Vivian Ar­lene Robin­son, for­merly of Coatesville

1928-2016

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - OBITUARIES -

Af­fec­tion­ately known as Pete by fam­ily and friends, Vivian Ar­lene Robin­son passed on Septem­ber 25, 2016 in At­lanta, Ge­or­gia.

Vivian was the last sib­ling of four chil­dren born to Na­mon and Laura Robin­son. She was pre­de­ceased by sis­ters Edythe and Alice and brother Robert. She’s sur­vived by her chil­dren - Paulette Edythe, and Jef­frey Leon; grand­chil­dren - Danielle Denise, Ni­cole Darlise, Michelle Denise, and Scott Fitzgerald, 8 great-grand­chil­dren, and 2 great-great­grand­chil­dren.

Born and raised in Coatesville, she at­tended the his­toric James Adams School.

Fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of her fam­ily she prac­ticed her faith at the Sec­ond Bap­tist Church, 9th and Mer­chant where she taught Sun­day school and served as mem­ber of the nurse’s corps. A char­ter mem­ber of the Coates Street fam­ily, Pete could al­ways be seen com­ing and go­ing from the homes of fam­ily and friends.

Dur­ing her 88 years on earth, she vol­un­teered at Grady Me­mo­rial Hospi­tal, baked Christ­mas cook­ies for fam­ily and friends and loved go­ing out to din­ner. Vivian uti­lized her com­pet­i­tive streak to play and beat her grand­chil­dren at nu­mer­ous card and board games - jacks, Uno, Mo­nop­oly, you name it. Vivian laughed with her sis­ter-in-law, Ann, on the beaches of Ja­maica while at­tend­ing her grand­daugh­ter’s wed­ding and gazed in won­der­ment at her great grand­daugh­ter in Los An­ge­les, Jazz Laura, aptly named for her mother Laura. Though she re­ceived her GED later in life, Vivian quenched her thirst for knowl­edge through books - tons of books, some­times read­ing 4-5 a week, mys­ter­ies be­ing her fa­vorite. Quick wit­ted and some­times hot tem­pered, she rarely en­tered a con­ver­sa­tion she couldn’t win and laughed with glee at her own punch­lines. Vivian tran­si­tioned the way she lived - on her own terms. And for this and with this - she will be truly missed.

Grave­side ser­vices will be held at 10 AM, Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 6, 2016 at New Ever­green Ceme­tery, 211 Ceme­tery Lane, Coatesville.

Ar­range­ments are by Wright Fu­neral & Cre­ma­tion Ser­vices, Inc., www.wright­fu­ner­alser­vices.com

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