Neoma Robinson, 94, of Magnolia passed gently into the arms of Jesus on Monday, January 17, 2022 at her home, with her devoted daughter by her side.
She was born on Monday, May 9, 1927, in the community of Friendship of Timbres. Neoma was the daughter of the late Maceo Haymon Sr. and the late Equilla (née Jenkins) Haymon.
Neoma and her siblings learned to work hard before they even left home, toiling in the cotton fields, picking cotton, and getting into “good trouble” together. Neoma met and married John L Curry and moved with him to a working farm in McNeil. From this union, a child, Lowoan, was born. John and Neoma divorced when Lowoan was very young, and Neoma moved them both to Magnolia. Later she married JT Robinson and made a home with him until his death.
Her highly organized, elegant and skilful nature has served her well, both professionally and privately. She worked as an accountant for Marks Funeral Home for many years before becoming a sales associate at West Department Stores until it closed. She then worked as an associate for Gibson’s Stores until her retirement. Dynamic and creative, she was a seamstress, upholsterer and self-taught piano teacher. She was a member of Bethany Missionary Baptist Church in McNeil and even served as a piano player at her beloved Bethany for many years before her retirement.
She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands, John L. Curry and JT Robinson; his granddaughter, Sharon D. Sparks; one brother, Brother Mack Haymon; and five sisters, Theresa Jackson, Florence Heads, Naomi Boyd, Lauris Lawan Haymon and Ruth Loretta Jackson-Collins.
She is survived by her devoted and loving daughter, Lowoan Brandon; great-grandson, Reginald Mitchell III; great-granddaughter, Lauryn Byrd; five brothers, brother Nathan (Mae) Haymon, Edwin (MaeOtis) Haymon, Ronald Haymon, Maceo (Evelyn) Haymon, Reuben (Deborah) Johnson; three sisters, Marie Okain, Alice Faye Norfolk, Gwendolyn (Armando) Flores, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mother Robinson was laid to rest Monday, January 24, 2022, after an intimate service at Friendship Cemetery, Columbia Road 1, Stamps, AR. The family thanks everyone for their kind thoughts and consideration during this time.