Mrs. Selma Lois James Robinson

May 15, 1932 ~ February 18, 2022 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Mrs. Selma Lois James Robinson Obituary

In humble submission to the will of God, the management and staff of Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home, Inc. regret to announce the earthly departure of Mrs. Selma Lois James Robinson. Mrs. Robinson slipped away on Friday morning, February 18, 2022 at her residence. God saw fit to receive his daughter and grant her heavenly wings. For we are reminded in Psalm 55:6, " Oh, that I had wings like a dove, for then would I fly away, and be at rest!" For we know that Mrs. Selma Lois James Robinson is resting in the bosom of the Lord. 

Celebration of Life is 10:00AM on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 in the Church Yard of First Church of God, Lee Street. Interment will follow in the Mill Branch African Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery.  Please adhere to mask wearing and social distancing during this service.


I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”    ~II Timothy 4:7

Selma Lois James Robinson was born on May 15th 1932, the second child of the late Robert L. James and Menera Greene James. She entered into eternal rest on Friday, February 18th, 2022 at her residence. 

Selma received her formal education in the Darlington County Schools and graduated from Mayo High School. Following high school, she attended and graduated from Benedict College in Columbia, S.C. and began teaching at Pamplico High School which was later named Gibbs High School. It was there that she met her future husband, Roosevelt “Jack” Robinson. They married on December 26, 1956 and shortly thereafter moved to Camden, New Jersey where they remained for 33 years.

Selma was a longtime educator in the Philadelphia School System at Kearney Elementary School. She was an outstanding teacher and mentor who was beloved by her students. She cared for them as if they were her own children. Selma received numerous awards from the school district in recognition of her dedication and commitment to teaching.

Upon retirement, the family moved back to South Carolina. Although she was retired, she was incredibly busy doing all of the things that she loved. The most important of which was caring for her mother, Menera Williams until her death in 1997. Selma loved her church. She found lifelong joy in singing, directing choirs, directing church programs and caring for her family and others in the community.

Selma was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Roosevelt “Jack” Robinson; her parents, Robert L. James and Menera Greene James Williams and her stepfather, Charles Williams; three siblings: Ruby L. Fuller, Joseph “Billy” James, Shirley J. Sheares.

Those who remain to cherish her memory and honor her legacy include: her son, Leonard (Crystal) Robinson; 2 grandchildren: Leonard Robinson, Jr. and LaNise Robinson; 3 great-grandchildren: Antwan, Jr., Peyton and Londyn, and a host of loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and many siblings raised by her mother. She transitioned peacefully in the loving care of her great-niece, Robynn Stembridge.

Please keep the family of Mrs. Selma Lois Robinson in your thoughts and prayers. 

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Celebration of Life
February 22, 2022

10:00 AM
Church Yard of Lee Street Church

Interment following funeral service
February 22, 2022

Mill Branch African Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery
1917 N. Old River Road
Pamplico, SC 29583


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