Robinson, Helen L.

Lived A Full And Colorful Life And Was Devoted To Her Faith And Family

Sunday, September 22, 2019
Helen Robinson
Helen Robinson

Helen L. Robinson, 95 of Rosemount, Minnesota, passed away gracefully on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Southdale Hospital Edina, Minnesota. She was surrounded by her loving children at the time of her passing.

A native of Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Ezra Valentine and Myrle Ann Cole Ledford.  She was born May 27, 1924, at the family home in McCaysville, Georgia. 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, James A. Robinson; brothers James Hugh and Clyde Ledford; and sisters Wilmuth Nichols, Ruth Bailey, Willard Duke and Maxine D. Johnson.

Helen attended schools in Copperhill, Tennessee and McCaysville, Georgia.  She was a member of the first graduating class of McCaysville High School. She received further education at Tennessee Wesleyan College where she obtained a teaching certificate. Helen taught third grade for a year in the McCaysville School District. She worked at a bank in McCaysville as a clerk and teller.  She worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority in Copperhill and Chattanooga, Tennessee.   Helen worked as a para in the Shawnee Mission School District, Overland Park, Kansas.  In Jackson, Mississippi she was employed by Willowwood Developmental Center and Broadmoor Baptist Church. In her 60’s, while living in Marshalltown, Iowa, she became a successful Mary Kay Consultant.

Helen was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church and the Friendship Sunday School Class.  She was a long-time member of the Women’s Missionary Union and sang in church choirs wherever she attended.  Her fondest memories are singing in the senior Gospel Choir at Ridgedale Church.

Survivors include sons James L. (Patricia) Robinson, of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. Donald H. (Dawn) Robinson of Knoxville, Tennessee; four grandsons, Kyle (Stephanie) Robinson, Andrew (Lexi) Robinson, Ryan Robinson, and Tyler Robinson; four great-grandchildren, Brooks, Sadie, Jackson and Rylie Robinson; niece Christine Lindsey; and nephews Steven and Robert Johnson.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Sept. 30, at 11:30 a.m. in the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road Chattanooga, Tn. 37421. Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 10-11:30 a.m.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Lauren Windhorst and the staff of caregivers at The Rosemount Care Center, Rosemount, Minnesota.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastBrainerdChapel.com.


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