Rev. Wade Robinson

Rev. Wade Robinson

Saturday, June 29th, 1935 - Friday, July 10th, 2020
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Marvin Wade Robinson, Sr. was born in Winnsboro, LA on June 29, 1935 and passed away in Jonesville, LA on July 10, 2020.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Ellen Fay Robinson; parents, John Dale and Katie Robinson; one brother, John A. Robinson; two sisters, Helen Lafferty and Lillian Thomas.

Wade married Ellen Luttrull on June 7, 1957; they had two sons, Marvin W. Robinson, Jr. and Travis Dale Robinson and one daughter, Dorothy Grace Kennon.

Upon completing studies at Greenville College, Greenville, IL, Wade was ordained a minister in the Louisiana Conference Free Methodist Church. He served as pastor in the following churches for over 50 years: Halford Chapel, Illinois; Oak Grove FMC, Jonesville, LA; Provencal FMC, Provencal, LA; Chickasaw FMC, Olla, LA; Columbia FMC, Columbia, LA; McAllen, TX; Edgewood FMC, Pineville, LA; Antioch FMC, Olla, LA; Summerville FMC, Olla, LA; Liddieville FMC, Winnsboro, LA; Litchfield FMC, Illinois; Bunker Hill FMC, Illinois; New Hope FMC, Deville, LA; Winnsboro FMC, Winnsboro, LA; Jena FMC, Jena, LA; and Acme FMC, Acme, LA. He was devoted to bringing the truth of God’s Word, both in the pulpit and in his day to day life.

Other interests included hunting, fishing, reading, and social times with family and friends. Wade was an accomplished carpenter, electrician, plumber, salesperson, and papaw! Wade dabbled in writing and drawing. He was also known to make a fantastic banana pudding a diabetic could eat and a mean sweet potato pie.
Wade had a near death experience in 2003 while attempting to rescue Ellen from a tragic camper fire. He was badly burned and had to have multiple skin grafts. Upon waking from a coma, he is quoted to saying, “As soon as I was alone, I prayed, ‘Lord, I don’t want a bitter spirit. Please save me from that. It seemed to me God said, ‘Use humor.’’” And he became one of the world’s best at using humor!

On May 29, 2004, Wade married Cynthia “Cindy” Mahnke and added to his family a son, Kenneth (Beverli) Mahnke, Seguin, TX; two daughters, Sheryl Mahnke, Pineville, LA; Connie (Leroy) Tucker, West Chicago, IL.

Survivors include: wife, Cindy Robinson; three sons, Marvin (Dorothy Mae) Robinson and Dale (Cassandra) Robinson, Kenneth (Beverli) Mahnke; three daughters, Dorothy Kennon, Sheryl Mahnke, and Connie (Leroy) Tucker.

Grandchildren: Melissa, Randy, Katie, Travis Jr., Drew, Kyle, Cade, McKenna, Andrew, and Robert.

Great-grandchildren: Ayla, Colton, Allie, Gavin, Owen, Brielle, Mark, and Hunter Gray.

A very special thank you is given to Stillwaters Hospice of Alexandria for their outstanding care of Wade since September, 2019. Everyone was so caring and understanding of his every need.

Wade was a loving husband, Daddy, Papaw, and friend to all. He will be deeply missed. But he will be waiting by the gates of Heaven for us.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Ray, Randy, Steve, Melissa, David, LeRoy and Aaron. Honorary pallbearers will be Katie, Travis Jr., Carlos, Ken, Rev. Carroll, Paul, Charles, Floyd.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, July 13th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Monday, July 13th, 2020 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Oak Grove Free Methodist Church
    3578 Highway 923
    jonesville, LA 71343
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  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
    Oak Grove Free Methodist Church
    3578 Highway 923
    jonesville, LA 71343
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  • Service

    Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 10:00am
    Oak Grove Free Methodist Church
    3578 Highway 923
    jonesville, LA 71343
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    Rev. Dale Robinson
    Pastor Beau Edwards
  • Interment

    Antioch Cemetery
    Antioch Lane
    summerville, LA
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Margie Tovrea

Posted at 05:13pm
My condolences to the family. May he rest in peace.
Stan and Margie (Kennon) Tovrea

David & Ann, Evangelene Lukens, Chris & Becky Pa

Posted at 11:01am
With loving thoughts, prayers, and fond memories.
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Jo Bower

Posted at 07:48pm
When Wade and Cindy asked me to write their story, I came to know Wade in a remarkable and personal way. He was a one-of-a-kind person. We need more people like this special person in this world. May God be close to you all in your grief journey. Blessings, Jo Bower

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