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Margaret Leah Needham Robbins / January 07, 2021

Margaret Leah Needham Robbins passed away peacefully at her home in Stuart, Fla., Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. She was born in Columbus County, N.C., on Oct. 19, 1920, the daughter of Christopher C. Needham and Thania Whitley Needham. She was married to the late John H. Robbins Sr. and was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church, South Boston.

Ms. Robbins is survived by her children, Carolyn Anne Bramlitt and husband Carl of South Boston, John H. Robbins Jr. (Robyn) and wife Susie of Clover, Karen Sue Oliver and husband Steve of Stuart, Fla.; her grandchildren, Margaret Anne Chappell and husband Tim of Nathalie, Ian Frederick Robbins and wife April of Norfolk, Aimee Robbins Bowen and husband Lee of Greensboro, N.C., Alex Christopher Robbins of Richmond, Austin George Robbins of Clover and Jacob Oliver and wife Pavla of Brooklyn, N.Y.; great-grandchildren, Lachlan Rook Robbins, Oonagh Rylo Robbins, Ottis Lee Bowen V, Magda Oliver-Mikula and Conrad Chappell.

She was preceded in death by her siblings Audrey Needham Moore, Jasper Needham, Christopher C. Needham Jr., Harold Needham and William O. Needham.

Memorials may be directed to House of Hope, 2484 S. East Bonita Street, Stuart, FL 34997; Main Street United Methodist Church, 701 North Main Street, South Boston, VA 24592; or The Jane Jones Food Pantry, P.O. Box 119, South Boston, VA 24592.

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Courtesy obit submitted by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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