Judy Fawn Tate Robinson was born on April 30, 1950 in Caswell County, North Carolina. She was the fifth\nchild of Charlie and Thelma Tate. The baby of the family, she looked up to her brothers and sister and they\nwatched after her.\nWhen Judy was very young, the family moved to Washington, DC. A proud resident, she thought of the city as\nher hometown. Judy graduated from Anacostia High School and went to the University of the District of\nColumbia.\nIn 1973, Judy gave birth to her first son, Gregory B. Robinson, Jr. who passed away soon after. A year later,\nher second son, Eric Theodore Robinson was born.\nJudy worked for the United States Patent and Trademark Office for 41 years. She began her career there in\n1971 as a clerk in the Patent Copy Sales Division. She retired in 2012 from her last position as a Legal\nDocuments Examiner, a position that had been created to handle the increasing need for applications to be\nreviewed for national security interests. Throughout her tenure, she regularly received accolades and awards\nfor her outstanding work, including The Bronze Medal, The Exceptional Service Award and the Distinguished\nService Award. Although Judy took pride in her work, it had a greater purpose, providing for her son. Often\nworking nights and weekends, she was determined to give Eric the best of everything.\nBy 1986, Judy gave up the city life and moved to Oxon Hill, MD. Having an interest in interior design, she\ndelighted in decorating her new home.\nAlways with a smile on her face, Judy was a friendly and social person. She enjoyed reading, going to the\nmovies and music. One of her favorite pastimes was going to the casinos with her mother, sister and niece.\nMost of all, she was a foodie. She especially loved the specialty of her hometown area, crabs.\nWhen her granddaughter Sofia was born, Judy heaped all of the love and attention on her that she had given\nher son. Sofia was the apple of her eye and she relished spending as much time with her as possible.\nJudy passed away peacefully on March 8, 2022 in Clinton, MD. She leaves to cherish her memory her son,\nEric Robinson, daughter-in-law, Kiddy Girma, sister, Patricia Durham, granddaughter, Sofia Robinson, aunt,\nMelba Bigelow, sister-in-laws Lorna and Sandra Tate, niece, Carla Durham, nephews Michael, Charles, Marvin\nJr. and Jason Tate, and many more family members and friends.