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Celebration of Life for Dr. Hershel J. Robinson, Jr. will be held Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Jackson Memorial Baptist Church, 534 Fairburn Rd NW Atlanta, Ga. 30331 with Senior Pastor, Dr. Gregory A. Sutton officiating. Remains will lie in repose from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Omega services will be held at 10:00 a.m. prior to funeral services. Interment, Forest Lawn Cemetery.

As a distinguished educator and administrator, Dr. Hershel J. Robinson Jr. championed education for all young people. He believed through education a person's potentials were limitless. With this motto, after retiring as the principal of Tri Cities High School, he began a scholarship fund to aid students seeking higher education to broaden their spectrum. These scholarships are awarded to deserving student who beat the odds and pursued a promising future. Dr. Hershel J. Robinson Jr., lived a life without limits; therefore, in lieu of flowers of keeping "Doc's" dreams alive, please make all donations to "Doc's Scholarship" at docscholarship0320@gmail.com.

Dr. Robinson leaves to cherish his memories: a loving and devoted wife Mrs. Betty Rivers Robinson; son, Mr. & Mrs. Jamel Robinson (Venus); daughter, Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Jinks (Keisha); special daughters: Kimberly, DeAnna, Shenika, and Brianna Rivers; special son, Deonte Rivers; (2) sisters, Christine Robinson Porter and Lola Clark Matthews (Edward); grandchildren, DeAndrea, Nora, Kaylah Robinson, Kade Jinks and Dakota Rivers; special friends Mr.& Mrs. Tommy Davis (Dorothy); and a host of nieces, nephews, family, friends, former faculty members and students.

The cortege will assemble at the church at 10:30 a.m. GUS THORNHILL'S FUNERAL HOME (404)768-2993.

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  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Gus Thornhills Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Thursday, September 20, 2018
    I wish to express my sincerest sympathy to the Robinson family and friends because of losing Dr. Hershel recently in death. When our loved ones fall asleep in death, the pain and grief seems unbearable. Our loving God Jehovah (Psalm 83:18) understands how we feel and he comforts us by means of his word the Bible. Psalm 34: 18 tells us: "Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." Jehovah invites you to throw all your burdens on him and he will sustain you in your time of grief. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow, but we are all guaranteed a resurrection. (John 5:28, John 6:40 and John 11:23-25) Also, Titus 1: 2 tells us this promise of a resurrection: "is based on a hope of the everlasting life that God, who cannot lie, promised long ago." Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will live......And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life." Isaiah 25:8 "He will swallow up death forever. For Jehovah himself has spoken it." For more comforting scriptures please visit: http://bit.ly/1K38EFt. It has given me hope, strengthened my faith and helped me find the answer to Why? I know it will do the same for you, or see JW.ORG. and search comfort. If you had the opportunity to see your dead loved ones again, alive and in perfect health here on earth, would you take it? Of course, we all would! The Bible says we will!!! Isn't that wonderful? so, please watch this short, faith strengthening video: “Can The Dead Really Live Again?” https://www.jw.org/finder?pub=t-35&wtlocale=E&srcid=share (just click on the link and it will take you there) You are in my prayers during this difficult time. . Feel free to contact me if you wish at my email address; myranj@centurytel.net
    ~ Myran Julie Jarmon (myranj@centurytel.net)
  • Saturday, September 22, 2018
    May Dr Robinson continue to beloved my sincere sorrows and regards to his love one
    ~ Laverne Carmichael   Atlanta, GA
  • Thursday, September 20, 2018
    I would like to offer my condolences to the family of Dr. Robinson and may God be a refuge and strength in your time of sorrow.(Psalms 46:1)
    ~ P. Watts   GA
  • Thursday, September 20, 2018
    Dr. Robinson was the principal's principal; the mentor's mentor; the teacher's teacher. I was never officially under his leadership or in his classroom, but each moment in his presence was as if I knew him all my life. I know if he impacted me in such a way, this loss is definitely tremendous for his family and others. My sincerest condolences to all of those who mourn at this time.
    ~ Angela Addison   Atlanta, GA
  • Friday, September 21, 2018
    To family and friends my deepest sympathies to you for the loss of your love one. Losing a loved one in death is very painful. Almighty God Jehovah (God's name; Psalms 83:18) promise that he will resurrect millions of people who have died. "And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life." Isaiah 26:19 "There is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and unrighteous". These are the words of Jesus Christ at John 5:28,29. Learn more about the resurrection hope and how Jesus is going to make God's wonderful promises come to be at jw.org. May the God of comfort and tender mercies sustain you at this difficult time. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4
    ~ E Blair   Americus, GA
  • Thursday, September 20, 2018
    Condolences to the Robinson family.
    ~ Sandra Howell Vann   Hapeville, GA
  • Friday, September 21, 2018
    I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the Robinson family, please keep in mind that death will be no more. "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." (Revelation 21:4) Please go to the jw.org website for more information and spiritual guidance.
    ~ M. Owes   Atlanta, GA
  • Sunday, September 23, 2018
    My prayers are with you Robinson Family. Dr. Robinson will be truly missed. Sincerely, Shironda, Aprile, Miaacha, Dr. Sharlotte Evans
    ~ Shironda Brown   Augusta, GA
  • Sunday, September 23, 2018
    My prayers are with you Robinson Family. Dr. Robinson will be truly missed. Sincerely, Shironda, Aprile, Miaacha, Dr. Sharlotte Evans
    ~ Shironda Brown   Augusta, GA
  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018
    Our warmest sympathies goes to you and yours in these difficult moments. May you find strength from the words of 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4 3 Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God. What a loving God who cares about each one of us. He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Friday, September 21, 2018
    To the family and friends of Dr. Hershel Robinson Jr , I’m sending my sympathy and warm Christian love. It’s so sad to lose a love one in death, but soon God’s kingdom will rule over mankind.(Matthew 6:10) Under that kingdom “no resident will say I am sick.”(Isaiah 33:24) There will be no death, no tears(Revelation 21:3,4) we will be able to live forever here on earth “in the abundance of peace.”(Psalms 37:11)
    ~ PN   Decatur, GA
  • Monday, September 24, 2018
    I am a friend of the Miller Family (Tissie), I am praying for each and everyone touched by this blessing. I say blessing because to be absent from the body is to be present with the LORD. We are all trying to get the same blessing someday. May GOD strengths each and everyone of you.
    ~ Sharon Gaston   Hampton, GA
  • Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    i would like to offer my condolences to the family of Dr. Robinson and may God be a refuge and strength in your time of sorrow.(Psalms 46:1)
    ~ P. Watts   GA
  • Sunday, September 23, 2018
    Our prayers are with you Robinson Family. Dr. Robinson will be truly missed. Sincerely, Shironda, Aprile, Miaacha, Dr. Sharlotte Evans
    ~ Shironda Brown   Augusta, GA
  • Sunday, September 23, 2018
    Our prayers are with you Robinson Family. Dr. Robinson will be truly missed. Sincerely, Shironda, Aprile, Miaacha, Dr. Sharlotte Evans
    ~ Shironda Brown   Augusta, GA
  • Sunday, September 23, 2018
    Our prayers are with you Robinson Family. Dr. Robinson will be truly missed. Sincerely, Shironda, Aprile, Miaacha, Dr. Sharlotte Evans
    ~ Shironda Brown   Augusta, GA
  • Sunday, September 23, 2018
    Our prayers are with you Robinson Family. Dr. Robinson will be truly missed. Sincerely, Shironda, Aprile, Miaacha, Dr. Sharlotte Evans
    ~ Shironda Brown   Augusta, GA
  • Sunday, September 23, 2018
    Our prayers are with you Robinson Family. Dr. Robinson will be truly missed. Sincerely, Shironda, Aprile, Miaacha, Dr. Sharlotte Evans
    ~ Shironda Brown   Augusta, GA
  • Sunday, September 23, 2018
    Our prayers are with you Robinson Family. Dr. Robinson will be truly missed. Sincerely, Shironda, Aprile, Miaacha, Dr. Sharlotte Evans
    ~ Shironda Brown   Augusta, GA