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Lonnie Hubert Robinson Jr.

Lonnie “Hugh” Hubert Robinson Jr., 73, of Start, passed away early Friday morning, April 14, 2017, in his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born November 5, 1943 in Girard, LA he was the eldest son of the late Lonnie Hubert Robinson and Jackie (Spencer) Robinson. Lonnie graduated from Start High School in 1961.

Lonnie retired with 30 years of service from South Central Bell. He worked as a Cable Technician out of the Monroe area. Lonnie loved spending his time with his family and friends.

Lonnie is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Patricia (Toney); three children, Kim and Chris McElroy of Start, LA, Lori and Jay Sepulvado of Delhi, LA, and Lonnie and Camilla Robinson, III, of West Monroe, LA; three grandchildren, Christopher and Sarah McElroy of Rayville, LA, Amy Goodman of West Monroe, LA, and Savannah Jackson of West Monroe, LA; one great-grand daughter, Lillian “Lilly” McElroy of Rayville, LA; his mother, Jackie Robinson of Rayville, LA; one brother, Jerry Robinson of Start, LA; and many other loving nieces, nephews, and extended relatives.

Lonnie is preceded in death by his father, Lonnie H. Robinson.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rayville with Father Adrian Fisher officiating. Interment followed in the New Salem Cemetery Girard, LA under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville.

Serving as pallbearers were Larry Bennett, Cleo Head, David Head, Jerry Head, Jimmy Spencer and Steven Weaver.

Honorary pallbearer was Dr. Randy Head.

The family would like to offer a special thank you to Premier Hospice for their loving care and support. Also, thank you to Brown-Holley Funeral Home for all of the arrangements.

Condolences may be left at

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