Johnnie Robinson, Jr.
Johnnie Robinson, Jr., 86, entered into eternal rest at his residence on Saturday, July 23, 2016. The celebration of Johnnie Robinson’s life will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016, 1:00 p.m., at the First Baptist Church of DeRidder, La. Viewing will begin at 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00. Reverend Daniel Stafford, pastor of Starlight Missionary Baptist Church, will be the officiant.
Johnnie was a native of Natchitoches, La. He relocated to DeRidder in 1946, and later married Louella Jackson. Johnnie worked at First Baptist Church for 39 years and 4 months. He was recognized with the Legacy of Achievement Award for being the employee of the year in 2007. Johnnie was also awarded the key to the city of DeRidder.
His drive for excellence and his love for his fellow man inspired and endeared him to many. He was recognized with many awards on both local and state levels. His recognition included his being honored as the oldest employee in Beauregard Parish.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 66 years, Louella Robinson; his children, Arnold Robinson of Galveston, Texas, Rosetta Bowman (Ralph) of Columbia, South Carolina, Sherial Robinson of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Johnny Robinson III (Cynthia) of Houston, Texas, Ernest Robinson (Julia) of Melissa, Texas, Johnathan Robinson of Houston, Texas, and one grandchild reared as their own, Rhonda Robinson of Sugarland, Texas; fifteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four great, great-grandchildren; two daughter-in-laws, Betina Robinson and Gracie Robinson; and a host of relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by two sons, Terry Robinson and Ivan Robinson, Sr.; his sister, Louise Williams; and his parents, Johnnie and Rosetta Robinson, Sr.