Allen Robinson, former auto repair shop owner, dies at 100 | ObituariesBy Michael Jordan 10 months ago
Allen Robinson, who owned an car repair business for 50 several years, died on Friday, July 15, 2022. He was 100.
He was born in McBee, South Carolina, on Feb. 24, 1922, to the late George and Ella Nora Robinson.
He was affectionately recognized as “Pop” or “Mr. Al” and was educated in the McBee university procedure.
Immediately after residing in McBee for 17 many years, Robinson migrated to Philadelphia with his uncle in search of a improved existence as his wages had been only 35 cents for each working day.
Robinson’s first task in the metropolis was operating for his uncle at a repair store. He also labored at the Philadelphia Rug Mill and for a carpet corporation. His enthusiasm for automobiles led him to begin his have organization, A&B Vehicle Repairs, in which he was in company for about 50 decades. Just about every year, he purchased a new motor vehicle, his favourite brand name, Cadillac.
Robinson joined the Cornerstone Baptist Church underneath the leadership of Pastor T. Franklin Peculiar. He was baptized at Cornerstone in 1981 and served as chairman of the trustee board for several a long time. He was a staple in the Cornerstone church group and was identified for functions of kindness and like. Every Mother’s Working day, he acquired flowers for all of the mothers at the church, and he often loaned funds to the significantly less fortuitous. Robinson a short while ago joined Faith Emmanuel Baptist Church, below the leadership of Pastor Gregory Mobley Sr.
Just about every 12 months, Robinson traveled back again to McBee to see kin and pals. Just two weeks before his demise, he manufactured a single final journey.
Robinson fulfilled his foreseeable future spouse, Albertha “Bert” Robinson, in McBee. They came back again collectively later on right after she moved to Pennsylvania. Robinson frequently advised the story of how he heard a unique chortle even though out just one night time in Philadelphia. He realized that giggle belonged to Bert right before she turned and confirmed her facial area. They ended up married on April 10, 1946. From this union, five kids were born.
He lived for around 70 yrs in his dwelling on the 2500 block of North 31st Road. He loved watching WWE wrestling, “The Price is Right” and “Let’s Make a Offer.”
“Pop was a pillar in the Strawberry Mansion local community,” his household stated in a tribute. “He was liked and respected by all. Pop was generally about to give knowledge and tips when people essential it most. Pop was also quick to discuss his head, to let you know precisely how he felt.”
He was preceded in loss of life by his wife, Albertha Robinson sons, Elvoid Rodgers, Dwayne Robinson Sr. and Elijah Langley granddaughter, Tamara Robinson and brother, Thomas James Robinson.
He is survived by his kids, Jeffrey Langley, Ellis Gindraw and Milly Langley grandchildren, Marlena Ellis (Syree), Dwayne Robinson Jr., Tifphani Johnson (David), James Rodgers, India Rouse, Naomi Washington Gindraw, Darryl Dawson (Vera) and Latisha Langley daughter-in-legislation, Clara Robinson and other loved ones associates and good friends.
Companies ended up held on Friday, July 22, at the Cathedral of Religion Baptist Church.
Meachem & Prioleau Funeral Property, Inc. managed the preparations.