Irene Robinson Holbrook, 87, enjoyed sharing home-grown vegetables from her garden is your source for free news and information in the Wilmington area.

Irene Robinson Holbrook, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 87.

She was born July 29, 1927, in Brunswick County, the daughter of the late Archie Lee and Ruth Cumbee Robinson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Vernon Holbrook Sr.

Irene is survived by her sons, Ralph V. Holbrook Jr. (Sandra), of West End and Wayne A. Holbrook (Carol), of Burgaw; grandchildren, Derrick Holbrook, Alex Holbrook and Megan Holbrook; sisters, Judy Cheney, Della Landry and Elva Lehrschall, all of Wilmington; brothers, Bernard Robinson, of California and Linwood Robinson, of South Carolina; and many nieces and nephews.

Irene was a longtime faithful member of Lake Forest Baptist Church. She was a kind and gentle lady, a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. In addition to being a wonderful homemaker, Irene enjoyed working in her garden and sharing the vegetables she grew. Her joy in life and her steadfast faith in her Lord will always be remembered.

The family will receive friends at noon on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Wilmington Chapel, followed by a service beginning at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home.

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