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James Wesley Robinson

October 31, 1932 ~ September 6, 2019 (age 86)
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James Wesley Robinson of Jackson, Alabama departed this earthly life of 86 years on Friday, September 6, 2019 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born on October 31, 1932 to his loving parents, Barney and Mattie F. Robinson.


James attended the Old Harper High School, with vivid lasting memories. After high school, James enlisted in the US Army and served in the Korean War. Upon completion of his military duties, he received an honorable discharge and retired as a Disabled Veteran.


James gave his life to Christ at an early age. He was a faithful and long-time loyal tithing member of St. Union Baptist Church in Jackson, Alabama. The church will miss him deeply.


James married the love of his life, Geraldine Chapman Robinson after meeting her in Grove Hill, Alabama. They were devoted to each other for 34 years until Geraldine earned her wings.


James was also a Professional Carpenter for over fifty years, and he was well known throughout Clarke County. After many years of owning Midway Grocery Store with his brother Jessie, he went on to complete another career at Teledyne-Brown Eng. until his full retirement in 1996. He was the Robinson family honorary recipient of the “Family Spirit and Service Award”. He enjoyed his regular mornings by sharing breakfast with close friends, chatting at the Barber Shop, hunting, building things, a good home-cooked meal and he loved his wife and kids unconditionally.


James was preceded in death by his loving wife, Geraldine; parents, Mattie F. and Barney Robinson; brothers, Bobby L. Robinson and George Robinson and sisters, Voncile James and Janie Williams.


James leaves his eternal love and memories to his two sons, Michael (Annie) Robinson of  Malcom, AL and Marcus (Kenyatta) Robinson of Columbia, SC; two daughters, Bernita Bryant of Pensacola, FL and Detrick Childers of Atlanta, GA; three brothers, Jesse (Ruthie) Robinson of Jackson, AL, Lloyd Marvin (Rosa) Robinson of Jackson, AL and David Robinson of  Richmond, VA; one sister, Bettye Lou Marshall of Washington, DC; three brothers-in-law, Harold (Voncile) James, Mose Chapman and Harvey Chapman; one sister-in-law, Shirley Ann Foster-Parker; seven grandchildren, James Tyrone Robinson of Houston, TX, Brandon Marcus Robinson of Cincinnati, OH, Joshua Michael Bryant of Pensacola, FL, Diondra Robinson of  Birmingham, AL, Savannah Marie Childers of Atlanta, GA, Johonnah Davis Robinson of Columbia, SC, and Samainya Nicole Robinson of Columbia, SC; five great-grandchildren, Kiersten L’Andrea Robinson of Jackson, AL, Kalaysia Mashale Robinson, Kalayha Sane’e Robinson, Camdyn James Robinson, and Peyton Brown all of Mobile, AL, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

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