JOHNSON CITY - In the company of family and friends on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, our loving mother, 82, embraced her Heavenly Father, and He embraced her with the best hug ever... Eternal love.
She is singing with the angels today.
Always facing life's journey with her mantra "ever onward" and blessing her children, grandchildren, friends and caregivers with unconditional love. May the seeds planted by her gentle voice or stern advice continue to grow within all whom she touched as we hear echoes of her other favorite mantra, "God is good!"
Jone Marilyn Green was born in Buffalo, daughter of the late William and Maybelle Printup Green.
She was educated at Thomas Indian School on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation in Erie County in her early years, and later attended and graduated from Richfield Springs Central School. She furthered her education at SUNY Albany.
In August of 1955, she was united in marriage to Clyde Robinson in Tannersville.
A lady with exceptional artistic ability, she enjoyed writing and reading poetry, painting, sewing and quilting. She was a voracious reader of all worldly writings and was a tomboy at heart, both playing and watching basketball and football.
Jone was musically gifted as well, with a lovely singing voice that could calm old and young alike. She learned to play the piano, guitar, and harmonica on her own. Her musical spirit and encyclopedic knowledge of songs brought joy to many; as did her love of this world, its varied, endless colors and artistic forms. She was a wonderful embodiment of maternal love and nurturing to all she met. She is greatly loved and missed by all.
Jone was predeceased by her daughter, Kittie, in 1960, and her husband, Clyde, in 2015.
She is survived by daughters, Margo (Phil Roberts), Rebecca (Clenn Hampton) and Pamela (Gerry Shetter); son, Christopher (Marci Robinson); granddaughter, Rachel Robinson; and grandson, Jonas Hampton.
From 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8, the family will receive relatives and friends in Binghamton at the Fischer-Scholder Funeral Home, 269 Chenango St., Binghamton.
The family will also receive relatives and friends from noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, followed by a Celebration of Life at 2 p.m. at J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, 40 W. James St., Richfield Springs. A gathering at the Genesee Tavern at 38 Lake St., Richfield Springs, will follow.
Interment will be in Twilight Rest Cemetery, Monticello (Richfield Springs) in the spring or summer.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a local NPR radio or PBS television station in her honor.
Published on December 10, 2017