Maura Suzanne Robinson died March 10, 2012 at her home in Durham. She is survived by her life partner, Lee Anne Coggins and daughter Anna Huyen Robinson-Coggins; her parents Spottswood Epes Robinson and Anne Lobdell Robinson of Charlotte; her sister Katherine Anne Robinson Mickelson and husband Andrew Mickelson, and their daughter Alexandria Mickelson of Memphis; her brother Hugh Lobdell Robinson, his partner Sarah Harmeyer and their son, Hayes Robinson of Dolores, Colorado; and many beloved aunts, uncles and cousins.
Suzanne was born April 19, 1967 and grew up in Charlotte where she excelled in swimming and was a gifted artist. She was a national AAU champion in breast stroke, holding the record for many years. Upon graduation from Meyers Park High School, she received a partial scholarship and attended the Columbus School of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio and then graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Suzanne was a successful marketing entrepreneur and founder of Ad Spice in Durham.
A service celebrating Suzanne’s life will be held 10:30 AM Wednesday in the Chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service & Crematory, 1113 W. Main St., Durham 27701. Contributions in Suzanne’s memory may be made to the Nature Conservancy-NC Chapter, 4705 University Drive, Suite 290, Durham NC 27707, www.nature.org or Duke School Scholarship Endowment Fund, 3716 Erwin Rd., Durham, NC 27705, www.dukeschool.org. Lee and Suzanne’s families express their deepest gratitude for understanding and support.