ATHEL JANE ROBINSON WALL Athel passed away on January 10, 2017 at home in the Bronx borough of New York City. She was born on November 30, 1942 in Wilmington, North Carolina to the late Willie and Sarah Lee Watkins Robinson. Athel attended Gregory Elementary School and graduated from Williston High School in 1961. After graduation, she went to New York City, living with her sisters and brothers and working various jobs in the Big Apple. On May 29, 1967, Athel married Willis H. Wall III, a native New Yorker and an employee of New York Telephone. Athel and Willis were blessed with five children through this union. Willis preceded her in death in June 1993. Athel leaves to mourn three brothers: Melvin Robinson (Anne) of Willingboro, New Jersey; Eugene Robinson (Shirley) of Manhattan, New York; and Calvin Robinson of Wilmington, North Carolina. Owen Robinson, the oldest brother, has already preceded her in death. She also leaves to mourn two sisters: Rachel Tingling of Bronx, New York and Hertha Corbett (John) of Wilmington, North Carolina. Willie Mae Robinson Phillips, the eldest sister, has already departed. Athel leaves five children: Theresa Staten (Jeff) of Yonkers, New York; Pamela Wall of Castle Hayne, North Carolina; Lisa Wall of Bronx, New York; and Sean Wall of Atlanta, Georgia. Renee' Fuller Blue, her eldest daughter, already departed in 2004. Additionally, Athel leaves three granddaughters (Vanisha, Jete', and Lael), one grandson (Quenton), two great-grandchildren (Aniyah and Savannah), and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins, and extended family members. The ministry of comfort was entrusted to Thomas C. Montera, Inc. Funeral Home in Bronx, New York. Athel was laid to rest beside her husband in Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton, New York on January 25, 2017. "Sleep on, Mom, and take your rest. God knows we love you, but God...He loves you best."
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