Pearl Lena Robinson, Daughter of Nellie Jane and William Carver Duncan, was born August 8th, 1914, in Mitchell County, North Carolina. She departed this life on Oct 28, 2005 at Park Ridge Hospital, at the age of 91 years, 2 months and 20 days.
On April 16, 1935, she was united in marriage to Homer Albert Robinson and to this union three sons and two daughters were born.
She was preceded in death by her husband Homer, a son Billy Ray, her parents, five brothers Willard, Millard, Cleve, Albert, Floyd and Hamer Duncan and three sisters Oady Goug, Nora Duncan and Mae Buchanan.
Pearl is survived by her son Gene Robinson of Asheville, NC. Her son and daughter-in-law Jimmy and Martha Robinson of Falls Church, VA. Her daughter and son-in-law Glenda and Billy Lowery of Spruce Pine, NC and her daughter and son-in-law Frances and Carl Baker of Lebanon, MO. Seven grandchildren, Tina Berry, Candi Gossett, Billy Dean Lowery, Autumn Yevsa, Casey Robinson, Chris Starr and Bart Valad. Ten great grand children, Miranda, Katie, Chava, Jackson, Palmer, Valerie, Stephanie, Hanna, Stephen, Miranda, and Rochelle. One sister Edith Tipton of Burnsville. Several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
She was born and raised in Mitchell County and then traveled through the eastern United States and France with her husband who was in The United States Army. Besides being a devoted homemaker to her family, Pearl also worked at the Spruce Pine Hospital and the School system in the cafeterias. Pearl and Homer settled in Bakersville after his retirement where she remained for many years before moving to Arbor Terrace in Asheville, NC.
Pearl was always an active Church member at Bear Creek Baptist Church until she was unable to attend services. She continued to attend services every Sunday at Arbor Terrace.
She enjoyed gardening and working with flowers. Her family, home and church were the most important parts of her life.
Pearl was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt, and was a caring neighbor and friend. We celebrate her life and will cherish the wonderful memories she created for her family and friends.