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Asheville - Jane Blackburn Gray Robinson, 90, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family.
A native of Rowan County, Mrs. Robinson had resided in Buncombe County all of her life. She loved her family very much and was always doing good things for them. She was a faithful member of Riverside Baptist Church, and loved each and every member.
Mrs. Robinson was the daughter of the late John Allen Blackburn and Edith Lipe Blackburn Metcalfe. She was also preceded in death by her husbands: Frank Gray, Jr. (1990) and Ransom Robinson (2006); sons: Billy Gray and Paul Gray III; sister: Daisy Hinson; and brothers: Richard Blackburn, Jerry Blackburn, and Joe Blackburn.
Surviving are her children: Robert Gray and wife Dotsy of Elkin, NC, and Joyce Buckner and husband Larry of Weaverville; 7 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 5 great, great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley Mossburg, with whom she had made her home within the past year; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday in the chapel of Anders-Rice Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Honeycutt and Rev. Stephen Hinson officiating. Burial will follow in Lewis Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 - 1:45 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Riverside Baptist Church Building Fund, 871 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC 28804.
To sign Mrs. Robinson's guestbook online, go to "Memorials" at www.andersrice.com.
Anders-Rice Funeral Home & Cremation Center
1428 Patton Ave
Asheville, NC 28806
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Mar. 3, 2014