Billie Jean Pearson Robinson, 70, died at 5:10 p.m. on Thursday, February 19, 2009 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was a native of New Orleans, and a resident of Kentwood.

Visitation was held at First Baptist Church, Kentwood until religious services. Services were conducted by Rev. Joey Miller. Interment was held Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood.

We are grieving the loss of our beloved Billie Jean, wife, mother, grandmother, and care giver to all. Our mother appreciated and loved life itself. She had a deep spirituality and was a member of First Baptist Church of Kentwood. Our memories are filled with her love of music and her great love to dance. Everyone who knew Billie Jean was touched by her kindness, her laughter and joyful spirit. There is no one left behind she did not love deeply. She leaves behind her husband, Ben T. Robinson, Kentwood; three daughters, Tanya Gilliland, Lafayette, Denise Maneely and husband, Roy, Wadsworth, OH and Betsy Hinson, Denver, CO.; two sons, James Hinson, Lafayette and Jack Hinson, Kentwood; one sister, Sheila Pearson, Baton Rouge; two brothers, Clovis "Al" Pearson, Cecilia, and Clyde Wayne Pearson, Baton Rouge.

She was preceded in death by her father, Clarence Pearson; mother, Florence Brown Smith.

McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

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