UNION — Ella Faye Stalsworth Robinson, 86, widow of Raymond Leonard Robinson, 2251 Lockhart Highway, Union, passed gently into God’s care on Dec. 2, 2012.
Mrs. Robinson was born on May 22, 1926, in Knoxville, TN, the daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson Stalsworth and Lucy Viola Chadwick Stalsworth. She served as a courier for the United States Government at Oak Ridge during World War II. While visiting her aunt in Delane, FL, she met her husband who was stationed in the Navy. Mrs. Robinson worked at Excelsior Mill where she was the switchboard operator and receptionist, and she greeted all visitors with her lovely smile. She later worked in the lab at Milliken Research Facility in Spartanburg from which she retired. She was a devout church member of Philippi Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the choir. She sang in a trio with Ed Gibson and Ronnie Crocker sharing God’s love with her beautiful voice. Mrs. Robinson was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother
She is survived by four devoted and loving children, Sherry Connell and husband John of Central, Cathy Robinson, Tim Robinson and wife Kathy, and Melanie Rabb and husband Bo, all of Union. Her grandchildren are Katie Connell of Seneca, John Connell of Salt Lake City, UT, Laura Connell of Greenville, Reah Robinson of Union, and Raven Sumner and husband Chris of Colorado Springs,CO. Her great-grandchildren are DeAndre, Jaida, Tatiana, Carmen, Maddox, Hayden, and Spenser. She is also survived by her sister, Eula Hale of Knoxville, TN. She has many special nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at Philippi Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Brad Goodale. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.
Mrs. Robinson’s nephews will serve as active pallbearers. Members of the Philippi Baptist Church Choir, past and present, and caregivers with Harmony Care Hospice are asked to form the honorary escort.
Memorials may be made to Philippi Baptist Church, 327 Philippi Church Road, Union, SC, 29379.
The family extends a special thank you to all the wonderful caregivers with Harmony Care Hospice.
The family will be at the home, 2251 Lockhart Highway, Union.
SR Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc.