2007-02-08 / Obituaries


Nathan Lemuel Robinson, 95, died Feb. 1, 2007.

He was born Jan. 25, 1912 in Coffeeville to the late Lemuel and Hannah Robinson. He graduated from Louisiana Tech and the New Orleans Theological Seminary. He was ordained as a Baptist minister and served as pastor at six churches over a period of approximately 40 years. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II as a chaplain and continued his service in the U.S. Army Reserves where he rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. He joined the Baton Rouge General Hospital as a chaplain in 1965 and also served as chaplain with the Baton Rouge General Chemical Dependency Unit until his retirement.

Survivors include his loving wife of 70 years, Jewell A. Robinson, his son, James (Diana) Robinson and two granddaughters, Jamie Robinson and Jessica Robinson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Nathan L. Robinson Jr.; and a daughter, Judith A. Robinson; four brothers and four sisters.

The service was Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Rabenhorst Funeral Home East.

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