Fannie Mary Black (Robinson)
August 16, 1935-September 7, 2015
September 7, 2015
In the small town of Quincy, Florida, a baby girl named Fannie Mary was born on August 16, 1935 to the late Heneritta and Oliver Robinson, Sr. Because those were troubling times during the Depression, she was a ray of sunshine and a bundle of joy in those unsettling times. She was the youngest of 3 siblings, Essie Mae Robinson, the late Oliver “Buster” Robinson Jr. and the late Ruth Marie Robinson. Although times were dire and means sometimes scarce for her family, Sis. Fannie Black was reared in a God-fearing home where both her mother and father believed in keeping God at the very core of their existence, and that God would provide whatever the need. The family knew that it was imperative to keep God first. Sis. Fannie Mary was educated in the public school systems. Her conversion came at the original church, Lick skillet, at an early age which set her on a right course for her close walk with the Master. There were many stories about how wonderful the worship services were, and how they would always love and look out for each other not just as church members but as sisters and brothers in Christ. Sis. Black, serving as a Missionary and Stewardess for many years, further enhanced Christian walk. In later years, her health began to fail, which limited some of her church service but never her devotion to God. Her Christian foundation prompted her on numerous occasions to give back to society whether it was her time and providing home cooked meals to those who were in need. She was employed with the Florida State Hospital as a Care Specialist for several years. She later began working at Gadsden County Daycare Center where she provided meals for the entire facility as well as care for the children when needed. She loved her job and the wonderful people she worked with and took pride in every meal that she prepared and every child’s heart that she touched. Sis. Fannie Black was always motivated and was determined to make a better life for herself and her family. She was an entrepreneur as she and the love of her life of 65 years, to the late Mr. Robert Black. They were owners and operators
of the Zanza Grill located in in Quincy, Florida. Sis. Fannie Mary lived her life to the fullest as she cherished her relationship with God, family and friends. She was always interested in enhancing her knowledge and wisdom in any way she could. She fervently enjoyed cooking, gardening, her crossword puzzles and visiting the Senior Citizens Center with friends. Although life was filled with many accomplishments, trials and victories, she knew that one day she would hear a voice from Heaven that would sweetly whisper her name. Surrounded by her loved ones, Sis. Fannie Mary Black answered the Master’s call as it was her appointed time to transition on September 7th 2015 in Tallahassee, Fl.
For those who loved her and are grieving her loss, we choose to believe that she is at peace, young again, without pain, in a beautiful setting with her family and friends who preceded her in death. Awaiting for the day when the following shall see her beautiful face again and hear her voice: her oldest sister Essie Mae Robinson, daughter, Doris Jean Black, Granddaughters, Lakayasha Kenyetta Black all of which reside in Quincy, FL, in addition, Alicia Monique Hudson (Bernard) and Great Granddaughter, Kailar Shaw of Tallahassee, FL and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.