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Janice Cotton Robinson

November 21, 1953 ~ November 7, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old

Janice Robinson Obituary

Janice Cotton Robinson

The “Celebration of Life” of Janice Cotton Robinson, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, niece, aunt, cousin, friend, and well-known citizen, will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at the Greater Magnolia Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m.  Rev. Mozell Smith, Jr. will serve as the officiating minister.  The interment will follow in Shiloh Cemetery in Beekman, Louisiana.  “A Gathering of Family and Friends” will be held on Friday evening, November 17, 2023, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Loche’s Mortuary Chapel. To send flowers, plants, light a candle, or send words of condolence, kindly follow the guide to your left.

“A Tribute to A Beautiful Spirit”

“…it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. 1 Peter 3:4


Gurstha Cotton, Sr. and Freddie Mae Fudge Cotton waited, with eager anticipation, the birth of their fifth child.   That anticipation turned into  reality on Saturday, November 21, 1953  in the small community of Beekman, Louisiana. They were blessed with a beautiful girl child. They named her Janice Marie.  

 There was never a dull moment in that house at 428 Martin Luther King North. Under the watchful eye of matriarch, Freddie Mae Cotton, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, the neighborhood, knew that there was always food to eat, dances to practice, and memories to make that would last a lifetime.

Janice attended the public schools of Morehouse Parish.  She was a proud member of the 1971 graduating class of Bastrop High School.  A high stepping majorette, she was known for having the “prettiest legs” in her class. She was also known for wearing  “the largest donut socks,” and “keeping her best friend, Shirley Whitmore Fuller, in prayer.” She and her family were members of the Greater Magnolia Baptist Church. She loved Sunday School, church service, and singing in the choir.

After graduation, Janice decided to broaden her horizons and moved to Los Angeles, California.  She was employed by Lockheed Aircraft until she decided that  she missed Bastrop, and returned home.

Janice was a firm believer in “we’d better work SMARTER because I’m not working HARDER!” After returning home, she worked for Ditto Garment Plant, the Morehouse Parish School System as a dietician, and retired from the Morehouse Parish Sheriff’s Department.

For thirty years, Janice shared her love and her life with her husband, Larry Robinson, who cared for her tirelessly. They were blessed with three girls, Princess, Darria, and Jennifer.

She never met a stranger.  She was funny, caring, and loving.  Yes, she was a worrier but she was also a warrior, championing those she cared about.  She was rarely negative or sad, and was never argumentative. Small acts of kindness would bring a smile to her face even if she was the giver or the recipient.  Collecting small refrigerator magnets,“Tweety,” pretty unique perfume bottles, and Barbie dolls were  just some of her favorite pastimes.

On Tuesday, November 7, 2023 within the confines of Cherry Ridge Skilled Care, Janice Marie Cotton Robinson, joined loved ones and friends who have gone on before.  Missing her  smile, that could light up a room, are her devoted husband, Larry Robinson, her girls: Princess Everage (Roderick Hines), Dallas, TX, Darria Robinson, and Jennifer Robinson; her grandchildren: Princeton Everage, Brittany Robinson Oliver (Damian), Mallory Davenport, Nadia Robinson, and Jace Newton; her beloved siblings, Carolyn King, Melvin Cotton (Sara), Arthurnese Nimmer (David), and Margaret Cotton; her aunts: Uvernia McCoy, Ora V. Evans, and Earline Lolar, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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November 17, 2023

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Loche's Mortuary Chapel
412 West Hickory Avenue
Bastrop, LA 71220

Celebration of Life
November 18, 2023

2:00 PM
Greater Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church
465 West Cypress
Bastrop, LA 71220


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