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Mrs. Marie Bernadetta Sliva Robinson

By Staff, 08/23/17 12:56 PM

Mrs. Marie Bernadetta Sliva Robinson, age 98, passed away at her home in Hope, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, August 20, 2017. She was born on May 8, 1919 in Wallis, Texas to Emil and Annie Pisklak Sliva. On October 28, 1941, she married Ambrose Robinson and was blessed with three children.

Marie Robinson was a devout Catholic and expressed her faith by her service and devotion to the church. She was an avid flower gardener who shared her love of flowers with her family, friends and the community. Her yard was beautifully alive with her roses and the live oak tree in the front yard that dripped with pink roses being one of her favorite joys.

She is survived in life by her son, Gene Robinson and his wife, Carol (Anthony) of Hope, Arkansas; daughter, Judy Robinson Ward and her husband, Ken of Monroe, North Carolina; and daughter, Debbie Robinson Williams and her husband, Ken of El Dorado, Arkansas. Four sisters: Carmel Sliva Harrison of Bay City, Texas; Kitty Sliva King of Pearland, Texas; Anne Sliva Webber and her husband, John of Bay City, Texas; and Flo Sliva Saha and her husband, Alvin of Angleton, Texas; and one brother, Frank Sliva and his wife, Barbara (Broughton) of Bay City, Texas. Eight grandchildren: Amber Robinson Montgomery and her husband, Bill; Leslie Robinson George and her husband, Doug; Craig Robinson; Michael Ward and his wife, Carolina; Robert Ward and Marcilynn Smith; Catherine Ward and Greg Fee; Brad Williams; and Julie Williams McDonald and her husband, Caleb. There are eleven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Marie is preceded in death by her husband, Ambrose; her parents, Emil and Annie Sliva; four brothers: Emil, Syl, B.J., and Gilbert Sliva and a grands Charles David Ward.

The praying of the Rosary in memory of Mrs. Marie will be said at BRAZZEL/Oakcrest Funeral Home on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 6:00pm, followed by the visitation with the family until 8:00pm.

Funeral Mass will be at Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church in Hope, Arkansas on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 10:00am with Father Nirmalraj Kambala Mariadass officiating.  Burial will immediately follow the funeral at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Hope. Arrangements are by BRAZZEL/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie BRAZZEL, Director. Online guest register: www.brazzelfuneralhomes.com

The Robinson Family would like to extend their gratitude to the nurses from Hospice of Hope and to the wonderful caregivers who took such loving care of Mrs. Marie.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church, 315 South Walker Street, Hope, AR 71801.

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