Robinson, Richard


Dec. 21, 1939 - Nov. 22, 2008

“Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me: Your rod and Your staff they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4

Mr. Richard Robinson was born on December 21, 1939 in Pinckneyville , Mississippi to Elizabeth Robinson Stewart and Sinclair Gibbs. He received his early formal education in the public schools of Wilkerson County , Mississippi . He was baptized at an early age at the King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church by Rev. Allen Scott. As a young adult, Richard moved to New Orleans , Louisiana . After moving to New Orleans , Richard became a member of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church where he served faithfully with the Usher Ministry. On December 5, 1959 , Richard married the “love of his life” Rev. Mary Ann M. Robinson, presently serving as the Associate Pastor of Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church . They were married for forty-eight years and eleven months. Due to hurricane Katrina, Richard and Mary Ann relocated to Baton Rouge , Louisiana . In 2008, Richard placed his membership with Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church under the pastoral leadership of the Rev. Darlene A. Moore.

Richard regarded fatherhood as a blessing and privilege from the Lord. He faithfully nurtured and provided for his three children; Mikel, Mark, and Marcia. He diligently modeled and taught his children strong work ethics and family loyalty. At his death, he was a retired painter and sandblaster. Richard was fervently loved and served as a mentor to family and friends. He was formally a member of the Wise Men Social, Pleasure, and Civic Club. Richard had a passion for fishing which enabled him to fellowship with many of his friends and to share “the catch” with friends and neighbors.

Richard departed this life on November 22, 2008 at his home in Baton Rouge . He is survived by his wife, Rev. Mary Ann Robinson; his parents; two sons, Mikel R. Robinson and his wife Lourdes of Travis Air Force Base, California; Mark T. Robinson and his wife Bronwyn of Slidell, Louisiana; one daughter, Marcia R. Moore and her husband Darell of Slidell, Louisiana; nine grandchildren: Kevin, Rachel, Richard, Mark Jr., Christopher, Monica, and Marlena Robinson, Jonathan and Jalen Moore; ten sisters and three brothers. Our family will always honor Richard's life and legacy.

Rev. Mary Ann Robinson

Source: Louisiana Conference Journal, 2009

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