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American Heritage Funeral Home

10710 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX

OBITUARY

Eleanor Joyce Hewins Robinson

December 11, 1932June 9, 2019

Longtime Houston resident, Eleanor Robinson, age 86, passed away peacefully from this earth on a Sunday afternoon at Friendship Haven in Friendswood, TX, while a hymn was being sung to her by her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth F. Hewins and Lilian Loge Hewins. She is survived by her beloved husband Charles, of 63 years, and by her children: Charles; John and wife Tina of Houston; Paul of Houston and fiancée Valerie Cox of Cleveland, TX; and by her granddaughter, Rachel Althaus and husband Chad of Cypress, TX; and by her sister Marilyn Wright of Bogalusa, LA.

Mrs. Robinson loved and was loved by all whom she met. She served her Lord Jesus faithfully for over 40 years at Park Place United Methodist (now Servants of Christ) and is remembered for her smile, generosity, humility, and kindness.

Eleanor was born in Ruston, Louisiana where she grew up and attended Ruston High School and Louisiana Tech University. As a 17-year-old freshman at Tech, she met Charles Robinson whom she married six years later while he was home on leave during his service in the Navy. After college, Eleanor taught school in Louisiana before becoming a mother. A few years after arriving in Houston, TX, she began working for the Houston Independent School District. She was a Teacher’s Aide at Reagan Mading Elementary and then became Secretary of Almeda School. For many years, she faithfully wrote weekly handwritten letters to her parents and to her in-laws. She was active in her church women’s and missions organizations. She always looked for ways to serve others, especially those in need. After having three boys, she waited patiently for her first and only granddaughter, Rachel, with whom she loved to spend time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Servants of Christ Methodist Parish would be appreciated.

Services

23 June

Memorial Service

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Servants of Christ United Methodist Parish

3827 Broadway St
Houston, TX 77017

23 June

Reception

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Servants of Christ United Methodist Parish

3827 Broadway St
Houston, TX 77017

Memories

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Catherine Donaldson Hawk

June 15, 2019

To the Family,

I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Elanore's passing. She was such a sweet, kind, and loving person. I wish that I had the opportunity to spend more time with her and my Uncle Charles and his boys. I truly loved seeing the many pictures below and reading the many lovely memories of others. Just like them, I remember Aunt Elanore's smile and gentle voice. I know that she will be greatly missed by all.

May the Lord greet you at his gate and keep you in his loving arms until we can all meet again one day.

Love to all the Robinson Family,

Catherine

The picture below is as follows: Margaret, Linda and Catherine Charles and Elanore's nieces, Annie Mae Robinson Donaldson Ryan, Charles sister's children.

Tom and Lalla Goka

June 13, 2019

Wow...that photo of Eleanor and Rachel's well written heart felt description says it all about Eleanor. She will always be remembered for that caring and comforting smile that welcomed each of us as if we were the most special person she met...and it put all as ease for its warmth and sincerity. And, what could possibly be added to what Rachel described. Great job, Rachel. Truly, Eleanor has been a gift to so many. We have been richly blessed by Eleanor in innumerable ways through the years.
We regret that we will be ministering in OK and will miss the opportunity to gather and honor Eleanor with family and friends.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NIV)
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May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.Romans 15:13 (NIV}

Tom and Lalla Goka and family

Mary Jo Dall

June 12, 2019

Until my last visit home to PPUMC, Mrs Robinson never failed to seek me out after the service to share a hug and catch up. Her face lit up as she told me the latest about her boys. She (and therefore her husband) were always at UMW meetings, and showed such kindness to my mom, Winna. She will be missed. My prayers for peace are with you all.

Rachel Althaus

June 10, 2019


The name Eleanor means “light of God”. I could not think of a more perfect way to describe
Grandma. She radiated with the love of Christ and walked with him daily. She became the hands and feet of Jesus throughout her life as she loved, served, and cared for many. Her heart for Jesus was demonstrated by her genuine compassion and love for all living things. When I hear, “My Utmost for His Highest”, I think of Grandma and how she used that book as her devotional year after year. Her quiet times challenged me to begin doing devotionals of my own daily. I never questioned her faith. There was never a reason to. The greatest legacy one can leave behind is how they reflected Christ and encouraged others to walk with him. She certainly left that legacy behind and for that I am (literally) eternally grateful.

In the last conversation that I had with Grandma, I was able to tell her that one day I hope to have a daughter whom I will name Eleanor Joy- after her. I pray that my daughter illuminates the light and joy of God just as her namesake did.

There are millions of words that can be used to describe how incredible my grandma was, but none of them seem to do her any justice. If you knew her, you would agree. She was selfless, caring, kind, and compassionate to all. Her husband, my grandfather, loved and selflessly served her well, and she loved him, too. Her three sons, my dad and two uncles, have the utmost respect and reverence for her. You can tell this by the way they speak of her and how they treated her. To my mother, she was a mother-in-law who defied the odds. Her relationship with my mom was beautiful – a word that few women can use to describe their relationship with their mother-in-law or daughter-in-law. Grandma took my mom under her wing and became the mom that my mom needed.

I love you, Grandma. Love, Rachel

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