Michael Anthony Robinson

michael robinson

November 23, 1967 ~ September 24, 2021

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Morganton, NC

The family of Michael Robinson of Asheville, NC is saddened to announce his passing on September 24 at the age of 53 years.

He will be lovingly remembered by his children: Savannah Robinson, Christopher Robinson, Mason Robinson and David Robinson; his mother Patricia Robinson; his siblings Teresa Hernandez and Gregory Robinson as well as numerous relatives and friends.

He will also be dearly missed by his friends at Mtn. Zion Baptist Church and Rogers Park Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary Anne Harris Robinson; and his father, Pastor Cecil E. Robinson.

Mike was born in Asheville, NC. He lived in Charlotte, NC for several years and moved to Morganton, NC in 2020. He loved and was good at every sport he ever attempted; football, basketball, baseball, wrestling, golf and more. He sang beautifully. He was kind and loving towards everyone and always had a joke to tell. His sense of humor and infectious laugh will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Most importantly, he loved God and his family fiercely.

“Dad had a passion for teaching God’s word and I always admired that about him. He was a good Christian man. He tried his best to always be there for me, and he always reminded me how proud he was of me. He supported all of my dreams and always gave me words of encouragement that will always stay in my heart. He was silly, he’d always crack jokes and make me laugh, and he always knew how to make my day brighter. Most of all, he loved and cared about us deeply and he showed it any way he could. I know that he is still cheering me on from Heaven, until we meet each other again someday.” Savannah Robinson

A Graveside service will be held at Mtn. Zion Baptist Church, at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, September 28, at 283 Overlook Rd, Arden, NC 28704. Michael will lie in state in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian from Monday 8 AM-5PM and Tuesday 8 AM-12PM, where friends and family may view and sign the register book.

Due to the unexpected death of Mike Robinson, the family is requesting financial assistance with the funeral. The family can be contacted directly if you wish to contribute or donations can be made via gofund me at: https://gofund.me/b673ce43.

The family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff at Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge Morganton for their care and compassion. They would also like to thank everyone for their prayers for both Michael and his mother, Pat throughout their illnesses.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.


Graveside Service: September 28, 2021 2:00 pm

Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery
Overlook Road
Asheville, NC 28803

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  2. Such a blessing it was to know Michael over the years. Always greeted me with a smile and a handshake of genuine friendship, and testament of faith whenever we spoke. Michael will always be a true toughman in my eyes. Godspeed my friend, you will be missed. My condolences and prayers are with your family.

  3. I have known Mike for many years and he was a great friend and he will be missed by so many.He was not just a friend but he was my brother in law and he was a good christian man and loved his children and his family.I love you brother and you will be missed my friend.

  4. Golden Acre Baptist Church sends our prayers to the family of Michael Robinson , thankful for the time he was with us.

  5. Golden Acre Baptist Church sends our prayers to the family of Michael Robinson, we are thankful for the time he was with us.

  6. Michael looked just like his dad , had the same personality . I loved to hear him sing and testify in church and the homecomings at the MT Zion . We miss you our brother in CHRIST

  7. Pat and Family, I am so sorry to hear this. My prayers for all of you. He looks like Cecil made over. I love you Pat!

  8. Pat and Family I was so stunned when I heard the news about Mike then i thought about how precious his Friendship was to me and us growing up with many others at Boiling Springs Baptist he was always a Blessing as was Pat and Cecil and Teresa I send my thoughts and prayers to each of you and say that I Love each of youand will be in prayer for each of you

  9. Mike was a great guy. Loved to hear him sing. Praying for all his family during this sad time. I can imagine him and Cecil doing a lot of catching up and also with Mary Ann❤️

  10. I coached mike in basketball, back in 79-80 , he was a pure player, with lots of talent. He was a great person with a GREAT family. He will be MISSED. My PRAYERS for his family during this heavy loss. In CHRIST REV TIM FERGUSON JOHN 14:1-6

  11. Pat and family we are so sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. My children and yours grew up together at Boiling Springs Baptist Church. You and Cecil, Mike, Teresa and Greg were a very special family. We loved all of you. We are praying for you to keep recovering. The Lord Bless you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  12. I was blessed to call you one of my best friends for 35 years! There were very few days where we didn’t talk daily. I’m going to miss those moments as my heart is broken again! You were more like a brother and we both went through ups and downs of life but always tried to encourage each other. You have been reunited with your dad and Maryann and I will see you one day again!

  13. So sorry to about Mike. We loved the Robinsons so much. I know Mike is in Gods loving arms. I bet he is singing in that heavenly choir and what a voice he had.Prayers and Love to the family.

  14. Mike & I were friends since high school…I remember when we could drive to school..he had a red Camaro and I rode with him some…his favorite color must have been red…a red Camaro…a red motorcycle…he also drove a red big rig…let’s not forget his red hair…maybe his name should have been changed to red…I remember when we both had motorcycles that we would ride on the BRP…along the trip we would switch bikes and ride…those were great times…he would always crack jokes and I told him he should pursue a comedy career…when I would say to him something 3 times fast…I would say…say that 3 times fast…then he would say…that…that…that…funny man…he was a great pencil drawer…he would text me his drawings and they were wonderful…I encouraged him to pursue drawing because one may never know what opportunities would lie ahead for great artists…I also remember when he told me about reconnecting with his way back school sweetheart and how he was going to marry her in a low part in his life…his life changed for the better…Maryann would go with him on trips in the big red rig…they really enjoyed being together on the road…i also know he loved his kids and would go see them as much as he could…I’m sure his kids will go down the right path’s in life because Mike did…I look forward to seeing him again in Heaven…maybe we could ride bikes on the streets of Gold…of course he would have to ride a red one…it’s a challenge to find good long time friends in this age we live in…he will be missed!

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