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Robert Earl Robinson

April 1, 1939 ~ April 11, 2022 (age 83)

Obituary

Robert Earl Robinson, age 83, of Westwego, Louisiana passed away peacefully on Monday, April 11, 2022. He was born in Sandy Hook, Mississippi, the third of 11 children of the late Tycho Robinson and the late Altoria (Jordan) Robinson.  Robert was raised in Sandy Hook where he graduated from Friendship High School in 1957. He was an outstanding athlete during his school years and was known as a premier basketball player in the Sandy Hook area.

Robert moved to New Orleans, Louisiana shortly after finishing high school.  He started out as a grocery bagger at a Schwegmann’s grocery store, quickly working his way up to the supervisor of the “bag boys”.  He held various other position for the grocery store chain over 25 years.  Eventually, Robert went to work at an A&P grocery store as a warehouse worker. It was at this store that he began his lifelong career as a truck driver.  After hauling meat for A&P grocery stores for a few years, Robert eventually spent more than 35 years as a driver for Evans Cooperage in Harvey, Louisiana, driving both regionally and, later, as an owner-operator.  During his tenure as a truck driver, Robert drove trucks with three of his four children, two of whom followed his example and embarked on their own driving careers.

Robert was a man of great faith in the Lord and was an active member in his churches over the years, singing in the choir and serving in various leaderships roles.  As a child, he joined Springhill Missionary Baptist Church in Sandy Hook, MS. After moving to New Orleans, LA, Robert joined Second Bethlehem Baptist Church, where he served as member of the Board of Trustees and deacon for 45 years. At the end of his life, Robert was a member and the head deacon of Ephesus Missionary Baptist Church in Westwego, Louisiana.

Robert was preceded in death by his father, Tycho Robinson, his mother, Altoria (Jordan) Robinson, his brothers, Levell Robinson Sr. and Calvin Robinson, and his great grandchildren, Demhi Quinn and Caron Frierson.

Robert leaves to cherish his memory:  his daughter, Dionne (Rod) Celestin-Torregano of Harvey, LA; his three sons, Eduardo “Brother” Robinson of Westwego, LA, Rodney Robinson of New Orleans, LA, and Gary “Tony” (Nicole) Brumfield of Montreal, Canada; his three brothers, Levi T. Robinson, Sr. and Bruce L. (Marscinia) Robinson of Sandy Hook, MS, and Paul J. (Mazie) Robinson of Upper Marlboro, MD; his five sisters, Eva Mae Young of Angie, LA, Lillie Mae Robinson, Cloria (Charles) Norman, Mary Ann Collins, and Jean Etta (Eugene) Burch all of Sandy Hook, MS; 11 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral service on Monday, April 18, 2022, at Ephesus Missionary Baptist Church located at 831 Wayne Ave. Westwego LA. 70094. The visitation will begin at 10A.M. followed by an 11A.M. service. Pastor Albert Ketchens will officiate.

A second funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church located at 284 Spring Hill Church Road, Sandy Hook, Mississippi 39478. The visitation will begin at 11A.M. followed by a 12 noon service.  Entombment will follow in the Spring Hill M.B.C.  Cemetery.

Facemasks are still required for all in attendance.

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Services

Celebration of Life
Monday
April 18, 2022

10:00 AM
Ephesus Missionary Baptist Church
831 Wayne Avenue
Westwego, LA 70094

Celebration of Life
Tuesday
April 19, 2022

12:00 PM
Spring Hill Baptist Church
284 Spring Hill Church Road
Sandy Hook, MS 39478

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