Christine Robinson Sinclair | 1922 - 2011 | Obituary

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Christine Robinson Sinclair

Born: June 21, 1922
Died: June 17, 2011

Christine Geneva Robinson Sinclair died Friday, June 17, 2011, at NurseCare of Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia.

The funeral service will be conducted Friday, June 24, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., at Trinity A.M.E. Church, 604 Lynnhurst Drive, SW, Atlanta.  Reverend Jeffery B. Cooper, pastor.  Reverend Charles Ramsey will officiate.

Interment will follow Saturday, June 25, 2011, at 1:00 p.m., at Oak Grove A.M.E. Church Cemetery, Camilla.

Christine Geneva Robinson Sinclair was born to the union of the late Mr. William Corothers Robinson and the late Ms. Aurelia Dorothy Walden Robinson on June 21, 1922, in Mitchell County, Georgia.  She was the second born of ten children.

She received her diploma from Rockdale High School, Camilla, Georgia in 1942.  She attended Spelman College where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Home Economics, and a Liftime Teaching Certificate; and graduated Class of 1946.

In 1950, Christine Geneva Robinson was joined in holy matrimony to the late Reverend Abram Samuel Sinclair, D.D., and they lived in Swainsboro, Georgia.  He pastored Mount Moriah A.M.E. Church, and she was a County Home Demonstration Agent, a position she held since leaving Spelman College.  To this union were born eight children.  The family moved to Jacksonville, Florida in the mid 1950's, where she honed her entrepreneurial skills by jointly managing a family-owned store with her husband; and later to Tampa, Florida while managing the careers most important to her -- being an incredibly loving mother and dedicated wife.

Her career included tenure as a County Home Extension Agent in Thomasville, Georgia.  She later became an elementary teacher in Moultrie, Georgia; continuing her teaching career in Fitzgerald and Ocilla, Georgia.  After the death of her husband in Fitzgerald, Georgia in 1968, Christian moved to Atlanta with her four youngest children in the early 1970s, where she continued her career as a member of the teaching faculty of the Atlanta Public School System, until her retirement in March 2000.

She was a member of Trinity A.M.E. Church, the SCLC, and a lifetime member of the NAACP.  She also was a longtime financial supporter of her alma mater, Spelman College and of the peaceful movement that is the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center.

Four score and eight years provided countless warm memories of Christine that are etched in our hearts and minds.  She was preceded in death by her infant son Roscoe Sinclair.  She leaves to cherish her loving memory:

Seven children:  Yvonne Scott, Abram Sinclair, Jr. (Ms. Geri Sinclair), Alex Sinclair (Ms. Gwendolyn Sinclair), William Sinclair, Herbert Sinclair, Clarence Sinclair and Richard Sinclair.

Six grandchildren:  Omar Scott, Melody Scott, Paul Sinclair (Ms. Amy Sinclair), Elliott Sinclair, Ryan Sinclair, and Tiffany Sinclair.

One great-grandchild:  Wesley Sinclair.

One brother:  Mr. Robert Robinson (Ms. Isabella Robinson)

Two sisters:  Dr. Aurelia D. Robinson and Ms. Alethia Henderson and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.

The LORD Is My Shepherd

A Psalm of David.

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

Psalm 23

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