Eddie W. ""Chief" Robinson, 83 departed this earthly life on a cool Saturday morning on May 17, 2008 at Oceanview Transitional Care Center (formerly Danforth Garden) in Texas City. He was preceded in death by his parents Fred Sr., and Lucinda Robinson, brother, Fred Jr., sister, Marion Milburn and twin sister Edna "Sis" Alexander.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 60 years, N.E. Robinson of Hitchcock, Texas; son Melvin Robinson; daughter Elder Flora (Larry) Samuel of Houston, Texas; Canzetta (Johnnie) Johnson of Texas City, Texas; Co-Pastor Ella (Pastor Eugene) Williams of Bay City,, Texas; brother and sister-in-law Floyd and Ola Denson of Shepherd, Texas; sister-in-law Sarah Robinson of Temple, Texas; grandchildren Deon (Eva) Samuel and Christopher Samuel of Houston, Texas; Tinesha Blount of Texas City, Texas; Byron (Lonna) Hollis, Rosiland, Melvin, and Eddie Henry of Galveston, Texas; Everret Williams of Austin, Texas; and Ebonee Williams of Huntsville, Texas; five great grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.
Mr. Robinson was educated in the Galveston School District. He served his country in the United States Navy. In the late 1980's he retired from Southern Union Gas Company with many years of service.
He was an active member of the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Galveston. His church affiliation included Church School, Bible Study, Usher Board, Men Choir, Manpower, and SWAT (Saints with a Testimony). He served diligently and faithfully for the Kingdom of God. Eddie Robinson will be deeply missed by his family and church family.
Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m. on Friday, May 23, 2008 at Wynn Funeral Home located at 602-32nd Street in Galveston, Texas. There is no wake service planned.Homegoing Celebration and Praise Service will be held at the Macedonia Baptist Church located at 2920 Avenue M 1/2 in Galveston with Pastor A. W. Colbert officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. All memorials may be sent to the funeral home. Special thanks to Bro. James Cosby for his visit every first Sunday, the MMBC Family for their prayers and the staff at Oceanview for the special care given to Mr. Robinson.