Angels are sent to earth by God above. Earth needed a beautiful caring individual, so God lent Deborah Cooper-Robinson affectionately known to her family as “Borah/ Deb” to this world on December 26, 1958, in Brunswick Ga, when he blessed Mable Gibbs and Harry Lee Murray with this unique, kind spirited daughter.
Deborah was a proud 1976 graduate of Brunswick High School in Brunswick Georgia. She then went on to continue her education at Georgia Baptist School of Nursing in Atlanta Georgia, where she graduated in 1985 at the top of her class.
Deborah, then began her career working as a registered nurse at different hospitals throughout Atlanta until finally finding her niche at The Shepherd Center Atlanta. She joined the Shepherd Center family in 2002, where she shared her passion working with spinal cord and brain injury patients. She loved her job and being able to help her patients gain their life and independence back. Just this alone brought her the greatest joy. She was still employed at the time of her passing. When she wasn’t working, you could find her with her head in a good book, watching one of her favorite old TV shows (Bonanza, Andy Griffith, or playing with her new grandbaby Ms. Kior. She was a loving caring wife, mother and grandmother known for her sweet demeanor and her infectious smile. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
God’s plans are not always our plans. When God sent for His angel on March 2, 2022, this was much sooner than we planned, but we'll brave the grief that comes and try to understand. Waiting to welcome Deborah home will be her dear sister, Sandra (James) Murray Alford who preceded her in death.
In her transitioning, she leaves to cherish her precious memories: husband, Jackie Robinson; two daughters, Renita (Alphonso) Metcalf, Jr., of Douglasville, GA and Jacqueline Robinson of Decatur, GA; two stepchildren, Letisha Mussadiq and Antoine Robinson both of Decatur GA; nine grandchildren, Myles, Kior, Andrew (Mekayla) , Autumn, Aaliyah, Hassan Jr, Terez, Jayden, and Sariyah; one great grandchild, Journey; parents, Mable Gibbs and Harry lee Murray (Shirley), all of Brunswick, GA; sister, Wanda Murray of Brunswick, GA; stepbrother, Reggie Beckham of Brunswick, GA; stepsister, Sharon Denmark; aunts, Lola Mae Richardson of Brunswick , GA, Elnora King of Lancaster, Massachusetts, Margarite Slay of Brunswick, GA, and Louise Alford of Brunswick, GA; and a host of cousins, and friends to rejoice in her memory.
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