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Retta Mae Carrington went home to be with her heavenly Father after many years of serving him here on earth. People who knew her or even those who met her, could see that she radiated with a special light from the Lord.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Lamar Street Baptist Church in Sweetwater, with Rev. Robert Carey officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Retta Mae was born April 13, 1922 to Frank and Donnie (Sheppard) Robinson, in Pflugerville, Texas. She worked as a private housekeeper for many years before retiring. She was a member of Greater Zion Baptist Church. She married James Burt Carrington on Dec. 24, 1940 in Austin, Texas. "Retta Mae" has been a popular name in the community for over a decade because of the restaurant named after her. She was very proud of that. Whenever she ate there, she felt like a celebrity.
She is survived by four daughters, Mae Ivory Banks of Sweetwater, Mary Isabel Williams and husband Raymond of Sweetwater, Annie Laverne Williams and husband Robert of Roscoe and Marie Owens of Austin; two sons, Bennie Carrington and wife Sharmaine of Sweetwater and Alvin Carrington and wife Gwendolyn of Albuquerque, N.M.; 22 grandchildren; numerous great and great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Edward Robinson and wife Elsie of Santa Fe, N.M.; and two sisters, Dorothy Mae Sadlers of Sweetwater and Doris Jean Robinson of Roswell, N.M.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Donnie Robinson; husband, Rev. James Burt Carrington; son, James Carrington, Jr.; brothers, Bennie Robinson, Ernest Robinson, Twins, Robert D. and Booker T. Robinson and Elroy Robinson; and grandson, Troy Alexander Carrington.
Pallbearers are grandsons and great-grandsons.
Honorary pallbearers are Bennie Carrington, Alvin Carrington, Robert Williams and Edward Robinson.
Published in Sweetwater Reporter on Feb. 5, 2016
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