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James Robinson

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James (Piggy) Stuart Robinson, born July 24, 1934, in Houston, Texas, passed away November 24,2013. Jim was a 1955 graduate of Fisk University where he played on the football team and pledged Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. He worked in the family real estate business and served in the U.S. Marine Corps before earning his J.D. from the Texas Southern University School of Law in 1960.
Jim was an affordable housing visionary, whose work across 15 states led to significant economic impact. Working with Dr. Martin Luther King and other leaders in Atlanta, he was instrumental in making housing a civil rights issue.
He leaves to mourn his passing his daughters, Jehni Robinson (Jose Cervantes), Joi Richardson (Joe) and Jessica Stinson (McKinley, Jr.), sister Dr. Josie Robinson Johnson, grandchildren Julia Richardson, Jasmine and Joaquin Cervantes and best friend of 62 years, Robert Mitchem, many devoted nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 11 am at St. Mary of the Purification Catholic Church 3006 Rosedale @ Ennis (77004)
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Patrice Y. Johnson Scholarship Fund at Fisk University, 1000 17th Ave. North, Nashville, TN 37208, (615) 329-8530


Published in Houston Chronicle on Feb. 6, 2014
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