Evelyn Robbins

Obituary of Evelyn Visotsky Robbins

Evelyn Catherine Visotsky Robbins returned to the loving grace of God on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at the age of 97. Born in Paterson, New Jersey and raised in Passaic, New Jersey, she was the youngest child of John and Frances Visotsky, who were immigrants from the former Czechoslovakia. While growing up in New Jersey, she loved to take the bus to New York City. There she'd catch a show or go dancing. She especially loved the fox trot and jitterbug! It was at a USO dance that she met her husband, James "Jim" Willard Robbins, who was stationed in New Jersey as a truck driver during WWII. They began married life in New Jersey and welcomed their first-born son, James "Jimmy" Ross Robbins, while living there. A year later after relocating to Jim's hometown of Randleman, North Carolina, their daughter Jennifer Frances Robbins was born. Evelyn was a strong woman, who supported her family. She worked as a supervisor at the Commonwealth, a hosiery factory, for 40 years. She would always downplay her work, but those who worked for her said she was a great person to work under. Evelyn was always interested in geography from her days in grade school. She would ask every person she met where they were from. In her last years, she would play a game of naming all fifty states. As a child she was able to take the ship back over to the old country and visit her family in Bratislava. Later in life, she again had more travel experiences thanks to her son-in-law, Colonel William "Bill" Mitchell Causey, Jr. Bill made sure Evelyn was able to fly out to wherever in the world he was stationed in order to spend time with her daughter Jennifer, and grandsons Mitchell and Matthew. She was able to travel to Germany, as well as spend holidays all over America. After Evelyn retired from the textile industry, she became very involved at the Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church. She loved to sing and socialize there. Most of her adult life was spent living on Academy Street in Randleman. As she entered her early senior citizen years, she would spend time at the local Senior Center. She enjoyed getting to visit with friends in the community. Later when she needed more care, she became a resident of North Pointe of Asheboro for almost 10 years. Evelyn had a lot of people checking in on her. Jimmy and his children would stop by to visit, as well as extended family members and friends. Jennifer visited her mother every Sunday. After Jennifer passed away, Bill continued to visit Evelyn every Sunday. During the week if you went to see her, you would often find her with her caretakers Ann Yow Hunt and Debbie Cooper. She was fond of playing checkers with them and learning what's new in Randleman. During the evenings her oldest grandson Mitchell would be by her side almost every day of the week. Evelyn now joins her husband Jim, older brother John, older sister Molly, as well as her two children Jimmy and Jennifer who passed on before her. Evelyn is survived by her son's children Renee, Emily, Jessica, and Joe, as well as her daughter's husband Bill and their children Mitchell and Matthew. Jimmy's children provided Evelyn with great-grandchildren Sterlyn, Shannon, Aurora, and Elia, and great-great-grandchildren Levi, Luna, and Layton. Her godson and nephew, Tommy Visotsky, also survives her and lives in New Jersey with his wife Alba. Everyone who spent time with her will have a funny interaction to share. She was always ready to learn an interesting fact, share kind words, and if you were lucky she might show you she could still do the splits even in her late 70s! A private service will be held.
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