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Barbara Jean Robinson

Barbara Jean Robinson
  • November 18, 1942 - August 21, 2017
  • Sullivan's Island, South Carolina

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“Les, Janice and I are so sorry to hear of Barbara's Passing. She was a special person to so many people and a loving caring spouse to you during good...Read More »
1 of 58 | Posted by: A friend

“To Les and family:Judy and I are deeply saddened to learn of Barbara's passing. She will be remembered as a beautiful, vibrant and caring person who...Read More »
2 of 58 | Posted by: Dr Don and Judy Reibel - Raleigh, NC

“Coach & family, Fond memories of Barbara and what a light she was in this world. I know she always had time for all. Prayers for all of you.May His...Read More »
3 of 58 | Posted by: Brenda Keene - Cary, NC

“Les and family,We are so sorry for your loss. Barbara Jean was a wonderful woman. She is with the angels in heaven looking down on us all. We have...Read More »
4 of 58 | Posted by: Allena Shingleton - Clarksburg, WV

“Dear Les and FamiyI was in Atlanta when I heard about Barbara. She was beautiful inside and out. Out paths crossed only on the golf cart, station...Read More »
5 of 58 | Posted by: Roslyn Barkowitz - SC - Friend

“Barbara was always a true friend from the very first time I met her as a board member of Faculty Wives at The Citadel in the early 70's. Always a...Read More »
6 of 58 | Posted by: Dorothy Moore - Sullivan's Island, SC

“Coach. So sad for your loss. I love you. ”
7 of 58 | Posted by: Marty Patterson - Hendersonville, NC

“Barbara was an unforgettable person, someone that Melaine and I loved dearly and will miss greatly. She was beautiful and kind and always showed...Read More »
8 of 58 | Posted by: Doug Elgin - St. Louis, MO

“I am very sad to learn of Barbara's death. I will remember her with fondness. Les, my sincere sympathy to you and your family. Love to all of you. ”
9 of 58 | Posted by: Peggy Myers - Raleigh, NC

“Les and family,I am so sad to hear of Barbara's passing. She was a wonderful lady who had the best smile and treated everyone with grace and...Read More »
10 of 58 | Posted by: Randy Bates - Raleigh, NC

“Les,I am so sorry to hear of Barbara's passing. I know that the angels were there to greet her into paradise. We send our prayers and sympathies to...Read More »
11 of 58 | Posted by: Bill Bouie - Reston, VA - Friend

“Sending love and prayers to you all ”
12 of 58 | Posted by: Mary Lynn Fizer - Virginia Beach, VA

“I am sorry for your loss. I loved seeing Barbara at the Citadel games. She would always great you with a smile not to mention her beauty. ”
13 of 58 | Posted by: Lynn McQueeney - Charleston, SC

“A beautiful and lovely lady. She will be missed by many. ”
14 of 58 | Posted by: Norma & Bob Price - Saint Albans, WV

“Prayers for Les and all Family Members. ”
15 of 58 | Posted by: Dave Cottrell - St Albans, WV

“We were so shocked and saddened to learn of Barbara's passing. She was always so fun and such a happy precious person. We have such fond memories of...Read More »
16 of 58 | Posted by: Gloria and Kent Goodman - SC

“Our Sadness at this loss can not be expressed strong enough. Les and the family are in our prayers for comfort and fond memories to carry you through...Read More »
17 of 58 | Posted by: Paul Hartling - Hurricane, WV

“Such a sad loss for the Robinson family. So sorry to hear this news. Thinking happy thoughts for you all! ”
18 of 58 | Posted by: Holly Stilley - Charleston, SC

“We all loved Barbara! Her selflessness, warmth of character, and humility made her such an amazing person. It was an exceptional honor to be her...Read More »
19 of 58 | Posted by: Tommy McQueeney - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“We were shocked and sorry to learn of Barbara's passing. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to Know her...Read More »
20 of 58 | Posted by: John and Catherine Rodenberg - SC

“Heaven has become even brighter as it welcomes Barbara. Her friends at North Carolina State remember her outgoing personality, her beautiful smile,...Read More »
21 of 58 | Posted by: Reba & George Worsley - Raleigh, NC

“We cannot imagine Citadel football or basketball events without Barbara's bright and welcoming smile and sincere interest in each person she met. ...Read More »
22 of 58 | Posted by: Elisabeth & Wade St John - SC

“Coach and family, Monna and I express our deepest sorrow and sympathy. Barbara was one special lady that we loved very much. Praying for.you and...Read More »
23 of 58 | Posted by: A friend

“Mary and I send you and your children our deepest sympathies over the passing of Barbara. She was beautiful inside and out and fun to be around. She...Read More »
24 of 58 | Posted by: Bobby/Mary Crouch - SC

“Coach and family our thoughts and prayers are with you. Barbara was such a special - beautiful person. Every time Angela and I had the opportunity...Read More »
25 of 58 | Posted by: Jeffrey Adams - St. Petersburg, FL

“Les,Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, as hearts are saddened by Barbara's passing. We loved Barbara. Her infectious smile,...Read More »
26 of 58 | Posted by: Beth and Ron Phares - Lake Norman, NC

“Les, I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Barbara. Jane ”
27 of 58 | Posted by: Jane Burdette - St Albans, WV

“I'm so sad to hear of Barbara's passing. She and I were roommates at Marshall University back in 1960. I have many great memories of the fun times we...Read More »
28 of 58 | Posted by: Bonnie Perry - Orlando, FL

“So sorry to learn of Barbara's passing...she was a wonderful friend and we had many great times together during all of our basketball trips..my...Read More »
29 of 58 | Posted by: Linda Reibel - Port St. Lucie, FL

“I just learned of this sadness today. I regret even more that I was unable to make contact last Spring to say hello. I remember Barbara as the...Read More »
30 of 58 | Posted by: Buddy Covert - St Albans, WV

“I am so sorry to hear the news of her passing. Barbara was a beautiful person and a good friend to all. We loved having her in Raleigh. I have some...Read More »
31 of 58 | Posted by: Patty Asher-Hunt - Raleigh

“Grew up with this great family with Coach Robinson and wife a staple every summer at basketball camp. Love you all, Randall ”
32 of 58 | Posted by: Randall Fleming - SC - Friend

“many memories of barbara in high school and at marshall. sympathy to les an family.l5dzm ”
33 of 58 | Posted by: mack combs - charleston, WV

Barbara and Les joining us for April 2017's Braves Club fundraiser. “Such a great person, so saddened by her passing. Our prayers go out to Les and the family for strength during this tough time as we are heartbroken...Read More »
34 of 58 | Posted by: Windy & Dick Christy - Lumberton, NC

“My heartfelt condolences to Les, their children, other family members, and friends. She and Les were my classmates at St. Albans High School, St....Read More »
35 of 58 | Posted by: Dick Cobb - Huntington, WV

“Les, We are deeply sorry to hear of Barbara's passing! Our heartfelt condolences to you and family!God Bless!Mary Ann and Dennis Powell, Columbia...Read More »
36 of 58 | Posted by: Dennis Powell - Columbia, SC

“My family and I are so sorry for your loss, Coach and family. She was a wonderful person, and she will be missed. She was always smiling and was...Read More »
37 of 58 | Posted by: Josh Baker - Charleston, SC

“Les and family, So stunned and saddened. Can feel the loss to your special family and many, many friends, me among them. Barbara was a treasure of...Read More »
38 of 58 | Posted by: Janice Shelton - Johnson City, TN, TN

“Our thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to the entire Robinson family. Teresa and I were so saddened to hear of Barbara's passing. Anyone who...Read More »
39 of 58 | Posted by: Dale Alexander - Raleigh, NC

“My deepest condolences to the Robinson family, may GOD comfort you before, during and after. ”
40 of 58 | Posted by: Ereck Palmer - Apison, TN

“My love and condolences goes out to the family, loved Barbara like she was my mom always was a loving and beautiful woman inside and out. She will...Read More »
41 of 58 | Posted by: Calvin Talford - Johnson city, TN

“Very sad to hear of Barbara's passing! She & Les were such a great example to the all of us that married basketball sweethearts & moved to Raleigh!...Read More »
42 of 58 | Posted by: Linda Moffitt Moffitt. (late Billy Moffitt's wife) - IL

“A wonderful lady! Thinking about you and your family. Sending prayers. ”
43 of 58 | Posted by: Jean Knox - Fort Mill, SC

“I only met Barbara 1 time in South Carolina when we were celebrating Todd Harlicka's Birthday. Les and Barbara were very nice, friendly and welcoming...Read More »
44 of 58 | Posted by: Debra Harlicka - trenton, NJ

“My prayers are with you les Robinson and family so sorry for loss. ”
45 of 58 | Posted by: Ricky allen - lillington, NC

“Barbara was a wonderful lady who I had the pleasure of first meeting as the trainer for The Citadel Basketball Team from 1973 to 1976. She was...Read More »
46 of 58 | Posted by: Glenn Sojourner - Charleston, SC

“Condolences to Les and the family. Doug Bridges ”
47 of 58 | Posted by: Doug Bridges - Columbia, SC

“Coach Robinson and family. Very sorry for your loss. Mrs. Robinson gave guidance and cheered for all during those basketball clinics and many games....Read More »
48 of 58 | Posted by: Roy DeHaven - Charleston, SC

“Les, Mike and I are so sorry to hear about Barbara. What a precious lady she was. I'll never forget when I came down to visit with JAGilmer. We had a...Read More »
49 of 58 | Posted by: Mike and Peggy Voitlein - TN

“A truly amazing lady. She welcomed us all into her home and life with her arms wide open. So Blessed and thankful to have known her. ”
50 of 58 | Posted by: Don Server - Cedar Rapids, IA

“A truly amazing lady. She welcomed us all into her home and life with her arms wide open. So Blessed and thankful to have known her. ”
51 of 58 | Posted by: Don Server - Cedar Rapids, IA

“As a new cadet on the basketball team at The Citadel in 1978, Coach and Mrs Robinson opened their home and family to me. My family and I send our...Read More »
52 of 58 | Posted by: Terry Tucker - Denver, CO

“As a former referee yes Barbara was at every game that I refereed that Les was the Coach.A few games when the weather called snow when they were at...Read More »
53 of 58 | Posted by: Jimmy Owens - Isle of Palms, SC

“My condolences to Barbara's family. May the peace of God strengthen you during this difficult time. ”
54 of 58 | Posted by: A friend

“We send our prayers and love to this entire family in the loss of this wonderful woman. There will never be many people as loving and giving as...Read More »
55 of 58 | Posted by: Gene and Wilma Styles - Asheville, NC

“I am so sorry to hear of Barbara's passing. Though we only met once we corresponded for the last few years and I felt as if I had know her for years...Read More »
56 of 58 | Posted by: Karen Simmons - Awendaw, SC

“Les,Phil and I were so sorry to hear the news about Barbara. She was such a kind, caring, sweet, wonderful lady who was always such a great supporter...Read More »
57 of 58 | Posted by: Allison Love - Columbia, SC

“What an angel on earth. The sweetest and most genuine friend anyone could have. To Les and all of her children and grandchildren, we send love and...Read More »
58 of 58 | Posted by: Dewey & Mary Lou Yeatts - FL


Barbara Jean Robinson, 74, of Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, wife of Leslie Gregory Robinson died peacefully in her sleep at home with family Monday, August 21, 2017. Her Funeral Service will be held Saturday, August 26, 2017, in Summerall Chapel, The Citadel, 171 Moultrie Street at 11:00 am. Inurnment will be at a later date in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, West Virginia. The family will receive friends on Friday, August 25, 2017 in Summerall Chapel from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL.

Barbara was born November 18, 1942 in South Charleston, West Virginia, daughter of the late George Robert Simon and the late Betty Lee Smith Simon. She graduated from St. Albans High as an honor student, where she was also homecoming queen and head majorette. She attended Marshall University.

Barbara will be most remembered as a Christian, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend to anyone she came to know. With her true southern grace she made lifelong friends. From her early days in West Virginia until her passing on Sullivan's Island she made friends at every stop along her life's journey. Her calling in life was two-fold - "take care of others, and treat others how you would want to be treated." Anyone who was fortunate to spend time with Barbara witnessed this. In her earlier years living in Charleston, SC, Barbara was wholeheartedly involved in the life of Grace Episcopal Church serving as Sunday school teacher, a member of the Altar Guild and church bazaar. All this, while supporting Les and raising their four children. She unselfishly continued to serve others as scripture had guided her to do. Most recently she volunteered with Meals on Wheels.

"Mom", as her grandchildren called her was chef, gardener, seamstress, carpenter, interior designer, and florist. A passionate gardener who spent hours sweating and toiling in her yard where she said the work is never done. Her cooking was phenomenal. Hundreds of players, friends and family, will remember Barbara's delectable meals which always offered seconds and thirds. Moreover, the hugs, smiles, and support she offered allowed so many to witness her love of nurturing and aiding others. "Coach", as coined by her husband, was a passionate coach's wife, fan, and basketball analyst. Her love for sports, especially basketball, was her lifeblood during the fall and winter seasons. From east to west coast "Coach" could rattle off voluminous facts and references about so many of the NCAA programs. Hundreds and hundreds of these sporting events were graced by her attendance. Several referees over the decades even knew her voice from the stands.

Barbara will be missed by so many, especially by her husband. He called her the most beautiful person he's ever known, both inside and out. She planted the seeds to live life in its fullest, while always thinking of others. We were truly blessed to watch His work through her words and deeds. Others need only take remembrance in her radiant guiding light in this sometimes dark world, that Barbara, forever made the world around her a better place to live. Her family and friends feel it was most fitting that Barbara would pass from this earth during a rare, celestial event.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Coach Les G. Robinson of Sullivan's Island, SC; two sons, Leslie Gregory Robinson, Jr. of Los Angeles, CA and Robert Simon Robinson of Awendaw, SC; two daughters, Kelly Jean Robinson Graves (Bissell) of Sullivan's Island, SC and Barbara Ann Robinson Boyd (Jim) of Mount Pleasant, SC; grandchildren, Leslie (LG) Gregory Robinson, III of Santa Barbara, CA, Savannah Lee Graves of Raleigh, NC, Lily Ann Graves of Sullivan's Island, SC, Hugh Bissell Graves of Sullivan's Island, SC, Mary Emma Graves of Sullivan's Island, SC, James Graham Boyd, IV of Mount Pleasant, SC, Charles Simon Boyd of Mount Pleasant, SC, and Samuel Robinson Boyd of Mount Pleasant, SC; and a brother, Bob Simon (Claudia) of Miami, FL.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Charleston, 4975 LaCross Road, Suite 200, North Charleston, SC 29406-6531.