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Obituary of Bessie Ann Robinson
Bessie Ann Robinson
Family Hour will be from 12:00 - 12:30 P.M. Friday at church with the Homegoing Services begining atr 12:30 P.M. Friday, August 30, 2019, at Lansing Church of God in Christ, 5304 Wise Road, Lansing, Michigan 48911. Interment will follow at Delta Center Cemetery.
On June 12th 1955, God sent one of His very best to earth. Bessie Ann Robinson was born in Steele, MO to the union of Tom Frank Robinson Sr. and Bessie Lee (White) Robinson. Bessie would live only 5 years in the “show me state" before migrating with her family to Benton Harbor, MI in 1960. There Bessie received her education throughout the Benton Harbor School District before graduating & receiving her diploma from Benton Harbor High School in 1973. In 1978, Bessie moved herself & 3 young children to Lansing, MI. There, she worked various jobs including City Hall & General Motors. Then in 1988, Bessie attended & graduated from Davenport College, receiving her certificate of completion, as well as maintaining her place on the honor’s list. In 1989, Bessie was gainfully employed by Michigan State University in the Human Resource Department where she remained until her death. Bessie began attending Greater Love Apostolic Temple Church in Lansing in 1996 under the tutelage of Elder Albert & Evangelist Darlene Robertson. She was baptized in Jesus name on May 26, 1996 and was later filled with the precious gift of the Holy Ghost in December of that same year. She was a faithful & committed member which led her to serve on the deacon board for many years. Bessie was an excellent representation of God’s love for her fellow neighbor. Often providing shelter for MANY, constantly giving to those in need & sacrificing her own needs for the needs of others. There was no bias in her.
On August 20th 2019, God saw fit to take one of His very best away. Bessie died unexpectedly at home of a massive heart attack. Bessie leaves to carry on her memory & legacy, daughters Chanita Ayanna Robinson of Lansing, MI, Sharee Nakia Robinson of Houston, TX and one son, Akio Alabi Lewis of Lansing, MI, 9 grandchildren & 2 great-grandchildren. Also, siblings Cleola (Ronnie) Banks, Queen Elizabeth Robinson and Patrick London, all of Fort Wayne, IN. Mamowea London (Larry Levy) of Indianapolis, IN and David (Shurrette) London of Benton Harbor, MI. As well as sister Lisa Robinson of Oklahoma City, OK from the union of Tom Frank Sr & Martha Clark. And special friend Michael L. Bowens of Benton Harbor, MI.
Bessie was preceded in death by both parents Tom Frank Robinson Sr & Bessie Lee London Robinson. Siblings Tom Frank Robinson Jr, infant son Archie White & Mary Ann (Robinson) Lewis.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Bessie Robinson, please visit Tribute Store