Age 95 – Funeral services for Vergie L. Robinson will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Ricks-Bowers Funeral Home in Jewett. Pastor Carla Goree officiated. Interment followed the services at Jewett Cemetery.
Virgie Lee William Robinson was born in Jewett on January 29, 1926, to Rev. Tom & Leon Austin William. She was the first of three children. Vergie accepted Christ at an early age at St. John Baptist Church where she remained a faithful member until her death. She was a choir member, a great soloist, served on the Mission Board, and was active in all other church activities. Mrs. Robinson was a member of the Heroines of Jericho.
Vergie attended the Jewett School on Sugar Street and later in life received her GED.
On August 6, 1946, Vergie was united in Holy Matrimony to E. V. Robinson, Sr.; to this union, four children were born.
Vergie was a housewife for many years. As her children grew older, she took on jobs as a cook at the Dairy Queen, Eli’s Café, Windmill Restaurant, and Jim’s Drive In. She also worked at the Buffalo Nursing Home. After retiring from the nursing home, she worked as a caregiver for James & Pauline Adkisson and Naelyn Hinton.
In retirement, Vergie took time for herself. She loved gardening, but her passion was quilting. Over the years, she sewed many beautiful quilts. She finally had to give that up when she could no longer steady her hands to thread a needle.
On Tuesday, March 9, 2021, the Angel of the Lord came to take Vergie home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, E. V. Robinson, Sr.; her parents, Rev. Tom & Leon William; two sons, E. V. Robinson, Jr. and Eddie Dean Robinson; two brothers, W. T. William and Alvin William, and her aunt, Mable Robinson.
Those left to Cherish her memory and celebrate her home going are two daughters, Bettie Robinson & Mike Scott of Jewett, and Rosie Scott & husband Losten of Dallas; one daughter-in-law, Martha Robinson of Dallas; eight grandchildren, Dominic Robinson & Tonya Brown of Richmond, Tyrone Robinson & wife Makila of Mansfield, Ronald Pugh & wife Melinda of Cedar Hill, Rosiland Taylor of Dallas, Erica Pugh of Desoto, Losten Scott, Jr. of Forney, Cornelius Robinson of Oklahoma, and Undreo Scott of Grand Prairie; thirteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandbabies; two sisters-in-law, Mable Robinson of Teague and Mary Haynes of Dallas; two nephews, Terrell William and Steven William; other relatives and friends.
Friend, prayer warrior, babysitter, Angela (Binky) Gayle who was always there for Vergie if the need arose. Vergie would always tell everybody that if she called on Binky anytime of the time of the night, she would be there. Angela has truly been there for us, and words cannot express our depth of love and appreciation.
In addition to the extra care and support from Binky, her great-granddaughter, Ty’ler Simone Robinson-Jones (aka “Pooh”) extended personal love and attention as her nursing consultant to Vergie’s medical team.
We, the family, wish to express our sincere appreciation to all those who were a comfort to our mom. Thank you to the staff at Texas Home Health Hospice Care for all the love and support that you have shown to our mom. Thank you, Pastor Carla Goree, for being our Shepherd. Your visits, prayers, and words of encouragement brought healing and strength to us.
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