Deacon, John E. Robinson, Jr.
2nd Generation Funeral Director
John E. Robinson Jr. was born on January 26,1948 to John E. Robinson Sr. and Mollie C. Smoot Robinson. He is a graduate of Cardozo Senior High School 1966, D.C.; Teacher's College B.S. Mathematics/Geography 1971, American Academy McAllister Institute of Mortuary Science 1972; University of the District of Columbia MA Administration and Supervision of School Systems 1978. He became an Ordained Deacon of the Archdiocese of Washington in June of 2008. He was married to Dora Lee Robinson for the past 50 years until her death in 2020. They have two children John E. Robinson III and Sharon L. Robinson and six grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
John is a retired D.C. Public school teacher who taught for 31 years at Phelps Senior High School and H.D. Woodson Senior High School. He has served the Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia community as a licensed funeral director for 50 years. He is President of the Robinson Funeral Home in Washington, D.C. His parents founded the funeral home 80 years ago in 1942.
He is also an ordained Deacon of the Archdiocese of Washington assigned to Holy Redeemer Catholic for the past 14 years.
His Charitable organizations include: Eucharistic Minister for the sick: visitation of home bound and hospitalized with communion; The Holy Redeemer Holy Name Scholarship Fund: to assist students complete their college education. The Black History Committee of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. The Executive Board of First Rising Mount Zion Baptist Church Housing Board for Gibson Plaza Apartments : provides housing for low income citizens of Shaw neighborhood.
His hobbies include walking, swimming, mathematics, history, geography, reading and writing.