City mourns passing of Councilman Robinson
City Hall is mourning the unexpected loss of Councilman Edward “Ed” Robinson who died Wednesday, March 23. With compassion and sympathy we extend our condolences and prayers to family and friends. Councilman Robinson was a fixture in our City and was known as a strong advocate and a dedicated representative of the district and the people he served. Councilman Robinson began his service as Councilman for the City of Florence on May 8, 1989 representing Council District Two.
As the longest serving council member, Ed served on various Council committees and was especially acknowledged for the annual freedom march in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was known as a person with deep reverence for those who felt disenfranchised, with much of his work focused on finding a way out for those individuals impacted by institutionalized poverty.
Outside of his public image, Councilman Robinson will be remembered for his spirit of generosity to those in need. Councilman Robinson will be long remembered by City staff, City Council and those that he served. Funeral services for Councilman Robinson were held Tuesday March 29, at 11 am at the Florence Civic Center.
PDRTA provided additional bus service in response to an anticipated increase in ridership to the funeral. “What a fitting tribute it would be to have buses of people arrive to pay respects to a man who for decades worked very hard to enhance public transportation in Florence and the Pee Dee,” commented Chuck MacNeil, PDRTA Executive Director.