Cover photo for PATRICIA "PATTY" L. JACKSON-ROBERTSON's Obituary


November 26, 1965 — June 24, 2023


The Wake and Prayer Service for Patty will be on Thursday, (Tomorrow) June 29, 2023 at the St. Michael Recreation Center beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The procession to St. MIchael will leave at 5:00 p.m. from the old Wally's parking lot, Devils Lake. 

Funeral Services will be on Friday June 30th at 10:00 a.m. with burial in St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery. 

Patricia Lynn Jackson-Robertson, 57, passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2023 at her home in St. Michael, with her loving family by her side.

Patty was the loving daughter of Doris Longie (Buddy Longie) and the late Wilfred Jackson. She was born on November 26, 1965 in Devils Lake. She grew up on the Spirit Lake Nation and graduated from Four Winds High School with the Class of 1984. She loved playing basketball and was a cheerleader.  

Patty met John Sherman and together they raised her sons, Vernell Jackson and Kyle Ironhawk. As they grew up, they enjoyed going to their games and watching them play basketball for the Warwick Warriors Team.

On August 3, 2003, Patty married the love of her life, David Robertson, they raised her grandson, Mason “Kane” Smith. All her grandchildren were the center of her life, she held especially close to her, her granddaughter Khloe. She always had one or another grandchild with her, “gramma Patty” they called her.  

Patty worked at various jobs for the Spirit Lake Tribe and the Spirit Lake Bingo throughout her life. She decided to continue her education at Cankdeska Cikana Community College, where she earned her AA Liberal Arts Degree in 2016. During this time, she worked in the CCCC Evelyn Greene Adult Learning Center helping GED candidates study for their GED Test. After graduation she continued work as a before and after care provider for the CCCC Head Start Program. 

Due to health issuers, Patty was forced to retire. However, after receiving her kidney transplant Patty was determined to go back to work. She was actively seeking employment, as she was one who always worked to provide for herself and her family. 

PattyLynn loved watching her nephews Mark Fassett, Dorvan McKay, Jr. (Baby D) and Dwight Hunt play basketball for the Warwick Warriors. She went to all the games cheering them on. When they won the district championship then on to state playoffs in Bismarck, Patty was right there cheering and so proud of them. 

PattyLynn devoted herself to her family, especially her mom and grandchildren. She was a loving and caring daughter, sister, mother, niece, aunt, grandma, cousin and dear friend to many.  She opened her heart and home to many in need. 

Patty loved spending time with her family playing bingo, Yahtzee, 6, 5, 4. Bingo was a favorite pastime of Patty’s and no matter where it was she was there. She also just liked to visit and joke with family and friends. She will be greatly missed, but not forgotten. We Love You Patty! 

Patty is survived: her husband, David Robertson, sons: Vernell (Trinity) Jackson and his children: Julissa, Khloe, Paityn, Kaidence, Kaiden and Kaelynn; and Kyle (Hillary) Ironhawk and his children: Kylen, Ariya, Tatum and Abel; Mother Doris Longie, brother Victor (Bernadine) Jackson Sr.; sisters Brenda Jackson, Jeanetta Jackson, Lorna (Delmer) YoungBird, Marty Jackson, Tina Jackson, Merle Botone and Rose Lebeau; best friend: Evie McDonald; uncle Alvin Bear; aunts: Dianne Jackson, Anita Bear, Sonya Bear and Yvonne Longie; Godchildren: Cassie McDonald and Wayne Littleghost; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Pallbearers: Vernell Jackson, Kyle Ironhawk, Mathias Jackson, Anthony Ironhawk, Shandy Brown, Fabian Lohnes, Wayne Littleghost, and Dorvan McKay, Jr.

Honorary Pallbearers: Clarice Lawrence, John Sherman, Molly McDonald, Swadeau Halsey, Myra McDonald, Tina Ploium, Tiffany, Shayna, and Chantel Ross, Raymond Cavanaugh, Tara Longmire, Brittney Cook, Traci Owlboy, Eugene and Sylvia Hale, Arlene Belgarde, Yvonne “Hopsty” DuBois, Lillian Owlboy and family, Wayne and Jen Black, Sam Merrick, Melvine Rierson, Inez “Frankie” Chaske. Johanna Hunt, Stephanie Ignacio. Please know we did not mean to leave anyone out, we are grateful for all of Patty’s friends.

She was preceded in death by: her father, Wilfred Jackson, grandson, Vernell Jackson, Jr., step father Ambrose "Buddy" Longie, sister, Sandra K. Jackson, paternal grandparents John and Louisa Jackson, uncle Sylvester Jackson, maternal grandparents Henry Bear and Margaret Jones, aunt Belinda Bear, uncles Solomon Ross, Jerome Bear (Godfather), James Bear and Michael Bear. Godmother, Priscilla Cavanaugh.

A special thank you to the Red River Valley Hospice for Patty’s comfort and support; also, Father Paul Schuster, Marva Tollefson, Clarice Lawrence, Helena Littleghost, Roberta Littleghost, Renita Shaw for your prayers and support of the family.

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Past Services

Wake and Prayer Service

Thursday, June 29, 2023

Starts at 5:30 pm (Central time)

St. Michael's Wellness Center

, Saint Michael, ND 58370

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Funeral Service

Friday, June 30, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Michael's Recreation Center

, Saint Michael, ND 58370

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