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Alfred Robinson, Sr.

January 13, 1947 — January 31, 2022

Elder Alfred Robinson Sr. was born in New Orleans, LA January 13, 1947, and was the 5th child of the late Elder Henry and Missy Sadie Mae Robinson. Al’s, favorite meal was red beans and rice and his mother prepared it for him every day. Al was a uniquely gifted child. He was an accomplished artist; winning art competitions as early as 5 years of age. By the age of 8, he picked up his 1st guitar and he served as a church musician, playing his guitar, on streets corners for countless street preachers, traveling around the country providing music for revivals and tent meetings. He even played for the noteworthy C.O.G.I.C. National Evangelist Utah Smith, of Two Wing Temple, in New Orleans. He attended Booker T. Washington High School, but transferred to the Job Corp program where he received his certification in commercial art. Alfred enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served the nation proudly during the Vietnam conflict until his discharge. He received the following awards in service: 2 Purple Hearts. After his time in service, he worked for the U.S. Postal Service in New Orleans, as a letter carrier for over 30 years until his retirement. Elder Robinson was the founder and pastor of Growing in Grace Fellowship Ministries, located in McComb, MS, for over 12 years, where his motto was “Pastoring the Community.” He had a profound effect on the town of McComb and the surrounding townships. He would often stage prayer walks through the communities and overnight prayer tent meetings. He was often called upon to champion the rights of the voiceless within his community. He is preceded in death by; his by parents, Henry and Sadie Robinson, two sisters Dorothy Mae Taylor and Brenda Joyce Robinson, and two older brothers, Henry J.R. and Joe Edward Robinson. He leaves to cherish his memory: his loving wife Loretta of 49 years, his two sons, Bochy (his wife LaJewel) and Chad (his wife Miriana), his oldest sister Willie Pearl (her husband Annise) Allen, and youngest brother James A (his wife Shernia Gene) Robinson, along with 7 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and a host of family and friends in New Orleans, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas, California and Virginia. MAY THE LIFE I’VE LIVED SPEAK FOR ME A celebration of life will be held 10:45 a.m. Friday, February 18, 2022 in the Melvin J. Blowe Chapel of Crocker Funeral Home, Inc. Alfred Robinson, Jr. will deliver the message of comfort. Mr. Robinson will be laid to rest at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. Professional services with dignity have been entrusted to Crocker Funeral Home, Inc. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Alfred Robinson, Sr., please visit our flower store.


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