ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Mary Robinson, 76 years old, born on October 11, 1944, and passed away on April 13, 2021. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Peggy Glass on April 28, 2021
To Pastor Robinson and family:
May the precious memories of your loved one remain in your hearts, provide you comfort now and give your strength through the days ahead.
May God continue to surround you with His amazing love.
God Bless!
Peggy Glass
Posted by Mary Yancy on April 24, 2021
To Pastor Robinson, children and grandchildren. It is not often that we exemplify our name. Mary Joy was beloved and full of joy. We pray that her sweet memory will live in your hearts forever.
                                    Luke and Mary Yancy
Posted by myrtle krushall on April 24, 2021
To the Robinson family, wherever a Beautiful Soul has been there is a trail of beautiful memories you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, may the God of Abraham Jacob and Isaac give you strength and peace.
Posted by Sarah Davidsson on April 22, 2021
I remember Mary vaguely. I remember Pat, her younger sister who was in my class. I remember both sisters as being smart well-bred young ladies who exemplified Christian virtues. The family has my deepest sympathy. Pat when you get a chance, call me: 240-525-5739. Would love to hear from you.
Posted by Susie Ware on April 20, 2021
Soror Mary was truly a “Big Sister” who opened her parents’ home and her heart with expressions of love and concern along with her beautiful smile.  She spent many hours helping prepare young ladies become servants to mankind as Gamma Alpha AKA Women. I am very thankful to have known her at S.A. Jones High School ‘61(NLR) and PSC. ...Prayers for strength, peace and understanding for family and friends.
Posted by Joyce Louden on April 19, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mary Joyce.  I graduated in the Class of 1962 at Scipio A Jones High School with Mary and attended Philander Smith College with her.  I have always admired her as a smart, genuine and friendly person.  My thoughts and prayers are extended to her family. God bless you all.
Posted by George Bolden on April 18, 2021
To the Robinson family and Pat,my deepest condolences to you in the loss of Mary. I am so glad that I had the privilege of knowing her and family over the years. She had the sweetest spirit about her that just made you relax in her company knowing you were in the presence of sincerity .We will continue to pray for you all during this difficult time. George & Sabrina Bolden
Posted by Shirley McDaniel on April 17, 2021
To the family. You guys have my deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys at this very difficult time. Sending peace and love to you all. May God comfort and strength you during this time. The last time that I spoke with Pat before her sister passing, she was so determined to get back to Memphis to be with her sister, tornado warnings were out. Pat the Lord made a way for you to get there. Thank God for all of his goodness. 
Posted by Sharon Walk on April 17, 2021
Mrs. Watson,

I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved sister Mrs. Mary Robinson. Please accept my condolences, and may our Lord bless you and keep you. I pray for your strength to bear the pain of this loss, and I pray for you to have an open heart to accept what happened. I stand beside you as you go through this period of indescribable pain, and I pray with you for healing, and peace. Please know that I’m just here if you ever need someone to be beside you, hold your hand, hug you close, or just to talk with.
Posted by Brenda Watson on April 17, 2021
Pat,
Sorry for the loss of your wonderful sister.I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Love you dearly,
Brenda A Watson
Posted by Georgia Walton on April 17, 2021
Dear Pat, I am so sorry to learn of your sister's transition. I shall certainly keep your family in prayer. It was indeed an honor to step up and assist you in your time of need. God bless you and yours during this difficult time.
Posted by Georgia Walton on April 17, 2021
Mary Joy Hunter-Robinson was born October 11, 1944, in Cotton Plant, Arkansas, to Webster and Maggie (Lester) Hunter. She was eldest of their four children.

The family moved to North Little Rock in Mary’s infancy. Educated in NLR public schools, she graduated from Scipio A. Jones High School and then matriculated at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, where she was initiated into the Gamma Alpha chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and graduated with a B.S. degree in Business Education.

Mary Joy Hunter married Travis Clayborn Robinson, Lt. Colonel (ret.), a USAF chaplain. They were blessed with four children. Mary spent most of her life and her career as an educator; and as a military wife, she taught all over the world. Her final assignment was with the Shelby County School System (SCSS) in Memphis from where she retired in 2011. For her excellence as an educator during her tenure there, the SCSS had awarded her with the coveted distinctions of Teacher of the Year and Outstanding Educator.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021, Mary transitioned from her earthly tabernacle to be reunited with her parents, Webster and Maggie Hunter, and her brothers, Donnie Ray Hunter and Gaylord Hunter.

She leaves behind to love, laugh, and celebrate her memory those who gave her life so much joy: a devoted and loving husband, the Rev. Dr. (Ch Lt Col, USAF, ret.) Travis Robinson, Sr; two loving sons, Travis Clayborn Robinson, Jr. and Tagos Cantrell Robinson; two adoring daughters, Teri Lynnette Jones (Leon) and Tiffany JoHunter Robinson; six precious grandchildren; her loyal and caring sister Patricia Ann Watson (Ricky); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

The Farewell Celebration for Mary Joy Hunter-Robinson will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 24, at Greenwood C.M.E. Church (where she had been First Lady during her husband’s tenure as Pastor), 3311 Kimball Avenue in Memphis. A public visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. immediately before service. The funeral celebration is open to the public. Covid-19 mask and social distancing protocols will be strictly implemented. Perpetual care in Tennessee is entrusted to N.J. Ford and Sons Funeral Home, 12 South Parkway West, Memphis, TN 38109. Arkansas arrangements are entrusted to Walton GateWay Funeral Chapel, Inc., “Where Caring and Quality Come First”, 2405 S. Gaines Street, Little Rock, (501) 376-7188. Please, visit and sign Mary’s online guest book at: https://www.forevermissed.com/mary-hunter-robinson/about

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Posted by Peggy Glass on April 28, 2021
To Pastor Robinson and family:
May the precious memories of your loved one remain in your hearts, provide you comfort now and give your strength through the days ahead.
May God continue to surround you with His amazing love.
God Bless!
Peggy Glass
Posted by Mary Yancy on April 24, 2021
To Pastor Robinson, children and grandchildren. It is not often that we exemplify our name. Mary Joy was beloved and full of joy. We pray that her sweet memory will live in your hearts forever.
                                    Luke and Mary Yancy
Posted by myrtle krushall on April 24, 2021
To the Robinson family, wherever a Beautiful Soul has been there is a trail of beautiful memories you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, may the God of Abraham Jacob and Isaac give you strength and peace.
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Shared by Thomas Broughton on April 18, 2021
I want to tell the family that I have known Mary while we were in college at the same time.I respected her because she was a wonderful person.I will be praying for the family