Beverly Kay Robinson 1947-2022


Beverly Kay Robinson, 74, of Quitman passed away on Monday, May 23, 2022 from complications related to Parkinson’s disease. 

Kay was born on Dec. 30, 1947 to Maston and Leta Mae Galloway Robinson in Winnsboro. She attended school in Coke until her family moved to Quitman, where she graduated from high school in 1966. After graduation she studied education at Tyler Junior College and East Texas State University. She was an elementary school teacher in Edgewood and Quitman until 1977. That year, she and her sister-in-law Jane Robinson purchased the Village Shop, a ladies’ clothing boutique in Quitman, from her mother Leta Mae. Kay co-owned the Village Shop for 36 years until her retirement in 2013, outfitting countless customers and friends with the latest fashions. 

Kay was a nurturing soul who shared her love and friendship widely. She dearly loved her seven nieces and nephews, and their children and grandchildren, as if they were her own. Following in her mother’s footsteps, she was happiest cooking for and entertaining family, friends and church groups – especially over holiday gatherings she hosted at home. She took care of her mother in her later years, then her sister Maxene. 

Being in the clothing business, she always looked sharp. Even when her mind began to fail, she wanted her seasonal clothes in her room. 

Kay was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Bill Robinson and Rex Robinson; sister, Maxene Robinson; and nephew, Mark Robinson. 

She is survived by her sister, Martha Marsh of Midwest City, Okla.; nephew Troy (Debbie) Robinson; nieces, Carolyn (Kelly) Rominger, Jill Meil Robinson, Jill (Todd) House, Patricia (David) Hendricks, DeAnna (Craig) Travis, and Jana Marsh; great nieces and nephews, Clayton (Abigail) Robinson, Alex Robinson, Justin Ingram, Ben Robinson, Adam Robinson, Chloe (Collin) Cooper, Katie (Jason) Billingslea, Mary (Will) Meador, and Reagan (Hunter) Harris; and two great-great nephews and a great-great niece. 

Services were held at First United Methodist Church, Quitman, on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 11 a.m. The family received visitors on Tuesday evening, May 24, 2022 at Lowe-Gardner Funerals & Cremations from 6-8 p.m. Kay was laid to rest at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Her nephews and great nephews served as pallbearers. 

Her family is grateful for the care Kay received at Oak Hill Terrace Memory Care and Heart To Heart Hospice in her final days. 

If desired, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Wood County Health Care Foundation or a charity of your choice.