Naomi Elizabeth Robinson

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Robinson, Naomi Elizabeth
July 12, 1919 - December 16, 2010
Naomi Robinson, a retired educator, passed away at age 91 due to heart failure. The fifth of eight children, she was born in Natchez, Mississippi to Reverend D.L. Morgan and Lillie Morgan. She graduated with a B.A. degree from Wiley College in Marshall, Texas in 1941. Her Master's degree was completed at U.S.C., Pepperdine, the University of Oslo, Norway and Azusa Pacific College. She was a gifted English teacher, guidance counselor and administrator for over 35 years in the Compton Unified School District. Naomi demonstrated leadership skills, and mentored many students throughout their lives.
She was married to Mr. Ulysses S. "Jeep" Smith, Jr., of Ft. Worth, Texas, her college sweetheart for 20 years. They had two daughters, Sandra Joyce Hart and Gail Elizabeth Wyatt. In 1953, the family moved to Los Angeles and joined Holman Methodist Church.
The musical family performed together and her daughters sang with their father's orchestra in Los Angeles and abroad.
Naomi was active in the community and received the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Finer Womanhood Award for Outstanding Community Service. She was also a member of the L.A. Chapter of Jack and Jill, The Alphabets, L.E.A.D and the Alpha Gamma Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
Naomi will be remembered as a devoted mother, friend, wife, and world traveler. She is survived by her loving family, among them Dr. Gail Wyatt, Dr. Lewis Wyatt, Jr., Dr. Lance Wyatt, Dr. Lacey Wyatt, Kamile Wyatt, Mureya Wyatt, Darren Hart, Lauren Hart, Mrs. Jessie Ford and son, Tommy Hawkins and family, other relatives and countless friends. Funeral services will be privately held on December 27, 2010 at Inglewood Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held on January 15, 2011 at 10:00AM at Holman Methodist Church, 33329 West Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. The family is grateful for the legacy of love and prayers offered.

Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 22 to Dec. 24, 2010
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