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Mrs. Lemealue Lewis Robinson slipped into immortality and formally joined the Community of Saints Monday, March 20, 2017. Daughter of Martha Williams Lewis Anderson and Washington Lewis of Pike County, MS, she was the oldest of five girls. She was a homemaker, volunteer, civic leader and businesswoman.
Mrs. Robinson was a longtime parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, now the community of Blessed Sacrament - St. Joan of Arc Catholic Parish. She sent her three children to Blessed Sacrament, while quietly enriching the lives of their schoolmates. She was the inaugural Cub master of BSS's Pack 256, Boy Scouts of America. Under her leadership, cub scouts and their families took annual week-long summer trips throughout the southeastern United States, repeatedly visiting some areas like Washington, D.C., NASA/Orlando, FL, Stone Mountain/Atlanta, GA and Lookout Mountain, TN. She also was the first African American woman to head the New Orleans Area Council's Cub Scout Day Camp, and was awarded distinguished service awards throughout her involvement in Scouting.
Mrs. Robinson was an active and supportive parent of Blessed Sacrament School, Lutheran High School, Xavier Prep, St. John Vianney Prep, Delgado Community College, Loyola University and the University of Notre Dame. She brought the Girl Scouts to what is now St. Katherine Drexel Preparatory School.
After her children reached adulthood, Mrs. Robinson became an active member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (even serving in Arizona in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina) and joined the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of St. Peter Claver, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Court, Third Degree, #47. Gracious Lady Robinson was elevated into M.L. Lunnon, Chapter Number Four in February 2007. In 2008, The Knights and Ladies of the New Orleans Central Committee named her Lady of the Year.
Mrs. Robinson was also a member of Louisiana ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), and a helpful neighbor, seeking to encourage and assist anyone who wanted to better their situation.
Mrs. Robinson was married to the late Hoxie Wallace Robinson. She leaves sons Ray C. Robinson (Joyce) and Eric J. Robinson (Alysa, deceased), daughter Dale Robinson-Rogers (James) and grandchildren Chasidy, Alexandria and Aliska to continue her legacy. She is survived by her youngest sister, Delores Colleen Anderson Wright, and joins sisters Georgia Lewis Heard, Lavern Lewis Crain and Mary Lewis Davis in paradise. Mrs. Robinson is survived by a host of nieces (Brenda, Wanda Jean, Terry Lynn, Theresa), nephews (Johnny, Michael, Romel-deceased, Rudolph, Louis, Roy Michael and Raymond III), their children and grandchildren.
Relatives and friends of the family, especially members of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of St. Peter Claver, M.L. Lunnon, Chapter Number Four, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Court, Third Degree, #47, The Society of St. Vincent de Paul-Greater New Orleans, also pastors, officers, and members of Blessed Sacrament - St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Holy Ghost Catholic Church, St. Raymond and St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, and Truevine Baptist Church, Ft. Worth, TX, the doctors, nurses and staff of Touro Infirmary, Jo Ellen Smith Convalescent Center, Canon Hospice, and the alumni, administrators, teachers and staff of Lutheran High School & Xavier Preparatory School/St. Katherine Drexel Preparatory School, as well as the officers and staff of the Fleur de Lis District, Southeast Louisiana Council, Boy Scouts of America, musicians who have performed and supported E.J. Robinson, Assurance Care Provider, LLC, Awesome Girls Mentoring Program/Agenda for Children, Inc., and The Roosevelt Hotel - New Orleans are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial at Blessed Sacrament - St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 8321 Burthe Street, New Orleans, LA 70118 on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 11a.m. (Visitation: 9-11 a.m. with the Rosary, special prayers and rituals). Rev. Charles Andrus, SJJ, Pastor and Rev. Howard Byrd, SJJ will concelebrate, with entombment at Garden of Memories, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70001. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70125.