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Emanuel Lucille Robinson Thomas Wilburn

March 13, 1951 — February 16, 2023

Emmanuel Lucille was born March 13, 1951 in Wabbaseka, Arkansas

to her parents Emanuel and Emmer Donaldson. As a child Lucille accepted

Christ at an early age and attended Emmanuel Temple. Lucille attended

the local schools and graduated from Bakersfield High School. Lucille

was a loving sister, auntie, mother, but especially a grandmother.

She was loved by any and every one that crossed paths with her. Lucille

Was the baby of the family. Last of the tribe.

Lucille was preceded in death by her parents Emanuel and Emmer

Donaldson. One son Richard Thomas Jr. Her children’s fathers James

Robinson Sr. and Richard Thomas Sr. Five sisters Viola (Elzie) Irene (Shaferq)

Leola ( James) Rosie and Arzelia. Seven brothers Elijah (Ramona) Columbus (Edna)

Harrison Sr. (Rosie Love) Cornelius (Pat) Roosevelt (Marilyn) Oliver, Brady.

She leaves to cherish her loving husband of 25 years John Wilburn Sr., One sister Rosie

Graydon (Arkansas) Brother-in-law Chod (Annette). Six daughters Regina, Chamitra

(Rafurd), Tiffinia, Tederra (Samuel), Shawna, Miasha. Two sons John Jr. and James Jr.

A very special daughter in law Tiffany. Three godsons  Armondo, Stephen, and Chod Jr.

Thirty two grandkids Ti’Jhey, Ti’Miia, Ranasia,  Rhea, Zhy’Ney, Geanoe, Adrianna,

 Jamaylah, Nathaniel, Ja’Corey, James III, Jamarcus, Jaylin, Zaena, Rafurd Jr., Anaiah,

William, Breanna, Deija, John III, Jayden, Javon,  Genyha, Ja’Lohn, Jaydah, Alexis, Paige,

 Junn, Denisha, Kennisha, Shorell, Kamia. Twenty one great grandkids. Her bonus

granddaughters Zubrea, and Cristin. A Host of nieces, nephews, and other, family members.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, March 2, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Basham-Hopson Funeral Care Chapel

620 Oregon Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305

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Funeral Service

Friday, March 3, 2023

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