Robin Gale Mangum Simmang




Fuquay-Varina - Robin Gale Mangum Simmang, 59, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Fuquay-Varina Baptist Church, 301 N Woodrow Street, Fuquay-Varina. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., two hours prior to the service.

Robin was preceded in death by her father, Richard M. Mangum in 2001.

She is survived by her son, Christopher (27); daughter, Allison (21); and grand-daughter, Ellie, of Fuquay-Varina; mother, Betty Mangum of Fuquay-Varina; brother, Dale and his wife, Pam and their family of Lawrenceville, Illinois; dozens of cousins, aunts, uncles, friends and associates. All of whom were blessed to be touched by her warm, off-beat and loving character.

Robin graduated FVHS in 1976. She received her Associates Degree from Wayne Community College in 1979. She served 9 years in the U.S. Navy. Her honor of and love for the U.S. military was a constant throughout her life.

She moved back to Fuquay-Varina in 1992 and made her home here. She proudly devoted her skills and assistance to the production of the 2009 publication of “The History of Fuquay-Varina”.

Family had always been of upmost importance to her. Her children, Chris and Allie, and of course her granddaughter, Ellie were the center of her world. She was a devoted daughter, loving, caring, generous sister and friend. She loved working on and around the house to make a house a home and she loved family get-togethers.

A diligent, get-it-done person. If Robin agreed to take on a project or help with something, it was going to be a success. That attitude was exhibited in the sewing of dance costumes, volunteer service to the I.T. services at church, Disaster Relief work after hurricane Katrina and multiple family gatherings.

The family would like to send a huge thank you to all the Robin’s friends and family for their out-pouring of love, support and generosity.

In lieu of flowers, Robin would have been appreciative of donations in her honor to Wounded Warriors Project, Fuquay-Varina American Legion Post 116 or the Salvation Army.