Mrs. Iva Mosley Robbins

  • Born: June 19, 1923
  • Died: January 11, 2011
  • Location: Sandston, Virginia

Tribute & Message From The Family

Robbins, Iva “Nannie” Mosley departed this life, January 11, 2011. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Claude S. Robbins. Iva is survived by her husband, Ted R. Robbins; sister, Jewel Jenkins; sister-in-law, Lillie Mosley; children, Judy Cox (Bruce), Ronald Robbins, Michael Robbins, (Bonnie), Belva Chesbro (David), Margaret Via, Kenneth Robbins; 16 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and one of the Mosley Sisters. We will miss Nannie’s stories of her “Ole Kentucky Home.” Iva was a longtime member of Antioch Baptist Church, an avid seamstress, quilter and gardener. Nannie loved her family and friends. The family will receive friends from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm, Saturday, January 15, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Avenue where services will be held at 11 am, Sunday, January 16. Interment will be at Washington Memorial Park.


Condolence & Memory Journal

as a neighbor of Iva's it was a pleasure to know such a fine lady.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Posted by paula and doug - sandston, VA - neighbor   January 15, 2011


I am saddened by the loss of yawl's mother. She was the light of all of you! All of you will be in my prayers. God Bless!

Posted by brenda wood - friend   January 15, 2011

Nannie, I will never forget you and all the times I would come down to see you as a child up til now. I remeber walking through the woods with you to Spain's store so we could get bottle cokes and chips, etc. Those were some of the most memorable childhood memories I have. Ill never forget Melissa, the twins, and I went walking with you to Spain's and it had rained recently and as we walked I fell down this huge hill and in the midst pulled Melissa down with me and were filled with mud from head to toe! you didn't find it as humorous as we did or shall I say I did! Nannie you will be missed more than you will ever know. I admire how strong you always were and open minded accepting everyone no matter what. Nannie I love you and R.I.P......Nikki Robbins

Posted by Nikki Robbins - richmond, VA - granddaughter   January 14, 2011

Dear family and friends,

My "Aunt Ivy" was the aunt who always had her house open to anyone .
I have precious memories of growing up with her children and all of our family cookouts and dinners and trips to Kentucky and to the York River.
She was my mother's sister. She and my mother, June Hochstrasser, were very close. She took care of my mother when my mom was dying of cancer .

Aunt Iva loved people and loved her neighbor as herself, the way Jesus taught us to live. Even during her last days of illness, Iva shared her faith and joy in the Lord Jesus Christ. One of her favorite quotes from the Bible was" Judge not, lest ye be judged." That's the way Iva lived her life of loving and accepting people.

John 14:3. " I will come back and take you with me." said Jesus.

Iva is home now with Jesus and all who loved her.

We will meet again soon.



Posted by julie andrews - Cobbs Creek, VA - niece   January 14, 2011

Aunt Iva was the best aunt. Her door was always open to anyone in need. I so admired her love of family and her strong faith in God. I have great memories of our trips to Kentucky and to the river. We shared a lot of laughs and a few tears. Rest in peace sweet one! My heart goes out to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She leaves behind many to continue on in her footsteps.

Posted by Brenda Witherspoon - niece   January 13, 2011

Nannie - I will always remember you taking care of Sharon and me and then Arica. You took in 3 more kids after raising 6 of your own. I remember you teaching us our abcs, timestables, taking us out in the field, walking around the circle, singing amazing grace, coming to our football games when we cheered, sewing the holes in our clothes, making the best breakfast and dinners. You were always there to bring us back up when we were down and always believed in us no matter what the circumstances were. We were so blessed to have you here as long as we did. You taught us all what selfless love was and you always put everyone else before your self. I will never forget the time I had with you. It was truly a blessing. - Shannon

Nannie - Although the time I had to get to know you was short, I am blessed to have had that time and it was an honor - Steve

Posted by Shannon Sobotka and Steve Menjivar - Fairfax, VA - granddaughter   January 13, 2011


We love you nannie and miss you. We know you are in a better place now with Papa. We will always remember everything that you did for us.

Posted by Sharon, Andrew, Claire and Zachary Blume - granddaughter   January 13, 2011


Chris, Anne and kids......

Our family is saddened at your loss. Prayers.

Posted by McNeely Family - Friends of Chris and Anne Robbin   January 13, 2011