Obituaries

Theodore C. Robinson

February 24, 1935 - May 12, 2020

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date: May 20, 2020

A Drive-in Celebration of Life Service will be held 12pm Wednesday May 20, 2020 at Shivers Funeral Chapel. If you cannot attend, you may watch the service on Facebook on the Shivers Funeral Chapel page. Viewing will take place Tuesday May 19, 2020 from 4-6pm also at the Chapel. Mr. Robinson is in the loving and professional care of Shivers Funeral Chapel. Please keep the Robinson family in your prayers.

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Theodore Columbus Robinson transitioned from this life on Tuesday May 12, 2020 at his residence.  He was born Feb. 24, 1935 to the late Horace and Edith Robinson.  Theodore was a native of Isle of Wight County.

He was preceded in death along with his parents, by three brothers Clarence, Horace, and Marvin Robinson, three sisters Vernie Newsome, Lillie Robinson and Eunice Brown.

Theodore joined in Holy Matrimony to Mattie Lee Copeland on 19 April 1958. He was a lifelong member of the Little Bethel Baptist Church.   He was a faithful, dedicated worker servant of God where he served and taught Sunday School over 40 years, he also served on the Deacon Board, Finance Committee, Second Senior Choir, Male Chorus and King’s Men.  He was also a member of the Oakland Civic League, worked over 15 years for the local and Presidential Polls.  He retired from Gwaltney after 42 years. He attended Isle of Wight County Schools in Smithfield, Virginia.

He leaves to cherish his memory two sons Seth Copeland of Suffolk, Va, and Travis Robinson(Wendy) of Portsmouth, VA; two daughters LaBrita Dews(John) of Ft Worth, TX, Valana Gholston(Alvin) of Suffolk, VA; three grandchildren Travis Robinson Jr. of Porstmouth, VA,  Shonda Dews of Ft Worth, TX, Christopher Whitaker of Portsmouth, VA; eight great-grandchildren Lezra Dews of Kamden Mcgilveary Ft Worth, TX; Merina Evile, Lagimaina While; Christopher Whitaker Jr, Nia Whitaker; Cameron Whitaker, Candace Whitaker, three sisters Elnora Whitley, Jonie Davis and Hortense Harrell; one brother William Robinson(Lillian); one sister-in-law Katherine Robinson and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A Drive-in Celebration of Life Service will be held 12 pm Wednesday,May 20, 2020 at Shivers Funeral Chapel, Smithfield,VA. Viewing will take place Tuesday May 19, 2020 from 4-6pm also at the Chapel. If you cannot attend, you can watch the service on Facebook on the Shivers Funeral Chapel page

Mr. Robinson is in the loving and professional care of Shivers Funeral Chapel. Please keep the Robinson Family in prayer.