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Mary E. Robinson Major, was born in Jemison, Alabama in 1925 to Albert Robinson and Virginia Guss. She was the fifth child of thirteen children; Alberta Robinson Smith, Irene Robinson (Sledge), Sam Robinson, Benny Robinson (Reed), Preston Robinson, and Eula Robinson Bell. Mary departed this earthly tabernacle on Wednesday, January 04, 2017 at Northeast Baptist Hospital surrounded by her beloved family.
Mary and Julius Major married in Montgomery, Alabama in 1949. To them were born five children: Albert Major, Thomas Major, Charles Major, Janice Major, and Lester Major. As a small child Mary was baptized into Christ in 1927 at the St. James A.M.E. church in Jemison, Alabama. Mary's birth home was in a very small town situated between Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama. She was born during a time in the Jim Crow South and lived the history that most only read about. Even though her environment lacked support and encouragement its melanated citizens, her desire for a better life took her to Birmingham to live with relatives to attend High School, and from there to Montgomery to attend Alabama State Teachers College a historically black college and university (HBCU). It was there that she met her future husband and started a family. As a young wife and mother she was involved with the Montgomery Improvement Association, participated in the Bus Boycott and could share stories of civil rights icons Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Mrs. Johnnie Carr, E.D. Nixon and many others. In 1962, with four of her five children, she and her husband moved to San Antonio where she joined up with two of her brothers to find a better life. Our mother eventually enrolled at Our Lady of the Lake University, (finally) completing her degree in education and realized her dream of becoming a Teacher. Through all the times, places and experiences in her life, she kept her relationship with God and membership in the AME church. No trials or tribulations ever broke that bond. After retiring from East Central Independent School District in 1989 she expanded her life yet again by finding new family in her church. Mary Joined Emmanuel AME on September 25, 1999; she enjoyed staying actice with Vacation Bible School, and the Womens Missionary Society. She was also active with the Dell Crest Neighborhood Community. Mary read her Bible daily and always reminded everyone that "God is in control." Though proceeded in death by her husband of 32 years, Julius C. Major; she leaves all five of her children, Albert E. Major, Thomas H. Major, Charles E. Major, Janice E. Major, and Lester C. Major. She leaves 12 grandchildren: Torri Major, Tonya Major, Akanni Jones Major, Ayende Major, Darrell Thomas, Thomas Major Jr., Lori Major Redix, Brandon Major, Charles Major II., Myles Major, Stephanie Ekunwe, and Jasmine Ekunwe. She leaves 7 great greatchildren; Briana Major, Adrien Thomas, Jacob Major, Bradley Major, Brock Redix, and three siblings, Sam Robinson, Benny Robinson, Peggy Reed, and other relatives and friends.
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