PROVIDENCE – Althea Delores (Robinson) Kimbrough, passionately known as “Suggie” by her grandfather the late Grover Robinson, Sr. was born on July 14, 1954 in Seaford, Delaware. She was a devoted wife to Mr. Johnnie Lee Kimbrough for 38 years.
She was the loving daughter of Julia (McFarland) Robinson and the late Elder Alphonso Robinson Sr.
Suggie departed this life on January 6, 2017. In 2013 she re-committed her life to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and her life completely changed.
Suggie was educated in the Providence school system. She had numerous jobs in the jewelry industry. She was a self-made artist and had a beautiful and unique handwriting style. She created her own style of dressing and designed her children’s clothes when they were young. Althea recently retired from Shaw’s Supermarket as a cashier for over 10 years. Her passion was reading and studying God’s Word.
Althea’s newest grandbaby brought her so much joy. She spent a lot of time with her only granddaughter Skylar Rose and also enjoyed visits with her great-grandson Aiden.
Besides her husband and her mother she leaves to mourn her memories 3 siblings: Cheryl Robinson Roberts and her husband Kevin; Julian and Nathanial Robinson. Loving children: Kyra Robinson, Toya Robinson, Petrina Kimbrough-Ruiz and her husband Johnny, Johnny (aka Chick) and Tiandra. 5 cherished grandchildren: Jowell Robinson, Anthony Robinson, Joseph Ray, Jose Robinson, and Skylar Rose Kimbrough. 1 treasured great-grandchild: Aiden Robinson. Her special aunt Pastor Carolyn Silva of Newport, and her special nephew Craig T. Robinson Sr. 1 God brother: Walter Swepson. 2 God sisters: Sophilla Brown and Yualanda Madyn-King. A host of wonderful nieces, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Suggie also leaves behind her brother-in-laws: David (Mary) Kimbrough, Terry (Matilda) Kimbrough,Joe Lewis Kimbrough, Willie Kimbrough Jr., Ronald Lee Kimbrough and John Lamar Kimbrough. Her sister-in-laws: Rosa Vera Edwards, Betty Jean (Nathaniel) Richardson, Virginia Louise Kimbrough, Carrie Washington and Ann Denise Kimbrough.
She was predeceased by her brother Alphonso Robinson Jr., her father-in-law Mr. Willie Kimbrough, her sister-in-law Annette Kimbrough, her mother-in-law Mrs. Lillie Mae Kimbrough, her grandson Jose Robinson and her father Elder Alphonso Robinson Sr.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday January 13, 2017 in the Praise Tabernacle Church 330 Park Ave., Cranston, RI from 5-8pm. A funeral service will be held on Saturday January 14, 2017 in the Praise Tabernacle from 10-11:30am immediately followed by a burial at Oakland Cemetery 1569 Broad St., Cranston, RI.
Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home North Attleboro, MA