October 2, 1921 ~ September 27, 2009

Born in: Columbus Co., NC,
Resided in: Candler, NC

Eva Mae Wilson Robinson was born to Gaston Wilson and Lula Belle King Wilson on October 2, 1921 in Columbus Co., NC. She grew up on a Brunswick Co. farm near the Waccamaw River with her brothers and sisters, Walter, Craven, Pauline and Lila Mae. As a young adult, she went to live in Wilmington, NC. As a clerk in a retail store in downtown Wilmington she met the love of her life, Ernest Woodrow Robinson, who had moved to Wilmington to work at the shipyard as a welder. They were married during the trying times of World War II and began their family. Sacrifice and hardship during the war made the two grow close and by the end of the war, with the shipyard closing, Ernest brought Eva to his boyhood home in Candler, NC, where they lived until Ernest passed away on April 10, 2007 and Eva followed on September 27, 2009. Eva was a dedicated wife and partner to Ernest and made the family successful by providing tireless support as a mother, home-maker and partner in the farm and business interests. Eva made sure Ernest always had the best meals possible to energize his active work life and nurtured their children to do well in school and other activities. Eva helped with the livestock, planted and harvested the gardens, cooked, canned, sewed, and made a comfortable home. She was a thrifty but generous woman that always made each of her children and grand-children feel that she loved them the best. Her wonderfully prepared meals and tasty treats will be missed. The images of her standing in the kitchen before daylight preparing the best breakfast in the world or still there at bedtime as she finished the cleaning and prepared for the next day will always remain in her children's minds. Her children were all blessed to have had such a gifted, loving and resourceful woman as their mother. She always encouraged their best and guided them towards integrity. Eva and Ernest shared a special love and understanding that lasted 64 years. They patterned loyalty, sacrifice, support and integrity to each of their children and in turn their grand children. Ernest always gave credit for his success to having a wonderful wife to support, encourage and help him. He appreciated her special qualities and those will be missed by her survivors also. Eva's legacy will live on through her daughter Ernestine Moody, of Candler; son Clifton (Ann), of Willow Springs, NC, son Calvin Robinson, of Candler, and son Paul Robinson (Sheila), of Candler; grand-children Kimberly Justus (Louie), Kyle Moody (Renée), David Harrington, Sierra Robinson, Meredith Robinson, Mackenzie Robinson, Dillon Robinson and Kara Robinson; and great-grandchildren, Kayla and Grant Justus. Though modest in her nature, Eva's impact on her family will continue to bless everyone with whom her descendants interact. A graveside service for Mrs. Robinson will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Pisgah View Memorial Park with her son, Calvin Robinson, and grandson, Kyle Moody, officiating. Her family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. Special thanks to John F. Keever Solace Center for their caring and support in this difficult time. Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice, P.O. 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. Calvin & family,
    You all have been in my thoughts & prayers since I found out about your Mom this morning. I pray for God’s grace, comfort and strength for all of you.

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  2. Ernestine and dear family,My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sorrowful time.You were all so very blessed to have such a wonderful,loving mother and grandmother,and she in turn was blessed with wonderful children and grandchildren who filled her life with joy.What a blessing that we will see her again one day. With love, Karla

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  3. Paul, Shelia & kids,
    I was sorry to hear about your loss. If there is anything I can do, please let me know!!
    Take Care,
    Traci Frisbee
    Enka Youth League

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  4. Calvin and Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We did not personally know your mother, but it sounds as if she was a remarkable person and you have many precious memories to hold on to.
    Jeff and Lisa Kleven

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  5. This is Sabrina, Judy and Donnie ward’s daughter. The girls and I would like to send our thoughts and prayers to you and your family! We love Aunt Eva Mae and I’m amazed at how much she reminds me of my grandma Pauline.I wish my girls could have known her and Uncle Ernest. We love you all!!!

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  6. Dear Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the Lord comfort you at this time.
    Sincerely, Jerome and Kathie Gaddy and Family

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  7. ERNIE AND FAMILY

    WAS SORRY TO READ ABOUT YOUR MOTHER…SHE MUST HAVE BEEN A REALLY GREAT PERSON..I KNOW SHE RAISED A WONDERFUL, HARD WORKING, HELPFUL DAUGHTER..I’M SURE HER OTHER CHILDREN ARE JUST AS SPECIAL. MY PRAYERS WILL BE WITH YOU ALL…HAVING LOST MY MOM I UNDERSTAND THE LOSS…GOD BLESS YOU ALL

    FRANN

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  8. Ernestine, calvin, Clifton, Paul, sorry for the loss of your Mom. I will be hard without her. I miss my Mom very much.

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  9. Dear Ernie, I am sorry to learn of the death of your Mother. Although I miss you at work, I am happy you were able to spend the extra time with both of your parents. You are a special daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. I hope to see you soon.

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  10. To the family of Eva Mae Robinson:
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. As a Medication Aide at Pisgah Manor, I looked forward to my visits with Mrs. Robinson. It was very apparent that she had been and still was a kind and selfless woman. Her presence will be missed by all who were priveleged to know her.

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  11. We belatedly learned of the passing of Eva Mae Robinson only today. Our sincere condolences and best wishes to the family.

    –Larry Lan Sluder and Sheila M. Lambert

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