Mabelene Canto Robinson

Posted: Thu 8:33 AM, Oct 31, 2013
Funeral Home: Jones Washington Mortuary - Bryan
March 2, 1937 - October 25, 2013

Mabelene Canto Robinson, 76, of College Station passed away Friday, October 25, 2013 at The Isle of Watercress in Bryan, Texas. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, November 1, at Jones-Washington Mortuary. Wake service will be from 7 to 9 P.M. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in College Station. Services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday, November 2, at the church with the Rev. A.C. Clark, III, officiating. Interment will follow in College Station City Cemetery.

Mabelene Robinson was born on March 2, 1937 in Milam County, Texas to Vick and Sallie Roland. She grew up in Calvert, Texas and attended school at Calvert Colored High School (W.D. Spigner). Mabelene graduated from the American School in Chicago, Illinois. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church where she served in many different positions over the years: President of the Senior Women's Ministry, President of the Program Committee, Youth Director, Church School Teacher, member of the choir and Advisor to the Young Women's Ministry. She was first President of the Senior Women's Ministry of the Greater Friendship District Association. Mabelene was founder and director of the Community Vacation Bible School, and she served on the Senior Advisory Board, City of College Station and on the Lincoln Center Advisory Board.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers, L.G. Roland, Vick Roland and Ira Roland.

Survivors include her husband, Rev. Johnnie Robinson; sons and daughters-in-law, Tyre Canto and Tanya, Nicky Canto and Marcia all of College Station, Texas; daughters and sons-in-law, Beverley McGrew Walker and Sedrick of Houston, Texas and Sallie Canto Littleton and Andrew of Richmond, Texas; brother, William Charles Roland of Houston, Texas, sister and brother-in-law, Earlene and James Carter of Calvert, Texas; seven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

The family extends special thanks to the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Family, all of her devoted friends, and the staff at the Isle at Watercress Skilled Nursing Facility and Traditions Hospice.

The family asks that Donations be made to The American Cancer Society.
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