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Julia A. Robinson


Sunrise: November 1, 1938

Sunset: September 26, 2020

In loving memory of a great woman, the late Julia Ann Robinson, better known as Bootsie to many. Grandma by a host and Ms. Boots to a multitude. Born in Rich Square, North Carolina to the late Zero Robinson and Lucy Anne Tillery. From this union seven children were born, and Julia was the oldest.

Bootsie is predeceased by her three brothers, Zero Robinson, Theordore Robinson and Abraham Lincoln Robinson; one sister, Irene Jones and one daughter, Joyce Odom. Bootsie was an accomplished and very dedicated fish dresser who worked and retired after 30 plus years from Sandlers Seafood Warehouse. She was known for being requested by the owners for special orders because of her competent skills.

God had blessed her hands and her heart and called her into service for Him at a very young age. She sang in the church that her father pastored and was known by him as “Sister.” A professional bowler and skillful card player were two of her greatest
joys and yet none of them compared to her dancing and doing the swing dance.

Bootsie was the “Mother” of Souls for the Kingdom Outreach Ministries. There she continued to cut and catch fish for Jesus. God posted her at 547 E. Onley Road and used her and her home to draw people and catch them in her net of Agape Love.
To say that she will be missed is an understatement because of her ability to impact and leave a mark that can’t be erased and was engraved and etched on every heart.

She leaves to cherish her memories two daughters, Juanita (Michael) Jones and Sherelle Robinson of Norfolk, Virginia; one son, Timothy Robinson of Hampton, Virginia; grandchildren, Savoy Odom (Tamara), Sonya Odom, Nadine Turner (Andre), Antonio Odom, Alfred Robinson (ArToyya), Timothy Robinson, Special Robinson, Tehgrain Jones, Tomorrow Jones and Carly Robinson; 19 great grandchildren, one great-great grandson; two sisters, Geraldine Robinson and Shirley Robinson of Norfolk, Virginia and a host of other relatives and friends.

Viewing Friday, October 2, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Saturday, October 3, 2020 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Phyllis Stith says

    To the Robinson Family

    I am so sorry for your loss. She was my niece’s great grandmother and my entire family sends sincere condolences

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      Linnette Branch Stevenson says

      my condolence to extended family,words can’t be said.my thoughts and prayers to family.

      from:Verna mae Sanderlin -Daughter Linn

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      Jacqueline Sivelsi says

      My Condolences goes out to the Robinson family words can’t explain or express how I felt when hearing about ya’ll mom she was and will always be a young park mom to all of whom ever been around her.may she RIH gone but never forgotten miss u Jackie jones sivels

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    Bobbie Lewis says

    My Sincere Condolences and Prayers,

    Love Bobbie

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    cristie says

    I’m sending my condolences out to my childhood friends the Odoms and Robinsons may all blessings come to you to get you through this healing process
    Love you friend China 💘

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    Keejafee Outlaw says

    Praying Gods Strength Upon The Entire Family🙏🏿🙏🏿So Sorry For Your Loss🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿❤️❤️Mrs. Bootsie Had A Beautiful Heart❤️❤️ Love Keejafee Outlaw and The Spencer Family

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    ANNETTE STALLWORTH says

    THIS LADY WAS MY BIG AUNT SHE HAS BEEN IN MY LIFE FOR A LONG TIME I LOVE HER AND MISS HER OUR FAMILY HAS LOSS A BIG PART OF OUR FAMILY FROM THE SANDERLIN FAMILY GOD HAS A GREAT ANGEL.

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    Avon Murphy says

    May God give this family a presence of Peace beyond all Understanding. I love you all and Bootsie will be greatly missed.

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