Martha Ann Vernon Robinson, 65, rescued and cared for many stray animals

Martha Ann Vernon Robinson

BURGAW — Martha Ann Vernon Robinson, 65, passed from her earthly life Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

She was born July 12, 1955, the daughter of the late David Earl Vernon Sr. and Martha Blanton Vernon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Dwight Wade Vernon Sr.; and sister, Zadie Mae Hall.

Ann is survived by her husband, Edgar Charles Robinson; son, Berry Gene Long; daughters, Tammy Ann Long Piner (Tina Ferguson) and Tabitha Gail Long Furr (Lester); stepchildren, Lisa Robinson and Bobby Robinson; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; brothers, David Earl Vernon Jr. (Rose) and Jesse R. Vernon (Karen); and many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Most important in Ann’s life was her beloved family. Her passions in life were gardening, both flowers and vegetables, and her love of the many stray animals that she rescued and cared for. Her favorite holiday was Christmas, celebrating the birth of Jesus. Ann will be remembered for her Christian spirit, her warm heart and her gentle, sweet smile.

Ann’s last gift in her earthly life was the gift of sight to someone by her cornea donation through Miracles of Sight.

Due to current health concerns in our country, and to follow Ann’s request, there will be no service. Do a kind deed for someone today and think of Ann and her kind and giving heart.

Share online condolences with the family at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home.

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