Bessie June Robinson | 1940-2014

Published Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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Bessie June Robinson

Bessie June Robinson, 74, a retired coach and teacher for Slidell ISD, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Decatur.

Funeral is 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the First Baptist Church in Slidell with the Rev. Casey Johnson and Tracy Epting officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Darrel Perkins, Darrel Perkins Jr., Zane Perkins, William Stout, Danny Taylor and Clayton Taylor. Honorary pallbearers are Strike Franklin, Ronnie Ramsey, David Caraway, Dwayne Hill, Tim Fletcher, Eric Fletcher and Angel Carrillo.

June was born Aug. 26, 1940, in Muenster to Elvin Robert and Ruby Mae (McDonald) Steadham. She married Harold Ray Robinson Aug. 13, 1969, in Decatur.

She was a wonderful wife, daughter, aunt, sister, friend, teacher and coach – wearing a lot of hats well. Though she never had children of her own, she helped raise a bunch of them in the classroom and on the basketball court.

June loved her families (biological, spiritual and educational), and they will all miss her.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her twin sister, Jane Perkins.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Harold Ray Robinson of Decatur; numerous nieces and nephews who held a special place in her heart; and many friends and students she had the pleasure of coaching and teaching through the years.

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