Ethel Jones Robinson
August 26, 1924 – January 21, 2019
Mary Ethel Jones Robinson, age 94, went to her heavenly home on January 21, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Marvin Jones and Nannie Elizabeth Roberts Jones, and by her aunt who raised her from the age of 18 months (following the death of her mother) Leila Bond and uncle Martin L. Bond, her brothers Ralph, Oscar and Paul Jones. Also preceded in death by her husband of 52 years John Hill Robinson and son Joseph Allen Robinson. Survived by son Rev. James M. (Martha) Robinson, grandchildren Mary Robinson (Brian) Saal and John W. (Elizabeth) Robinson, great grandchildren Virginia Grace Saal and Brian Joseph Saal Jr. and numerous nieces and nephews. Ethel was raised in rural Bedford Co. TN and came to Nashville at age 18 to study at the Nashville Business College. She worked at the Harvey King Co and the L & N Railroad up until the birth of her first child. After raising her family she worked for Colony House, The American Economic Society, and Vanderbilt University. She was active in her church from early childhood, raised in the Presbyterian Church, and joining the Methodist Church after her marriage to John Robinson in 1951. She and her family joined Calvary UMC in 1966 where she sang in the Choir for almost 50 years. She was a member of the Pathfinders SS class, active in women’s circles, and she and John served as Church Historians for many years. Over the years she was a member of several Garden Clubs and was an avid bridge player joining numerous Bridge Clubs. As the last of her generation on both the Robinson and Jones sides of her family we will greatly missed our connection to that “Greatest Generation” But mostly she will be missed by those who loved her most! Mom May God Bless You and Keep You in His eternal embrace. Visitation will be from noon till 2:00 pm at Calvary United Methodist Church in Nashville. The Celebration of Life Service will be at 2:00 pm at the Church with Rev. B J Brack, Rev Libby Baxter and Rev. Jim Robinson officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Music Fund at Calvary United Methodist Church, 3701 Hillsboro Pike Nashville TN 37215. The Family will gather for the interment at 10:00 am Saturday at Mt. Olivet Funeral Home on Lebanon Road in Nashville.
- Graveside Service Saturday, January 26, 2019
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