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Elijah J. Robinson
(December 27, 1941 - July 12, 2014)

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Elijah J. Robinson

Mr. Elijah Junius Robinson, “Bubba” 72, of Dinwiddie County, VA entered into eternal rest on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at his residence, while under hospice care. He was born December 27, 1941 to the late Thomas Edward and Anna Robinson of Stony Creek, VA. He was also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 54 years, India Lee Jones Robinson, two sisters, Thelma Robinson and Helen Robinson and two brothers, Thomas Robinson and James Robinson. Elijah was baptized at an early age and joined the Rocky Mt. Baptist Church. He was a faithful and dedicated member, serving as a Trustee, member of the Men’s Ministry, and he also graced the walls of the church as an usher for many years; until his health declined. Elijah attended Southside High School, Dinwiddie, VA. He began his work experience as a farmer, after which he began working for Brown and Williamson in Petersburg, VA, where he retired. Lastly, he worked for the Virginia Department of Transportation, from which he retired as well. Elijah was an honorable brother of the Masonics. He had a love and passion for the sport of baseball. He played for the Masontown Tigers, and managed the Masontown Expos for a period of time. Elijah is survived by one loving and caring son and his wife, both very dedicated, Dean I. Robinson (Gail); Two granddaughters, Karon Nivens(Lamar) and Unishea Robinson; Two great-grandsons, Kaiden Nivens and John Grant III. A niece,who he considered a daughter, Jean Rives; and a great nephew who he loved as his grandson, William Rives Jr.; four loving and caring siblings, two sisters, Lola Jones(Melvin) and Carrie Robinson(Ollie); two brothers, Larry Robinson and Bruce Robinson; Three sister-in-laws, Shirley Jones, Diane Flowers(Stith), and Patricia Jones Robinson; one brother-in-law, Melvin Jones Jr.; a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, church members, and friends who loved him dearly. He had two dedicated caregivers, Dorothy Mabry and Deborah Anne Walker. Elijah was affectionately known as “Papa” by many who frequented his home during their youth, to include, Marica Moore(Shondric), DeBryant Mabry(RaShee), Shakalah Myler, DeAjah Mabry, and Armani Myler. There were also his longtime neighbors who he leaves to cherish his memories. A Celebration of life will be held 1:00, Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Rocky Mount Baptist Church, McKenney with the Rev. Carlos Jordan officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Public viewing will be held on Wednesday at the McKenney Chapel. Funeral services entrusted to the Joseph M. Johnson & Son Funeral Home, 11107 Doyle Blvd, McKenney. 804-478-4411.

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