Van Hoose & Steele Funeral Home, Inc. announces with the deepest sympathy, the demise of Constance Robinson Stinson, formerly of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on January 12, 2021.
She was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada September 3, 1929, to Theodore and Eliza Robinson. She graduated from Boggs Academy, a PCUSA missionary school in Burke County Georgia, and Barber-Scotia College. She married the late Dr. Harold N. Stinson, Sr. and became a teacher in Gough Georgia from the late 1940s to the mid-1960s. When Her husband became president of Stillman College in 1967, she became ﬁrst lady. During the mid-1970s, she developed an interest in reality, and with the aid of broker the late Elon Miller, she became the ﬁrst African American realtor in Tuscaloosa. She continued in practice until 2007 when she moved to Grand Rapids to help her only child, Dr. Harold N. Stinson, Jr., whose wife become ill. She is survived by her son, other relatives, and friends. Graveside services will be held on January 19, 2021, at Eleven o'clock a.m. at Memory Hill Garden with Rev. Joe Scrivner, Minister. Under the direction of Van Hoose & Steele Funeral Home, Inc. The Link for service - https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/73620685 Services will be in compliance with the State of Alabama Mandate. Please adhere to the social distancing guidelines. All attending must wear a mask.
NO FLOWERS! Flowers are not needed, donations to Stillman College 3601 Stillman Blvd. Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 (205) 366-8817 https://stillman.edu
Stillman College, a Presbyterian HBCU, was founded in 1876 My father, Dr. Harold N. Stinson, Sr., was the 3rd & 1st African American President (1967-1980). The science building is named after him and a section of another building is dedicated to my mother, Constance R. Stinson. Donations can be made over the web site.
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