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1933 Mr. 2018

Mr. Leonard Robinson Sr.

December 23, 1933 — September 8, 2018

The season of life for Deacon Leonard Adolphus Robinson began in Steward, Hale County Alabama, on December 23, 1933, where his seed was planted by the late Chester King Robinson and Sarah Jane Smith-Robinson.  He was the third child of five siblings; three preceded him in death, George H. Robinson, William Robinson and Frances Smith Spears, also preceded in death by a daughter in law, Lennita Annette Hampton-Robinson.

As he sprouted and grew, he chose Christ as his Lord and Savior and united with the St. John AME Zion Church, Cincinnati OH where he served faithfully under the leadership of Reverend Washington; he served two years as a Steward from 1984 to 1986 and promoted to Preacher Steward in 1986, serving until 2006.  Later, relocating from Silverton OH to Albany GA and uniting with the New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, Baconton GA under the leadership of Pastor, Reverend James R. Edwards; ordained as a deacon and enjoyed singing in the Male Chorus. Serving faithfully until his health failed.

He graduated from Central High School, Cincinnati OH and attended Cincinnati Mechanical Institute, Cincinnati OH.  Robinson proudly served his country, enlisting in the United States Air Force from June 21, 1954 to June 20, 1958 and USAF Reserve from June 21, 1958 to June 20 1962. He earned the National Defense Service Medal and the good conduct Medal while stationed at Lowery AFB Colorado and was honorably discharged.  Still serving - thirty-one years as a Civil Servant at the United State Postal Service from March 1959 to November 1990.

Realizing as he blossomed that marriage was ordained by God.  While Stationed at Turner Air Base in Albany GA, he met his wife.  On May 4, 1958, he took unto him the love of his life the former Miss. Ocie Bell McCarthern and they became one.  The fruit of this union produced three children.

Deacon Robinson was a man, son, husband, father, grandfather, great grand-father, brother, uncle, cousin and friend who embosomed freely, advised justly, assisted readily and toiled untiringly. He ate not the bread idleness.  The joys and fulfillment of his life were his family and friends whom God had given him.  He also loved his music.  The vines of his life were plucked up on Saturday morning, September 8, 2018 surrounded by his family.

Cherishing the legacy of his earthly season are his devoted wife of sixty years, Ocie B. Robinson; three children; Owetta Fay Robinson, Leonard Adolphus Jr., and Quincy Miles Robinson Sr. (Kim Montgomery-Robinson); two siblings, Irene Robinson Plear and Emma Lou Robinson-Jenkins; three (3) grand-children; seven (7) step-grand-children; eighteen (18) great grand-children and fourteen (14) step great grand-children; a host of nieces, nephews; and other relatives and friends.

The season of life for Deacon Leonard Adolphus Robinson began in Steward, Hale County Alabama, on December 23, 1933, where his seed was planted by the late Chester King Robinson and Sarah Jane Smith-Robinson.  He was the third child of five siblings; three preceded him in death, George H. Robinson, William Robinson and Frances Smith Spears, also preceded in death by a daughter in law, Lennita Annette Hampton-Robinson.

As he sprouted and grew, he chose Christ as his Lord and Savior and united with the St. John AME Zion Church, Cincinnati OH where he served faithfully under the leadership of Reverend Washington; he served two years as a Steward from 1984 to 1986 and promoted to Preacher Steward in 1986, serving until 2006.  Later, relocating from Silverton OH to Albany GA and uniting with the New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, Baconton GA under the leadership of Pastor, Reverend James R. Edwards; ordained as a deacon and enjoyed singing in the Male Chorus. Serving faithfully until his health failed.

He graduated from Central High School, Cincinnati OH and attended Cincinnati Mechanical Institute, Cincinnati OH.  Robinson proudly served his country, enlisting in the United States Air Force from June 21, 1954 to June 20, 1958 and USAF Reserve from June 21, 1958 to June 20 1962. He earned the National Defense Service Medal and the good conduct Medal while stationed at Lowery AFB Colorado and was honorably discharged.  Still serving - thirty-one years as a Civil Servant at the United State Postal Service from March 1959 to November 1990.

Realizing as he blossomed that marriage was ordained by God.  While Stationed at Turner Air Base in Albany GA, he met his wife.  On May 4, 1958, he took unto him the love of his life the former Miss. Ocie Bell McCarthern and they became one.  The fruit of this union produced three children.

Deacon Robinson was a man, son, husband, father, grandfather, great grand-father, brother, uncle, cousin and friend who embosomed freely, advised justly, assisted readily and toiled untiringly. He ate not the bread idleness.  The joys and fulfillment of his life were his family and friends whom God had given him.  He also loved his music.  The vines of his life were plucked up on Saturday morning, September 8, 2018 surrounded by his family.

Cherishing the legacy of his earthly season are his devoted wife of sixty years, Ocie B. Robinson; three children; Owetta Fay Robinson, Leonard Adolphus Jr., and Quincy Miles Robinson Sr. (Kim Montgomery-Robinson); two siblings, Irene Robinson Plear and Emma Lou Robinson-Jenkins; three (3) grand-children; seven (7) step-grand-children; eighteen (18) great grand-children and fourteen (14) step great grand-children; a host of nieces, nephews; and other relatives and friends.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, September 21, 2018

1:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Poteat-Wakefield Cedar Chapel

1015 Cedar Ave, Albany, GA 31701

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Funeral Service

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

New Salem Missionary Baptist Church

9925 Stage Coach Rd, Baconton, GA 31716

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Interment following funeral service

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