Jackie S. Robbins, 86, passed away peacefully on December 2nd at home in Knoxville, TN. Jackie was born on November 18, 1933 in Cullman, Alabama to Rev. Virgil and Rachel Sizemore.
Jackie grew up in Cullman, AL and graduated from Fairview High School in 1952. After high school, she attended Howard College in Birmingham, AL (now Samford University) where she served as vice-president of the Eta Epsilon, secretary to the Baptist Student Union, princess in the May Court, and a majorette with the college band. She studied in Switzerland her senior year and toured seven other countries of Europe before graduating in 1955. Upon graduation, she accepted the position as Home Economist with Arkansas-Missouri Power Company in Ironton, Missouri.
While in Missouri, Jackie met and married William Robbins of Steele, MO in 1956 in Cullman, AL. They were happily married for 46 years.
Jackie touched the lives of many students over 30 years of service as a Home Economics teacher at White House High School in White House, TN where she was affectionately known by many of her students as "Mrs. Bobbins".
She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church of Raleigh, NC where she taught Sunday School for the New Beginnings class for many years.
Jackie is survived by her children, Teresa Bowen of Raleigh, NC; Liz (Bill) Adams of Knoxville TN; Robert Robbins of Nashville TN; her sister, Jenny (Delane) Hulsey of St. Augustine, FL; daughter-in-law, Angela Robbins Moscheo of Nashville, TN; grandchildren Rachel Ferrell, Wes Robbins, Kristen Robbins, Cole Bowen, Jenna-Beth Longo, Matthew Bowen, Jessica Baugus, Tara Buckner, ten great-grandchildren; and her niece and nephew Debbie and Jay Hulsey.
Jackie was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Virgil and Rachel Sizemore of Cullman AL; husband William W. Robbins Sr. and her son William W. Robbins Jr.
A private graveside service will be held at later date and time.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be made to Jackie’s favorite charities, St. Jude’s Children's Hospital or to Dr. David Jeremiah's Turning Point Ministries.
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