Evelyn Faye Robinson, of Groesbeck, passed away at Groesbeck LTC on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at age 93.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2023, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 29,2023 at Oakwood Cemetery (2124 S. 5th. St. ), Waco, with Dr. Keith Collier of the First Baptist Church of Groesbeck officiating. She will be interred beside her husband where many of the Robinson family are buried.
Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Alan Robinson, Charles Naff, Larry Robinson, Steve Wade, Anthony Robinson, Rod Robinson, Randy Ussery, Rick Willis, Robert O’Neal and Oran Willis.
Evelyn was born October 4, 1929, to Lester Lee Morris and Rocia Mae Thompkins Morris in Groesbeck. She graduated from high school in Ben Hur in 1946 and then became a working girl, traveling to Waco daily to work. In Waco, she met her future husband, Frank.
Evelyn Faye was united in marriage with Benjamin Frank Robinson in 1947, when they were both 18. They moved to Houston as he began his working career. They lived in Houston where their son, Mike, was born. Evelyn was a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker. Many of Evelyn’s sisters also migrated to Houston and they were a very close-knit family. There were family fish fries at each other’s homes. Evelyn was a really good cook. There were family reunions with the Robinson side of the family and her family at Fort Parker, which alternated every other year.
Evelyn loved to bowl and participated weekly in a church league and a ladies’ league, winning quite a few award pins. Even in later years, she would speak often of how much she had enjoyed bowling. Evelyn enjoyed knitting and crochet, knitting a baby blanket for her grandson, and teaching her daughter-in-law, Patty, how to crochet.
Evelyn and Frank bought property at Lake Limestone around 1977 before the lake filled with water. When Frank retired after 43 years working in Houston, they moved to Groesbeck, with a house in town as well as at the Lake. He enjoyed the time at the lake, but Evelyn insisted on living in town during the winter.
Evelyn and Frank were faithful members of the Baptist Church, having attended various churches in Houston. She was also very involved with the First Baptist Church after they moved to Groesbeck, was a member of Golden Coins at one time, and went on church trips. She was a devoted student of the bible, reading it from front to back and starting over. She has left her family a large family bible, and her many bibles in which she had underlined and made notes, and her daily devotional books. Her attendance at church, as well as visits with family, were impaired due to Covid, leaving her to worship with Dr. Charles Stanley on TV and staying in touch with her sisters by telephone.
Evelyn had suffered heart problems all her life and developed congestive heart failure some months ago, as well as being diagnosed with leukemia. Throughout her illness, Mike and Patty were glad to be able to be with her at Groesbeck more than at their home in Houston.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Dorothy Killingsworth; her husband Frank Robinson on November 23, 2002, and brother-in-law, Michael O’Connell.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Michael F. and Patty L. Robinson of Houston; grandson and his wife, Mike (Alan) and Greta Robinson of Groesbeck; four sisters: Reba O’Connell of Groesbeck, Martha Willis and husband Oran of Red Oak, Glenda O’Neal and husband Robert of Kosse, and Wanda Powell of Groesbeck; brother-in-law, Lloyd Robinson of Moody and sister-in-law, Virginia Armstrong; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mike and Patty wish to express their appreciation to the staff of Groesbeck LTC Nursing Home and Limestone Medical Center for the care provided his Mom. They have a very special “Thank-You” to her sister and niece, Reba O’Connell and Yvonne Wilson for their devotion to Evelyn and being there for her, even staying with her at night, when Mike and Patty could not be there.
The family requests that anyone wishing to make a donation in memory of Evelyn contribute to the Leukemia Foundation or the American Heart Association.