Essie Mae Barnett, 58, Vero Beach

Essie Mae Barnett, 58, died July 4, 2010, at her home.

She was born in Vero Beach and attended Gifford High School.

She retired from Leroy Smith & Sons Packing House after more than 20 years of employment and then worked as a cook at Dodgertown Country Club and Indian River County School Board.

She was a member of The Holy Temple of God in Gifford.

Survivors include her daughters, Tonya Robinson McDonald of Vero Beach, Sonya Davis Ingram of Orlando, Yvette Hanson Gadson of Charlotte, N.C.; brothers, Tommy Overtree of Valdosta, Ga., Lee Arthur Robinson Jr. of Vero Beach, Dale Robinson of West Palm Beach; sisters, Barbara Perkins, Carolyn Robinson McLendon, Arnetha Robinson Myles and Kathy Robinson, all of Vero Beach; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee Arthur Robinson Sr. and Bessie Morgan Overtree and a sister, Glenda Robinson.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. July 9 at St. Elizabeth Church of Deliverance, Gifford. A homegoing service will be at 3 p.m. July 10 at New Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, Gifford, with Pastor Demetrius Webb officiating.

Burial will follow at Gifford Cemetery. Arrangements are by Thorne’s Mortuary, Stuart. Sign a guest book at

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