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Efird Robinson Jr., 76

Efird Robinson Jr. of Davidson, NC, entered this world on July 27, 1938 and departed at peace with his Lord and children on November 2, 2014.

He was born in Lincolnton, NC to Chaster Forney and Efird Robinson, Sr.  Efird is survived by his children, Linda Forney, Francis Forney (Glenda), Francessia Jackson (Stoney), Sharria Abdul-Hakeem (Faheem), Shunta Price (and the late Alex), Erica Robinson, Nia Bennett (Roger) and Tachera Robinson. He is also survived by grandchildren: Demetril Sharpe(Mike), Tyanne Henderson, Brandon Forney(Sherilyn), Maurice McGowan, Shantell Forney, Gregory Jackson(Rachel), Brandy Price, Rashea Everett,  Kayla Price, Roger Bennett, Elijah and Alexis Connor; he is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews, family and many friends that loved him. The family would like to acknowledge their father’s special friends, Jerry and Shirley Little, Mary Walsh, and Marzetta Boyer.

He was a hard working man.  He enjoyed the rest of his life with his wife of 35 years, Betty Robinson, until her death in October 2009. In his younger years he loved to play baseball and always traveling.

Efird was actively involved at Union Bethel AME Zion Church until his health begin to fail.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 FridayNovember 7 in the chapel of James Funeral Home in Huntersville. A reception will follow in the James Funeral Home Community Room.

Memorials may be made to the Levine and Dickson Hopsice House, 11900 Vanstory Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078.