Obituary of Clementine Robinson
Clementine (Tina) Robinson, of W. Berlin NJ, passed away on January 11, 2023, at the age of 92. She was born in Henry County, Alabama, and was the daughter of the late John & Ethel (Nee Culver) Wilcoxson. Clementine graduated from Lower Camden County Regional High School, class of 1947, where she demonstrated the gift of orthographies (art of correct spelling). After graduation, Clementine took several secretarial courses, became a dental hygienist, and worked as a seamstress for both the Atco Knitting Mill and Stevens & Sons. After working as a Sunday school teacher at Green Grove Baptist Church in Berlin, NJ, she started studying the Bible with Jehovah’s Witnesses in Itazuke, Japan and continued to study with Brenda Sougue, of the Atco Congregation. She was baptized in 1975, alongside her late daughter, Patricia Smith.
Clementine was united in marriage to the late Lester C. Robinson on January 4, 1951. They met through Lester’s niece who was also Clementine’s best friend, Mary Robinson. Together, Clementine & Lester traveled abroad while serving in the US Military. From this union, three daughters were born: Sandra Eve, Patricia Jane, and Leslie Lee. Clementine enjoyed being a military spouse, gardening in her yard, crocheting and knitting, reading books, spending time with her grandchildren, and making everyone around her laugh. Clementine loved to make her delicious Pecan-Carmel Pound Cake and fried fruit pies for her family, and was always there to help them in any way she could.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Lester C. Robinson; her daughter, Patricia J. Smith; her brother, Israel Wilcoxson; brother, John E. Wilcoxson; brother, James-Earl Wilcoxson; brother, Billy Wilcoxson; and beloved sister, Janice L. Handy.
The beautiful life of Clementine will be cherished by her daughters, Sandra Eve Gaines (James) of Pennsauken, NJ; Leslie Lee Robinson-Lloyd (William) of Dover, DE; a very special grandchild, Andre T. Epps (Charisse), who she raised; other grandchildren include: Tamika A. Joachim (Jonathan); Cheyanne L. Lloyd (fiancé, Royce); D’nay P. Nnaka (Chijoke); Christopher M. Calli (fiancé, Winmag); and Daecia-jame' Borgia (Joseph); Great-grandchildren: Anyai, Nasir, Andre’ Curtis Epps, Samir, Giovanni, Guilianni, Kaleigh, Kassidy, Samara, Nyla, Sarai, Marlynn, Heru, Kairos, Kalina, and Nkemakolam; Great-great-grandchildren: Ali and Najuel. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Ramona Wilcoxon, and also leaves in memory a special nephew, Ernest Murray; special nieces: Theresa Handy, Ethal Wilcoxson, Nancy Wilcoxson, Andrea Wilcoxson, Ramona Wilcoxson, Billkeena Wilcoxson, Mary E. Robinson, Roberta Junior, Gloria Munden, Sabrina Scott, Lorraine Murray, Juanita Murray, her adopted niece, Sue Lynee Robinson; cousin, James Lowe; friend, Clair Lewis; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends from the Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The Robinson family would like to extend a special thank you to the incredible Bayada Hospice Care Team & PAM Rehabilitation Hospital of Dover, DE who cared for Clementine in such a remarkable way.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Saturday, January 21, 2023, from 9:00AM to 10:00AM at the COSTANTINO-PRIMO FUNERAL HOME, 231 W. WHITE HORSE PIKE, BERLIN NJ 08009. The funeral service will be at 10:00AM at the funeral home. Interment to follow in the East Berlin Memorial Cemetery, Chestnut Avenue, W. Berlin, NJ.
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Those who would like to make a special gift to Clementine in her memory can send those gifts to: The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Atco Congregation, 26 Chestnut Avenue, Berlin, NJ 08009.
For anyone not able to attend, the family has set up a zoom meeting. Please click this link CLEMENTINE's SERVICE and use the following information, (Meeting ID: 836 8589 3721, Passcode: kr9A6X)