Helen Harper Robinson HICKORY - Helen Harper Robinson, formerly of Charlotte, died on Saturday, August 9, 2014. She was born on November 6, 1926, the daughter of the late Sidney C. Harper and Ella Mae Long Harper of Columbus, GA. Helen attended Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, earning the Licensed Practical Nurse degree. She was employed by Sharon Towers Retirement Center as an LPN for many years and was devoted to caring for others. She participated in water aerobics and was a member of the Charlotte YMCA. She enjoyed her family and her miniature Schnauzer "Lucy." Helen was preceded in death by her loving husband of 40 years, Eugene H. Robinson. She is survived by her daughters, Carolyn R. Johnston of Hickory, Jane Robinson Long and husband Ron of Lynch Station, VA, and her son, the Rev. Dr. Thomas E. Robinson and his wife, the Rev. Dr. Annari Griesel, of Yardley, PA. She is also survived by six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by all of her family. The family of Helen Robinson would like to acknowledge and personally thank the staff of the Catawba Regional Hospice Life Transitions of Newton and Sherrills Ford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Catawba Regional Hospice Life Transitions, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC, 28658. A period of visitation will be held at the McEwen Funeral Service at Sharon Memorial Park, 5716 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC, on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, from 10:00-11:00 am with a funeral service at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Sharon Memorial Park. Condolences to www.mcewenfs.com.
Published in Charlotte Observer on Aug. 11, 2014