Mr. Troy Robinson died March 4 at Heartland Hospice, Conyers. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Josiah (Cornelia Boykin) Robinson, he was the youngest of 17 children and was born in 1918 in Jasper County. Mr. Robinson was preceded in death by all his siblings and was two days shy of his 90th birthday when he departed this life. He received his education in the public schools of Jasper County and joined Mt. Zion AME Church, Shady Dale, at an early age. In his later years he joined St. John CME Church in Monticello, becoming an active member and trustee of the church. Mr. Robinson was employed by the Central Georgia Railroad for over 30 years, retiring in 1971. He enjoyed gardening and growing vegetables for his family. He moved to Oxford to live with his daughter and attended St. Paul AME Church. Mr. Robinson had a warm personality and a good sense of humor. He was fun to be around and was loved by those whose lives he touched. Mr. Robinson cherished his children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by daughter Annie Robinson Henderson, son Nathaniel Robinson and wife Lillie Alexander Robinson.
Surviving are daughters Leila Cockrell (Arthur), Barbara Robinson, Shirley Benton-Lee (James), Mary Robinson, Yvelle Crittle (Wayne); son Willie Troy Robinson; 26 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren; sisters-in-law Carrie Alexander, Isabell Alexander, Nellie Russell; brother-in-law C.R. Franklin; special nephew Charlie Robinson; prayer partner Jackie Pitts; a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held March 7 at St. Paul A.M.E Church with Pastor Thomas Stegall officiating. Interment followed at Lawnwood Memorial Park.
The Covington News
March 14, 2008