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Althea D. "Suggie" Kimbrough 01/06/2017

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


#18 Lisa Decesare 2017-01-17 13:21
To my very dear friend Petrina and family,

Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your mom. My heart breaks for you. Please know that I am here should you ever need anything. Love & hugs, Lisa
#17 Stacey Ricketts 2017-01-14 20:51
Suggie I will carry you in my heart. Shine bright like a "Diamond "! You have always been such a beautiful person inside and out! Love you always...
#16 Phyllis Evans 2017-01-14 12:42
Sending my deepest sympathy, love and prayers P to the Robinson and Kimbrough families. I have not seen Suggie in years, but have fond memories of the times spent together growing up in the Roger Williams Projects. She always put a smile on my face and laughter in my heart. RIP my friend.
#15 Tonette WilsonWright 2017-01-13 22:14
Farewell my friend from childhood . I will cherish the memories. My sincere condolences to Cheryl and the Robinson/ Kimbrough family
#14 Leah Okunoye 2017-01-13 18:53
Rest in peace Angel
#13 Alex Beecham 2017-01-12 21:07
To the whole Robinson and Kimbrough family im so sorry for your loses.
#12 Alex Beecham 2017-01-12 03:00
To the whole Robison and the kimbrough family im so sorry for ypu loses ,suggie was a wonderful caring lady.
#11 Sabrina Dunston 2017-01-12 02:05
My deepest sympathy to the family on the lost of your love one. Keeping the family in my prayers.
#10 Cheryl Rogers 2017-01-12 01:25
To my uncle Johnny(fuzzy),P etrina,and the family,I just wanted to extend my deepest condolences to you,and the family.I am deeply saddened by the loss of my aunt(suggie).I will always remember the warm and gracious hospitality bestowed upon me,my late grandmother Madea,and several aunts during our visit to Providence many years ago.She left me with such grand appreciation and humbleness of her inner beauty.Her strong and resiliant personality.I pray that God will give each of you strength,and endurance during these difficult days.Love,your neice Cheryl,and family...
#9 Shirley Brown 2017-01-12 00:32
I loved me some suggie, she was real she told you about yourself whether you wanted to hear it or not. She was the funniest every time you was around her you was going to laugh. I didn't see her much which is sad because she was my family, but when I did see her she was still the same ole funny cousin suggie. To my family I'm praying for you that God gives you strength to go through this trying time and that his peace will encompass you every day!! My heart hurts suggie was special to me and she loved herself some aunt Shirley. I could write forever so I will just stop with saying that I love my family to life.
#8 Jill Curren 2017-01-11 21:03
I am terribly sorry for your loss. We have spoken so many times of our mothers together. Your love and admiration for her always led the conversations and easily shined through. I imagine this is very difficult but please know that I am praying for you and your family.
With Love,
Jill and Towers
#7 Sarah Irons 2017-01-11 21:01
Petrina and family,
I can not tell you how sorry I am for your loss. May you find comfort in the wonderful memories you have of your mom. May God Bless you all.
Love, Sarah
#6 Arlinda Robinson 2017-01-11 14:13
R.I.P. cousin Suggie you we truly be missed. Praying for the strength of your family that God help them through this sad time. To all my Cousin's her kids I love you all.
#5 Caron Scott & Family 2017-01-11 11:28
Love You My Sister.
#4 Elita Conway 2017-01-11 06:43
My condolences to you and your family.
#3 Petrina 2017-01-11 04:45
I cannot believe my mother is gone this feels so surreal she was not selfish she was a caring person. My mother scarified a lot for her children. When I needed advice I would call her, I am truly glad I let her “Mold” me. I always wanted to duplicate her from dressing, cooking, her lifestyle, and her unique handwriting; she truly was my first true friend. We laughed we had so much fun her personality was great. My mother cooked the best meals (fried best fish, chicken and pancakes). I learned how to dress from her and be a lady. No one will replace her. I don’t understand why GOD does things but I am glad she is not suffering I will miss her in the physical form, but I know I will see her again.
Petrina Kimbrough-Ruiz
(“Your chocolate doll”)
#2 Linda Agoro 2017-01-11 03:23
To the Robinson and Kimbrough family. My prayers are with you. May God give you all,the strength needed in your time of mourning.Suggie will be missed for her gentle spirit and her wonderful way of making every one feel special. may she Rest in Peace
Linda Agoro and Family
#1 Annette Darling 2017-01-10 21:43
To my dear friend Petrina & Family,

Please accept my deepest sympathy with the loss of your beloved Mother. I knew "Suggie" for a short time and she touched my life! As quoted by Kelly Flannery, The loss of a mother can never be replaced, but the love of a mother can never be lost. I pray for you and your family that her love for each and every one of you will help soothe the ache in your hearts. I shall miss her too!


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