Margaret Sampson Johnson Rogers Robinson

May 22, 1939 - December 13, 2011
Margaret Sampson Johnson Rogers Robinson

Margaret Sampson Johnson Rogers Robinson – 72 years old formerly of 1442 Little John Circle, died December 13, 2011. Born May 22, 1939, she was raised by her father, Haywood Wesley Sampson and his wife Mary Sampson, both deceased.

Margaret was a 1956 graduate of Williston Senior High, receiving the NAACP Spingarn Award Scholarship and a 1963 graduate of Fayetteville State University. In 2010 she was awarded the YWCA Woman of the year Rachel Freeman Unsung Hero Award.

She worked strongly for the rights of the disabled and never tired of bringing black history to anyone who would listen. She wrote a one-act play – “Hiding from the Wolf”, 2 short stories – “The Friendly Enemy” and “The Bottom”. A trivial pursuit – “Bet You Didn’t Know – Lower Cape Fear History”, all of which are published. She also wrote a fact based novel of her life entitled – “Too Stubborn to Quit” which she had hoped to publish and give to anyone who survived domestic abuse.

Her husband Nelson A. Robinson died in 2010. She is survived by 6 children, Elmer D. Johnson III, Angela M. Newsome (Robert M. Newsome – husband), Cheryl D. Jeter, Mari Evelyn Jenkins (Ronald Jenkins – husband) Arthur C. Rogers Jr. and Marcus A. Rogers. 12 grandchildren, Cassandra C. McSweeney (Michael McSweeney Jr. –husband), Adrian T. Chavis, Antwon T. Chavis, Heaven D. Benford, Kyle T. Jeter II, Aisha R. Chavis, Jahmaal X. Benford, Robert M. Newsome II, Aubrielle D. Rogers, Master B. Newsome, Arthur C. Rogers III and Kasheem E. Jenkins. 1 great grandchild, Andrejs Benford.

The family would like to say a special thank you to her neighbors and friends at Glover Plaza, Cypress Pointe, Lakeshore Commons and Dr. Van NyNatten and Staff for all their kindness.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Burnett -Eaton Museum Foundation, 410 N. Seventh St., Wilmington, NC 28401 or Margaret S. Rogers Scholastic Award (therpcard.com). No funeral services will be held but there will be a greeting of family and friends at the Glover Plaza Activity Room on Little John Circle in Wilmington NC, Saturday, December 17th 2011 between the hours of 12:00pm – 2:00pm. In addition, a re-pass will be held at a family members home, 4510 Springview Dr, Wilmington NC 28405, between the hours of 3:00pm – 7:00pm.

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  • December 15, 2011
    John Wilder, MSgt USMC (Retd) says:
    To the Family: My life was really touched by Mrs. Margaret who was loved and admired by many. I feel as if I have lost a part of me. Please contact me if there is any way that I can assist your during this time. John Wilder

  • December 16, 2011
    Frazel Hall Grady says:
    To the family of Margaret, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy and condolences. Margaret and I shared a very special relationship. I will forever treasure the moments we spent together and hold those memories in my heart. Margaret will be sorely missed.

  • December 16, 2011
    Mrs. Johnnye Seaton says:
    I enjoyed the time I spent with Margaret at Lake Shore Commons. She was a wonderful person and full of spunk. My deeepest sympathy goes out to her family. She will be greatly missed by all.

  • December 23, 2011
    Angela N says:
    As her oldest daughter, I would like to thank you everyone or their kind thoughts and memories. Our mother will be missed and was loved by so many nationwide. Her legacy and love in history will live on through her children. Thank you so much and God Bless you all. Angela

  • December 24, 2011
    Vivian Small Schneider says:
    Arthur, Everyone from New Hanover High School (especially the '85 class) sends their deepest condolences and sympathy with the loss of your Mother. She was a wonderful person who gave so much back to the Wilmington community with her activism. Please know that you and your whole family are in our thoughts and prayers.