Jackie S. Robbins

Born in Cullman, AL on November 18, 1933

Departed on December 2, 2019 and resided in Knoxville, TN

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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.

Visit the online obituary at www.hendersonvillefh.com to post tributes and share memories.

38 Comments to Jackie S. Robbins

  1. Tommy Epperson
    December 3, 2019 5:48 pm

    What a great lady

  2. Michelle Cook (Thompson)
    December 3, 2019 6:28 pm

    Mrs. Robbins was my favorite teacher at WHHS. I took every class that she taught. I learned so much for everyday life in her classes. I have thought of her often over the 30 years since I graduated. Prayers for the family. She was an inspiration to so many students.

  3. Michelle Cook (Thompson)
    December 3, 2019 6:33 pm

    Mrs. Robbins was my favorite teacher from WHHS. I took every class that was offered as her the teacher. I have used so much that she taught me with everyday life. I have thought of her often over the thirty years since I graduated. Prayers for the family. She was an inspiration to many students.

  4. Diane Denson
    December 3, 2019 6:55 pm

    God Bless Mrs. Robbins and her family. She was such a sweet inspirational lady. Thank you for all the love you poured into me and all your students of White House High 🙏

  5. Anita Griffin McGrath
    December 3, 2019 6:59 pm

    She was a wonderful lady and teacher. She taught me so very much..

  6. Jane Smythe Parks
    December 3, 2019 7:27 pm

    Mrs. Robbins was my favorite teacher in high school. I still have the cook book she gave me when I got married.

    December 3, 2019 8:04 pm


  8. Mindy Savage
    December 3, 2019 8:11 pm

    She was my favorite teacher, kind, loving, and honest, she had a Sweet Soul a rare find nowadays. She definitely left her mark on all the students at White House High School♡ Sympathies to her family♡

  9. Tasha Wallace
    December 3, 2019 8:13 pm

    I will never forget having Mrs. Robbins as my teacher. She was the sweetest woman and cared so much about her students. I would have probably never known to sew if it weren’t for her. She always had a lot of patience and love for her students at WhHS. I know she will be greatly missed.

  10. Judy Callis
    December 3, 2019 9:08 pm

    A favorite teacher and friend of so many at WHHS! Prayers for her family.

  11. Diana Dailey-Alford
    December 3, 2019 9:10 pm

    Mrs. Robbins was one of my favorite teachers. I love my Home Economic classes. She taught me how to cook even though I don’t care to cook. She taught me how to sew but I can’t sew a lick, 🤣 I still have my White House High cookbook even though it is coming apart. And the Betty Crocker cookbook I gave to my daughter to take care of. I have thought of her thru out the years. She will be miss that is for sure.

  12. Marsha Sherrill
    December 3, 2019 9:31 pm

    Great Christian lady and a teacher who was devoted to her students. She left her mark on many of us whom she taught at WHHS. May your memories and God’s love comfort you during this time.

  13. Julie (Tracy) White
    December 3, 2019 10:06 pm

    Mrs. Robbins was a wonderful teacher and friend to many, including me. She taught us so much more than Home Ec! Prayers go up for your family.

  14. Teresa Hannah Biggs
    December 3, 2019 10:09 pm

    She was a wonderful teacher who was loved by many. May God comfort you through the hard times.

  15. Georgia Culbreath Perkins
    December 3, 2019 10:27 pm

    Im so sorry to hear this. She was a wonderful person and an excellent teacher.
    I tried to find her address and couldnt get any information about 3 years ago. I wanted to tell her that I was using all that she had taught me in our sewing classes.
    I love quilting and I know she instilled that confidence and love of fiber art early in my life.
    Its a hobby I picked up after I retired and I think of her often when I finish a quilt.
    Georgia Culbreath Perkins
    Cottontown, TN | Student

  16. Carolyn Moore
    December 3, 2019 10:39 pm

    She was such a beautiful woman this Earth has lost a wonderful person that gave everything she had to her students she was my teacher for four years lovely woman taught me many many things she will be missed many prayers to the family

  17. Shirl Logan Dunham
    December 3, 2019 10:43 pm

    Mrs. Robbins was a kind and wonderful teacher and person! She always made time for and cared about her students. She was one of my favorite teachers. Praying for her family!

  18. Paula Dorris Wright
    December 3, 2019 11:14 pm

    She was a patient and beautiful lady who took her students seriously and in a kind way always. She was 1 of my favorite teachers at WHHS. She truly cared about all of her students. Prayers for her family!

  19. Mary Jane Dyer Crotzer
    December 3, 2019 11:16 pm

    Mrs. Robbins was a wonderful teacher during my years at White House High School. She taught cooking, sewing, knitting and took such interest in all her students. I have never forgotten her love and devotion to all her students and most of all her wonderful kindness. God bless Mrs. Robbins Rest in Peace.

  20. Lynn McCall Wallace
    December 4, 2019 5:45 am

    She was an amazing woman and a wonderful teacher. I will always remember her teaching me how to sew . prayers for her family

  21. Brenda Harrison
    December 4, 2019 7:49 am

    Oh this beautiful soul. My favorite at WHHS. She always had a smile on her face was gentle and kind. I remember her and her husband tearing it up on the dance floor at our prom. I know she will be missed by many. Rest In Peace Mrs. Robbins.

  22. Shannon Mclevain Smith
    December 4, 2019 8:05 am

    She was such a kind, joyful person. She was always smiling!
    One of my favorite teachers at WHHS! I was blessed to know her!

  23. Donna Bridges
    December 4, 2019 9:37 am

    Oh Mrs Robbins! The fun we had learning to sew and cooking in her classes. The stories we could tell. What a special teacher and a special lady. Thank you for caring for your students. Rest In Peace.

  24. Bobbie Jo Shumake
    December 4, 2019 9:43 am

    May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences.

  25. Marsha Moulton Duncan
    December 4, 2019 11:44 am

    I’ll always remember her sweet spirit and huge heart.. She taught her students with respect and kindness – not so much with words but by her actions and Christian example. She was truly an exceptional lady, teacher and friend whom I was fortunate to have for a short time in my life. Prayers for the family for God’s blessings of comfort and peace!

  26. Tania Sabrina (Fowler) Williams
    December 4, 2019 12:24 pm

    She was my 9th and 10th Grade Home Economics teacher at White House High school. She was one of my favorite teachers. May she rest in peach and God be with her family.

  27. Christina Dorton Hanton
    December 4, 2019 12:51 pm

    So heartbreaking but I am sure she has a special seat in Heaven now and is loving being with her sweet husband again. I loved this lady more than she ever knew. She took very good care of us…just like we were her own children. WHHS was blessed to have her for so long as a teacher and mentor. Her lessons reached far beyond the classroom. May she rest in peace now and may her family find peace knowing she is finally Home.

  28. gloria binkley
    December 4, 2019 12:57 pm

    I loved her she was so sweet an a really good person may you rip

  29. Nancy Jones Edwards
    December 4, 2019 2:49 pm

    Always loved her as a teacher. She was always very nice.

  30. Danette Hester Wilson
    December 4, 2019 6:48 pm

    Sweetest soul. Loved her dearly. Fine true example of kind lady. She taught many of us how to begin our young adulthood.

  31. Brenda Palmer Lamberth
    December 4, 2019 9:04 pm

    Sorry to hear about her passing. She was such a sweet person & one of my favorite teachers. I learned a lot under her.

  32. Marie demonbreun
    December 5, 2019 2:37 am

    Me Robbins was the best teacher I ever had. I took her class twice a day for 4 years. It is an honor to call her my teacher. Most sweet and loving l have ever had. Love you Ms robins. 1982/1985. RIP SWEET LADY.

  33. Jane Gracia
    December 5, 2019 10:31 am

    Liz and family,
    Your family is on my mind today. Keeping you all in my prayers! I’m so sorry for your loss. Love you!

  34. Debbie Nugent
    December 5, 2019 2:13 pm

    She was the most precious lady. She made class fun. Great memories of a great lady and teacher.

  35. Judy Wilbanks
    December 5, 2019 8:06 pm

    Mrs. Robbins was such a role model for her students. She was such a kind, patient, and caring teacher. One of my favorite teachers. God’s blessings and peace in your time of loss.

  36. Lisa Johnson
    December 6, 2019 12:20 pm

    Liz & Family:

    You all are in my thoughts and prayers!! You were Godly caregivers who truly honored your mother. I know your hearts are broken. Please know we are praying you through these days.

  37. Ginger Birdwell Stamps
    December 9, 2019 9:53 am

    As many have already said, Mrs. Robbins was a wonderful teacher and a lovely lady. She took great interest in her students — not just as a teacher but as a friend to young girls who needed a listening ear. She was truly a blessing to so many. May God bless you with comfort and wonderful memories.

  38. Rose A. Brinkley McCullough
    December 11, 2019 7:49 pm

    Just now I received news that my former teacher, mentor, friend and example of true woman of faith had passed into her eternal home. To each family member, thank you for all the times you shared her with us. You will miss her physical presence. What she instilled in each of you is always resident in you!

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