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Jesse “Bookie” Robinson

October 22, 1944 – October 6, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014
Lie In State: 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 Noon
Family Visitation: 12:00 Noon – 1:00 P.M.
Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M.

Oakland Park Seventh Day Adventist Church
711 North Maney Ave
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Jesse Frank Robinson, lovingly known as ‘Bookie’, came to rest on October 6, 2014. He was born on October 22, 1944 to the late Carl Edward and Laura Robinson. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his three brothers, Carl, Jackie and Wayne Robinson.

Bookie graduated from Holloway High School in 1964 where he was a committed member of the Holloway Trojans. Because of his love for football, he was a dedicated fan of the NFL Washington Redskins. Shortly after graduating from high school he enrolled in the Jefferson Street Barber College. Upon completing the course work he was recognized by the state of Tennessee as a licensed barber. Over the course of more than 40 years he served his community as an avid and skilled barber. Bookie was a giving person who was frequently confirmed when he gave haircuts for no cost to those he served or to those in need.

He gave his life to Christ at an early age. As he better understood the love of Christ he joined Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. In his search for a closer relationship with Christ, in 1987 he joined Oakland Park Seventh-day-Adventist Church where he was a dedicated member and served as one of the church deacons until his health failed.

He is survived by his wife Marilyn Woods-Robinson; devoted son Kenneth Robinson; very loving and devoted daughter LaRissa Robinson, daughter Kisha Marble and step-son Michael Broyles, Jr.; sisters, Peggy Nevels, Martha Robinson, Carolyn Barnhill and Eva Robinson, all of McMinnville, TN, who were loving, devoted and always there throughout his life; brothers-in-law, Herschel (Sharon), Collier Woods both of Murfreesboro, TN and Frederick (Hope) Woods of Glenndell, MD; loving caring grandchildren, Andrell Chuck McCord, Kris McCord, Krisma ‘Boosh’ and Brian Robinson; step-granddaughter McKenzie Broyles; great grandchildren, Rondrell and Karon Gaston and Brielynn Robinson; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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