Gloria Robinson was well known as a dedicated social worker for the Jersey City Child Development Centers - Head Start for thirty - two years, where she adored working with children and their parents. She had been an active member on numerous boards and associations, including commissioner for the Jersey City Housing Authority for 12 years under the leadership of the late Robert J. Rigby, Jr., executive director aide to former New Jersey Sen. Edward T. O’Connor, Jr., the Y.W.C.A Board, the N.A.A.C.P Human Resources Board, the Hudson County Mental Health Board, the West Duncan Association, the Tenant Association, the White Lung Association, the Immunize The Children Board, and the Concerned Citizens Group of A. Harry Moore. She was honored in 1989 when the Jersey City Housing Authority A. Harry Moore Tenant Management Corporation dedicated in the center of Duncan a pavilion for tutoring and arts and crafts classes named, “The Gloria Robinson Recreation Pavilion.”
Although Mrs. Robinson was devastated when the A. Harry Moore buildings were demolished, she was overjoyed to discover the new complex being built in its place was going to be named “The Gloria Robinson Court Homes” in 2009.
Gloria leaves to cherish a lifetime of fond memories that she and her late husband Cornelius built together with their children, Gloria Watford (husband- Robert Watford), Bernard Robinson Sr. (wife - Alma Robinson), Sandra Jones, Maureen Sinclair (husband - Paul Sinclair Sr.), Melvin Robinson (wife - Shirley Robinson), Dale Robinson (wife - Sabrina Robinson), Cornelius Robinson Jr. (wife - Diane Robinson), and Steven Robinson. She was preceded in death by her sons Dennis and Kevin, Mother Ola Cody Price and Father Fred Williams Sr. and brother Fred Williams Jr. and Robert Williams. Services were arranged by the Watson Mortuary Service, Jersey City.