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Judy ‘Frog Lady’ Robinson

Judy A. Robinson

ST. MATTHEWS – Judy A. Robinson, wife of James C. “Tee” Robinson, passed away Monday, May 27, 2019, at her home. Burial service is by Dust to Dust of Swansea.

Judy was born in Monroe, North Carolina. She was a Seventh-day Adventist in Hilo, Hawaii. She graduated from Anacostia High School in Washington, D.C. There, she attended Columbia University for Women. Then she moved to S.C. and attended technical school in Columbia and Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College. She graduated as an RN and worked as a nurse at the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, at Orangeburg Nursing Home and at Calhoun Convalescent Center in St. Matthews. She also worked at Santee Nursing Home in Santee and at NHC Healthcare in West Columbia. Ending her career at St. Matthews K-8 School, she made history by becoming the first African American nurse in the Calhoun County school system, and she had a hand in helping to change the Calhoun County coroner system as well.

Survivors include her husband of 47 years of the home; a daughter Donnetta Pondexter of Oxon Hill, Maryland; and three sons, James C. Robinson Jr. of St. Matthews, Alexzander C. Robinson of Awe Beach, Hawaii, and Randolph C. Robinson Sr. of Fort Motte. She has 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Leo and James Lee; and seven sisters, Bertha, Diana, Barbra, Loretta, Lynda, Yvette and Diana.

The family would like to thank the Coulter Clinic along with Dr. Franklin Coulter and staff of Orangeburg, the Oncology Clinic along with Dr. Meritt and staff of Columbia and the wonderful staff of Tri-County Hospice of Orangeburg. Also, the Medical Service of America of Columbia and the members of the Fort Motte Garden Club and all with their compassion at a time like this.

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