Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Evelyn E. Robinson

12/30/1930 - 10/30/2017

Viewing Information

A viewing will be held, Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Avenue.

Service Information

WATCH FUNERAL LIVE ONLINE..A funeral service will be held, 3pm, Sunday, November 5, 2017
Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Chapel
120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk VA

Interment Information

Albert G. Horton Veteran Cemetery
5310 Milners Road Suffolk VA

Evelyn (Evie) Robinson was born on December 30, 1930 at Margaret Hague Hospital in Jersey City, New Jersey She was the fourth child born to the late Inez Holmes & the late William Conrad Lyles. Evelyn was educated in the Jersey City Public School System being the only one of her siblings to graduate high school. She continued her education by going to school to study fashion and design. She was employed at Emerson Electric Company for 21 years and Sabrette’s. In 1946 Evelyn married Henry Smith and from that union, they had two children, Elaine Elizabeth Smith and William Conrad Smith. In the 60’s Evelyn met Lester Robinson, it was love at first sight, they married and only his death parted them on May 20, 2012. Evelyn accepted Christ at a very young age. Before she moved from Jersey City she was a faithful member and Usher of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in New Jersey. The Diva of the family was best known for her classy style and fashion. Her passion was sewing and designing clothes “Fashions By Evie” She also enjoyed shopping and decorating her home. Everyone knows how immaculate and beautiful she kept her home In the early 90’s Evie would enjoy traveling to Virginia Beach to visit her daughter Elaine and grandchildren and the family of lifelong friend Marian Lamb until she and Lester decided to make Virginia Beach their final resting place after retirement. Evie visited many churches until she became a faithful and dedicated member of FavorNation Church in Chesapeake, Virginia with Pastor Adrian Woodard and mother of the church, Sister Carmela Hardy. Evie was so excited to go to church, she would call family and friends all times of the day and night to make sure she had a ride. Evelyn is preceded in death by her husband Lester Robinson, her daughter, Elaine Riley Dunlap; her son, William Conrad Smith; all of her siblings, sisters, Dorothy Stinson, Katherine Hall, Helen Holmes, Thelma Taylor and Mildred Fitzgerald; brothers, Marion Holmes, Conrad Homes and William Holmes; and special niece, Brenda Wilson. She is survived by sister in-law, Frances Robinson; special niece, Debra Holmes; step daughter, Jean Epps; daughter in-law, Nancy Smith; granddaughters, Charnette Cade (Bobby), Tandika Gregory (Larry Sr.), Roshonda Anthony (Michael), Zebey Lee Smith, Evey Friday and Bevey Hollman; grandsons, Kevin Lydell Martin (Shirley), Eric Crump, James Riley (Julisa), William Conrad Smith Jr., great-grandchildren, Irvin Crump, Tacharna Crump, Natiyah Riley, Larry Gregory, Jr., Michael Anthony, Sydney Anthony, Bobby Joshua Cade, James Riley, III, Nancy Shiver and Zion Hollman; her lifetime friend, Marian Lamb and godchild, Renne Bennet Sharif and a host of nieces, nephews and family.

Sherry Fentress-Brown You will truly be missed, especially shopping and visiting TJ Maxx. I will always miss your smile and style. The talks we had will always be cherished and remembered. May you rest in peace in GOD's arms. May GOD continue to bless your family.
Posted: 11/5/2017
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Clovia Jackson RIP aunt Evie you will be missed forever....
Posted: 11/5/2017
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Clovia Jackson Rest in perfect peace Aunt Evie..... You will truly be missed...
Posted: 11/5/2017
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Caroline, Ed, Ruby, Leroy & Paul Your laughter & bright ,beautiful smile will be missed. May you rest in eternal peace. The memories & love will help ease the sorrow & pain of your departure.
Posted: 11/5/2017
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Nikki With my deepest sympathy, may the God of tender mercies comfort you, 2 Corinthians 1:3,4
Posted: 11/2/2017
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Vernetta Harris(TJMAXX) I would like to send my condolences to my dear friend Ms Evelyn Robinson ‘s family your Aunt holds a special place in my heart. She will truly be missed.
Posted: 11/2/2017
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Denise (Neise)Robinson Thank you Aunt Evie for being you, gone but never forgotten PEACE. Denise Robinson
Posted: 11/1/2017
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Kathy(Nookie) Taylor Wilborn Rest In Peace Aunt Evie. The Wilborn’s
Posted: 10/31/2017
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