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Service for Melverlean Robinson Bivens will be held Saturday, March, 2019, 11:00A.M. at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Strong Highway, El Dorado, Arkansas Reverend Lamont Harris, Officiant - Under Direction of Andrews Funeral Home, Inc

*On September 7, 1951, a beautiful baby girl named Melverlean Robinson was born to the late Floyd and Fannie Benton Robinson. She was eight of twelve children born to her parents.

For Mae, being a Christian, a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, niece, aunt, matriarch, mentor, counselor and cousin were all honorable callings in life. But the most important calling to Mae was being a soldier in the Kingdom of God. I would often call her Rev Bivens and we would laugh about that. I said mom, youre always preaching. And everyone that knew her would attest for the love she had for God.

*Mae became a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ at an early age. During early adulthood, she united with Mt. Zion #2 Missionary Baptist Church, in Urbana AR under the leadership of Rev Johnson. She was later united with Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church where she was a member for over 25 years. She remained faithful until her death. She was a member of the choir and the Womens Mission Department.

*Mae graduated from Gardner High School in Strong Arkansas. She worked for several companies in the area before her health started failing. She retired early and became a homemaker.

*She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers; Gill Robinson, Randy Robinson, Robert Robinson and Russell Robinson. Two sisters; Naedell Richardson and Georgetta McCree.

*Her memories will be cherished by her husband Elree Bivens of El Dorado AR; one daughter, Sherry Spencer-McCrady (Jesse) of El Dorado AR. Three brothers, Arizona (Costella) Robinson, Tice (Mary) Robinson and Bill (Gloria) Robinson all of El Dorado Arkansas. Two sisters, Emma Joe Christian of Lewisville Texas and Maebell Pumphrey (Roy) of Strong Arkansas. Two granddaughters, Malaysia and Marissa Monk of El Dorado Arkansas. A special sister in law, Bertha Bonnet of Strong AR and other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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