February 9, 1950 - June 6, 2020
Michael J. Robins Sr., Child of God, Pastor, Father, Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew, Cousin, Soulmate and Friend. But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a Holy Nation, God's special possession, Pastor Robins. Michael J. Robins, the firstborn of nine siblings on February 9, 1950 to Mary B. Cotton in San Bernardino, California. Reared and Beloved by the Late Mr. Sesser L. Robins Sr. and Mrs. Lucy Mae Robins and the Late Mr. Earl L. Cotton Sr. and Mrs. Mary B. Cotton. Michael was employed with various companies and he was an Army Wheeled Mechanics for many years at Fort Irwin Army Base. He was an artist, club scout, boy scout, vocalist in his own singing group and scholar athlete; where he attended school in the San Bernardino County School System. Mike attended Barstow Junior High and graduated from John Kennedy High in 1968. He was an all-around athlete and received Athletic Scholarships from Barstow College, CA, Grambling State University, LA and Southern Illinois University in Carbondale IL, where he majored in Criminal Justice. MJ excelled in football, basketball, baseball, track and field, javelin and shot put. His favorite pastime was cheering for the San Francisco 49ers and the Alabama Crimson Tide. Michael J. was preceded in death by; daughter, Alicia D. Robins; son, Michael T. Robins; sister, Beverly Cotton Ward; brother, Earl L. Cotton Jr.; Aunt and Sister, Linda S. Robins; Uncle and Brother, Stanley L. Robins; Aunt and Sister, Cheryl A. Robins; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Israel and Lillie M. King. Pastor Robins is now resting in God's secret place, wrapped in His wings and transformed in his spiritual body. He leaves our presence with a lasting commitment to his family and faith. Precious memories are cherished through his beautiful daughter, Tracey Evette Robins, Barstow, Ca; five sisters; Gwendolyn "Pat" Gildersleeve, Eartha (Lionel) Means Sr.; Angela (James) Brown, Linda "Vet" (John) McClellan; Tracey (Carlos) Bickham, one brother, Eric Cotton Sr.; all of Birmingham, AL., 24 nieces and nephews, 41 great and great-great nieces and nephews, two uncle, Sesser L Robins, Jr., Salinas, CA and Roosevelt (Emma) King Sr., Eutaw, AL, Sister-inLaw, Gwen Cotton, Birmingham, AL, Aunt and Sister-in-Law, Judy R. Johnson, Soulmate for Life, Edith Robins, Chicago IL, his Kindred Brother, Pastor Craig Luke Sr., San Bernadino, CA, and a host of cousins, loves ones, friends and neighbors. Mike's Love, Strength, Guidance and Perseverance lead him back to Jesus. Rest on Our Michael, Rest on Our Brother, Rest on God's Warrior...
Michael J. Robins Sr., Child of God, Pastor, Father, Son, Grandson, Brother, Nephew, Cousin, Soulmate and Friend. But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a Holy Nation, God's special possession, Pastor Robins. Michael J. Robins,... View Obituary & Service Information
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