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Funeral Service

Buffalo Cemetery
Saturday July 15th, 2017

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First Baptist Church
Saturday July 15th, 2017
11:45am - 12:30pm

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Nevaida Robinson

Nevaida Lyons Robinson of Richmond, VA died peacefully Wednesday, July 12, 2017 after a brief illness.  She was 84. Prior to her move to Richmond, she was a 51-year resident of Sanford, NC


A Service of Worship to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, June 15 at 11:00am in the Sanctuary of First Baptist Church, Sanford, NC with a time to visit with the family following the service in the Church Parlor. 


She was born October 16, 1932 in Colleton County, SC to Edna Kinard Lyons and Berry Lee Lyons and was one of two children. She was predeceased in death by her parents as well as her brother, Burley Lawton Lyons, Sr.  She was also predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Merritt B. Robinson.


Nevaida graduated from Walterboro (SC) High School in 1950.  Following her graduation from South Carolina Baptist Hospital School of Nursing, she became a Registered Nurse and spent most of her life in that profession.  During her years in Sanford, NC she served as a Clinical Instructor for Practical Nurses at Central Carolina Community College, an alcohol counselor at Sanford Medical Group and as a Registered Nurse for many years at Central Carolina Hospital, retiring from CCH in 1997. In addition to caring for many as a nurse, her other passions included attending UNC athletic events, singing, dancing at Century Club activities, and participating in bridge clubs meetings.  Most of all, she was devoted to her husband, committed to raising her three boys, and being deeply involved in the lives of her children and grandchildren.

She was an active member of First Baptist Church, Sanford and served the church in several capacities as Sunday School leader, Baptist Training Union coordinator and, most especially, as a long-time member of the Chancel Choir. 


She is survived by her three sons, Dr. Burdette Robinson of Richmond, VA, Greg Robinson of Kennesaw, GA and his wife, Stephanie, and Bryan Robinson of Richmond, VA and his wife, Cathy, as well as eight grandchildren: Lindsey Robinson, Hannah Robinson, Justin Robinson, Jordan Robinson, Guy Jones, Sam Robinson, Josiah Robinson, and Toby Robinson - and one great-grandchild, Levi Robinson. 


In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to First Baptist Church, 202 Summit Dr. Sanford, NC 27330.


A Committal service will be held Saturday at 10:30 A.M. at Buffalo Cemetery.

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2 Corinthians 1:3,4 gives us the assurance that "the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies" is the "God of all comfort" and he "comforts us in all our trials". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 86:15; Psalm 34:17) jw.org

Rachel Morton Jul 25 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Nevaida Robinson

Rachel Lewis Jul 23 2017 12:00 AM

With deepest sympathy to the family. Was sad to learn of Nevaida's death. She was a joy to know and always had a smile for you. We worked together at CCH for many years and I enjoyed working with her. Praying for peace and comfort for the family.

JoAnn Wahala Jul 18 2017 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences for the loss of your dear loved one. While nothing will completely take away your grief by meditating on Gods promises found in the Bible you can find real hope and the strength to keep going. My family and I have found the scripture at Isaiah 25:8 to be especially comforting. Here it promises that God "will swallow up death forever and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces."

H. Fields Jul 17 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Nevaida Robinson

Andy & Dorline (Rose) Nelson - Columbus, Georgia Jul 16 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Nevaida Robinson

Dr. Anthony Ross Harrington (retired CCCC) Jul 15 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Nevaida Robinson

Sandra Hilliard Kelly Jul 15 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Nevaida Robinson

Loraine Way Hockaday, LPN (retired) Jul 14 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Nevaida Robinson

Jack and Betty Oldham(Oak Island) Jul 14 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Nevaida Robinson

Shirley Wilson Thomas (Retired RN) Jul 14 2017 12:00 AM