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Hatsuko N. “Sue” Robison, 88, loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and friend, entered her Earthly home on December 20, 1933 and departed to her Heavenly home on February 24, 2022.

She was affectionately called “Momma Sue”, and was known for her kindness, strong spirit, generosity and willingness to help others, and love for her family. She was a former seamstress with Soloman Brothers and later with Simplex. She was a member of Thomasville United Methodist Church. She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.

Sue came from a large family near Tokyo, in the hillside area of Hachioji City, Japan.

In her active years, Sue enjoyed fishing with her grandchildren, working in her flower garden, daily walks with girlfriends, traveling, and weekly visits to the nursing home catching up with friends. She had a talent for crafting and enjoyed sewing, knitting, and making origami, and took pleasure in cooking Japanese cuisine for her children and grandchildren.

She was the beloved mother of seven children: Shirley (Dennis) Crowe, Billy (Debbie) Robison, Angela (Steve) Wilson, Julie (Curt) Schultze, Susan ( John) Barton, JoAnn (Ron) Harman, and Tracy (Cliff ) Amos; 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews, and longtime friend and “sister in spirit” Keiko Tyler; brothers, Seichi Nomura, Hisashi Nomura, and sisters Kyoko Kiyushi and Yoko Nomura, and their families.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband Charles Ernest “Charlie” Robison (USAF – Ret.) She met the love of her life while Charlie was stationed at Tachikawa Air Force Base, Tokyo, Japan. She is also preceded in death by her father Yasushisa Nomura, mother Kimiko Nomura, brother, Kouzou Nomura, and sister, Teruko Abe.

In celebration of Sue’s life, a Memorial will be held March 4 with visitation at 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service at Thomasville United Methodist Church at 110 Old Highway 5, North.

Flowers will be accepted, or donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

Condolences may be offered at

O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home will direct.


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