He later ran for president of the United States in 1988, with his wife campaigning by his side.
“Mom was the glue that held the Robertson family together,” said Gordon Robertson, one of her four children and the president and chief executive of CBN. “She was always working behind the scenes. If it weren’t for Mom, there wouldn’t be a CBN.”
In 1982, she was appointed as the U.S. delegate to the Inter-American Commission of Women, which promotes women’s rights and gender equality in the Americas. She also served on the board of Regent University, which her husband founded in Virginia Beach, and Operation Blessing International, his humanitarian group.
In addition to her husband, survivors include four children, Elizabeth Robinson, Ann LeBlanc, and Timothy and Gordon Robertson; 14 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.