Burtis and Elayne became an item and were engaged while students at Huston-Tillotson College (now University). Burtis Robinson and the former Charmer Elayne Porter were married June 1, 1963 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Pelham by the Rev. J.B. Phoenix.
Burtis grew up in Frost and graduated from G.W. Jackson High School in Corsicana. He retired after 40 years of service as a faculty (science research) administrator in higher education and four years in service as a community organizer. Elayne grew up in Pelham and graduated from Pelham High School. She retired from Dallas Independent School District after 32 years of service at Bryan Adams High School as a biology teacher.
Burtis and Elayne spent the first three years of their marriage at Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Ala.; and since then had been lifelong Dallas residents and members of St. Luke Presbyterian Church in Dallas. Upon retirement they moved to Pelham 13 years ago. Burtis and Elayne share a passion for gardening, watching old western movies, feeding and watching the birds and yard animals, reading the Bible together, visiting the children and grandchildren, celebrating holidays and family reunions, traveling and feeling very blessed and humbled to be “Blessed Friends.”
Burtis and “The Doll” treasure spending time with their children and grandchildren, especially on the farm. They are blessed with two children; Charlayne Pettina (Tina) Baker and late husband Andre’ Lourice Baker Sr. and B. Bradwyck Robinson and wife, Felicia. Burtis and Elayne have five grandchildren: Andre’ Lourice Baker Jr., Chayne, Jonathan, Jordan and Joshua Robinson.
The family of Burtis and Elayne would like to thank God for blessing them with a life of service to youth and young adults, their community, The Church, and family as well as such wonderful examples of unconditional love and sacrifice and happiness. We hope their trust in God and in family values serves as an example to young couples.
Their pledge to one another is found in the book of Ruth in the bible. “Entrust me not to leave you — Where you go, I will go, where you stay, I will stay — Your people will be my people, and your God my God.”
They are still sweethearts (she his “Doll”) and feel their journey together has been greatly blessed with 50 golden years of marriage and more to come.
Wilson 30th Anniversary
High school sweethearts, Steve and Julie Wilson, will be celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary on July 27, 2014.
Moore 50th Anniversary
Kris and Rita Moore celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at the Frost High School Performing Arts Center Saturday, June 21, 2014.
Bartee 50th Anniversary
Richard Bartee and Erma Smith were married 50 years ago on May 16, 1964 in Corsicana.
Grant 50th Anniversary
Bobby Grant and Ronda Wright were married 50 years ago on June 6, 1964 in Slocum, Texas at the home of her grandparents.
Brown 50th Anniversary
John W. Brown and JoAnn Carpenter were united in marriage on June 6, 1964 in Teague, Texas.
Atkeisson 57th Anniversary
Billy Don Atkeisson and Betty LaLone were married on May 24, 1957 by Billy’s classmate, newly ordained minister Weeks Dubose.
Johnson 40th Anniversary
Dairy G. Johnson Sr. and Ellender Johnson were married on May 18, 1974 at her family home in Corsicana.
Kilcrease 50th Anniversary
Donna Allen and Joe Dan Kilcrease were married March 27, 1964 at the First Methodist Church in Kerens.
Kral 60th Anniversary
Bob and Willa Kral celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Feb. 27, 2014.
Richards 50th Anniversary
Fred and Rosellan Richards celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 22, 2014.
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