Ginger Shirrel Robinson fondly known as “Gin” was born on January 10, 1977 to the late Raymond Robinson, Jr. and Jacquelyn Robinson Frazier in Knoxville, Tennessee. From the moment she arrived she has been a blessing and joy to her family. Ginger departed this life on Monday, October 21, 2019 when the Lord reclaimed her soul.
Ginger is preceded in death by her father, Raymond (Ray) Robinson, Jr.; grandmothers, Louise Arnold and Mattie Lee Robinson; grandfather, John Thomas (J. T.) Arnold; great grandfather, Robert T. Caldwell; great grandmother, Martha Caldwell, great nephew, Levi Cullom.
Ginger was educated in the Knox County School System and graduated from Carter High School in 1995. Shortly after graduation, Ginger enrolled in Tennessee School of Beauty and became a licensed cosmetologist. Subsequently, she received a certificate as a Certified Nursing Assistant and also a certificate as a Phlebotomist. Eventually, Ginger began working in the food service department in the Knox County School System. She worked at Sarah Moore Green and Lonsdale Elementary Schools. Upon her death she was the cafeteria manager at Lonsdale.
Ginger joined Eternal Life Harvest Center under the pastorate of the late Reverend James H. Davis. In recent years she enjoyed worshipping at different churches in the Knoxville and surrounding area.
Ginger was the mother of two boys, Mylek and Kobe. Her sons were the loves of her life each one sharing their own special unique place in her heart. Ginger loved the simple things that life had to offer. She enjoyed cooking, baking, crafting and creating exceptional personal gifts for family and friends. Whenever there was an opportunity to exchange gifts or participate in Secret Santa activities everyone wanted Ginger to get their name. You could be assured of getting everything on your list, as well as, something extraordinary just for you. Her family recognized her as the “Glue” that always held everything and everyone together. Ginger lived every moment, loved beyond words, and laughed everyday.
She leaves to cherish her love and memories: sons, Mylek Byrd and Kobe Davis; mother, Jackie Robinson Frazier (Dwight); sister, Robin Garner (Xavier) Walker; brother, Travis Robinson; grandfather, Raymond Robinson, Sr.; nieces, Brittney and Kendyl; great nieces, LaTravia, Rhianna, Raquel, Zoë, Reigna; great nephews,
Travis, Jr. and Blaze; a special friend, Travis McKinzey; girl friends, Aisha Roberts, Trisha Miles, Kadia Crowley, Tameeka Flack, RaShawnda Moore, Dennecia Stinson.
Monday, October 28, 2019, the family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with funeral service to follow at Payne Avenue Baptist Church, 2714 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, Knoxville, TN. Reverend Richard S. Brown, Pastor/ Officiant and Bishop Dwight Frazier is the Eulogist. On Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., Ginger will be laid to rest at New Gray Cemetery where a white dove release will conclude the service. Flowers may be delivered to the church the day of the funeral service. Professional arrangements entrusted to Patton Funeral Home, Brian L. Buckmon, LFD 1-800-824-8283 or www.pattonfuneralhome1962.com
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