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Lillian Judith Joy Robinson (Lilly)

By Billie Owens

Submitted by Susan Brownell

            Lillian Judith Joy Robinson (Lilly) was birthed into this world on June 10, 2014 at 3:10 p.m. at United Memorial Hospital in Batavia, NY.  Some day prior to her birth, Lilly slipped away and fluttered to heaven, just before her due date. She is now safe in the arms of Jesus. Our Savior did not leave us comfortless, for His Holy Spirit was present as we were surrounded by a host of heavenly staff, family, and friends; along with an incredible, tangible blanket of love and prayer from the host of believers that could not be physically present with us.
            Though we greatly grieve our loss in sorrow and pain, yet we rejoice in the fact that Lilly is with our Savior, the Lord Jesus. I Thessalonians 4:13-14 “But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him."
            She leaves behind her parents, Bill and Tina Robinson of Bergen, N.Y., and five brothers and sisters: Joshua, Autumn, Hannah, Elijah, and Daniel. Also, Great-Grandmother Hazel June Newsom, Grandparents Paul and Sandra Harris, Grandfather Arby Robinson, Aunt Susan and Uncle David Brownell with cousins Shauna and Celeste, Aunt Anne Robinson, along with a multitude of other aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. She is preceded in death by her Grandmother Judith Estelle Robinson, Uncle Kevin Paul Harris, and one special brother or sister we never had the chance to meet.
            Though we know not what the final days or hours were like for Lilly, we can only imagine what her present and future are. How fitting that her name means “pure joy” for that is what she is experiencing. She is our “Lilly” in the Valley of the Shadow of Death, and do you know that Jesus is our Lily of the Valley? Christ is the Lily, or the beauty, when we are going through the Valley of Death and our Lilly is the beauty of this time that we are walking through. Christ Jesus is our life, sustaining us through.
            If you want to know more about our hope and faith in Jesus, if you are feeling a longing for something tangible and real; you are warmly invited to a Celebration of Life Service being held at Old Paths Bible Baptist Church, 4782 Hall Road, Holley, NY, on Saturday, June 14th at 10:30 a.m. with a reception following. Do not hesitate to bring your baby.

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