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James Robinson Sr.


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James Robinson Sr. Obituary
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 son, James Robinson, Jr., daughters, Jehni Robinson (Jose Cervantes), Joi Richardson (Joe) and Jessica Stinson (McKinley, Jr.), sister Dr. Josie Robinson Johnson, grandchildren Julia Richardson, Jee-Jee Robinson, Jasmine and Joaquin Cervantes and best friend of 62 years, Robert Mitchem, many devoted nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Atlanta services will be held on Monday, December 2, 2013at 12:00 Noon at First Congregational Church UCC, 105 Courtland St., Atlanta, GA 30303; Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The Houston memorial service will be announced later.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to either the Patrice Y. Johnson Scholarship Fund at Fisk University, 1000 17th Ave. North, Nashville, TN 37208, (615)329-8530 or Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA, 2220 Campbellton Rd., Atlanta, GA 30311, (404) 523-9622.

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Published in Houston Chronicle on Nov. 29, 2013
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