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James A. Robinson

James A. Robinson

March 8, 1931 - June 12, 2018     Age: 87

Mr. James A. Robinson, 87, of Fernandina Beach passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at UF Health in Jacksonville after a short illness.

A native of Jacksonville, Mr. Robinson was a son of the late Abe and Lottie Mae Robinson. After serving in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict, Mr. Robinson made his home in Albany, New York. There he spent his career working for the State Department of Education. After retirement, he and his wife, Joyce moved full time to Fernandina Beach in 1986.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Robinson was predeceased by a son, Anthony Payne; a son in law, Ralph Odom and two brothers, Abe and Freeman Robinson.

His surviving family includes his wife, Joyce Robinson; three children, Judy M. Odom, of Fleming Island, Florida, Renata R. Toney, of Buffalo, New York, Larry (Mary) Payne of Albany, New York; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews as well as a host of extended family members and friends.

No local services will be held. Additional services will be arranged by Newcomer Cremation and Funeral Service in Albany, New York. Mr. Robinson will be buried at Saratoga National Cemetery.

His memory will be cherished forever.


















4 Condolences

  • Annabelle Johnson Elder Posted June 15, 2018 7:34 am

    I will miss you dearly Collazo. Rest in your rightful place in heaven. We watched you spread your wings, with tears in our eyes. But I couldn’t cry for long, for I know we are celebrating a life well lived. Thank you for all of the laughs, Great culinary tips, and the wisdom that helped me to understand that May not be fair or easy but. Be sure “To do it my way. RIP!?Nell

  • Ebony McGhee and family Posted June 15, 2018 7:59 am

    Great memories are definitely what you left with us. You are a great man and heaven will definitely enjoy your sense of humor. We will miss you so much but know you are in a better place. Love you forever!!!

  • INDIA PAYNE Posted June 15, 2018 9:15 am

    Collazo, My grandfather, a beautiful soul, so full of love and life, ascended to heaven, away from us, but closer to God. My heart filled with sadness because you went away. Then I remembered how you bright shine no matter the time or place and I know you’re shining the brightest right now. You are the one of a kind jewel that I will forever treasure in my heart and for that I can smile today and tomorrow. I will truly miss you and the time we shared, but blessed to have the many memories. Rest in peace, grandpa. I love you always..

  • Suzzette Willingham Posted June 16, 2018 6:16 pm

    James Robertson was quite the character and quite the man. We all have a funny story to tell about him but I choose to share the story of how he told me how sick my Aunt (Joyce mother was). I was attending a conference in Texas and during a break I called to check on Aunt Margaret, the number transferred the call to James and Joyce. James answered and I inquired what was going on, he told me in the most gentle way how sick she was. Needless to say I cried like a baby and he was so kind and calming. James stayed on the phone with me until I could compose myself and only then would he put Joyce and Auntie on the line. Never will forget the love he showed towards me. I pray James is cruising first class for all eternity. Love you cousin James. Well done Sir well done

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