May 25, 1913 ~ August 10, 2012
Annie Mae Jones Robinson, 99, of Candler, died Saturday, August 10, 2012.
A native of Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas William and Callie Israel Jones. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thurman Robinson; siblings, Sam Jones, Robert Jones, Goley Jones, Henry Jones, Mary Loftin, Lou Frady and Hattie Cudd; and a grandson, Patrick Metcalf.
Having lived through the Great Depression and World War II, Annie was an outstanding member of the "Greatest Generation". She was independent, hard-working and knew the value of hard-earned money. She began working at American Enka in 1929 at the age of 16 and continued to work there while her husband, Thurman, served in the US Army and intermittently until her retirement in 1974.
Annie is survived by her daughter, Anita Metcalf and husband Roger; a granddaughter, Jennifer Anderson and husband, Dan; and two great-granddaughters, Meredith and Elizabeth Anderson.
Annie loved her family, friends and flowers. Those who passed her home during the summer enjoyed the beautiful results of her green thumb.
Her family expresses gratitude to the staff and residents of Pisgah Villa and gratefully acknowledges her dear friend, Christine Miller, for her loving care, concern and companionship, and her dear neighbors of 63 years, Lois and Ralph Johnson.
Funeral services will be 3:00 pm Monday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Joe Yelton officiating. Burial will follow at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.
Her family will receive friends from 2:00-3:00 pm Monday prior to the service and request that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Michael Patrick Metcalf Memorial Endowed Scholarship at A-B Tech, 340 Victoria Road, Asheville, NC 28801 or Liberty Baptist Church, 875 Monte Vista Road, Candler, NC 28715.
May 2, 1918 ~ March 2, 1999
Annie Mae Hensley Robinson, 80, of 28 Avalon Drive, Arden, died Tuesday, March 2, 1999, at her home.
Mrs. Robinson was born in Transylvania County and was a daughter of the late Henry and LEna Alexander Massey. She was married to David Robinson who died in 1982 and was also preceded in death by a son, Daniel Hensley, in 1996. She was a retired nurses aide and attended Words of Life Tabernacle.
She is survived by three daughters, Alice Webb, Rose Marie Zigman, and Susan Tello; a son, Calvin Leon Hensley; two sisters, Abbie Anderson and Margaret Edwards; thirteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 am Friday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with the Revs. Clifford Middleton and Tim Lee officiating. Burial will be at Shepherd Memorial Park.
Her family will receive friends from 7 - 8:30 pm Thursday at the funeral home.
I am so sorry to hear of Annie Mae’s death. She always greeted me when I went to the Villa and remembered how I used to walk by her house all the time. I know it is not easy to lose her, but she has had a wonderful long life, and I know she has gone to a much better place.
Dear Anita and Family so sorry to hear of the graduating to heaven of your sweet Mother . It was a great blessing for me to have known her . I loved it when she was my Secret Sister , she always loved a visit or a little gift especially flowers . I pray God will give you comfort , peace and strength during this time . I know Annie Mae and Macie are having a glourious time in heaven . She will also be missed by all her friends who loved her so much . with fondest memories Love and prayers keeping you in my prayers Linda Barnes
to anita and family.we are sadden to hear of annie maes passing.what a legacy of life she leaves this world with.i will miss her greetings when i visit the villa.i have missed seeing her in passing her house.may God grant you the comfort you need as you wait till the day you are reunited with her.in love and sympathy .janice and lynn farmer and boys
To Anita and Family: I will greatly
miss Annie because she was so loving
and kind to every one here at the
Villa. I hope Anita and the family will still come to see us to tell me
‘me to behave’.I love you nita.
Roger, Anita and family I am so sorry to know of the passing of your precious loved one. Prayers, love blessings joy peace
Dorlas Ann Chandler
We are so sorry to hear of your loss, especially so close to losing Nana (Macie Parham). I know that Annie Mae and Macie were good friends in life and now are better friends in heaven. Our love and prayers to the family. KC and Kelly Carpenter (Macie’s granddaughter)
Dear Anita and Roger,
Alice and I send our deepest sympathy. You will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Bill and Alice
Anita,sorry to read the passing of your mother. It was always good to go by her home talk with her and look at all the beautyful flowers. She was a strong beautyful lady and LOVED LIFE. Our prayers are with you, Patty & Ken Hamlin
Dear Anita and Family,
Please know how sorry we are about Mrs. Robinson’s passing. It is never easy to say goodbye to a loved one but during this difficult time, take comfort in knowing that you are in the thoughts and prayers of many. Sincerely,
Annie Mae was such a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. We loved talking to her about our family history and just visiting with her. It was an honor to know her. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. She was a special great aunt and great great aunt to us. It is a loss to our family history.
Becky & Pam Watkins
Anita & family,
We regret that we can not be there today but extend our sincere sympathy. Annie Mae was a special person. So sweet.
Hilda and Walt Leatherwood
Anita, I am so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. Although I never met her, she must have been a wonderful woman – look at the amazing daughter she raised! Please know my prayers are with you and your family.
Anita and Family,
I am sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Your family gave her so much to be proud of. The care and love you showed her throughout her life and your hectic lives sets an example for us all. Take Care,
Tamma and Jerome Moriarty
To the Family~
We are sorry to hear of Annie Mae’s passing.. We first met her while building on Liberty Road, such a sweet lady always walking up to the job and talking and having fun. She will be greatly missed. She was a great woman, what a legacy she leaves. We will keep you in our prayers~
Matt & Morgan Frisbee
Dear Anita and Family, Please accept our deepest condolences in the passing of your Mother. I lost my Mother in June of this year and I miss her terribly. May God give you comfort during this time.
Phillip & Joyce Dover Evans
Dear Anita and Family…
Nearly every day my errands have me driving past Anita’s…and I still see her working away in her garden and wave to her in my heart and memories. The loss is always with us but the good memories are such a blessing! Just wanted you to know how often we think of you and remember her…
Jerry and Lorie