Robin Askew Taylor

Sunrise: December 6, 1953

Sunset: June 16, 2021

Robin Lee (Askew) Taylor affectionally known as “Robin Q or simply Mrs. Taylor” daughter of the late Robert Lee & Lena R. Askew was born December 6, 1953.

On Wednesday afternoon, June 16, 2021, God sent His loving angels, one called Goodness and one called Mercy for Robin to come home to be with her heavenly Father.

Robin, a native of Portsmouth, Virginia was educated in the Portsmouth Public Schools where she played the Clarinet in the school band at S.H. Clarke School. She attended I.C. Norcom High School until they changed the school zoning graduating from Churchland High School.

She was raised, baptized and a faithful member of New First Baptist Church (Taylorsville) under the leadership of the late Rev. Dr. T. Melvin Steele.  Robin was a songster, and sung in the various choirs; Junior Choir, the #2 Choir, Angelic Voices & traveled up & down the East Coast with the Angelic Voices of Faith under the leadership of a life time friend Rev. Dr. Dwight Steele and of course always singing with her sisters at home, family gatherings and on various church singing programs known as “The Askew Sister’s”. She was also a part of the Trusteette Ministry (Wives of the Trustee) and participated during Women’s Day Celebrations. Her mother, father and grandfather were very active members on the leadership of the church.

Robin, loved watching the NBA Playoff games, playing solitaire on her computer & getting together for family gatherings which were many (nothing like Aunt Robin homemade rolls & sweet tea); the family surprised her on her last birthday Dec 2020 with a drive-by parade of family & friends which she says “the best birthday ever”

She always worked, starting off at Star Band making holiday ornaments, 25 years for Norfolk Naval Base Bachelor Quarters receiving many awards and accolades, after leaving she worked 15 years for C & L Services as Project Manager and these last 10 years at Peninsula Cleaning as Supervisor recently retiring on March 26, 2021.

Robin was one shy of the camera and we often got her in a picture during our family gatherings either her eyes shut or with a funny face; she loved her family, always speaking of Gods goodness, never a change; with love, joy, and peace; everyone who encountered her loved her sweet charming but witty sense of humor; always with a quiet laugh out loud joke or her famous saying “It Is What It Is”

Robin was preceded in death by her father, Trustee Robert L. Askew Sr.; her mother Trusteette Lena Askew; three brothers Robert Jr, Wallace & Gregory; one sister Doris Christian; a niece Monica and paternal grandparents, Deacon Lonnie & Deaconess Hattie Askew.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories, her loving and devoted husband of 29 years, Trustee Jehrome Taylor, their four children Andre and Derrick Askew, Amos J. II and Yvette Taylor; six grandchildren Isaiah, Andrew, Charlena, Aaron, Ebony and Nicholas and two great grandchildren Noah and a baby girl due this July; sister-in-law Gloria Taylor; her sisters Minister Arlene Elliott, Elsie Thompson (Asa), Elder Valarie Lowry (Elder Sam), Shelia Askew, Deaconess Hattie Williams (Deacon Leslie) and Patricia Askew; her best friend since childhood Rose (Murphy) Williams a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Viewing Thursday, June 24, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Friday, June 25, 2021 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens 3920 Airline Boulevard Chesapeake, VA 23321 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance.

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    Betty Butts says

    To the family Robin Askew Taylor, may God be with you all. Keep your hand in God and he will see you through. Just another neighborhood family member going to meet the Lord. Robin you will dearly be miss . But I know you are going to a better place, until we all see you again. God bless you and the family. From one big family the Ellis’s to another big family Askew ‘s with love Betty Ellis Butts

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    Carol Smith Turner says

    Wow I just found out! My prayers and condolences to the entire family. The Askews are a big part of the Norcom Park community in Mount Hermon. May Gods comfort take you thru these sad times remembering that this too shall pass and you will see her again if you know the Lord!

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      Ella Mebane says

      To the Askew Taylor family my prayers and thoughts are with the entire family. May God bless you as you go through this difficult time. God Bless! ❤

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    Audrey Turner Brooks says

    My heartfelt condolences to the Askew family. Robin and I were schoolmates she will be missed. Never forgotten my prayers are with you all. God will be with you always with sweet memories.

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    Tanisha Williams-Livermon says

    Sending condolences to the family and friends of Mrs. Taylor she will surely be missed. I enjoyed seeing her at work she always greeted my office with a smile that would brighten up any room. May the peace of God comfort you all from the Orthopedic staff at 171 Kempsville Rd.

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    Miss Erma says

    Jerome and Askew family my heartfelt condolences. I’m sure sorry I can’t be there with you, but rest assured that you are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you and keep you. Love you much!

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    Vivian gaskins says

    My heartfelt condolences to the Taylor and Askew families. Robin will be missed. Another link broken from the neighborhood chain. Deepest sympathy from Vivian Roberts Gaskins and Roberts Family

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    Blanch B McCoy says

    To my Moton Street family! I am praying that God will carry you during this difficult time. My prayers are with you. Love you
    Blanch Brown McCoy

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    Blanch B McCoy says

    To my Moton Street family! I am praying that God will carry you during this difficult time. My prayers are with you. Love you

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    yvette january says

    Robin you will be miss RIP my friend

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    Ethel says

    Prayers for the family. Your precious memories of Robin will always be in your hearts.

    Matthew 5:4

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    Gerald Lassiter says

    As Night Cleaning Supervisor at Bon Secours, Chesapeake, I would like to say Ms Taylor was a joy to work with, always professional , always pleasant and always there when needed. She was a delight to know and had a great concern for excellence. She will truly be missed !

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    Roger Keith, Charlotte, Keith and Aaron Riddick says

    To my loving cousins, I am praying and asking God to put His loving arms around each of you providing His peace and grace to comfort you. We love you dearly.

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    I met Ms Robin back in 2005, while working at USCG Base Portsmouth (United States Coast Guard), 4000 Coast Guard Blvd., Portsmouth, VA. Ms Robins was always professional and was one of the sweetest people that I have ever met and she will be truly missed.
    I Love You!!!

    My Deepest Condolences to the Askew family.


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    Carlotta Ward Bowser says

    I am so sorry to hear the passing of my childhood friend, Robin. RIP my friend. My condolences and prayers to the Askew and Taylor families.

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    Charlotte Felton says

    Prayers goes up, blessings come down. It has been a true blessing knowing the Askew and Taylor famlies. Thank you for always being true women and men of God and including me in your family gatherings. I love you all. Robin will truly be missed as she was loved by family and friends. Dennis, Charlotte, LaKeisha and Justin Felton

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    Ray and Marion Smith says

    We lift up the Askew family in prayer as well as offer our condolences. I’ve known Robin since the third grade. We all grew up together in Norcom Park. And fellowship with her at First Baptist Taylorsville through Noble Street Bapt.. She was an
    active singer in her church, and
    community. Although I haven’t seen her in a long time. She’s one that you can’t forget. We give thanks and praises, believing she’s in the arms of the Lord!!

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    Valerie Bridges says

    To my dear family,
    Some of my best memories are of the Faison Family Reunion. Spending time with Robin and the Askew / Taylor clan. She will certainly be missed. What a heavy load this is. My prayers will continue for all who loved her.

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    Doris E Belton says

    We lift the Taylor and Askew families in prayer during this difficult time. Robin will be missed. It was a pleasure to work with her during her years at C & L Service. The Woods (Rev. James and Deaconess Addie Blanche Wood) extend their heartfelt condolences to the families.

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    Shirley Cuffee says

    Really sorry for your. May Our Heavenly Father Keep the family under his arms

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    Monique Parker says

    To the Taylor family:
    May God continue to bless and keep you during your hour of sadness. So sorry to hear about your loss.

    Stay Blessed
    Billy and Monique Parker

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    Evon Rodgers says

    To the Askew Family, I was so sorry to hear about Robin. My prayers are with Jehrome and the family at their time of bereavement. Love you all.

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    Rev. Joyce Mackey-Foster says

    Sending love and prayers to the Askew and Taylor family

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