Obituary: Addie Muriel Robinson

Addie Muriel Robinson, longtime home missionary and minister’s wife, died Aug. 11. She was 86.

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Addie Muriel Robinson, longtime home missionary and minister’s wife, died Aug. 11. She was 86. She was born to Warren B. and Roxie Kinamon Thompson on June 20, 1933, in the Arnold community near Blue Ridge in Collin County. She was the granddaughter of Finis P. and Lucy Kinamon, with whom she lived from the time she was 3 years old. After her graduation from Blue Ridge High School, she attended East Texas Teacher’s College in Commerce, where she received her undergraduate degree. She began her teaching career in McKinney in 1955, where she taught third grade. Later, she taught in New Mexico, as well as in Amarillo and Plano. Soon after accepting her first teaching job, she met and began dating Ken Robinson, a recent graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, who was minister of music and education at First Baptist Church of Farmersville. They married on Nov. 22, 1956, in McKinney. Together, she and her husband served churches in Texas, New Mexico and Washington before being commissioned as missionaries by the Southern Baptist Convention’s Home Mission Board in 1987. In various churches, she was young adult Sunday school director, organized and led women’s conferences and retreats, led numerous Bible studies and prayer groups, and worked with Woman’s Missionary Union, holding a state position in New Mexico. She also taught school and piano. She particularly enjoyed teaching women of all ages the importance of prayer and the impact it can have on the health of one’s family. She was preceded in death last year by her husband of nearly 62 years, J. Kenneth Robinson. She is survived by their four children, Libby Clifton of Amarillo and her husband Bruce; Mark Robinson of Canton and his wife, Carolyn; Robin Newman of McKinney and her husband Patrick; and David Robinson of Amarillo; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

 

 


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