Apostle Willie B. Robinson
September 24, 1942 - January 12, 2022
Proverbs 3: 5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart. And lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
Apostle Willie B. Robinson was born to the late Dewitt and Altha Mae Robinson on September 24, 1942. He was the third of fourteen children. He met and married his wife, Lucille Holmes, on June 23, 1963. To this union seven children were born. He was a faithful, loving, and devoted husband, father, and grandfather for 79 years. He departed this life on January 12, 2022, at 6:15 am at home. He was educated in Washington Parish School system in Franklinton, La. He received a technical college certificate from the Louisiana Technical College – Sullivan Campus in Upholstery.
As a child, he attended Hayes Creek Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Elder Taylor, of McComb, Ms and his family transferred their membership to Jerusalem Baptist Church. As a teenager he transitioned into the Holiest Movement and received the gift of the Holy Ghost and was greatly influenced by Evangelist Kathaw Curry. He joined Light House Pentecostal Church under the leadership of Apostle Jimmie Robinson, Sr. At 19, he was called into the ministry and served as an evangelist for many years and later as a pastor.
Some of his work in the evangelistic field included: Ball Temple in Tylertown, MS; Apostle Richard Taylor of Houston, TX; Faith Assembly Apostolic Church, Pastor Lillie Sanders of Baton Rouge, LA.; New Dimension Church, Pastor Douglas Williams, Bogalusa, LA; and 2nd Street Church, Pastor Essie Carr of Tylertown, MS. He also traveled to Lexington, North Carolina and was a special guest at Bethlehem Temple Apostolic Church, Bishop Marcus Burns in Berkley, CA. He participated in the Franklinton Minister’s Alliance. He was also an honorary guest at Pine High School graduations for devotional prayer. He officiated countless weddings, funerals, baptisms, and hospital visits. He counseled many people and gave spiritual, biblical, and financial advice.
He was the pastor of St. Mark Spiritual Church in McComb, Ms., and the founder of First Solid Rock Pentecostal Church in McComb, Ms and New Beginning Ministries in Franklinton, La.
He loved getting up every morning cooking breakfast for his wife. He loved playing his guitar, singing, planting a seasonal garden and upholstery. He also loved sharing stories Grandpa Homer told him when he was a boy.
He was proceeded in death by a son, Willie Terry Robinson; his parents Dewitt and Altha Mae Robinson; brothers, Jimmie Robinson Sr, Dewitt Robinson, Bonnie Ray Robinson, Sugar Ray Robinson, and Kathaw Robinson; and sisters, Leola McClain, and Loretta Dillon.
He leaves to cherish his wife, Lucille Holmes Robinson; two sons, Tommy Robinson of Fairfield, CA, and Ron Robinson, Sr (Elisa) of Covington, La; four daughters Janice (Emery III) Daniels of Fort Worth, TX, Jean Robinson of Fort Worth, TX, Joyes (Kirby) Dolliole of Mansfield, TX, and Donna Robinson of Covington, La.; three brothers Johnny (Mary Nell) Robinson of Franklinton, La, Reginald Robinson and Davy Robinson of Seattle, WA; two sisters Donis Calhoun and Tammy (Nathan) Hopkins of Franklinton, LA.
He leaves a legacy of love to eight grandchildren: Jamie McKnight, Emery Daniels IV, Ron Robinson Jr, Evan Daniels, K.J. Dolliole, Mia Robinson, Jada Daniels, and Kahrin Dolliole. Also, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, saints and friends
The Funeral Service will be at 11:00 AM on January 22, 2022 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton, Louisiana.