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Mary Elizabeth Theresa Hines Robinson was called home to The Lord on Monday, March 7, 2022.  Born on July 25, 1936, she was 85 years old. The eldest child of the late Ethel Mae Jones Bias and Felix Hines, Sr., she was also predeceased by her youngest child, two brothers, and her spouse of 39 years. 
Mary spent her childhood in Fairfield, Alabama,  and graduated from Fairfield Industrial High School. She moved to New Jersey where she lived with her family until returning to Alabama in her later years. 
Mary, a graduate of Douglass College of Rutgers University, retired from the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Known for her deep faith, warm, welcoming smile, and “green thumb”; a devout Catholic and avid, lifelong volunteer, Mary served in several church ministries, for example, as a Eucharistic Minister, Parish Council member, and CCD teacher. She also volunteered for many community endeavors. 
Beloved by all, Mary is mourned by her five adult children, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren; five sisters, four brothers, and a host of family and friends. 
A celebration of her life will be held July 23, 2022. Details to follow. 

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March 8, 2023
by F R
Hi Mom- it's your son, Free!

I did not realize that the anniversary of your Homecoming was here until Tana sent a beautiful message to remind us of your kindness, generosity, and love. Her message received a quick response of sadness and joy from Vette, Ron, and me. It is evident that you were a gift from God guided to raise 5 incredible children who share your gifts of love and selflessness. There isn't a day that your memory goes unnoticed that brings a smile to my heart. 

I know you are doing the Lord's work in Heaven, giving and sharing your gifts with everyone you encounter. Say hello to all who have gone before you, and give our love especially to dad, Vonne, and Christopher.  

Thank you for sharing this moment with me; I will continue to cherish your memory. I'll talk to you soon. I love you, mom!

I Love You

April 28, 2022
by F R
My memories of mom are what most may say about their loved ones. She was a kind, thoughtful,  generous, and loving woman. The welcoming spirit she evoked was evident with everyone she met.

There are so many times mom was there for me and one of the most memorable, was as a young boy. I was in 2nd grade and she was helping me with English. I was struggling to understand,  but she was determined to work with me until I was able to comprehend the concept. There were other times that she encouraged me to strive forward and never have a defeatous attitude. Those are words I will never forget, they are engrained in my psyche.  

Mom had an incredible smile; she taught us tolerance and the gift to be non-judgmental of others. She was guided by her faith and belief in God; she walked in His glory. When God sent the angels to bring her home, it was a peaceful transition.  We weren't ready for her to leave, but the Lord has other plans for mom in His eternal kingdom.

I love you, mom; your memory will be in my heart forever. Rejoice and be glad! Peace, love and blessings to you always!

Your loving son,

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