Margaret Diane L Robinson
May 24, 1946 – December 31, 2020
Greenback, TN - Margaret Diane Langley Robinson, 74, formerly of Greenville, SC., died December 31, 2020 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, TN surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Greenville, SC on May 24, 1946, the daughter of the late Daniel Vanoy and Neoma Madge (Alexander) Langley. She was also predeceased by her sister, Doris Jones and brothers, Joe and Cecil Langley.
Diane was the beloved wife of 45 years to John Franklin Robinson Jr., she is also survived by a daughter, Melissa Neoma Meade (Ed Meade), two sons, John Dustin Robinson (Brooke Robinson) and Devin Alexander Robinson (Ariel Vargas). Her grandchildren, Natalie, Emma, Wesley, and John Meade, Aiden and Alex Robinson and Lilah Diane Robinson survive her.
She was a member of Sans Souci Baptist Church in Greenville, SC. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt. She loved her family with all of her heart and was always there in support of everything we did. She attended every program, sports game, concert, graduation, deployment, and other events involving her kids and grandkids, and she’d probably be the loudest voice in the crowd cheering them on and showing her support. She was tireless and unending in her attention to the needs of her family, always there for advice, a good home cooked meal, or just a kind word of encouragement. She loved her Clemson Tigers, and the time she spent together with her family watching their games. She had a kind and loving heart and a selfless approach to her family. She will be terribly missed here on earth, but she is now at home in Heaven with her Lord and Savior.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 from 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM at the Mackey Funerals & Cremations at Woodlawn Memorial Park, 1 Pine Knoll Drive, Greenville, SC., the family will not be present but invite friends to pay their respects. A graveside service will be private.
Condolences can be made to the Robinson family at www.mackeywoodlawn.com.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her name to Highland Presbyterian Church, Maryville, TN.
- Highland Presbyterian Church
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Margaret Diane L Robinson
January 15, 2021
I remember her beaming smile as she watched and listened to her beautiful grandchildren sing at Highland Presbyterian Church directed by her daughter, Melissa. Such beautiful love!
January 6, 2021
I have such good memories of Diane when we were children at Sans Souci Baptist Church and on through our school years at Parker High. She was always kind to those around her.
January 6, 2021
Diane and her family lived behind us in Sans Souci back in the day. Went to Sans Souci elementary and junior high. Then on to PHS. Always thought the world of her. I know she will be missed. 🙏🙏🙏
January 5, 2021
Diane was my sweet friend since our youth. There has never been a kinder person. It was always a delight for my Mother and me to visit her and her Mother. We would all do the Charleston when her brother, Joe, played songs like “Yes Sir, That’s My Baby”. I am heartbroken that she was taken from the family that was her world. I know they adore her and will miss her terribly. John was her rock and her soul mate and she was so proud of her children and grandchildren. May God Bless you all and may you find Peace in your wonderful memories until you are reunited. ❤️🙏
Shirley Pittman Eskew
January 5, 2021
I've known Diane almost my whole life. Pauline Jean Langley King was married to my uncle Paul King and they had 2 daughters, Geri & Sandra, who grew up in California. When Sandra lived here with my Aunt Bertie & Uncle Duck in 1960 Diane spent a lot of time with Sandra and I got to know her. She was so sweet and kind.
I'm so sorry for your loss. I know all her family will miss her. You all are in my prayers.
January 4, 2021
You are my heart, and every trait I have from being strong to being loving comes from you. I have so many beautiful memories of you, and I will cherish them forever. I can’t pick one specific memory to share with everyone so I’ll just say a few things that make me smile when I think of you.
Every phone call with you slowed down time. It didn’t make a difference if I was having a tough day or a great day. While speaking to you time would just stop and everything happening in the world would leave my mind. We would joke around, laugh, and just focus on our connection to each other. Besides your warm loving hugs, or seeing you smile, this was the most comforting and relaxing thing you did for me while I was hundreds or thousands of miles away.
You were my biggest fan. From sporting events to deployments, you were always there cheering me on. You have no idea how special you made me feel.
You raised me to be a strong man; A man who dedicates his life to God, his Family, and his Country.
I miss you so much, but I take comfort in the notion that you’re here with me always. I feel your love, will remember all the advice you gave me, and as you watch over my growing family, I will continue to make you proud.
You watch over all of us in Heaven, and I’ll watch over all of us down here. You were the most amazing mother in the world, and I am so proud of you. Thank you for everything. We will continue your legacy, and I’m so grateful that you were able to see me as a father. You had so much love for Lilah, and it made me so happy seeing you hold her. Lilah Diane, She’s something right. So precious you would say. Well, she will know everything about you.
Again, you are my heart, my love, and I can’t wait to be with you again.
P.S. Ill keep everyone in line. You know it. I know it. Everybody knows it. I have no problem flattening someone like a pancake or flitter. lol
Love you MOM. You’re the best. Thank you for making life so beautiful.
January 3, 2021
God bless you Diane. RIP. You will be missed. My condolences to the Robinson family. Melissa, Dustin, Devin and John my thoughts and prayers are with you. Losing a parent, and a wife, is never easy. Also know she has been reunited with her brothers and sister as well as her parents in Heaven. And she will always look out for you all. I love you Diane, always have and always will. God bless you.
Ariel Rios Vargas
January 3, 2021
Diane was not only the grandmother to my beautiful little girl Lilah but she played a mother role in my life . From correcting my wrong doings , to praising my good actions. She always said I was like a daughter to her (the misbehaving one lol) and she always tried her best to guide me on doing the right things. Although I was always very hard headed . She also taught me how to care for a baby girl , since Lilah is my first girl. She was there from the start and she was the best grandmother anyone can ask for . Her gifts and traditions were unique . Diane no one could ever replace your spot . I loved seeing you happy when I did your make up . You looked astonishing and you wowed Johnny. You sure was beautiful in and out. I will make sure my daughter knows how special she was to you and what a beautiful soul you had . You held no grudge , you were pure, forgiving and loving . Sorry for being a pain some times and thank you for being there for us at all times . I know you wanted Lilah to be in a beauty pageant , so I’ll do my best to convince her on that . Im glad God gave us the chance to watch you hold her close to your heart. She now has an angel to watch her from above. We will always love you and remember you . Until we meet again Diane.