Eddie Robinson was born on October 20, 1930 in McIntosh County, Georgia to the late Bishop Charlie Franklin Roberson Sr. and Maggie Ethel Jones Roberson. He passed away at the age of 91 in the comfort of his home on May 5, 2022 in Riceboro, Georgia.
He was educated in the public school system in Liberty County, Georgia. At a young age Eddie, as the eldest son of 10 siblings, worked to help care for his family. He performed various jobs including working at a saw mill in Liberty County, Georgia. At an early age, Eddie had a small family of his own and migrated to Savannah, Georgia in 1955. Even after Eddie relocated his family to Savannah, he continued to assist his family and father. One of his greatest honors was to assist his father in the construction of the first church building. When asked to help, Eddie and Ruth did not hesitate to take on the challenge. Eddie and his first wife, Ruth, were never reluctant to open their home to those that were in need. He retired from Union Camp after 40 years of service. He returned to his birthplace in 1993, where he enjoyed gardening and hunting in the outdoors.
Eddie was a self-taught carpenter, mechanic and handyman which demonstrated his ability to accomplish anything he’d put his mind to. He was a practical joker with a generous heart of gold, never hesitating to help people out. Anyone who knew Eddie was touched by his kindness, humor and mild temperament. He was truly a peacemaker and source of positivity.
He was preceded in death by his father, mother, first wife: Ruth, sisters: Mattie, Mary and Thelma, brothers: Charlie and John, child: Leon Robinson, grandchild: Kayla Robinson. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 19 years, Josephine Robinson. Children: Anthony Robinson (Pamela) and Barbara Williams. Brothers: Deacon Henry Roberson (Gloria), David Roberson (Madea). Sisters: Elder Naomi Woods, Ann Brown (Cleveland), Alice Barnes. Special niece: Jacqueline Majette (Larry). Grandchildren: Jamora, Leon, Shaun, Shantaye and David Jr. Seven great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
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