Evangelist/Missionary Shirley Ann Robinson
You are not forgotten, loved one Nor will you ever be, As long as life and memory last
We will remember thee. We miss you now, our hearts are sore As time goes by
we’ll miss you more. Your loving smile, your gentle face,
No one can fill your vacant place.
Missionary Shirley Ann Robinson was born on October 1, 1949, in Las Vegas, Nevada to her parents, Arthur Robinson, Jr. and Ruthell Talley Robinson. She was the first born in the family. She was raised surrounded by the love of her brother, Brian. Having a father who served in the military, the family traveled to Alaska, Montana, Washington State, California, Germany, Morocco, and finally in Denver, Colorado, where Shirley graduated from East High School. She furthered her education by attending the Community College of Aurora in Aurora, Colorado. She earned an Associates Degree. She was a CNA and earned her certification as a Respiratory Therapist. She was working on earning a Bachelor's Degree from the American Pathway University.
On April 12, 1969, Shirley married, Jerry Dickens in Denver. They exchanged vows in Holy Trinity COGIC officiated by Samuel Feaster. To this union a son, Jerry B. Dickens was born. She later met, James Coleman in Denver. To this union a son, James R. Coleman was born. She was a loving and devoted mother who took great pride and joy in the care and nurture of her sons. She taught them to love the Lord and do His will. She emphasized this by using Isaiah 26:3 “You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.” This scripture was her guide and their strength. She was later blessed with six grandchildren, Danea, DaShaelyn, James, Naomi, Dreyton, and Desai who all were an additional source of joy and pride in her life. They lovingly called her “Nana” and fondly remember all the happy and memorable moments they shared together. She affectionately called her grandchildren her “grandsugars.”
By profession, Shirley was employed by Denver Health Medical Center as a Detox Specialist. She was hard-working, dedicated, and performed her duties with a spirit of caring excellence. She retired after many years of faithful service as a Certified Addictions Counselor.
A woman of faith and belief in the Lord, Shirley was a faithful and dedicated member of Holy Trinity Church of God in Christ located in Denver. She was also a member of All Nations COGIC. She believed in the power of prayer and having the right relationship with the Lord. She believed in spreading the word of God to all mankind. She served her church as a member of the Evangelism Outreach Team. She aided the homeless and the seniors. She taught Bible School, she was a Sunday School Teacher, and didn’t mind assisting her Pastor and First Lady in any way that she could. At the time of her passing, she had become both an Evangelist and a Missionary. To God Be The Glory.
Shirley was a fun-loving woman, who enjoyed life and those she encircled. In her free time, she enjoyed spending quality time with her “grandsugars”, her mother, Mother Ruthell Robinson, and her sons. Her closest friends, her mother, First Lady Janice McDonald, and State Supervisor Kathy Porter will miss her friendship and the many conversations they all shared together. She will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known this strong Prayer Warrior who stood firm in her belief in the Lord. To know Evangelist/Missionary Robinson was to love her.
Evangelist/Missionary Shirley Ann Robinson departed this life to the embrace of the Lord on January 19, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. Those left to cherish her memory and mourn her loss include 2 sons, Jerry B. Dickens and James R. (Shayna) Coleman; her mother, Mother Ruthell Robinson; her brother, Brian Robinson; her “grandsugars”, Danea A. Sutton, DaShaelyn A. Sutton, James R. Coleman, Jr., Naomi A. Coleman, Dreyton N. Dickens and Desai N. Dickens; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.