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In Memory of

Myra Tula Carter Robbins

January 13, 1927 - March 10, 2017

Obituary


Myra Tula Carter Robbins died at home surrounded by her family on Friday, March 10, 2017. She was born on January 13, 1927 in Gastonia, NC and was the daughter of the late Myra Katherine Rucker Carter and Arthur Dewey Carter.

Tula grew up in Gastonia, NC, where her Grandfather founded AB Carter, Inc., a manufacturer of textile related products, in 1922. Tula was active in the company and served as a member on their Board of Directors for many years.

Tula graduated from National Cathedral School for Girls and went on...

Myra Tula Carter Robbins died at home surrounded by her family on Friday, March 10, 2017. She was born on January 13, 1927 in Gastonia, NC and was the daughter of the late Myra Katherine Rucker Carter and Arthur Dewey Carter.

Tula grew up in Gastonia, NC, where her Grandfather founded AB Carter, Inc., a manufacturer of textile related products, in 1922. Tula was active in the company and served as a member on their Board of Directors for many years.

Tula graduated from National Cathedral School for Girls and went on to study at the University of Miami, North Carolina State University and UNC Chapel Hill. She was a proud member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and made her debut as a North Carolina Debutante in 1947. Always a progressive woman, Tula was one of four females on the first NC State University co-ed cheerleading team.

She moved to Raleigh in 1948 where she met Wilbur Glenn Robbins, "Robby". They married within 90 days of meeting and were married for 39 years until his death in 1986. In 1969, Wilbur Robbins started Acroprint Time Recorder Co., a manufacturer of time and attendance products, on which Tula served as a Board Member for 48 years.

Tula was a lover of the arts and served as a Docent for the NC Museum of Art and the Governor's Mansion. She was a Board Member of the NC Art Society and served on the Board of Visitors for The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center in Chapel Hill as well as the Board of Directors of the John Locke Foundation. She was an active member of the Inside Out Garden Club, Raleigh Fine Arts Society, The Red Sword Guild and The N.C. Republican Party. Tula served as a Precinct Chairman and twice was a Delegate to the National Republican Convention. She was passionate about traveling and visited many countries around the world. Her family and friends enjoyed hearing her colorful stories about the places she visited.

She is survived by her beloved children, Wilbur "Glenn" Robbins, Jr, of Raleigh, NC, and Kathrine "Renn" Robbins Niquette of Colchester, VT. She is also survived by Glenn's wife, DeEtte Triplett Robbins and their four daughters, Amanda Robbins Jones, Jennifer Robbins Ladd, Mary Robbins Brady, and Katherine Robbins Stanley; as well as Renn's three children, Leslie Baker Ott, Robyn Niquette Thomas, and Russell Niquette, III. "Tutu" loved her grandchildren and they were a great source of happiness and pride. In 2015, she was blessed with four great grandchildren; Conner Ladd, Carter Rose Jones, Violet Thomas and Cody Ott.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, James Bynum Carter of Gastonia, NC.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm, at Hayes Barton Baptist Church, 1800 Glenwood Ave. Raleigh, NC 27609. A reception will be held at the church following the service. Burial will be private.

The family would like to thank Transitions LifeCare (formerly Hospice of Wake County), especially Lee Readling, her nurse and case manager, and Martha Davis, DNA Staffing and Healthcare Services (Martha, Mary and Shirley), and Dr. Jim Parsons for their loving care during the final days of Mama's life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hayes Barton Baptist Church Broadcast Ministry as she was a dedicated viewer of these services every Sunday morning for more than 20 years.

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 Saint Mary's St., Raleigh, NC.