Wanda Laraine Robbins
Born September 27, 1940 in Miami, Florida, Wanda went home to the Lord on Monday, April 6, 2020, at age 79 1/2 in Miami, Florida. She fought an amazing battle with her fourth and last bought of cancer over the last 40 years. She was the daughter of Thomas U. Kight (Georgia/Miami) and Ruby Evelyn Coleman Kight (Vidalia/Lyons, Ga and Miami) and Sister of Fred Levan Kight (Miami/Eustis, FL/Alma, GA). She grew up in the Allapattah area of Miami, was a member of Allapattah Baptist Church, where she met her future husband, George C. Robbins to whom she was married for over 57 years. Wanda attended Miami Jackson Senior High where she was a cheerleader, pianist and an academic scholar. She attended Florida State University for her Bachelor’s Degree and became a member of the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, and the University of Miami for her Master’s Degree in Psychology. She taught at Fairlawn Elementary School for many years before becoming a full-time mom to three children whom she adored, and then started her amazing career with Mary Kay Cosmetics where she became Queen of the Company in 1987. Wanda, George and her family were members of First Baptist Church of South Miami, where she taught Sunday School and played piano, and later became members of Wayside Baptist Church, where Wanda’s parents were members, and cherished that church family with all her heart. She loved the Lord, her family, her fur babies, playing cards, watching Hallmark movies, cooking for her family, celebrating Christmas, traveling with her daughters (her “chickadees”) to Georgia and North Carolina, and went on a Baptist Hospital Surgical Mission trip to Haiti with Tammy where she participated in surgical procedures. Wanda was a classy and elegant lady, who loved to sparkle and always had her face on, nails done, and hair “did”; she even wore lipstick and earrings to mow the lawn. She was the epitome of the Proverbs 31 woman. The most beautiful woman inside and out. Until her last breath, Wanda was young at heart, always on the go, always smiling and loved everyone and everything, even when she was in the worst pain. Her nickname became “Wonder Woman” as Wanda could do anything. Heaven gained a beautiful soul and she is now cancer-free, walking the streets of gold with her Savior Jesus Christ. She is predeceased by her Mother, Father and Brother, and survived by her Husband, George Carlton Robbins, her son, Brian Carlton Robbins (Julie), her daughter, Wendy Laraine Robbins-McClary (Scott) and her daughter Tamara “Tammy” Lynn Robbins, and her beloved “Monkeydoodleoo” doggie Daisy. She is also survived by her dear sisters-in-law Bonnie Robbins and Patricia Kight, wonderful cousins, nieces and nephews and some of the most loving and precious friends a person may hope for in life. Because of the present worldly circumstances, a private family service will be held in Miami, FL. A special video service and drive by condolence caravan/line for all that loved Wanda and her family will be held on April 21, 2020 at 2pm– information for the service and drive by condolences may be found at www.waysidemiami.org closer to April 21, 2020. Wanda will be laid to rest in Lyons City Cemetery, in Lyons, Georgia on Friday, April 24, 2020. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Wayside Baptist Church at www.waysidemiami.org online giving, her church home that provided great love and support of her and her family, and the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (Georgia)/Gateway Cancer Research at www.gatewaycr.org where Wanda found the most amazing care during this last fight with cancer.
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