’t but will put in a few that I will never forget. When Herman married Robbie and I saw her the first I thought she was the prettiest girl I had ever seen. Still think that now. She was like a big sister to me. In 8th grade she bought me my first turtle neck sweater was turquoise with a white furry collar. I wore it almost every day. I know I must have not smelled too good. All the times we would play rummy and eat pecan sandies cookies are wonderful memories for me. Let me borrow her clothes. Gave me a birthday party when I turned 16. The time she got a new pop up camper and she and I took off to Myrtle Beach. We got lost. Took many hours to get there. She never complained. We laughed and laughed. All the times she was there for me when I needed a place to stay during a difficult time in my life. Her home was always open for coffee or food or just a shoulder . I will never forget her and am thankful for all she did for me. Too many things to count. A beautiful woman inside and out. A woman of faith and a child of God . Love and sympathy to you kids and my brother Herman (Jerome).nancy and Chuck 🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️

  14. Herman, Tim, Tammy, Tara and family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of loss. May God bless and comfort you.

  15. Tim and family, we are sorry for your loss. We will be praying for God’s comfort and peace during the days ahead.

  16. I just want to let the family know that you are in my thoughts and prayers, Robbie was always such a sweet and lovely lady ,may God bless you all.

  17. My beautiful aunt Robbie, I love you so much. You and momma may be lying in the sun together right now, I believe.
    My heart is broken for my beloved uncle and cousins. All of my love and prayers! God’s comforting grace will get us through.

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