Ruffin Barrier Robinson was born May 25, 1962 and departed his earthly life, January 25, 2022. He was the son of the late Ruffin B. Spratt and Eva Mae Robinson. Ruffin was unique and special to the Stanly County, North Carolina community. He brightened our days and enriched our lives. Ruffin met everyone with a smile, a hug and a kind word. There are some individuals who bring a light so great to the world that even after they are gone, the light remains. This was Ruffin. He will be missed, and we will remember how incrediably blessed we were to have known him and to have shared his life.
Ruffin attended Lifespan Creative Campus, Albemarle on a daily for many years. He was also employed in the community service program with the E.E. Waddell Community Center. Ruffin assisted in delivering meals to seniors and performed other miscellaneous jobs for the community center.
His Christian journey began at an early age when he joined Saints Delight Church, Albemarle and sang in the choir. Prior to health challenges, he was attending Spirit and Truth United Church of Worship, Albemarle, where he stated affirmatively that he was the Pastor’s “Armour Guard” and sat with the Pastor during church services. He also enjoyed participating with the Praise Team. He often sang, and always greeted the parishioners with a smile and a wave.
Never idle, always involved, Ruffin was a dedicated member of Stanly Lodge # 88 and served as Tyler. Other membership affiliations included: Ivey Chapter # 126, Order of the Eastern Star, where he was former Trustee, President of the Joy Civitan Club, Honorary member of the Rhythm & Blues Group, Blue Magic, member of the Stanly County NAACP, Kingville Alumni Association, and Auxiliary member of the Disabled American Veterans Society.
Ruffin was well traveled and enjoyed vacations in cities around the country and cruising the seas of the Bahamas and other Caribbean Islands. He was an avid Cam Newton fan, loved, loved wrestling and watching his favorite television shows: Gunsmoke, In the Heat of the Night, and All in the Family. He enjoyed the comic relief of Redd Foxx and Andy Griffin.
He has joined his family in a place where every day is like Sunday and the troubles of the world are no more. Loved ones who welcome Ruffin to his eternal home were: his parents; siblings: Jeremiah, Oscar, Blondie, Johnny Sam, Robin and Brenda; foster sister, Carolyn; and foster brother, Michael.
Ruffin is survived by his loving, devoted aunt and caregiver for over forty-five years, Alice Davis, Albemarle, North Carolina; aunt, Agnes Washington, Mt. Plesant, North Carolina; sister, Julia Hillian, Laurinburg, North Carolina; brother, James (Deborah) Clark, Concord, North Carolina; foster sisters: Brenda James (Tidus) Stanback, Sharon Davis and Fevelyn (Roosevelt) Garmon, all of Albemarle; foster brothers: Kevin Davis, Albemarle and Curtis (Charlene) Davis, Lexington, North Carolina; a special love for cousins with whom Ruffin grew up with: Delphina (Curtis) Davis-Lilly, Alvis James, Alextis Davis, Quantos Garmon and Najah Davis; a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and girlfriends; very special friends: Mrs. Geraldine Little, Wayne and Bonnie Proctor, Todd Lilly, Danny McCorkle, and Billy McRae. Ruffin loved everyone and considered them cousins.
“God’s Grace and Mercy has allowed us all to share a wonderful, well-lived life. Thank You Ruffin for the Memories”.
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