Cora Sue Robinson, 75, of Port St. Joe, FL peacefully passed away on June 26, 2013 at her home with her loving family at her side.
Cora Sue was born on Feb 25, 1938 in Port St. Joe to Charles and Margaret Smith. Cora Sue was a lifetime resident of Gulf County and after her retirement in 2001 she enjoyed cookouts with her family and her grandchildren and spending time in her oasis she grew in her yard. To say she had a green thumb would be an understatement. Cora Sue enjoyed each day tending to her trees, flowers, and roses. It was not unusual for her to have hundreds of flowers and roses blooming on any given day.
She also enjoyed her birds each morning with a cup of coffee. For the longest time she would get upset at the squirrels for getting into her bird feeders, but they too finally won her over and she said I think the squirrels and the birds worked well together.
Cora Sue was a dedicated red, white, and blue American. One of her favorite pictures was her standing with the Olympic Torch and the American Flag. She served as a public servant for Gulf County for over
35 years. She served for the Gulf County School Board as the Payroll Manager for over 15 years until she was elected as Supervisor of Elections for Gulf County. As Supervisor of Elections she excelled in her job. In 1984 Gulf County was recognized as the number one county for having the highest percentage of registered voters in the state with 7,555 out of an estimated 7,561 people of voting age residing in Gulf County, for a percentage of 99.93 percent. Cora Sue accomplished this by conducting voting registration drives throughout the county and she brought the books into the schools in the county to register those who qualified and acquainting the students nearing voting age with their responsibilities.
Cora Sue is predeceased by her four sisters and one brother; Margaret Smith, Pauline Miller, Carolyn Hill, Joan Wise, and C. R. Smith; she is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Chuck Baumgart, and her brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Pat Smith; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Cindy Medlin, Deb and Tim Harvey, Kim and Ronnie Terry; one son Thomas Medlin; her nine grandchildren; James Taunton, Jocelyn Williams, Kristin Medlin, Charles Medlin, Tara Goss, Craig Medlin, Jason Mathes, Brooke Harrell, and Alyson Harvey; seven great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, numerous relatives, and several close lifelong friends.
A visitation was held for family and friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday, July 1, at the Comforter Funeral Home in Port St. Joe. Her funeral service was held at 3 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 2 at the First United Methodist Church with Dr. Geoffrey Lenz officiating. Immediately following the service, a graveside service will be held at Holy Hill Cemetery.
To show respect for Cora Sue's public service and all past and present public servants of Gulf County, the family asks that you fly your American Flag on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a contribution to the Taunton Family Children's Home, P.O. Box 870, Wewahitchka, Fl 32465.
All services are under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home.