Cora Lee Robinson

May 10, 1919 ~ June 4, 2019 (age 100)


Cora Lee Robinson, affectionately known as, “Big Moma” was born May 10, 1919 to Ben Johnson and Bunion Knotts in Jackson, Mississippi.  She departed this life June 4, 2019. 

Cora accepted Christ at an early age. The Lord blessed Cora Lee to live her life as if it were golden to reach and see 100 years.  So much as changed in the last 100 years.  There has been 18 presidents of the United States.  The first man went into space, and then Neil Armstrong went on to plant the first human footprint on the moon.  The 19th amendment granted women the right to vote.  Computers, internet and cellular phones were invented.  The Chicago Cubs even went on to win another world series, and for the Robinson family, their matriarch came into this world 100 years ago on May 10, 1919.

Cora Lee loved her family and her church family.  Cora Lee had a giving heart and spirit.  She received a special recognition from Catholic Charities of Joliet for 15 years of volunteer service with the foster grandparent program of Will County at age 85.

Cora Lee loved to be stylish and smell good. Cora Lee’s past-time was collecting dolls, watching her favorite soap operas, and enjoying her precious dog, Shag.  

Cora Lee is preceded in death by her parents, Ben Johnson and Bunion Knott, her loving husband, Randolph Robinson, two beloved sons, Walter Robinson and Terrance Robinson.

Cora Lee leaves to cherish her precious memory, her sons, Clyde Pierson of Freeport, LA, Willie (Patricia) Robinson of Joliet, IL, and Perry (Melissa) Robinson of Chandler AZ; one daughter, Dorothy (William) Smith of Joliet, IL; daughter-in-law, Katherine Hanold-Robinson; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and special comforting support from Mitchell Davis of Jackson, MS, to celebrate her homecoming. 

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June 11, 2019

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Minor-Morris Funeral Home, Ltd.
112 Richards Street
Joliet, IL 60433

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