Marion Dottin nee Robins

Marion Dottin nee Robins

2/15/2017 9:18:30 AM

On the 29th day of September, 1929 a baby girl was born to the late Joseph “Papa Joe” and Caroline Robins in the beautiful community of Bailey Town, Bimini, Bahamas. They named this gem Marion, affectionately called “Mother” by family and friends later in life.  

Marion flourished and grew into a beautiful young woman, the 8th of 10 children, in a close knit Christian family. Amongst themselves the siblings shared a strong bond. As a result, she developed a warm and caring spirit which she freely shared with those she met throughout her life.

She grew up as a very friendly, loving and quiet child, never failing to express her love for family and friends.

She received her early education at the Bimini All Age Public School (Louise McDonald High School). After leaving school at the tender age of fourteen she pursued a career in the domestic field working as a caregiver for several local families earning money to assist her family with their needs. During her teenage years Marion and her siblings accompanied their uncle, Reverend Robins, as he travelled to Cat Island on mission trips. She was a true missionary travelling throughout her life sharing the word of God with others.

In 1951 at age 22 she met and married the love her life Harold Dottin, this union was blessed with five children: Carmen, Selvin, Humphrey (deceased), Kim and Deidra.

Marion made many sacrifices to ensure the successes of her family.

The year 1963 was a proud time for Marion when her eldest son, Selvin passed the Common Entrance Exam to attend the then prestigious Government High School at the age of ten. At the outset, Selvin lived with his grandmother, Sarah, until 1964 when the entire Dottin family relocated to the capital, Nassau. This move gave the other siblings the opportunity to further their education as this was priority in the Dottin family. While in Nassau, the Miller’s Heights community became their home where Marion was instrumental in successfully raising her children in accordance with Godly principles.

Having been a faithful member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church (Bimini), on relocating to Nassau she joined the SDA faith (the Johnson Park and later the Good News Church families) and made her contribution by becoming involved in various church ministries especially the youth programs ministering to groups from cradle to teens.

Marion was pre-deceased by Harold, her husband of 55 years in 2006 and her son Humphrey in 2015. Through these heartbreaking experiences, Marion persevered and remained grounded in her trust in God.

Her faith and trust in God increased as the years past and her greatest desire was to please Him. Marion faced significant health challenges over the years. Yet she continued to contribute to her family and maintained her independence until her demise.

All her life she was the epitome of courtesy, love, joy and empathy. Those who knew Marion knew that she had a heart of gold. She played a supportive role in the community to those that were sick and the bereaved, offering a helping hand, singing a song, holding a hand or just being present. You can be assured of her sincere and endless compassion.

On Wednesday, February 1st 2017, she suffered a fall and sustained a fractured hip that lead to her hospitalization where she remained under doctors’ care until her demise on Monday February 6th 2017 at 2:55pm.

Marion has fought the good fight and finished her course, and has gone to be with her Lord.

May Her Soul Rest In Peace.

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