Ella JoAnn Jones Robbins, age 82 of DeKalb, Mississippi, died Thursday, April 23, 2020, at Queen City Nursing Center in Meridian, Mississippi. She was born on May 31, 1937, in DeKalb, Mississippi. A memorial service for family and friends will be scheduled at a later date.
Mrs. Robbins was a member of Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church in DeKalb. She loved her church where she often played the piano. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Livingston State Teachers College (The University of West Alabama). Mrs. Robbins retired after many years of teaching in the Kemper County Public School System, but continued working to the age of 72 as a teacher in several schools in the area.
A loving wife, mother of three, grandmother of four, great-grandmother of four, and a friend to many, she will be greatly missed by those whose lives she touched.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Reverend Charles Alfred Robbins, Sr.; three sons: Al Robbins (Gena), Dennis Robbins, and Sean Robbins (Robin); 4 grandchildren: Patrick Robbins (Jessica), Creed Robbins, (Kaia), Kate Robbins (Brooke), and Angel Robbins; 4 great-grandchildren: True, Alaia, Liam, and Bennett Robbins; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Wilburn and Mary Genevieve Webb Jones of DeKalb.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests support of the Alzheimer's Association. Donations may be made at www.alz.org.
Stephens Funeral Home in DeKalb, Mississippi was in charge of arrangements.
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