Longtime Bethune-Cookman employee Reola Robinson dies


Known as Momma ReRe to many in the Greater Daytona Beach area, Reola Tucker Robinson died Aug. 16. She was 85.

Robinson’s funeral service will take place at 1 p.m. on Sept. 1 at   Shady Grove Baptist Church with Elder Robert L. Thomas presiding.

Viewing will be Aug. 31 from 5:30 until 8 p.m. at Herbert Thompson Funeral Home.

Stacia Wilson, Robinson’s daughter, said her mom helped anyone in need whether it was feeding them or just giving them a ride.

“She loved when the Black bikers came to town and housed some of them,” Wilson said.

Worked for 43 years at B-CU
Robinson also has touched the lives of hundreds if not thousands of Bethune-Cookman University students.

Robinson started working in the school’s laundry department and was a fixture on campus for 43 years until she retired in 1997.

“After retiring she just enjoyed life loving everyone around her. She was dedicated to her family. And if anything she could do for you she would,” concluded Wilson.

Robinson was born to Gertrude and Perry Tucker on July 2, 1927, in Ocilla, Ga.

Along with her daughter Stacia Wilson, she is survived by her grandchildren, sister Leeatis Mattox, brother Danny Tucker and other relatives.



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