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Ida Robinson

Ida Sue Robinson of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away on December 5, 2010, at peace with this life and this world, to which she had brought such love and vitality.
Ida Sue was born on February 19, 1928, in Ruleville, Ms to Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Barner Sr. who preceded her in death. She spent her childhood years in Ruleville, Miss., and attended Ole Miss University, where she was named the most beautiful girl on campus as a freshman by her classmates. Ida Sue married the love of her life, John Thomas (Son) Beck in 1949 and spent the next eight years as a loving wife and mother to her first four children, Jane, Tom, Reta and Bradford.
When Son Beck passed away unexpectedly in 1957, Ida Sue moved to Memphis and married W.W. (Bill) Robinson Jr. and had two children, Suellen and Bob. She spent many joyful years in Memphis, raising her six children, actively participating in the fabulous social life that defined the city at the time, and sharing her wonderful sense of style, humor, adventure and grace with all of those who had the opportunity to know her. She was a member of the Memphis Country Club and a dear friend to many. When Ida Sue left this world, she left behind a legacy of life that can never be duplicated. All of those who had the great fortune to share in that life were truly blessed.

Ida Sue is survived by her daughters, Jane (Mason) Ezzell of Memphis, Tenn., Reta (Steve) Bledsoe of Memphis, Tenn., and Suellen (Ken) Murchison of Dallas, Texas, and sons Tom (Betty) Beck of Tallahassee, Fla., and Bradford (Sallie) Beck of Dallas, Texas, as well as ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son Robert Robinson.
A family burial service will be held at the Lehrton Cemetery in Ruleville, where she will be laid to rest beside her beloved Son Beck. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ida Sue's memory may be made to American Cancer Society or donor's choice. Our family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers, especially Mary Lewis and Crossroads Hospice, for their loving care of our mother.
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Just wanted your whole family to know I was thinking about them.. Love ya.

Nancy Welsh Smith - December 13, 2010 at 09:06 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Tom,Neicie,Rita,Bradford,Suellen,I was so sorry to hear about Aunt Ida passing away.She will be missed so much.I love u all Take Care May God be with each and everyone.love u all Cindy

Cindy Barner - December 12, 2010 at 08:21 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Suellen, Bradford, Jane, Reta, and Tom, I have been travelling and just heard the news of your wonderful mother who brightened the lives of so many people including me. I will never forget her wonderful indomitable spirit and all of the fun times with your family. Whenever Ida Sue saw me she would blurt out my nickname she gave me - Diiilllaa -in her wonderful North Mississippi accent (think Phyllis Diller famous in the day for how she got my nickname). Her memory lives on as my husband adopted that nickname for me ever since he first heard her say it. I know she will be sorely missed in this world but am sure she is brightening heavan today. Love and Prayers - Phyllis

Phyllis Pedigo Harris - December 11, 2010 at 02:00 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM


Charles R Smith - December 11, 2010 at 10:15 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

With greatest sympathy

Terinell and Robert Tisdale - December 10, 2010 at 11:14 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Deepest Sympathy to the family. She was a wonderful lady!

Betsy Rucks - December 10, 2010 at 09:27 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I can't believe Aunt Ida Sue is gone. I will always remember those summers in Memphis that Ida (little Ida) and I spent with Aunt Ida and our cousins. I have such great memories of those times! God Bless and be with her and with you - Tom, Reta, Neice, Brad and SueEllen. Love, Sharon

Sharon Carr - December 09, 2010 at 10:06 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

What a vivacious woman. She will be missed at the family get togethers.She was always interested in other's lives.We will miss her.

Mark and Dwana De Sanctis - December 09, 2010 at 06:18 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Ida Sue was wonderful to all of her children's friends. We will miss her, but always have fond memories of her. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. Paul & Meredith McDonald Memphis, TN

Paul & Meredith McDonald - December 09, 2010 at 01:13 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Wherever Ida Sue went - good times and laughter went with her. Surely Heaven is now a much livlier place! We will always remember her kindness to Bill's parents when she lived across the street - and how much she lit up the lives of everyone around her. She is missed.

Joan & Bill Leonard - December 08, 2010 at 12:16 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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