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Jackie Irene Robinson

Jackie Irene Robinson of Fuquay-Varina, N.C. went home to the Lord on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1.

Irene was born Jackie Irene Reynolds on March 2, 1932, in Savannah. She was the loving wife to her husband Joe Robinson of 62 years.

Her entire life was devoted to the Lord which was exemplified in the love she gave to her husband and five children. She was always the Lord’s humble servant and never turned away anyone in need. Over the years, she taught Sunday School, directed Vacation Bible School, fed the missionaries, sang in the church choir and, along with her husband, sang for the people in the nursing homes. She was a special homemaker who loved to cook, bake, quilt, crochet and sew. She passed all those gifts on to her daughter. She and husband Joe traveled extensively in their retirement seeing sites in all the U.S. states except Alaska, traveled in Europe, Canada and Mexico. She left a legacy of love.

She is survived by her husband, Joe; daughter, Rebecca Hoffman and husband, Jerry of Brandon, Fla.; sons, Tom Robinson and wife, Peggy of Dunlop, Ill., Mike Robinson and wife, Sharon of Fuquay-Varina, N.C., Phil Robinson and wife, Gail of Phoenix, Ariz. and Mark Robinson and wife, Theresa of Louisburg, N.C.; nine grandchildren, Walt, Brian and wife, Tiffany, Lindsay, Clay, David and wife, Beth, Jason, Chris and wife, Leena, Jeff, and Matt and wife, Ania; six great -grandchildren, Ali, Alyssa, Abby, Anna, Ella, and Luke.

The family wishes to offer a special thanks to all the people of Baptist Grove Baptist Church for their love and devotion to Mom and Dad during Mom’s illness. A special thanks to friend and caregiver Janice Wilder and to the nurses and staff of Hospice of Wake County.

A celebration of life was held on Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 3 p.m., at Baptist Grove Baptist Church at 6140 Christian Light Road, Fuquay-Varina, N.C. 27526.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 400 Oberlin Road, Suite 200, Raleigh, N.C. 27605.

Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.thomasfuneral.com.