Mae Retha Robinson

April 17, 1942 ~ September 18, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Mae Robinson Obituary

The Proverbs 31 woman is a woman of devotion.  She’s not praised because she is giving, a good businesswoman, or how well she takes care of her home.  She’s praised because she is first devoted to God.  All her virtuous qualities are founded on her devotion to the Lord.

”Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain; but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.  Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.”-Proverbs 31:30-31.

Mae Retha Warren-Robinson was born April 17, 1942 in the Pleasant Grove Community to the late Ray and the late Leola Warren.  She joined Pleasant Grove MB Church at an early age, where she was a faithful member.  She graduated from Riverview High School.  Afterwards, she furthered her education at MCC, where she graduated.  She also attended two years at Mississippi Valley State.

On March 27, 1966, she married the love of her life:  the late Johnnie B. Robinson, Sr.  It was then she moved to Waynesboro, MS, where she joined Sweet Hope MB Church. There, she served faithfully singing in the choir and on the mission board until her health failed.  They were married for 50 years before “Roy”, as she would say, was called home to glory.  They were blessed with four beautiful kids.

Mae Retha was a hard and dedicated worker at Sunbeam-Oster for over 20 years before she decided to come home and be a full time wife and mother to her family.

On Monday, September 18, 2023 around sunrise in her home, Mae Aretha was called home to glory.

She is preceded in death in addition to her parents, by her husband, Johnnie B. Robinson, Sr., a daughter, Carolyn Warren, and four brothers:  L. C., Ray, D. L., and Elijah Warren.

She leaves to cherish her memories:  one devoted daughter Torcy Robinson of Waynesboro, MS; two sons:  Johnnie B. (Theresa) Robinson, Jr. of Lilburn, GA, and Daryl Robinson of Waynesboro, MS; three grandkids:  DeMarcus (Beverly) Davis, Tarquez Robinson, and Justice Bell, all of Waynesboro, MS; seven great grandkids:  DeMarion, DeMarcus Jr., TyRhianna, MaKayla, TaJari, Peyston and Wynter, all of Waynesboro, MS.

She is also survived by three sisters:  Eula (Robert) Moore, Flora Jean Warren, and Marvis McCann; one goddaughter, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends who will remember her as well.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 10:00 AM at Sweet Hope Missionary Baptist Church, with Pastor Curtis Blakley officiating.  Interment will follow at Waynesboro Cemetery.

There will be a viewing period Friday, September 22, 2023, from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Turner Funeral Home.

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