Tuesday, September 24, 2019

James Ben Robbins

James Ben Robbins, 74, passed away on Monday, September 23, 2019, at Moody Farms in
Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 25 in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jason Gross and Rev. Mike Ingram officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 25, from 12 noon until service time at Nowell Massey Funeral Home in Louisville. Rev. Willie B. Moore and Rev. David Keen will preside over the graveside services with interment immediately following in Good Hope Cemetery.

James was born in Winston County, Mississippi on January 16, 1945 to Ben and Needham Moore Robbins. He was a faithful member of Good Hope Baptist Church and was so good to visit those in need whether taking food or performing tasks they were unable to do. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed various activities such as fishing, rabbit hunting, and gardening—especially growing peanuts and tomatoes. James adapted well to change…he could skillfully use his cellphone and was learning to text! He loved his family dearly particularly his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and tried to never miss any activities in which they were involved. For about 15 years, he worked for H. C. Price in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Galveston, Texas, in pipe construction. He began his Big Red career in 1979 and retired from Taylor Machine Works after 36 years in 2015. James loved to work and he loved to help others.

James is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Marie Pickett Robbins; and his children Stephanie Hatcher and husband Johnny and Pat Robbins and wife Susan all of Louisivlle. One of his greatest joys was being “Papaw” to his grandchildren Daphanie (Jason) Pippin and T. J. (Mary Margaret) Robbins as well as his seven great-grandchildren: Brayden and Kiptyn Massey; Hayden, Hatcher, and Anna Marie Pippin; Jace Douglas and Luke Bejamin Robbins. He is also survived by three sisters: Barbara Fulcher, Rebecca (Aron) Williamson, and Geneive Walker. Also left to mourn his passing is a host of extended family including nieces, nephews, and friends in addition to his beloved beagles. He was preceded in death by his daughter Daphanie Marie Robbins; his parents; three brothers: G. P., J. L. and Thomas Carter “Sonny Boy” Robbins; and three sisters: Myrtis Bates, Joy Gressinger, and Bonnie Walker.

Serving as pallbearers are Johnny Robbins, Tommy Earl Robbins, Larry Robbins, Bobby Robbins, Chris Moody, and Dennis Hoskins. Honorary pallbearers are Bobby Moody, Wayne Moody, Allen Hailey, Rickey Williamson, and the members of the Men’s Sunday School class at Good Hope Church. Memorials in honor of James may be given to The Way Mission Fund, P. O. Box 1123, Louisville, MS 39339.

Services are under the direction of Nowell Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.