Adell Robinson

06/03/1921 - 06/02/2015

Obituary for Adell Robinson

Mr. Adell Robinson was born June 3, 1921 in Burkville, AL; Lowndes County, Alabama to the late Todd Robinson and Lettie Pearl Jefferson.
Mr. Robinson, a 93-year-old World War II Veteran, served this great country well in the quest to maintain our country’s freedom. He constantly spoke about his service to his country with great excitement and enthusiasm. He was enlisted in the service in 1943 in Montgomery, Alabama. He served as a Corporal in the United States Army as a member of the 848th Engineer Battalion, one of four all-black battalions to serve in Upper Assam, India. His tours of duty included service in China, Burma, and India; he was discharged in October 1945 with an honorable discharge. In 1946, Mr. Robinson began working with the Montgomery Housing Authority as a painter, where he remained for 31 years. After retiring from the Housing Authority, he became a self-employed painter until he was no longer able to work.
He received Christ at an early age and was a member of Bell Missionary Baptist Church, where he became a Deacon under Rev. Bill Lewis. In 1956, he joined New Home Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Dupree, where he served as chairman of the Deacon board. He recently joined Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church under Rev C.B. Croskery, where he again served as a Deacon until his death.
He was called home to his eternal resting place on June 2, 2015.
He was married to the late Jessie Mae Robinson on November 23, 1949, and to this union seven children were born. He was preceded in death by his sisters; Ester M Colvin, Dora Broaden, brothers, Norman Mitchell and Charlie Robinson, and his first born daughter, Peggie A. Perkins.
He leaves to cherish his memories his loving and devoted children, Jackie Robinson, Montgomery, AL, Edward (Kyong) Robinson Fayetteville, NC, Vernon J. (Sharon) Robinson, Deatsville, AL, Marilyn S. Goodson, Montgomery, AL, Gary (Janie) Robinson, Montgomery, Al, Floyd Robinson, Montgomery, AL and Like a Son, Wesley Gantt, Montgomery, AL. Four sisters: Wilhemenia (John T.) Asbury, Washington, PA, Florence (Robert) Martin, Atlanta, GA, Martha (Robert) Harris, Montgomery, AL, Barbara Robinson, Montgomery, AL and a brother: Todd Robinson, Atlanta, GA. Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and devoted friends.

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  1. Santina Phifer says

    You will be missed dearly continue to watch over your family!!! Gone but never forgotten 😘😘

  2. Rhonda Wyman says

    You will truly be missed. RIH Sweet Angel.

  3. Koaleshia says

    RIH u will be truly missed .

  4. Anonymous says

    Your gone but not forgotten…Rest on Ms. Shirley…Your girls have a very special angel watching over them nowπŸ˜‡πŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎ

  5. Anonymous says

    You Was always Smiling and the Love you had for your kids was Awesome I’m sure Taylor will miss you

  6. Anonymous says

    You will be missed!!!

  7. Annie Wright says

    Your gone but never be forgotten…You will be truly missed by your family and friends❀😘

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  9. Anonymous says

    Fly on Angel, Fly on!! RIH.

  10. Alisha pickett says

    Will be missed but never forgotten love u always love rest up friend 😘😘😘😘

  11. Doris Shuler says

    I will not say good bye Shirley, I will only say good night!! REST IN GOD’S ARMS FRIEND πŸ’™β€πŸ’™β€πŸ’–

  12. Dianne Jackson says

    You’ll kept God first and stand in his Faith! Shirley will be missed. Shirley had such a sweet spirit that would help anyone. Much love from Shirley’s family and friends of the St. James neighborπŸ’πŸ™πŸ½

  13. Linda Lewis says

    I will always cherish all of those fond and sweet memories of you in my heart. Rest well my love rest well.

  14. Renalda says

    May my Beautiful big sis rest in paradise, you will be truly missedπŸ™πŸΎπŸ˜˜πŸ˜ͺ your lil sis Renalda

  15. Tan stone says

    Fly on Bianca and Nella angel fly on

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