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And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind,
and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. 31 And the second is like, namely this, thou
shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
Mrs. Essie Mae Greenfield Robinson was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina on April 7 th , 1950. Essie
was a woman of faith who believed in the power of prayer. She has a great passion of Jesus. She
encouraged people to trust in the Lord regardless of the situation. She had a regal resilience and
inner graceful strength that was inspiring. Faith, family, and friends were her to priority. She had a
genuine love for people. She was often found encouraging people with words of wisdom that healed
their past, settled their current situations, and motivated them towards a positive future.
Essie attended Wayne County Public School. She graduated from Dillard High School in 1969. She
later completed her studies at Chicago Business College in 1971. And then enrolled at Loyola
University, studying Business Administration. She enjoyed singing, bowling, cooking, sports, and
custom classic cars. She loved all types of cuisines, canning/preserving, working with youth, interior
design, and traveling. She was extremely devoted to her family and close friends. She was member
of St. Peters FWB Church, Snow Hill, North Carolina until she was called home to be with the Lord.
She was retired from the WCPS. She was also an office manager for the Godwin Law Firmin
Goldsboro, NC after retirement. Other career experience was working as a patient financial
counselor at Loyola Medical Center, Maywood, Il, and working in the business office of Bell and
Essie, a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend will be
missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Julius Robinson, parents
Willie and Blanche Brown Greenfield, two sisters Mary Hawkins, and Leatha Joyce Greenfield
Sutton and five brothers: Earl Brown, Paul Greenfield, Claude Greenfield, Willie Greenfield, and
Jimmie Greenfield; grandson, Rayshawn Greenfield.
She leaves to cherish her memories and celebrate her life two daughters Courtney (Tony) Godwin of
Goldsboro, NC and Portia Robinson of Snow Hill, North Carolina and two sons Kelvin Greenfield of
Chicago, Illinois, and Janal (LaKeisha) Greenfield of Winterville, North Carolina. On sister Geneva
Ward of Rio Linda, California, Seven grandchildren, great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews,
relatives, and friends.
Special acknowledgement to a lifelong friend Heddie Potter of Texas.