Mrs. Evelyna Robinson, 81, of Cave Spring, died Monday morning in a Rome hospital following a short illness.
The former Evelyna Louis Wood, Mrs. Robinson was born in Spring Garden, Alabama on July 16, 1936, born to the late Isaac Wood and the late Jennie Sherman Wood. Mrs. Robinson was a member of the Pilgrims’ Rest Baptist Church and had attended Providence Baptist Church. A homemaker, after her children were grown, Mrs. Robinson was known for making biscuits at several Cave Spring restaurants.
Mrs. Robinson was married to William (Bill) H. Robinson on October 10, 1958, and was preceded in death by him August 31, 2008. Besides her parents and her husband, she was also preceded in death by her brothers, Junior Wood, Charlie Wood, Ozie Wood, Franklin Wood, Bud Wood, and James Wood, and by her sisters, Mrs. Mary Penney, Mrs. Betsey Robinson, and Mrs. Fannie Fowler.
Mrs. Robinson is survived by three sons, Len Robinson (Sharon), of Rome, and Randy Robinson and Lester Robinson, both of Cave Spring; and by five daughters, Mrs. Becky McCollum (Ted), of Silver Creek; Mrs. Teresa Hughes (Charles), of Cave Spring; Mrs. Mary Crider (Tim), of Centre, Alabama; Mrs. Susan Fricks (Tony), of Cave Spring; and Mrs. Nancy Wiley (Anthony), of Rome. A brother-in-law, John Ed Robinson, of Forney; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Barbara Wood, of Cave Spring; ten grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Mrs. Robinson will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. EDT at Providence Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Laney officiating. Interment will follow in the Providence Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Roy Robinson, Sheldon Robinson, Jerry Fowler, Charles Hughes, Anthony Wiley, and Jimmy Tate. An honorary escort will include Ted McCollum, Tim Crider, and Tony Fricks.
The family will receive friends at John House’s Cave Spring Chapel Wednesday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. EDT.
Mrs. Robinson will lie in state at the church Thursday from 1:00 p.m. EDT until the funeral hour.