Merlena Robinson

Published 6:00 am Friday, February 22, 2008

Services for Merlena Robinson, of Gloster, will be held at 2p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Parson Hill Missionary Baptist Churchin Liberty with burial in Bethel Church Cemetery in Liberty.Williams Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 1 until 6 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Robinson, 74, died Feb. 17, 2008, at her residence. She wasborn in Franklin County on April 10, 1933, to Dickey Anderson andGladys Anderson.

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She was retired. She was a member of Parson Hill MissionaryBaptist Church, where she served on the Mother’s Board.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Collis LeeRobinson; her sons, Joseph Robinson and Willie Russell Robinson;her brothers, Willie Ray Anderson, Hollis Anderson Sr.; and onegrandchildren.

Survivors are her son, Johnny Robinson, of McComb; herdaughters, Jacquline Byrd, of Gloster, Ella Martinez, of Mableton,Ga., Evelyn Hull, Linda Robinson and Julia Mathis, all ofMilwaukee, Wis., her sisters, Mary Watkins, of Milwaukee, GenevaCain and Winnie B. Banks, both of Jackson; 26 grandchildren; 15great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.