Sylvia Robinson Green
May 7, 1954 - June 5, 2012
Sylvia Ardina Robinson-Green (Toni), passed through this life into the arms of the Lord on Tuesday, June 5, 2012.
Toni was born on May 7, 1954 as the sixth of nine children to the late Sylvester Jenkins and Catherine F. Jenkins in Washington, DC.
Toni attended Ballou High School and later became employed by the Internal Revenue Service for over 15 years. She enlisted in the United States Army, and received an honorable discharged in 1986. She gained an interest in cosmetology, so she graduated from Dudley School of Cosmetology.
In 1995, she graduated from St. Augustine University in Raleigh, NC with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice and later earned her Masters Degree in Business Administration from Strayer University. Toni was very ambitious, she was the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) for Ward 8 for several terms, when she was completed with that challenge she decided to run for Mayor of the District of Columbia in the late 1980’s.
Her family, friends and business associates knew her as a wonderful mother and a respectful and loving fun person. She was a very successful real estate investor; she owned and operated SRG Properties, a property management company, with her two daughters. Toni was also an avid traveler, visiting exotic locations such as South America, Puerto Rico, Europe, China and Japan. She also enjoyed playing cards with her sisters and attending gatherings with family and friends.
She leaves to cherish her memories two loving daughters Catrina Robinson-Kerrison and Ryan Robinson. One son-in-law Byron Kerrison Sr. Two grandchildren Byron Kerrison II. and Amiah Duvall. Four sisters Lotus Mills-Lawson, Barbara Thomas, Lorraine Matthis-Baylor and Dorothy Matthis. Four brothers John Matthis Sr, Donald & Ronald Jenkins and Ricky Ricardo Jenkins and a host of nieces, nephews and many friends.
Viewing will be 9:30 a.m. until time of service, 11:00 a.m., on Friday, June 15, 2012 at Spirit of Faith Christian Center, 2245 Oxon Run Drive Temple Hills, MD 20748 (map/directions). Repast will be held at the Morningside VFW (map/directions) immediately following the service.
Viewing - Spirit of Faith Christian Center, Temple Hills - 9:30 a.m.
Funeral Service - Spirit of Faith Christian Center, Temple Hills - 11:00 a.m.
Repast - VFW, Morningside
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