Funeral services for Mr. Larry Robinson age 58 of Smithville, Georgia, will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. at the Jerusalem Grove Baptist Church in Smithville Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Mr. Larry Robinson was born in Smithville, Georgia on December 5, 1957 to the parentage of the late Mr. Willie R Williams, Sr. and Mrs. Izola Robinson West. He was educated in the Lee County School System. In the last two-three months of his life, Larry lived at the Lillian Carter Nursing Home in Plains, Georgia where he received 24-hour specialized care for his physical needs. In spite of the many challenges and struggles he has had to face, he remained the same. Larry was bold enough to never claim cancer, and humble enough to know not to refuse Christ.
Larry was affectionately known by his family as “Vonzell”. He inherited this name from the classic sitcom, “Happy days”. Fonzie, a character on the show, had this catchphrase that summed up a typical conversation you would have with Larry, “heyyyyy”, or if you spoke to him he might respond with these words, “alright, alright” with a smile and chuckle. That marked the beginning and the end of the conversation. If you engaged in a longer conversation than that, “you were blessed”! Larry was a simple man, he lived a simple life, and everyone that knew him would say, “Larry was simply a good man”. However, Larry did come to know that being good is not good enough to enter into heaven. So…like one of the two thieves on the cross along the side of Jesus, he seized the last opportunity of grace that was granted to him on October 17, 2016. He confessed and repented of his sins and accepted Jesus Christ into his heart as his lord and savior.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Ola Mae Terry, Leonard and Mable Champion, and Doc and Esther Williams. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, M.C. Robinson, Kirk Robinson and Marvin West; his sister, Marcella A. Williams; his aunts: Mae Vessa Trice, Annie Lloyd, and Bessie Hunter; his uncles: Leonard Robinson, Henry Robinson, Clinton Terry, Joe Terry, C.W. Terry, and Johnny Terry; also a cousin, James Trice.
In addition to his mother, Mrs. Izola Robinson West, Smithville, GA. and stepmother, Mrs. Collie Williams, Sumter City, Larry Robinson leaves to mourn his passing, his beloved daughter, Damerius Lafeia Patterson; son-in- law, Elder Larry Patterson, one grandchild, Jailyn Heavenly Symone Patterson all of Americus, GA; nine sisters: Viola West, Smithville, GA, Beverly (Chris) Dingle, Plains, GA, Shelia Smith, Gretel (Levi) Smith, both of Smithville, GA, Vaturnia (Elder Wallace) Ingram, Americus, GA: Eva Mae Williams, Linda Williams, Monteen Williams, Sumter City, Bernice Williams, Americus GA; five brothers: Curtis (Stephanie) West, Hinesville, GA, Gregory (Priscilla) West, Clyde (Rose) Angry, Americus, GA, Willie (Carol) Williams, Jr. Emmett Angry, Sumter City; two aunts: Rosa Thomas, Montezuma, GA Lizzie Robinson, Americus GA; one uncle, Leroy Williams, Americus, GA; a devoted friend, Patricia Diane White, Smithville, GA and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends also survive.