Pastor Prentiss Robbins Sr.

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Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory
4600 County Line Rd.
Racine, WI

RACINE - Pastor Prentiss Robbins, Sr passed away peacefully, on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at Becker-Shoop Nursing Home with family and friends by his side. Thus one by one, the faithful soldiers of the cross are being called to their reward. He was born in New Albany, Mississippi on December 29, 1932 to the late Fred Robbins and the late Mamie (Judon) Robbins. He was educated in the Mississippi Public School System. In 1951, he moved his family to Racine and was employed by SC Johnson Wax and A&E Manufacturing after his retirement he started his own businesses - Robbins Investments, LLC and Robbins Cleaning Services. He was a lifetime member of the NAACP. He accepted Christ at an early age at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Union County, Miss. In 1958, he was saved and filled with the Holy Ghost during Sunday School at Little Macedonia Church of God in Christ, where he became a member under the leadership of Elder Walter B. Ingram. One of his greatest accomplishments in life was becoming Pastor and founder of Rose of Sharon Church of God in Christ and Beautiful Gate Church of God in Christ. He served in various capacities in the Church of God in Christ such as Wisconsin Northwest COGIC State Sunday School Superintendent, COGIC National Delegate, and Security Advisor Board. Pastor Robbins Sr. was a magnificent Gospel preacher. Two of his many memorial sermons were 'Good News from the Graveyard and You Got What You Want, But You Lost What You Had.' He loved the Lord with all of his heart and quite often quoted his favorite scripture - "'If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14. " He also loved to sing songs one of his favorites being "You Got to Move, when the Lord Gets ready you Got to Move." In 2004, due to his health Pastor Robbins Sr. retired as pastor of Beautiful Gate COGIC and joined All Nation Pentecostal Prayerhouse, United Holy Church of America under the leadership of Pastor Virginia Lackey where he was a member until he was called home for his reward. Fishing and woodwork were two of his favorite hobbies he enjoyed, but neither of those was close to what he enjoyed most - which was praying and loving the Lord. Pastor Prentiss Robbins, Sr. will always be remembered for his love and passion for his ministry, sharing the words of God, and his enormous love for his family. Pastor Prentiss Robbins, Sr leaves to cherish his memories his loving and devoted wife of 27 years Jan Robbins, Seven daughters: Rev. Dr. Ruby J. (Bishop Dr. James) Washington of Atlantic City, NJ, Dianne (the late Eldgret) Howard, Evangelist Darlene (Elder Kenneth) Turner both of Racine, Mary Pat (Dean) Scott, of Woodstock, GA, Melinda Robbins of Hampton, VA and Minister Kimberly (Sherrod) Thomas of Newport News, VA and Veronica (Quentin,) Holmes of Meridian, Miss. One son: Pastor Prentiss (Juvida) Robbins Jr. of Racine, Wis. Three Sisters: Virginia King of Rockford, Ill. and Minister Faye Carter and Dottie Stewart both of Racine, Wis. One brother: Hanes Robbins of Racine, Wis. Nineteen grandchildren, thirty-six great grand children, a host of nieces, nephews, other friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Mamie (nee: Judon) Robbins, his first wife Mother Lula Grace Robbins, one brother Noel Robbins and one sister Ruby J. Jackson, grandmother Lucy (nee: Weatherall) Robbins and grandfather, Louis Robbins, mother in-law Mother Dorothy Lee, father in-law Clyde D. Coleman, and one brother-in-law John Adams. Funeral services will be held in St. Lucy Church, 3101 Drexel Avenue in Racine, on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 11:00 am with Pastor Prentiss Robbins Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be in St. Lucy Church on Monday from 9-11 am. In lieu of flowers memorials to All Nation Pentecostal Prayerhouse has been suggested. Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory 4600 County Line Rd. 552-9000

Published in Racine Journal Times from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2011
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