Obituary - Tama Kay Robinson

March 22, 2024

Mrs. Tama Kay Robinson, 74, of Barbourville, passed away Thursday evening, March 14, 2024 at the Barbourville ARH Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Lucy Davis Edwards born March 19, 1949 in Barbourville.

Tama was a loving wife to her husband, James, for almost 57 years. She was a former pharmacy technician at the Pineville Community Hospital, owner of Robinson’s Market, a seamstress for Warner’s and a devoted homemaker. She was a member of the Apple Grove Baptist Church, attending Locust Grove Baptist Church in her later years. On Sundays after church, she enjoyed taking her family out to eat. Being a homemaker gave her the ability to do what she loved most, taking care of her family. She enjoyed spending time with her daughter, Jamie, and only granddaughter, Paige, and was always ready for a shopping trip with them. She loved cooking, especially making peanut butter candy, talking on the phone and spending time with her ex-son-in-law, who she thought of as a son. She was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

On June 12, 1967, she united in marriage with James William Robinson in Tazewell, TN and to this union a daughter was born.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a beloved brother, Jerry Lee Edwards; brothers-in-law, Eugene Shelton, Donald Brewer and Jack Brewer and sister-in-law, Sue Brewer.

Survivors include her loving husband of almost 57 years, James Robinson; beloved daughter, Jamie Kay Hensley; cherished granddaughter, Paige Hensley, all of Barbourville; sisters-in-law, Linda Edwards, Joann Shelton and Annalee Brewer, all of Barbourville; nephews, Shawn Keith Edwards of Barbourville and Brandon Edwards of Corbin; great-nephews, Shawn Keith Edwards Jr. and Jayden Joseph Edwards, both of Maryland; great-niece, Madison Cianna Edwards of Maryland; among other loved ones and dear friends.

Her funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of the Knox Funeral Home Thursday, March 21 at 1 P.M. with Rev. Tommy Frazier, Rev. Sam Moore and Rev. David Barnard officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Barbourville Cemetery.

Serving as casket bearers will be Ronald Shelton, Sam Moore, Darrell Brewer, Travis Bruner, Chad Watson, Roger Hensley and Jacob Judd. Serving as honorary bearers will be Tommy Frazier, Gene Morris and her friends and family.

The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff of the Barbourville Health and Rehabilitation Center for the excellent care they provided to Tama during her 10 month stay. The family would also like to thank the Barbourville ARH Hospital ICU staff for the great care they provided to Tama and her family.

Friends may visit at the funeral home Wednesday between 6 and 8 P.M. and Thursday prior to the funeral hour.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Knox Funeral Home.

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