SunFlower

About Us

History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Beginning in the early 1900's, Oren "O.L." Robinette opened a general store in Blackwater, VA. Around 1936, O.L began selling caskets out of a small one room building next to his general store. At that time all funerals in the Blackwater community were held in either someone's home or church, so there was no need for a formal funeral parlor. O.L. died at an early age due to health problems and left his son Ralph O. Robinette to run the family businesses. He and his wife Sue continued to grow the business by building a formal funeral home on the property and later adding a formal chapel onto the building. They operated the funeral home and general store until around 1999 when illness prevented them from taking part in the daily operations. Sue passed away in July of 2000 and Ralph in April of 2001. 

Upon the passing of Ralph and Sue, Pat and his wife Judy Osborne Robinette assumed ownership of the businesses. Pat has been in funeral service all of his life. Now, their children Kirby and her husband Adam, Ashley and Adrian have active roles in the operations of the funeral homes as well.

In May of 2013, Pat and Judy purchased Arney-Mullins Funeral Homes in Jonesville and Rose Hill, VA and changed the names of those two locations to Robinette Funeral Home to reflect the legacy of service the Robinette family has provided to the people of Lee County for generations.   


Our Valued Staff

Pat and Judy Robinette

Pat and Judy Robinette, Owners

Pat and Judy Osborne Robinette are lifelong residents of Lee County. Pat is a third generation funeral home owner, beginning with his grandfather, Oren Robinette, then his father, Ralph Robinette. Pat and Judy both attended Blackwater High School then graduated from Jonesville High School. They are members of Sarepta Baptist Church in Blackwater.


Adam Hurd

Adam Hurd, Location Manager

A licensed funeral service professional, Adam serves as the location manager at the Jonesville chapel. Adam is a Lee County native and is the husband of Kirby Robinette Hurd. He is a graduate of Rye Cove High School and of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He and Kirby have two children, Jacob and Ella Hurd. They are members of Sarepta Baptist Church in Blackwater.


Tom Nelson

Tom Nelson, Location Manager

A licensed funeral service professional, Tom serves as the location manager at the Rose Hill and Blackwater chapels.


Kirby Robinette Hurd

Kirby Robinette Hurd, Administrative Assistant

Kirby serves as the administrative assistant at the Jonesville chapel. She is a Lee County Native and is the daughter of Pat and Judy Robinette. She is a graduate of Lee High School. She and her husband Adam have two children, Jacob and Ella Hurd. She is a member of Saretpta Baptist Church.


Ashley Robinette

Ashley Robinette, Administrative Assistant

Ashley serves as the administrative assistant at the Rose Hill chapel. She is a Lee County native and is a daughter of Pat and Judy Robinette. She is a graduate of Lee High School and is a member of Sarepta Baptist Church.


Adrian  Robinette

Adrian Robinette, Funeral Assistant/Maintenance

Adrian is a lifelong Lee County resident and is the son of Pat and Judy Robinette. He is a graduate of Lee High School and is a member of Sarepta Baptist Church. He serves in various roles ranging from assisting on funeral services to maintenance and cemetery work.


Johnny  Willis

Johnny Willis, Funeral Assistant/Maintenance

Johnny is a life long Lee County resident and has been associated with Robinette Funeral Home for over 30 years. He attended Blackwater High School and graduated from Jonesville High School. He serves in numerous roles ranging from assisting on funeral services to maintenance and vault set-ups. Johnny has two sons, John Michael and Joseph Willis and he is a member of Osborne's Chapel Primitive Baptist Church.


David  Hall

David Hall, Maintenance

David is a life long Lee County resident who is a graduate of Jonesville High School. David serves in many capacities with Robinette Funeral Home ranging from everyday maintenance to cemetery vault set-ups.