Banks Stacy Robinson ’59

Mr. Robinson, 84, passed away on March 1, 2022, after a brief illness brought on by covid. Stacy was born in Gaston County, North Carolina on June 25, 1937, to William Roy Robinson and the former Lida Ormand Stacy, both deceased.

Stacy graduated from Gastonia High School in 1955 and on July 3rd married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Sherry Ann Rollins. They were married nearly 67 years at the time of his death. Stacy attended Davidson College, following in the footsteps of his father and older brother. After graduating with a BA in business in 1959, he began his career with the Insurance Company of North America (INA) (later CIGNA). He spent his career in the Carolinas with a nine-year detour to New Jersey and finally returned to Charlotte where he retired after 40 years of service.

Retirement could not stop him from working, as he and Sherry along with her two sisters and their spouses started a small antiques business which kept them occupied and entertained for 25 years. The “Sisters Three” name became well known in the area, especially after they began conducting estate sales.

Stacy was a lifelong Presbyterian holding leadership positions in every church where he was a member. He was an ordained deacon and elder in the Presbyterian Church USA. He was active in Stephen Ministry, church foreign mission trips and Habitat for Humanity. When not working, Stacy’s and Sherry’s love of travel took them to all fifty states and sixty-five countries. He loved playing bridge which he did up until his illness.

Stacy leaves behind his loving wife Sherry, son Banks S. Robinson, Jr. (Polly), daughter Elizabeth (‘Lisa’) R. Chidsey (John), five grandchildren Jay Robinson (Amanda), Sarah Bryan (Steven), Marshall Robinson (Beth), Lauren Chidsey (Michel Burnes), and Cameron Chidsey (Bronte).

A celebration of his life will be held on Sat. March 12th at 10am at Southminster. A graveside ceremony will follow at 1pm at Providence Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Southminster Community Fund.

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