Robinson represents S.C. at NFDA Advocacy Summit

EASLEY — Christopher P. Robinson, of Robinson Funeral Homes in Pickens County, recently spent time in Washington, D.C., attending the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Advocacy Summit.

As president of the South Carolina Funeral Directors Association, Robinson represented the State of South Carolina at the summit, where NFDA members from all across the country met face-to-face with members of Congress to discuss issues of critical importance to funeral service.

By participating in the event, Robinson is taking a proactive approach in advancing legislation that helps protect consumers and benefits the communities he serves.

“Our funeral home staff has an unwavering commitment to the families we serve and our profession,” he said. “I was proud to have the opportunity to meet with all of South Carolina’s Congressmen and Senators to help them understand some of the key issues impacting funeral consumers as well as my profession.”

At the conclusion of the Summit, Robinson and his wife, Rebecca Craig Robinson, and two of their children, Anna E. Robinson and John W. Robinson, visited Arlington National Cemetery.

“Seeing the thousands of rows of marble grave monuments was a stark reminder to me and my family as to how many men and women made the ultimate sacrifice to protect us and preserve our freedom,” Robinson said.

As president of SCFDA, Robinson and his family had the high honor of participating in a Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers.

“The sacrifices that so many brave military men and women have made should never be taken for granted and we should remind ourselves each day with heartfelt thanks to these soldiers,” he said. “It was a humbling experience to witness the precision as well as the perfect execution demonstrated by those special guards who are entrusted with the protection of the Tomb of the Unknowns.

“The Wreath-Laying Ceremony is a privilege, which my family will never forget, and will forever remember as we live out each day of freedom for the rest of our lives because of the bravery of multitudes of military men and women.”

Robinson is the fourth generation licensed funeral director and embalmer to work at the family owned funeral homes and cemetery founded in 1875 in Pickens County. Robinson Funeral Home has a newly renovated location in Downtown Easley, as well as Robinson Funeral Home located on Powdersville Road adjacent to Robinson Memorial Gardens. Also, Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home is located in the Central-Clemson Commons.