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Sylvia Robinson transitioned peacefully on September 18, 2017. Born on August 14, 1961 in Washington, DC. Sylvia was the daughter of Raymond and Mary Robinson. She was the Founder and Executive Director of the Emergence Community Arts Collective. Sylvia was a beloved community leader in the Pleasant Plains and Parkview neighborhoods. A service to celebrate her life will be held on Friday, September 29 at People's Congregational Church, 4704 13th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20011. The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. and the service will begin at 11 a.m. She leaves to cherish her memory, her sister, Sharon Ledbetter; brother-in-law, Titus Ledbetter, Jr.; nieces, Cherice Ledbetter Ward (Akil) and Crystal Ledbetter; and a nephew, Titus Ledbetter, III (Rachel). She is preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Mary Robinson and her aunt, Evelyn D. White.

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Published in The Washington Post on Sep. 27, 2017.
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October 5, 2017
Sylvia leaves us with a shining example of how to make this world a much better place having lived in it!
October 2, 2017
Sylvia was my rock, my mountain. A place where I can hide, a place I call home. With her, I see light, even in the dark. With her, I feel love, even through time and distance. I've been blessed to be loved by Sylvia. In the life. And in the next, because I believe, that knowing Sylvia was not by chance. It was fate. That God had blessed me to have her, to love and to cherish, forever. You are missed dearly, my sis, my pride and joy. I love you so much.
Hanh Huynh
September 30, 2017
"Rest In Peace....she gave me a chance to express myself and always believed in me she will be forever missed. I met her during my early years in high school today I am 26 years old.
Maya Poston
September 28, 2017
Sylvia was one of a kind -- immersed in quiet brilliance, thoughtful activism, contemplative movement. She was brass tacks practical, never afraid to toil or get her hands in the soil. She was pivotal to creating, having a home base, and growing numerous groups -- including Diverse CIty Fund. What a joy to know her! Thanks to the family for sharing her with the community. All who knew her loved her and found inspiration.
Brigette Rouson Wilson
September 28, 2017
The activist community very much appreciated the support that Sister Sylvia gave. She will certainly be missed by all of the different groups, that she helped over the years. She was a great, outstanding, wonderful Sister. Rest in Power Sister Sylvia.
Daniel Runnels
September 28, 2017
Sylvia was the best. She was a champion for all people and she will be missed greatly.

RIP my sister...

Beverly West
Beverly West
September 27, 2017
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
farhoud Saleh
September 27, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God will wrap His loving arms around you and comfort, strengthen and give you peace during this time of mourning, In Jesus name!
Terisa Carter
September 27, 2017
My condolences to the family for the loss of your sister, sister in law and aunt. May fhe God of comfort, comfort your family at this time. CQ
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