Robin Tilley Clements

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Date of Death: 
Friday, September 30, 2016
District Number: 
District 5
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Mrs. Robin Tilley Clements, 62, died Friday, September 30, 2016 at her home. She was born in Durham, the daughter of Clarine (Tootsie) Keck Tilley and the late Robert Carroll Tilley. Robin was recently preceded in death by her son, Edwin B. “Tripp” Clements, III. For several years Robin had suffered from a rare neurological disorder called Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). She was a 1971 graduate of Northern High School. She worked at Duke Medical Center and for the Durham Public Schools but for most of her life she was a mother and grandmother.

In addition to her mother, Robin is survived by her husband, Ed Clements, Jr.; daughters, Alison Whitaker and husband Rodney, Erin Clements; brother, Jay Tilley and wife Amy; daughter-in-law, Ashley “Breezy” Tatum Clements; grandchildren, Taylor Mayes, Maddie Whitaker, Falyn Whitaker, Mason Clements and Tatum Clements. Robin wanted so badly to live to see her next grandchild, Kaylee Grace Clements born around the New Year.

A graveside service will be held 11 a.m., Monday, October 3rd at Maplewood Cemetery with her brother in law, Rev. Mark Harper officiating. The family will not be receiving friends, however, those who wish to pay their respects may do so from 12 noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, October 2nd at Clements Funeral Home in Durham.

The family would like to publicly thank Natasha Hinton, Mercedes Adams, Nancy Stolfo-Corti and the staff of Senior Helpers who provided excellent care for Robin. We also want to thank all of the local churches and pastors who have shown our family support and prayed for us during Robin’s illness. And we want to be sure to thank all of our friends and family for all that they have done for us during the past two weeks.

To our Clements Funeral Home family we want to say that we love you all and that you are the “Best”. You have taken care of two family members while continuing to care for others in our community. This is a real tribute to your love and professionalism. We are sure that Ed Sr., Travis Sr. Linwood and Robert are proud of you all.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that friends make memorial contributions to Transitions LifeCare (Hospice), 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.

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