Jesse J. Robinson, son of the late Eddie Robinson Sr. and Irene Robinson was born on Jan. 14, 1936, in Navasota, TX. He was the last child of nine.
He accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age in Navasota, TX. After several moves, the family landed in Dallas TX. After schooling, Jesse joined the United States Army on March 1957, where he served 20 years before retiring with the rank of First Sergeant. While in service First Sergeant Robinson received several awards. These awards include The Silver Star for Gallantry in Action in the Republic of Vietnam, The Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Achievement on Grounds Operations Against Hostile Forces in the Republic of Vietnam during the period Oct. 1969-Oct.1970, and for Heroism in Ground Combat. The Purple Heart was awarded for injuries received in action in Vietnam on March 21, 1967. He also received the Silver Star Good Conduct Medal 5x, The National Defense Silver Medal, Bronze Star Honor Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm.
He married Edna Earl McCray on November 4, 1963. They were together until his last day by his side. To this union two children were born. Jesse was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. Jesse was one of the founding members of the Bucksport Improvement Organization, as well as an original member of the Bucksport Water System. Jesse was an avid bowler and loved working in his yard, with his prized rosebushes. He was a devoted member of the Usher Board at Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church as well as a faithful trustee, helping out in any capacity needed at the church.
Jesse was preceded in death by Father and Mother along with brothers: William Robinson Sr, Eddie Robinson Jr, and Horace Robinson, sisters preceding him; Pearline Robinson, Mary Glover Williams, and Leola Adkinson. He is survived by sisters; Mattie (Homer) Hogues and Artie Cobb all of Dallas TX.
He departed this life on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at home. He leaves to cherish his memory a dedicated and devoted wife, Mrs. Edna Robinson, whom he fondly called “Pumpkin”; two sons Dwayne (Synovia) Robinson of Conway, SC, and Darrell (Carmella)Robinson of Simpsonville, SC. Three grandchildren, Brittany Starkes of Atlanta GA, Sharetta Martin of Simpsonville, SC, Danielle Robinson (His Sweetie Pie) of Fort Mill SC. One brother-in-law, Stephen (Cynthia) McCray of Newark, NJ, one sister-in-law, Mauryce Robinson of Dallas, TX, Three great-grandchildren Jonah Batson and John and Jaylynn Stovall. A bonus granddaughter Cheyanne Wallace, and a host of sorrowing nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Jesse Robinson of Bucksport passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2021. There will be a viewing held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, December 18, 2021, at the Ocean View Funeral Home and Beach Crematory, Conway Chapel. There will be a funeral service held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 19, 2021, at Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in the Bucksport Community. Interment will follow at Owens Cemetery in Bucksport. Ocean View Funeral Home and Beach Crematory, Conway Chapel will be assisting this family.