Leona Summey Robinson, 86, of 23 Edwin Place, died Friday, June 29, 2012, at the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center.
A lifelong resident of Buncombe Co., she was a daughter of the late Dillon Franklin and Beedie Ann Smith Summey. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Fred Robinson; sister Earlean Robinson; brother J.D. Summey, and granddaughter, Sonja Raynette Whitt
Mrs. Robinson worked as a bookkeeper in the various businesses she and her husband operated in Asheville. Together they were known for their community involvement to benefit residents of Asheville's East End.
She was also known for her work and contributions to assist developmentally disabled children.
She worked with the Children's Welfare League and was a former Girl Scout Leader. In sum, she made a difference in the lives of many area citizens.
Mrs. Robinson is survived by a daughter, Annette Hatley Roof and her husband, Larry; a son, Larry Robinson and his wife, Linda; six grandchildren, Lisa Quintero, Sean Robinson, Marne Crisp, Dee Roof, Shannon Roof, and Shawn Roof; five great-grandchildren; sisters Juanita Bowman and Loretta Griffin and husband, Frank; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, with Dr. In Yong Lee and Rev. Rolf Woodard officiating. Interment will follow at Green Hills Cemetery.
Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 223 Hillside Street, Asheville, NC 28801, or to Asheville Family Church, 530 New Leicester Highway, Asheville, NC 28806.
Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.
Read Leona Robinson's Obituary and Guestbook on www.grocefuneralhome.com.