Isaac Weldon Robinson, Jr., son of the late Reverend Isaac Weldon Robinson, Sr. and Blanche Alice Crenshaw Robinson was born on October 10, 1934, in Elgin, Texas. He departed this life on November 13, 2022.
Isaac attended Elgin Public Schools and was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School, where he graduated with honors as Valedictorian of his class and was active in basketball, tennis, and band. He also attended Huston Tillotson College.
Isaac was baptized at an early age at St. John Colony Baptist Church. He later joined Rising Star Baptist Church in Austin, Texas under the leadership of his father, the late Reverend I. W. Robinson, Sr.
Over the years he was employed at the University of Texas, National Shirt Shop in Austin, and became self-employed as an interstate mover.
Isaac served as a leader in various capacities over the past several years at the Lakeside Apartments. First as a Resident Council President at Lakeside and as Secretary and later he went on to serve a five-year term representing all the City of Austin’s public housing communities on the Board of Commissioners for the Housing Authority for the City of Austin.
Although Isaac faced many obstacles during his lifetime, by the grace of God he overcame them all.
Isaac was formerly married to the late Jayne Fowler and to this union, three children were born, Wanda, Lorrie, and Michael.
His father, Reverend Isaac Weldon Robinson, Sr., his mother, Blanche Alice Crenshaw Robinson; his sister, Rosa Eaulalia Bradley; niece, Homma Bradley, and great nephew, Ahmede Bradley preceded him in death.
Isaac leaves to cherish his memories: daughters, Wanda Brown (David) and Lorrie Adams (Christopher); son, Minister Michael Robinson (Nancy); step-son, Quienton Fowler (Dashonda); a devoted girlfriend, Zelma Hayes; special caregiver and friend, Christine Postell; nieces, Blanche Bradley, Angela Orr, Denise Cutter, Virginia Pruitt; nephew, Dan Bradley; grandchildren, David, Jr., Tanzania (Aaron), Delisha, Shasirae (Myesha), Michael, Michelle, Ebony, Christopher, Khalil, Amaya and Zenai; great grandchildren, Keiwanna, Jaden, Amaya, Davion, Taylor, Anaiya, Aaron, Jr., Damion, Shasirae, Jr., Jurnee, Jada, Lyrica, and Magyk; Lakeside Apartment Community; loving friend, Kimberlyn Reyes; and a host of other relatives and friends
As I begin a new day’s journey, I offer myself to thee completely. I place my hand in your hand and humbly ask you to guide me through this day. I do not ask you to remove any stumbling blocks but guide me safely around them.
As the music chimes in my ears, it seems to be saying peace be still. I feel a oneness and closeness to thee and feel at peace with myself. For me, this is the beginning of a new day and a new way of life. I seem to hear a voice saying, “give me light that I might see the way.” Then another voice responds, “put your hand in the hand of God, for He is brighter than any light and safer than a known way.” We ask that you show us the way of patience, tolerance, and love.
(Penned by Mr. Isaac W. Robinson, Jr.)
Isaac Weldon Robinson, Jr., 88, of Austin, Texas, passed away Sunday afternoon, November 13, 2022. Family and friends will gather at Rising Star Baptist Church of Austin on Friday, November 18th from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. A Home-Going Celebration will be held at Rising Star Baptist Church of Austin on Saturday, November 19th at 11:00 AM with Pastor Kevin Workman presiding. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.