Robinson, Ira Meredith

11/7/2010

 

IRA MEREDITH ROBINSON
AUGUST 15, 1930 – NOVEMBER 7, 2010
 
Ira Meredith Robinson was born August 15, 1930 in Rankin County, Mississippi to Bart Robinson and Eula Sheely Robinson. He graduated from Brandon, Mississippi High School in 1948, from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi in 1952 and from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in 1955. He received his Master of Divinity from Emory University in 1972. He was ordained a Deacon in Louisiana in 1956 and ordained an Elder in 1958.
 
He moved to Lafayette, Louisiana in June 1955 as an Associate Minister and Youth Minister at First United Methodist Church. He then served the Houma Heights-Bayou Blue-Dulac charge, Elizabeth-Hopewell charge, Colfax charge, Golden Meadow-Grand Isle charge, Welsh, Bastrop-Collinston charge, Franklin-Jeanerette charge, Lafayette First United Methodist Church and Asbury United Methodist Church as a retired associate for the last 15 years.
 
Ira played football in high school and college and was an avid Saints fan. He was the representative in Louisiana for Educational Opportunities Tours for 13 years and traveled many times to the Holy Land, Wesley Heritage in England and to Greece and Turkey following St. Paul’s Journeys. He carried many church members and friends with him on these Christian Pilgrimages.
 
Ira passed away on Sunday, November 7, 2010 at the age of 80 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, his two brothers, H.C. and Curtis, and a son, Douglas Ray Robinson. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Moore Robinson; a daughter, Jill Bernard and husband, Gil; a son, Tony Robinson and wife, Tina; and 6 grandchildren: Alex Theriot, Kasey Thibodeaux, Brady Raggio, Gabrielle Raggio, Zachary Robinson and Lauren Raggio.
 
He was an organ donor and donated his body to science.
 
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished my race, I have kept the faith.”
 2 Timothy 4:7