Willie Mae Robinson

Sunrise: August 18, 1949

Sunset: March 22, 2021

Willie Mae Robinson, 71 earned her heavenly wings, Monday, March 22, 2021 at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.  She was preceded in death by her parents, the late Frank B. and Willie Katie Saunders Robinson and sister, the late Shelvy M. Robinson.

Willie Mae’s early education began in the Chesapeake Public School System.  She was a 1967 graduate of Crestwood High School. She attended Norfolk State University where she was a Social Work major.

Willie Mae began her work career with the Norfolk Public Schools System.  She started as a Teacher’s Assistant and throughout the years, worked her way up to become the Office Administrator of Chesterfield Academy.  Following her retirement, she continued to work part-time at various schools in the Norfolk Public School System. Her knowledge and work expertise was appreciated by all.  She always had a kind word for staff members and especially to the parents that she came in contact with.

Willie Mae was a lifelong and dedicated member of Union United Church of Christ.  She was a member of Usher Board #3, the New Horizons Gospel Choir, the Women’s Fellowship Ministry and Skillet Ministry.

Willie Mae had a passion for living her best life. She loved to travel with her daughter and sister. She loved to shop and check out the finest shops and restaurants. She enjoyed watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade in New York annually. She was truly loved by her family and friends.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her beloved daughter, Michelle K. Robinson of Chesapeake Va.; her uncle, John Saunders (Lois) of Maryland; her cousins, James C Robinson, Jr (Marion), Chesapeake; Lynette Robinson Rhodes (Clifford, Sr.) Norfolk; George Saunders, Jr (Cynthia), Norfolk; Edward Saunders, California; Darryl Saunders, Mississippi, adoptive daughter, Katina Reeves and her six God-Grandchildren, Isaiah, Elijah, Xavier, A’maiyah, Treyvon and Daevon Uzzle; a host of cousins and friends.

No Public Viewing Memorial Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Saturday, April 24, 2021 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Inurnment 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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    Marilyn Dixon (Patty) says

    I was sorry to learn of the passing of Willie Mae. My prayers are with the family.
    My family lived on Booker Street.

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    Geena says

    She was just one of the most sweetest people on earth. Rest in heaven ❤️

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    Peggy says

    Our most heartfelt condolences to you & the family. May God & your faith be your comfort during this time. We will continue to lift you up in prayer. Please know we are just a phone call away. God bless you!
    The Stamoulis Family

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    Dot Stalnaker says

    Michelle, my sincere sympathy to you and your family of the loss of a wonderful women, who was loved and admired by many. You were a wonderful daughter. Prayers and love to you

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    Brenda Wright (Rustburg, Va) says

    She was a very special lady and so kind to everyone. She will be missed by everyone. Prayers for Michele and all her family. Fly high sweet lady and watch over your daughter.

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    Donna Dodson says

    Michrllr, I xm do truly dorry for your loss. It ws fun shsring dtories sharing stories with you abou how we grew up t Union and getting to know her all over again. I know you will gind comfort in knowing wher yor mother is and that we will see her again

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