In Loving Memory

Rochelle Hobbs Robinson

April 23, 1921 - August 26, 2021

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Rochelle Hobbs Robinson, of Spanish Fort, AL, passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2021, at the age of 100.

*A celebration of Rochelle’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 20, 2021 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 28788 N Main Street in Daphne, AL. Visitation and reception will begin at 10:00 a.m. in Malone Hall. Officiating will be The Rev. Thack Dyson.

Mrs. Robinson attended Troy State University and received her Master’s Degree in Education at the University of South Alabama. She was a teacher in Baldwin County from 1941 – 1983. Mrs. Robinson was very involved in community activities. She was a member of the Baldwin County Heritage Family; St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (Altar Guild, Choir, Sunday School Teacher, Thrift Store Volunteer); Nifty Thrifty Volunteer of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award; Baldwin County Historical Society; Delta Kappa Gamma Teacher’s Society, receiving the member Longevity Award; Westminster Village Line Dancing Group, Corn Hole Olympics participant (Bronze Medal) and Trivia Contestant; avid reader/book club member; Resident Council Representative; Computer Club, Culinary Committee, and Environmental Committee member.

Mrs. Robinson was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald P. Robinson, Sr.; parents, Comer A.E. Hobbs, and Nora Mae B. Hobbs; brother, Carl Hobbs; and aunt, Pearl Dubose.

She is survived by her children, Regina Rogers (C.W.), of San Diego, CA, Linnea Israel, of Fairhope, AL, Gerald Robinson, Jr. of Gulf Shores, AL; grandchildren, Captain Cameron W. Rogers, USN (Tanya), Lt. CMDR-USCG, Gregory Stuart Rogers (Natalina), Sarah Rochelle Israel Levey (Jordan), Julia Robinson Israel Vaughn (Cory), and Christian Austin Linnea Israel; great-grandchildren, Morgan Olivia Rogers, Sean William Rogers, Nina Dee Rogers, Eloise Tippon Vaughn, Niles Austin Levey, Aidan Thomas Rogers, and Fiona Campbell Rogers.

A celebration of Rochelle’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 20, 2021 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 28788 N Main Street in Daphne, AL. Visitation and reception will begin at 10:00 a.m. in Malone Hall. Officiating will be The Rev. Thack Dyson.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Daphne, AL or Kindred Hospice of Daphne, AL.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.

8 Comments

  1. Allison

    My Mom was one of Mrs. Robinson’s very best friends and also Mr. Robinson. She was so saddened to hear of her passing and spoke to her at least once a month on the phone. My mom was the secretary at Daphne Elementary (North now). Her name is Frances Seale. She was very sad she could not make it to her 100 birthday as she did not have her second shot to attend and certainly did not want o put anyone at risk as my mom always thinks of others first. She will certainly miss her best friend but rest assured we all know where Mrs. Robinson is rejoicing with Mr. Gerald. God Bless you all and know that you are in our prayers. Love The Seales (Carters)

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  2. Theresa Jensen Lacey

    “Miss Rochelle” will be missed by so many people. I think of the thousands of young people she taught in her 40+ years of teaching, and how she touched their lives. She was always so positive and king. As a member of her honorary educational sorority, I know we will all miss her. Our prayers go out to all of you that you find comfort.

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  3. Pandora Jorgensen Heathcoe

    Mrs. Robinson my teacher at an early age and what a profound impact she made on my life. She instilled my desire to read and write poetry. She made us learn and recite “In Flanders Fields” and every time I think of her or hear that poem it brings a smile to my face.

    She was truly the kindest person I have ever met and she will be missed but remembered so lovingly.

    My thoughts and prayers to the entire family!

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  4. Pam

    A wonderful lady, awesome teacher. Both she & her husband were some of the best examples we kids at DJHS had of adults to model our lives after. Condolences to family.

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  5. Cathie Barnett

    I am so sadden to here of Mrs. Rochelle’s passing. She and her husband visited in my parents home many times as I was growing up. I am thankful that I had the opportunity to visit with Rochelle on two occasions shortly after her birthday celebration. We enjoyed catching up on various family members. My condolences to all of her friends and family. A true southern lady, who will be missed, but not forgotten.

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  6. Cathie Barnett

    I am so sadden to hear of Mrs. Rochelle’s passing. She and her husband visited in my parents home many times as I was growing up. I am thankful that I had the opportunity to visit with Rochelle on two occasions shortly after her birthday celebration. We enjoyed catching up on various family members. My condolences to all of her friends and family. A true southern lady, who will be missed, but not forgotten.

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  7. Carol Marco McKnight

    Rochelle was a lovely lady, my friend, and a fellow Daphne Women’s Study Club member. I saw her frequently at Sunday matinee Mobile Symphony Concerts in past years. I had the pleasure of a brief visit with her in mid July at Westminster. Village. She was a lovely lady who will certainly be missed.

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  8. Mary Jane Williams

    Ms Robinson was a fabulous teacher, person, leader and fun to be with. She will be missed by many people whom she touched their life.

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