Nellie L. Robinson
Nellie was born November 15, 1923, in Baltimore to Clarence and Inez (Golden) Palmer. Her father was station manager at the Baltimore railroad station and instrumental in the federal court case concerning naming the Village of Baltimore. She graduated from Liberty Union High School in the Class of 1941 and was married to William Robinson, Jr. on August 5, 1941. Nellie was a loving and amazing homemaker, who devoted her life to supporting her civic-minded family. She was baptized and attended the Baltimore United Methodist Church until she couldn’t physically make it there. Nellie also was a member of Twig 6, Baltimore.
Nellie is survived by her grandsons, Jeff S. (Casey) O’Connor and William E. “Rob”(Encarnita Pyle) Robinson, Jr.; great grandchildren, Tyler O’Connor, Audrey Robinson, and Drew Robinson; sister, Mildred Estep; nephew, Bill (Amy) Estep; daughter-inlaw, Claudia Hayes Robinson; and many special friends, including Heidi Jo Jenkins, Susan Stover- Hite, Dwayne Mohler, Pastor Douglas Lynn, Pastor Beth Bateson, and Tina Light Hayes.
Nellie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William “Bill” Robinson, Jr.; son, William E. “Bill” Robinson, Sr.; and brother, Harold “Ben” Palmer.
A funeral service celebrating Nellie’s life was held March 27, 2013, at the Johnson-Smith Funeral Home, Baltimore, with Reverend Richard Ellsworth officiating. Burial followed in Maple Grove Cemetery, Baltimore.
A special thank you to the staff of Autumn on the Lake, Dr. Mary Grulkowski, M.D., Jim Keller and Dwayne Mohler for all of their help, friendship, and loving care provided for Nellie.
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