Mildred Blanton Robinson, 101, widow of Leon Howell Robinson and John Victor Blanton, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.
Born on May 10, 1916, in Rhodhiss, North Carolina, she was a daughter of the late James Ulrich Redmon and Cora Crawley Redmon. She was a member of First Baptist Church. She was known for her love of art and enjoyed painting landscapes and old barns. She loved writing poetry and growing roses. Mildred was a member of the garden club in York for many years.
She is survived by her daughters, Nancy B. Gardner (Paul) of Sumter and Diane B. Evans of Rock Hill; five grandchildren, Cindy G. James (William), Mark C. Gardner (Anne), Paula G. Ross (Henry), Terri K. Tores (Paul) and Kelly K. Tennyson (Don); eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Rose Hill Cemetery in York with the Rev. Dan Barber and the Rev. Charles Clanton officiating.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 107 E. Liberty St., Sumter, SC 29150.
The family would like to thank Amedisys Hospice and all those who gave her such love and great care.
Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.