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Bessie Duncan Robinson

Bessie Duncan Robinson, of Chandler, passed away July 6, 2019, in Tyler, at the age of 83.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, July 12, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home with the Rev. Chris Rowe officiating. Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation with the family will be prior to the service beginning at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Bessie Ann was born April 25, 1936, in Sinclair City, to Clinton Daniel and Joyce Ann Wilbourn Duncan.  She was a graduate of Mexia High School, Class of 1954, where she served as a twirler and drum major. Continuing her education, she entered Navarro Junior College and earned an Associate’s Degree in Business.  Bessie married her high school sweetheart, Robert Joseph Robinson, on July 15, 1955, at First United Methodist Church in Mexia.  In addition to her most important job as wife and mother, she was a marketing accountant for Brookshire’s Grocery Company in Tyler for 22 years, prior to retirement.

Bessie’s family was her life. She enjoyed nothing more than having her family gather at their home for special occasions or simply any occasion.  She was affectionately known to her grandchildren as both “Nana” and “Mamaw” and, to others, as Aunt Bess.  She and Robert enjoyed traveling, especially, to see old plantation homes and to cliff dwellings in West Texas and Utah.  Bessie loved to read her Bible and was also known to be an avid Fox News fan.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Billy Duncan.

Bessie is survived by her husband of 64 years, Robert Robinson of Chandler; children, Danny Michael and wife Lisa of Sapulpa, Okla., Dr. Randall Keith and wife René of Pearland and Sandra Hardiman and husband Danny of Tyler; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Jerry Duncan and wife Dodi of Irving; and several nieces and nephews.

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