Robert Robinson

Robert Alexander "Sonny" Robinson

September 24, 1947 - July 27, 2020
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Robert Alexander Robinson, better known as “Sonny,” son of the late, Mr. Robert and Mrs. Cora Haley Robinson, was born on September 27, 1947 in Jenkinjones, West Virginia. He departed this life on Monday, July 27, 2020 at Duke
Medicine Pavilion in Durham, North Carolina.

Sonny was educated in West Virginia School System. He moved to Durham, NC in the sixties. Sonny was a skilled
mechanic. He became a master of his trade under the tutelage of his friend and fellow mechanic, “Mr. Mack”
as he was known by everyone.

Sonny has always possessed a humble and a giving spirit. He was always quick to help when he recognized a need. He had a sincere fondness for his elders and endeavored to listen to their wise counsel which he always took to heart.

He leaves to treasure his memories his loving wife, Sharon Luster Robinson; son, Alton Jermaine Robinson (Sandra) from Stem, NC; granddaughter, Ariel Sharmaine Robinson; great grandson, Jalani Mosiah Alston; three sis-ters, Roberta Conner, Sharon Lowe, and Norita Williams (Dale) all of Chicago, Illinois; one brother, Ron Robinson (Thelma) of Chicago, Illinois; four sister in laws, Paula Luster, Deborah Jenkins, Linda Mitchell and Jackie Davis all of Durham; and nine brother in laws, Charles Clay of Las Vegas; Ronald Luster (Elle) of Gibsonville, NC, Michael Luster (Eleanor), Randy Luster (Marcella), Dennis Luster, and Barry Luster all of Durham, NC;Sherwin Luster (Bobbie) of Dudley, NC; Richard Luster (Victoria) of Wake Forest, NC and Darrell Luster of Jackson, Mississippi and a host of other family, friends and acquaintances.

In addition to his parents, Sonny was preceded in death by his sister, Yvonne Clay.
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  • Visitation

    Friday July 31, 2020 |
    Friday July 31, 2020
    Ellis D Jones & Sons Funeral Chapel
    419 Dowd St
    Durham, North Carolina 27701
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  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday August 1, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday August 1, 2020 11:00am
    Ellis D Jones & Sons Funeral Chapel
    419 Dowd St
    Durham, North Carolina 27701
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  • Interment

    Saturday August 1, 2020 |
    Saturday August 1, 2020
    Glennview Memorial Park
    Hwy 55 and Riddle Rd.
    DURHAM, NC 27713
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Carleen Lewis

Posted at 10:54am
There are so many loving memories of you. Your smile, laughter, how you were always there for family. Rest In Peace . Love Carleen Lewis

Nita Williams

Posted at 10:40pm
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Thanksgivings gathering .
We are thankful for the memory .

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Posted at 06:04pm
With loving memories of our brother "Robert Robinson", ( Sonny). Love, Roberta, Yvonne our heavenly sister, Sharon, Nita and Ron.
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Posted at 04:27pm
Rest on my friend, learned a lot from you and have a plethora of great memories. Gone, but never ever forgotten!

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