Rudy Robins, Sr.

Rudy Robins, Sr.

Newport News, VA
08.03.1947 - 10.27.2017
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Rudy Robins, Sr. went to be with the Lord on October 27, 2017 surrounded by his family. He is predeceased by his mother Annie Ruth Robbins Holley, step father Herman Holley and half-brother Charles Beasley.

Rudy was retired after 24 years of service from the United States Army as an E-8 Master Sergeant and served during Vietnam War. He was a member of the Home Boys of Edenton NC Inc. and attended the World Outreach Worship Center in Newport News, VA.  After retiring from the Army he worked for 21 years for the Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority as a housing inspector, he also worked part time for the College of William and Mary.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife Deloris A. Robins; children Denetta Robins and fiancé Thomas Tucker of Newport News, VA, Rudy Robins, Jr of Norfolk, Kevin Robins of New York City, and Natasha Nelson  and husband Jerome Nelson, Sr. of Covington GA; Grandchildren Christopher Robins, Timothy Robertson, DeAndre Robertson, Jasmin Nelson, Jerome Nelson, Jr. Elijah Ewell, Daniel Young, and Aniyah Nelson; great grandchildren Ava Jean Robertson; siblings Linwood Robbins (Della Ann) of Newport News, VA, Dianne Whitfield (Melvin) Lanham, MD, Metrogene Brown (Ernest) College Park, MD, And William Holley of Temple Hills, MD; father Charlie Beasley of Edenton, NC; aunt Viola Barnes of Ayer, MA; uncle William "Sonny" Robbins;  other siblings Shelia Smith, Vanessa Campbell, Pamela Scott all of Atlanta GA; Jonathan Beasley, Jarett Beasley, Leronia Beasley, and Charleah Beasley all of Edenton, NC. As well as a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and extended family.

A funeral service will be conducted on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 11 AM by Bishop Isaac Lathan in the Metropolitan Baptist Church, 125 County St. Suffolk VA 23434. Burial will follow at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St, Suffolk on Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 6 to 8 PM. Condolences may be registered at

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Metropolitan Baptist Church
125 County Street
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States

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R. W. Baker & Co.
509 W Washington St
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States

Cemetery with full Military Honors

Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery
5310 Milners Road
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States


I would to take this time to give my sincere love and prayers to the entire family of my dear friend and hero Rudy Robins.It is to God that we give all the glory and all the honors. I know that God will keep each and every one of you in his care so may God bless everyone and heaven smile upon you all.

Harold Houston

Lin is that Rudy coming in! I thought I heard him say “Hi Ann Robbins”. That was your favorite saying whenever you came over to visit. You never entered the house without saying “Hi Ann Robbins.” I would say back “Hi Rudy Robins, my name is “Ann Copeland”. You would repeat and say, “Oh no, it is Ann Robbins.” It was a joke amongst the two of us, and I will miss hearing it. It will be difficult finding someone to talk politics with. I will share with them that “Politician Mr. Robins knew his politics.” You were a wonderful brother-in- law that loved your family, siblings, cousins, friends, and everyone that you came in contact with. You were loved by all and will be truly missed. Lin will miss the good times with you preparing for the CIAA, Home Boys Cookout, and Norfolk State tailgating. He misses his big brother.
Love Lin and Ann Robbins

Della Copeland Robbins

I would like to take this time to express our sincere love and prayers to the entire family of Rudy Robins. While we mourn his death with you, we rejoice that the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort will give unto you beauty for ashes, oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. We also rejoice knowing that to be absent from the body is to be at home with Christ.

It is our prayer that the love of God and the love of those around you will comfort your family and provide you with peace as you go through this difficult time. You remain in our thoughts and our prayers.

Michael and Janice Jenkins (Keith Sherard's parents)

Michael & Janice Jenkins

To the Robbins Family:
It is indeed really hard to say goodbye to yesterday. Whether growing up in Edenton around Coons Corner, Blue Birds Cafe, Walker School football , basketball games or parades, or tailgating at games, or CIAA tournaments or Homeboy events. Those Robbins boys were right there. What hurts us most is a bit of us departs with Rudy. However fear not, the Bible tells us that though this earthly tabernacle be dissolved, we have another building not made by hand; a place has been prepared ; so that where Jesus is, there we shall also be. We await that great day when we are all shall be reunited again; Until then, Rudy is forever in God's care. We stand on the promises of God; and in him there is no failure.
Amen. Alleluia!!!!
Submitted in hope:
Prince David and Nancy Jernigan - Severna Park, MD

Prince David and Nancy Jernigan - Severna Park, MD

I would like to the Mr Rudy Robins for being a great friend and giving me advice on the job as a young man. Many times if I had acted before talking to Rudy I would've never made it 22 years on the job. My condolences to his wife and family.


To DeLoris and the entire Robins family: our prayers are with you during this time of your grief. Our deepest and most sincere sympathy, certainly we share in your grief for Rudy was and will always be our brother and friend. May the God of all comfort , comfort you in this hour and in days to come. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord!

With love, Bernard and Joyce Hamilton

Bernard Hamilton

To the Robins Family,
I want to express my condolence to the family. I first met Rudy in the second grade. He was an outgoing and pleasant person even then. Through the years, we had many laughs and enjoyable conversations. I admired the way he could engage with anyone and make them feel at ease and welcomed. Grief and sadness will fade as special memories help us continue with life. I wish you peace and comfort in the days ahead.


John Skinner

John Skinner

Earth has no sorrow that heaven Cannot heal. God is in control and be blessed family.
Keith Donnell stringfield.

Keith Stringfield

Accidently miss spelled my name.

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Keith Stringfield

Rudy will always be a beloved member of the William & Mary and Flex MBA Program family. Just like the working professional MBA students Rudy supported, he worked a full-time job during the day and then came to the William & Mary Peninsula Center in the evenings, four days a week. He made sure the Peninsula Center was safe and secure, and the people there taken care of, no matter what. Rudy was truly a professional, devoted to his duty to William & Mary and to his students, faculty and staff. We will miss his wonderful smile and his big heart. - The William & Mary Flex MBA Program students, faculty, and staff

Rudy's William & Mary Family

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