Thelma B. Robbins

Published 3:11 pm Friday, February 14, 2014

Heaven gained another angel as Thelma B. Robbins, at 87 years of age, departed this life on February 4, 2014, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, to live eternally with her Heavenly father, which was her ultimate goal. Saulters Moore Funeral Home of Prentiss handled funeral arrangements. She was interred in R.T. Robbins Memorial Cemetery at New Hebron Pentecostal Church.

Rev. Ryan Vanderford, Rev. Danny Robbins and Rev. Glynn Hilton presented a unique reflective identity of her life. Pallbearers were Nicky Robbins, Trey Robbins, Mason Robbins, Clay Robbins, Rock Pittman and Chris Keen. Honorary pallbearer was Archie Nichols.

She was born June 25, 1926, to Rufus Andrew and Lela Chesteen Bridges, at Vaiden, MS. While working at The Krystal in Jackson, she met co-worker Henry E. Robbins of New Hebron, and on April 12, 1947, they were married.

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She was an active member of New Hebron Pentecostal Church for the past 52 years. Most recently she had been a part of Monticello Pentecostal Church. She was a resident of Lawrence County Nursing Center in Monticello since 2012 and had recently moved to Hospice Ministries.

She worked hard for many years to provide for her family. Thelma Robbins lived a full life for her God, her family and her community. Her desire was to serve each of these to the utmost. Though she was sometimes not in the best of health, she served her community during their sicknesses, losses and all times of need.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her sisters, Loreen Chapman, Wilma Bridges, Margie Adams, Avanelle Evans; brothers, Bill Bridges, Kermit Bridges, Elwin Bridges, and her twin brother Delma Bridges.

She is survived by her sister, Beatrice Morgan; children, Carolyn (Billy) Keen of Monticello, Eddie (Rachel) Robbins of Mendenhall, Duwaine (Helen) Robbins of New Hebron and Danny R. (Rita) Robbins of Tupelo; grandchildren, Chris (Sandy) Keen, Kim (Rock) Pittman, Nicholes (Amelia) Robbins, Brandy Robbins, Trey Robbins, Tessa Robbins, Keeton Robbins, Daniel (Lisa) Robbins, Amanda (Chris) Gunaldo, Archie (LaDonna) Nicholes, Liz (Tony) McMullin, Lacie (Damon) Fisher, Brittany (Bradley) Phillips, Clay (Karen) Robbins; 17 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.