Vilette Robins Service Thursday

August 27, 2014

Vilette Elizabeth Travis Robins, 90, the wife of her late husband of 54 years, the Rev. Chester M. Robins Jr., passed away Sunday, August 24, in Greenville, NC, where she had lived the past six years.

A graveside service will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday, August 28, at Cape Charles Cemetery with Rev. Jack D. Pruitt officiating.

Mrs. Robins was born on May 29, 1924, at Arlington Farm, Capeville, the daughter of the late Bryan Travis and the late Elnor Mister Travis. She was raised on the Eastern Shore and graduated from Cape Charles High School. She lived for 84 years in the Delmarva states. On their retirements in 1983 she and her husband returned from Richmond to their hometown, Cape Charles. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Cape Charles.

Other than her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheron Kay Crompton; two sons, James Wayne Robins and Michael Lee Robins; and two brothers, Jennings B. Travis and Edward T. Travis.

She is survived by a son, Chester “Crash” M. Robins III and his wife, Joyce, of Greenville, NC; a daughter, Lorraine Robins Ennis of Cape Charles; daughter-in laws Ellen Sheeran Robins of Richmond and Rachel Harma Robins of Waxhaw, NC; brother Robert P. Travis and his wife, Bonnie, of Salisbury, MD; brother-in-law Grant Robins and his wife, Ida Mae, of Cape Charles, brother-in law Lawrence Nottingham of Cheriton; 10 grandchildren,  14 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Ida Mae Robins, 23089 Carr Lane, Cape Charles, VA 23310; The American Macular Degeneration Foundation, PO Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515, or a charity of one’s choice.

Online condolences may be sent to the family here.

Arrangements are by Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home, Cape Charles.



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