Jennifer Catherine Robertson of Shelbyville passed away at the age of 40 on Monday, October 28, 2019, at her home in Shelbyville, Kentucky.
Jennifer was born on January 6, 1979, to Jimmy and Cathy Robertson in Lexington, Kentucky. She moved to Louisville in 1989 when her father accepted the job as manager of the Rock Creek Riding Club. Jennifer graduated from Louisville Christian Academy in 1997 and Sullivan University’s Culinary Institute. Jennifer is survived by her daughter Lila Isabelle Woods and Lila’s father Billy Woods; Jennifer’s father, Jimmy Robertson, and wife Helen Robertson; sister Chrissy Workman (George); nephew Michael and nieces Kaitlyn, Haillie and Avery Workman; aunt and uncle Walt and Corky Robertson; cousins Walt Robertson, Jr. (Mandy) and Ann Mary Belek (Kyle); and many other friends and family.
Jennifer was a lifelong lover of American Saddlebred horses and Standardbred Road Horses, including her beloved road horse Rum’s Last Shot, a.k.a. Larry, with whom she won the 2010 Kentucky County Fair Roadster to Bike World Championship. Recently, she took great joy sharing her love of horses with her daughter Lila and her treasured pony Skunk.
Jennifer never met anyone she could not immediately disarm with her quick wit and sense of humor. She lit up every room she walked into and her personality, passion for life and joy of laughter was loved by everyone she encountered and will be deeply missed.
Visitation will be held at Shannon Funeral Home in Shelbyville, on Thursday, October 31, from 2 PM to 6 PM, and on Friday, November 1, from 11 AM to 12 PM. Services will be held at Shannon Funeral Home on Friday, November 1 at 12 PM.
A trust for the benefit of Lila’s education and health has been established and in lieu of flowers. Contributions may be made to the Lila Woods Education and Health Support Trust, care of Walter S. Robertson, II, trustee, 250 West Main Street, Suite 2300, Lexington, Kentucky 40507.