The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


October 31, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012


Robin Lester Zimmerman

Robin Lester Zimmerman, of Charleston, S.C., formerly of Hico, died Oct. 20, 2012.

Born April 25, 1955, she was the daughter of Cora Phipps and the late Eddie Phipps, who was her stepfather. In addition to her stepfather, she was preceded in death by first husband, Brian, and daughter, Brianna; and her grandparents, Van and Angie Lester.

Robin had worked as a mortgage banker, and was also employed with Fairfax County Board of Education as a special education teaching assistant. She was also a contractor for various construction affiliates.

She enjoyed cooking, canning, gardening and working in her flower bed. She also liked the Washington Redskins and enjoyed NASCAR.

She doted on her grandchildren and her cat, Taz.

Surviving, in addition to her mother: her husband, David Zimmerman, at home; brother, Keith and wife Jo of Dickerson, Md.; stepdaughters, Stephanie Stevens of Bristow, Va., and Karen Vasser of Buena Vista, Va.; and special grandchildren, Taylor and Ryan of Bristow.

Services celebrating Robin’s life were Oct. 26, at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Chapel in Beckley, with Rev. F.D. Sexton and Rev. Glen Dryden officiating. Interment followed at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity.

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Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

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