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Funeral held for KU basketball player Thomas Robinson’s mother

Kansas basketball player Thomas Robinson, right, and KU basketball coach Bill Self, left, embrace following funeral services for Robinson's mother, Lisa Robinson, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at Antioch Baptist Church in Washington.

Kansas basketball player Thomas Robinson, right, and KU basketball coach Bill Self, left, embrace following funeral services for Robinson's mother, Lisa Robinson, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at Antioch Baptist Church in Washington.

January 27, 2011, 11:21 a.m. Updated January 27, 2011, 4:44 p.m.

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The funeral for Lisa Robinson, Kansas University basketball player Thomas Robinson's mother, was held Thursday morning at the Antioch Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.

“It was a beautiful service,” KU coach Bill Self said in a release. “It was sad, but also very uplifting. It was great to see that Lisa had so many family and friends come to pay their respects and pay tribute to her.

"I know our team was very glad and proud that we were able to come. We certainly appreciate the NCAA giving us some allowances for that to happen.

“I’m sure Thomas will tell everybody in his own way that he personally appreciates very much all the thoughts, prayers and support he has received and felt throughout this trying time, and I know his family does as well.”

Before the service, Lisa's children – Jamah, Thomas and Jayla – each put a white rose into her casket. Thomas also placed a KU basketball jersey into the casket, while Jayla put a stuffed toy Jayhawk next to her mother.

“We’re family, and this is something we wanted to do for Thomas,” Kansas senior guard Tyrel Reed said in a release. “Thomas is our brother and he and Jayla are hurting. We’ll do anything we can to make sure they get through this. Our support will continue for them in the future; we want what is best for them. We want them to be in the best situation and have the utmost opportunities.”

Family has requested that, in lieu of gifts, contributions be made to the Lisa Robinson Scholarship Fund c/o SNR Denton, 1301 K Street NW, Suite 600, East Tower, Washington, DC 20005-3364. The fund will benefit Lisa Robinson's 9-year-old daughter, Jayla. The Scholarship Fund will be administered by Christopher “Kit” Smith of SNR Denton US LLP and other fiduciaries selected by SNR Denton. Contributions to the Lisa Robinson Scholarship Fund are nondeductible for tax purposes.

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Kelly Johnson 3 years, 2 months ago

The photos made me cry...so sad for that family. This is the first I've heard of Jamah, anyone know if he or she is older or younger than Thomas?

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BobtheBuilder 3 years, 2 months ago

I can't imagine being that young and not having any parents to turn to. God Bless the Robinson family and best of luck to both of them.

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countrygirl 3 years, 2 months ago

While the pictures made me tear up, I feel like they were done in good taste. God Bless you and your little sister Thomas.

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Tammy Copp-Barta 3 years, 2 months ago

I'm torn here. While the pictures say a thousand things, my heart breaks for these two and feel that they should have been able to grieve in private. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

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trinity 3 years, 2 months ago

oh wow...thank you for the pictures. my heart thoughts and prayers are with thomas, jayla, and the whole family-including our coach&players.

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Carrie Coffey 3 years, 2 months ago

The very first photo of those two holding each other got me! I pray for you and your lil sister May the Good Lord look over you both through this very traumatic month. "WE" the Jayhawks family love you! God Bless

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alfie 3 years, 2 months ago

Thank you for the photo's...God Rest Her Soul.

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