“Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father, there is no shadow of turning with Thee. Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not, as Thou hast been, Thou forever will be. Great is Thy faithfulness, great is Thy faithfulness, morning by morning new mercies I see. All I have needed Thy hand hath provided, great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me.”
Dorothy Welch Robinson entered eternal rest on January 8, 2023 at her daughter’s residence in Richmond, Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Watson Welch and the late Carrie Otelia Lawrence and the wife of the late Elbert O. Robinson, Sr. She was also predeceased by her sister, Elaine W. Perry; brother, Melvin Welch; stepson, Richard Ellis; father and mother-in-law, William and Luetta Robinson, and son-in-law, Kenneth Smith.
Celebration of Life Services will be Saturday, January 28, 2023, 11:00 a.m. at Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church in Elizabeth City, NC, Rev. Antonio Williams, Pastor/Eulogist. Interment will be in Dove’s Landing Cemetery, Elizabeth City, NC. Visitation/viewing will be Friday, January 27, 2023, from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Masks are still required for all services.
Dorothy leaves to cherish her memory four children: Zandra R. Hicks (Charles), Kyle R. Smith, Elbert O. Robinson, II (Lisa) and Lisa R. Sheppard (Eric); fourteen grandchildren: Kyle L. Burke (Barry), Samantha A. Hicks, Elbert O. Robinson, III (Jennifer), Nicole D. Robinson, Kia J. Smith (James Wrenn), Edward N. Robinson, Malcolm X. Sheppard, MacKenzie B. Sheppard, Todd B. Ellis, Richard J. Ellis, Tammie F. Ellis, John C. Ellis (Robin), Terika Page (Jeremy Manley) and Candace Mohammed (Akaido); thirteen great grandchildren: Zack Burke, Chance Burke, Phoenix Wrenn, Elbert O. Robinson, IV, Zaniyah Wrenn, Tyler Ellis, Ashton Ellis, Chase Ellis, Drew Ellis, Paris Manley, Daniel Salley, Akaido “Jiggy” Mohammed, Christopher Manley; friend of family: Kaori Venable; four godchildren: William Streeter (Beverly), Mark Streeter (Valencia), Patricia Tallman (Harrison) and James P. Boykins, Jr. (Birgit); four special cousins: Mary Barnes, Virgie Beck, Bill Haywood and Tamisha Haywood; five special friends: Etla Simmons, Calvin and Glendora Hilton, Wilhelmina Cooper and Dr. Velma Blackmon and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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