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Joseph L. Robinson Jr., 57

Joseph L. Robinson Jr., 57, of Lafayette, passed away in his home on Friday, April 19, 2013, after a long illness. Born February 6, 1956 in Thomasville, GA, he was the son of the late Joseph Robinson, Sr. and Evelyn (Moton) Robinson. He was a 1974 graduate of Thomasville High School and earned his Bachelor's degree in Biology and Chemistry from Wilber Force University.

He married Jenny Lynn Rounds on October 3, 1981 in Lafayette and she preceded him in death on June 21, 2011. Joseph was a lab technician for Eli Lilly, Shadeland Labs, for 25 years before retiring due to poor health. He was a member of Second Baptist Church and the Floyd Lodge 23 P.H.A.

Surviving is a daughter, Shadaa L. Robinson and a son, Joseph Levette Robinson III both of Lafayette; two sisters, Wilhelmina Smith (husband, George) of Neptune, NJ and Sheila Y. Robinson of Atlanta, GA; and a brother Gregory M. Robinson (wife, Michele) of Thomasville, GA; three sister-in-laws, Laura McCullough (husband, Don), Jennifer Branch (husband, Greg), and Ingrid Rounds-Hardy and a brother-in-law, Ray Rounds; and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Myah Martin, Jazzmen Freed, Haylie Robinson, Joseph L. Robinson IV, and Elijah Robinson.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Hippensteel Funeral Home and one hour prior to the 11 a.m. service on Saturday at Second Baptist Church with Pastor Wiggins officiating. Burial to follow at Spring Vale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Second Baptist Church, or American Kidney Association.

Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care.

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Published in the Journal & Courier on Apr. 21, 2013
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