Burnell Donald Robinson Bertrandville, La.

Paid family tribute

Burnell Donald Robinson, native of Bertrandville, LA, departed this life on Monday, August 9, 2010, at the age of 65. He was the son of the late Percy and Irma LeBlanc Robinson. Beloved husband of Sharon Rogers Robinson. He was the loving and devoted father of Kimberly, Todd, Trista (Omar) Robinson, and Christopher. Brother of Iona (Rudolph) Evans, Dwight, and Emma Wilson. Brother-in-law of Margie, Marion, and Bessie Robinson, also Roschelle Hicks, Pamela (Rafael) Sanchez, and Vicki Rogers.
He was preceded in death by siblings: Percy Jr., Melvin, Ellis Robinson Sr. and Emelda Robinson Griffin. Burnell is also survived by a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Family and friends of the family are invited to attend a memorial service at Gregg L. Mason Funeral Home, 10936 N.E. 6th Ave., Miami, FL 33161 on Saturday, 8/14/10 at 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Robinson Gene Therapy Research Fund at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. Donations may be sent to: UM Office of Medical Development, Attn: Beth Goldberg, P.O. Box 016960 (R-100), Miami, Florida 33101. Checks should be payable to: University of Miami and in the memo portion of the check, indicate “in memory of Burnell Robinson.” To make a gift over the phone or with any questions about the fund, please contact Beth Goldberg at 305-243-3492 or

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