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.