Inez Robertson Austin

May 1, 1927March 19, 2013
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Inez Robertson Austin passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Presbyterian Hospital in Matthews. A service to celebrate her life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013 in the Chapel of McEwen Funeral Service at Mint Hill with the Rev. Dr. Henry Ward officiating. Burial will follow in Charlotte Memorial Park. The family will gather at the funeral home to receive friends one hour prior to the service. Inez was born on May 1, 1927 in Greensboro, NC to David D. Robertson and Connie Cauthen Robertson. She went to the Junior Order Children’s Home in Tiffin, OH at age six and had a wonderful happy childhood surrounded by fellow Homekids. She graduated high school at the Junior Order Children’s Home in Lexington, NC as class president. She married Thomas Edison Austin in August 1944. They enjoyed Homecomings at the Tiffin and Lexington homes yearly, keeping in touch with their Homekid brothers and sisters. She worked as a bookkeeper with several firms in Charlotte, retiring from BC&H Co. in Matthews. She was a devoted wife and mother and enjoyed cooking and sharing with friends and family. Inez was a long-time member of the Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, and was the card chairman for the Love Sunday School Class for many years. Inez is preceded in death by her beloved husband and her sister, JoAnne Barrier; brothers-in-law, Dewey Beach and Harold Wilburn. She is survived by her daughter, Andrea Boggs and her husband, Arnold of Matthews, NC; son, Thomas Austin, Jr. and his wife, Kathy of Pageland, SC; grandsons, Derek Boggs of Salt Lake City, UT, Robbie Griffin and Eddie Griffin, both of Pageland, SC; sisters, Frances Beach of Charlotte, NC and Louise Wilburn of Chester, SC; aunt, Ruth Senn; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff at Carillon Assisted Living for their love and care, making her last years safe and happy. In lieu of flowers memorial can be made to Ohio Memorial Church (Restoration Fund), Attn: Donna Prenzlin, Business Mgr., P.O. Box 323, Republic, OH 44867 or to Presbyterian Hospice in memory of Inez Robertson Austin. Arrangements are by McEwen Funeral Service at Mint Hill. 704.545.4864


  • Funeral Service Friday, March 22, 2013
  • Gathering of Family and Friends Friday, March 22, 2013

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April 15, 2013

Dear Inez & Tom's family.....What wonderful and loving people I have known since 1947. They were my Homekid sister and brother.....and 'looked' after me when I moved to Charlotte in 1957 as a very young girl after graduating from the Jr. Home. I have been filled with such loving memories and lots of emotions hearing of Inez's passing. How Blessed you and I have been to have had both of them in our lives. I am so grateful. They are now back together and in God's House. May they Rest In Everlasting Peace. Much Love to you all.
Gerrie (Padon) Jackson
Lemon Grove, CA

March 23, 2013

My Sincere Sympathy goes out to the entire Austin Family, You are in our Thoughts and Prayers at this difficult time. The Austin Legacy will live on forever at Tiffin and in those who were touched and knew Inez and Tom.

Greg Leopold Sr.
Tiffin, Ohio

Eddie Wilburn

March 23, 2013

Tom and Andrea, I am very sorry for the loss of Aunt Inez. I'm also sorry that I was unable to be there for you and your families. She and mother were so much alike. There are many times that I can see Aunt Inez in mother. She was always sweet, kind, loving, and caring. She was always dedicated to her family and her God. Rest assured that she has gone to a better place. I will truly miss her.

Nonie Lear

March 23, 2013

All my sympathies to my cousins, Andrea and Tommy, and their families. Aunt Inez was a wonderful and dear lady that left an impression on a lot of lives. She is now with Uncle Tom and in the glorious presence of her Lord. Love to all, and God bless you in this time of loss. Nonie Lear

Stacey Shull

March 23, 2013

With lots of love and many memories of my Great Aunt Inez I say goodbye for now.

March 22, 2013

we were all so blessed to have her as part of our family. we are so sorry for your loss but thank you for allowing us to care for her and you. God bless you and your family.
Your Carillon Family

Jerry Brock

March 21, 2013


We both know Inez is at her real home celebrating eternal life.
I knew her briefly, but the impression will last forever...a special lady.
My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
In His Love.

Beverly & Joe

March 21, 2013

Andrea, Arnold and Derek. I am so sorry. I will always remember Inez as one of the most kind true ladies I have ever met. Please know that you are in mine and Joe's thoughts and prayers. I love you all so much.

Arjorie Fields

March 21, 2013

May our heavenly father give the family the peace and comfort they need at this time of sorrow.(2Cor.1:2-4)

Jan Brauer

March 21, 2013

Andrea -
I am thinking and praying for you....Your Mom is such a Sweet Lady
Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you...
Love and Prayers to you and your family.