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August 10, 1930
~ August 24, 2020
Virginia Hueston Robinson was born on August 10, 1930 to the late Charles and Gertrude Hueston in New Brunswick, NJ. She departed this life on August 24, 2020 at the age of 90. She went home to be with the Lord at the Regency Jewish Heritage Rehab Center, Somerset, NJ.
She attended the grammar schools and the New Brunswick High School, New Brunswick, NJ where she played basketball. She enjoyed baking, cooking, gardening, painting, sewing and most of all reading the Bible.
Mother Virginia Robinson was baptized at an early age at the Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church in New Brunswick, NJ. She later joined the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, Somerset, NJ.
On February 24, 1947 she was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Rev. James E. Robinson. The Lord blessed this union with 15 children, 8 of whom are now deceased. They were married for 52 years. She pursued the career of being a stay at home mom raising her children.
At First Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Clifford G. Wooding and the Rev. Dr. Charles H. Brown Jr. she was a Missionary and worked closely with the Youth Dept. in the Junior Church.
In 1966 Pastor Rev. James E. Robinson, Mother Virginia Robinson, their children and several families founded the Emmanuel Baptist Church, Somerset, NJ. She served faithfully for 54 years until she departed this life. As First Lady, she served as the church secretary, prepared the church bulletins, was President of the Missionary Society, member of the Senior Choir and taught the Adult Sunday School Class. She was the Mother of the church for 17 years.
Mother Virginia Robinson was committed to working in the church. "Grace was in all her ways, heaven was in her eyes, and in every gesture their was love." She served with the Middlesex Central Baptist District Association, the Middlesex Ministries Wives Union and the District Union of Churches.
Mother Virginia Robinson was predeceased by her husband Pastor Rev. James E. Robinson, four daughters Margaret Bryant, Cynthia Robinson, Linda Griffin, Sylvia Robinson, four sons James Jr., Douglas, Maurice and Kevin Robinson; five sisters Margaret Givens, Ruth Harper, Gladys Hueston, Mildred Hall, Bella Moore and four brothers Stanley, Ernest, Charles and Kenneth Hueston.
Left to cherish her memories are three daughters Josephine Sims, Joyce Sheppard, Marlene Brunson; four sons Rev. Wilbur Robinson (Caroline), Everett Robinson, Ronald Robinson (Bertha), Claude Robinson and one son-in-law Richard Bryant; 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, several sister-in-laws, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and the Emmanuel Baptist Church Family.