Big Stone Gap, VA - Mary Ann Robinette,77, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the Bristol Hospice House in Bristol, TN, after a brief illness. She was born on March 6, 1940 to Mitchell and Cornelius Williams. She grew up in Derby, VA and moved in 1959 to her home in Powell Valley. She was a homemaker and worked many years at Bob’s Market in Big Stone Gap, VA.
Mary loved her dogs and cats, trying to help and feed any animal(s) that she encountered. She took pride in her home, loved to cook, bake, and make homemade fudge for her friends at Christmas.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Jackie Ray Robinette; her parents, Mitchell and Cornelius Williams, and her sisters, Helen Page, Betty Kilgore, Claudia Sowards, and Shirley Estridge. She was also preceded in death by her companion, Scott Flanary and son-in-law, Benny Stacy.
Mary is survived by her daughter, Sabrina Stacy; her nieces, Page Sowards, Daphne Blanton, Velina DeVault, and Alecia Buffalo; and her special friends, Estelle Rollins, Hope Dearry and Louise Robinette. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, John Estridge.
Visitation will be on Monday, February 12, 2018 at Gilliam Funeral Home, 618 Wood Ave. W., Big Stone Gap, VA from 11:00 – 1:00pm. The funeral service will follow with Rev. Larry DeVault officiating. Graveside services will be held in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, 5650 Powell Valley RD, Big Stone Gap, VA following the funeral service. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Mary’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or PAWS of SWVA.
Gilliam Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to serve the family and friends of Mary Ann Robinette.
You may go online to view the obituary at www.gilliamfuneralhome.com.
618 Wood Ave. West
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219