Mrs. Mary Anne Lowery Robinson, age 73, passed away April 13, 2015, at St. Vincent's St. Clair Hospital in Pell City, AL. She was born March 24, 1942 and was a native and life-long resident of Pell City. Mary Anne was a graduate of Pell City High School and a charter member of the Pell City Board of Education. After her tenure on the Board of Education she remained a devoted supporter of the school system in its entirety and enjoyed attending school events to which her beloved grandchildren were participants. Mary Anne attended Auburn University and was an enthusiastic follower of Auburn football. She was also a member of First United Methodist Church of Pell City. Mary Anne was also a member of the Daughters of American Revolution (DAR) and a charter member of Aromaz Dynasty Temple No. 163 Daughters of the Nile. She was an active member of the clown unit and enjoyed entertaining children through this endeavor. As an avid lover of the “water,” Mary Anne's interests were shelling and fishing. She was a member of the 5W Lodge and Fishing Club of Ohatchee, Alabama. Mary Anne thoroughly enjoyed teaching her grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends about the skill of collecting sea shells. Her favorite place to find shells was the forgotten coast of Port St. Joe and Apalachicola, Florida. Mary Anne was the matriarch of the Robinson family and enjoyed planning family reunions at the 5W Ranch in Ohatchee, Alabama. She stayed in touch with all of the extended family members and maintained a special relationship with all of them. She was a kind and generous lady who loved life and enjoyed having people around her. Mary Anne “Nunny”, was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Julius Raymond Lowery (Dudy) and Elise Mankin Lowery. Mary Anne is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Charles E. Robinson, Sr.; and sons Charles E. Robinson, Jr. (Jackie), and Thomas D. Robinson (Kristi); grandchildren, Anne Elise Robinson, Charles E. Robinson, III, Jacqueline Brooklere (Brooke) Robinson, Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Robinson; brother, J. Raymond Lowery (Dorothy). She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews and special friends, Izora Cunningham, Brenda Martin, and Maudie Sanders. A celebration of Life was held April 16, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church of Pell City at 11 a.m. with burial at Valley Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Robinson, Bobby Robinson, Rusty Robinson, William Cobb, Bill Helms, Greg Helms, Norman Wilder and Charles McCoy. The family would like to thank the staffs of St. Vincent's St. Clair and Northside Medical Associates for their care, kindness, and support during this difficult time. Kilgroe Funeral Home – Pell City will direct the service.
Published on  April 17, 2015