Carolyn Elizabeth “Betty” Henderson Robinson, 88, of Tampa, went to be with the Lord on November 19, 2020. Betty will be greatly missed by all who knew her, but it gives her family and friends comfort to know that she now sees her Savior face to face and is reunited with Gerry, her beloved husband of 48 years, her dear sister Ruth Tope, her loving parents, and many more loved ones. Betty was born and raised in Charlotte, NC and went to high school in Cocoa Beach, FL and Minneapolis, MN. She graduated from Macalester College and taught 7th grade until she married the love of her life in 1960 and moved to Tampa where Gerry was a USF biology professor for 40 years. Betty was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend, and Nonnie to her three grandchildren. Betty enjoyed sharing the Good News, studying the Bible and worshipping God, taking care of her family and pets, and helping and praying for others. Betty embraced diversity in people and was friendly to everyone, and she especially loved singing, dancing, and playing with children. For most of her life she taught children’s Sunday School classes, hosted support groups for USF international students, was a faithful Wycliffe Bible Translators supporter, and served on numerous mission trips with Gerry. We will always remember her twinkling blue eyes, infectious smile, strong faith, joyful spirit, unconditional love, unending patience, beautiful crafts, love of nature, pumpkin bread, and much, much more. She is survived by her son & his wife, Stephen & Becky Robinson, & their children Jessica, Zachary & Stephanie; her son & his fiancé, Kevin Robinson & Kathleen Laverty; her brother & his wife, Scott & Mary Henderson; & many nieces & nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date. Memorial donations may be made to Wycliffe Bible Translators, American Bible Society, or Navigators.
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