Florence Robin­son


The Washington Post Sunday - - OBITUARIES - — Lau­ren Wise­man

Florence Robin­son, 88, a food ser­vice man­ager at the District’s old Slater-Langston Ele­men­tary School from 1965 to 1988, died Dec. 24 at As­bury Methodist Vil­lage in Gaithers­burg. She had chronic ob­struc­tive pul­monary dis­ease.

Mrs. Robin­son was born Florence Ade­line Hill in Orange County, Va., and moved to Washington in 1942. She had lived in Gaithers­burg since 2000.

She vol­un­teered for and was a past board mem­ber of the D.C. Congress of Par­ents and Teach­ers, for which she helped es­tab­lish a youth vol­un­teer week and com­mu­nity ser­vice awards.

Her hus­band of 57 years, Louis W. Robin­son, died in 1999. A son, Louis W. Robin­son Jr., died in 1945, and a daugh­ter, Betty L. Robin­son, died in 2000.

Sur­vivors in­clude five chil­dren, Carl C. Robin­son of Los An­ge­les, Kafi R. Berry of Beltsville, Jac­qui Hor­ton of Louisville, G. Hope As­ter­illa of Washington, and Gail Robin­son-Oturu of Clarksville, Tenn.; four sis­ters; three grand­chil­dren; and four great-grand­chil­dren.

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