Condolence & Memory Journal

You were a unique singer and a great musician, paving the way of encouragement for other female artists.

Posted by Patricia Reyes - Laguna Woods, CA   January 07, 2019

Cynthia was a dear friend to my father and helped take care of him through challenging health times. She was a remarkable woman and was so kind to me. I would very much like to get in touch with her daughters. If they are reading this, will you reach out to me?

Posted by Jennifer Tokatyan - San Diego, CA - friend   December 28, 2018

Came by Ms. Robinson's obituary by accident today as I was searching for some good music to listen to. My condolences to the family for their loss. It is always a shock when the great ones go home - we want them here forever. I am so glad to have lived in the time that was Cythia Robinson. Amazing blessing she shared.

Posted by Bonnie Gilbert - Atlanta, GA   December 09, 2018


I'm very sorry for your loss remember you from 3rd Avenue in Oak Park Sacramento I used to come over you guys house and listen to you play your music I was young girl then I'm 62 years old now and still think about you may you rest in peace

Posted by Voreece Serrano soto - Sacramento, CA   October 09, 2018

Thank you Cynthia for ur grace and talent..

Posted by Jeffery Tharp - Vallejo, CA   June 14, 2018

great female trumpeter , now playing in God's band !! God bless.

Posted by Dan Farnsworth - centerton, AR   February 09, 2018

I love you Cynthia and thank you so much for all the great music with Sly. Your the BEST triumph player of all times and you will be miss! I listen to Sly music from a baby to now and will continue forever. Rest In Peace Cynthia God Bless!

Posted by Darlean Lewis - Chicago, IL   November 06, 2017

Rest in heavenly peace Cynthia. I enjoyed your gifts and talents. Thank you for sharing that. Thanks for bringing The Stone Band to the Mississippi Coast. Where I first and last saw you and the band. My son and I enjoyed the show. You guys were great. I grew up listening to Sly &The Family Stone. Collected Your albums. Loved your music. You guys represent and praised Sly for starting the band. Shows how respectful and kind you guys were. I will never forget that. You we're the best. RIP angel. You are missed.

Posted by Windy Roberts - Slidell, LA   August 21, 2017

You will be dearly missed! I would look for you every time, the group would perform!

Posted by Charles Campbell - San Antonio, TX   July 26, 2017

The poet Kahlil Gibran wrote, "Fame is the shadow of passion standing in the light."

Cynthia was passionate about her musical sound. Her talent, professionalism, and grace was an ethereal halo of joy present in every performance.

I always perceived Cynthia as "the real deal Queen of Cool"...natural, not contrived.

Thank you Cynthia for your courage to step forward and share your sound.

You are missed, but not forgotten.

Posted by lil g - Chicagoland, IL   April 14, 2017


Gone but never forgotten!

Posted by Jeannettea Knight - Philadelphia, PA   January 16, 2017

Thanks for representing women, being the first lead trumpeter in a funky rock band. The music that came from SLY and FAMILY STONE was political, radical and racial. Enjoyed the music for years! BLESSINGS BLESSINGS BLESSINGS

Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   June 27, 2016

That's my Auntie. No one in the world like you . Love you❤

Posted by Stacey Gaines - Concord, CA   January 16, 2016


Posted by Paris MIxon - opelika, AL   January 15, 2016

My deepest condolences. May God provide you with the strength and comfort you need as you cope with your loss. (Psalms 9:9 NWT)

~Angela Flores
Las Vegas, NV

Posted by A friend   December 11, 2015


We love you All, Aunt ZiZi, Laura, Phunn, Lollie, Duncan, Anthony and Babies

Posted by Aunt Kathy, Missi, Alicia, Lonnie, Eric Family - Oakland, CA   December 10, 2015

For All my heart, All my spirit, Your presence will be missed. But your Essence will remain Forever. I Love You Always Auntie. Sleep tight, my Angel.

Posted by Melissa (Missi) Bax - Greensboro, NC   December 10, 2015

For All my love, All my heart, All my spirit, I thank you Lord for this blessing in my life. Your presence will truly be missed, your Essence Forever

Posted by Melissa"Missi" Bax - Greensboro, NC - Niece   December 10, 2015


Cynthia, you were a huge part of my childhood. I adored you and Sly. You all were my favorite group. I began playing trumpet because of you, which was my very first instrument. I'm sure I was not the only little girl who felt a sense of musical empowerment because of you. You will be missed. Take your rest, and your place in music history!


Doris Andrews aka A'Doris

Posted by Doris Andrews - San Pablo, CA - Fan   December 10, 2015


Posted by A friend   December 08, 2015

Cynthia and Jerry got a message that's certain....ALL THE SQUARES GO Peter

Posted by peter colgan - east moline, IL   December 08, 2015


I will miss you Aunt Cynthia. Celebrating my birthday will not be the same. Although, we were born several years apart, I was blessed to share the same birth month with you (4 days apart.)
I will miss your call....something we always did on each other's B-day. I, I will miss you very, very much. Love, hugs and smooches. Rest in peace.

Posted by La Le (Lollie) Wallace - CA   December 08, 2015

It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.

Posted by G. Freeman - GA   December 08, 2015


Posted by L. Wallace - CA   December 08, 2015


May God bless you may you rest in peace

Posted by Gary Smith - Atlanta, GA   December 08, 2015

Posted by Gary Smith    December 08, 2015

Our condolences to the Robinson family, and many friends . We have thoroughly enjoyed Cynthia's musical and vocal talents through the years. Her share has always been key, memorable. May the God who gives hope, grant you the strength and wisdom needed day by day to cope with your great loss. And may you find comfort and security from one who cannot lie - "he said: Tabitha, rise! She opened her eyes, and as she caught sight of Peter, she sat up. 41 Giving her his hand, he raised her up, and he called the holy ones and the widows and presented her alive. (Acts 9:40,41)

Posted by JW - Baton Rouge, LA   December 08, 2015

We will miss you Cynthia very much...Rest In His Arms.

Posted by Marciel Garner - Richmond, CA   December 08, 2015


Cynthia-Rest in peace.

Posted by - Monterey, IN   December 08, 2015

All the songs mentioned bring back pleasant memories of the 60's and 70's. I loved to dance, and these songs made dancing and enjoying life so easy. My earnest petition is that all members of the Johnson family find comfort in knowing that our heavenly Father cares for you and is saddened by your grief. All is not lost, however, He promises us endless life free of all sickness, pain, and death. He guarantees us a happy future surrounded by those we have loved and lost. Heartfelt condolences to all of you!

Posted by Brenda Carter - FL   December 07, 2015

A big influence and forerunner for a lot of young musicians like myself "back in the day". Thanks for showing the world how to dance to the music.

Posted by A friend   December 06, 2015


Posted by A friend   December 06, 2015

Loved "Dance to the Music" as well as her other songs. Truly talented singer and musician. Sympathies to her daughters.

Posted by old fan - brandon, FL   December 06, 2015

I am sorry for your loss. Please find peace and comfort in knowing God cares for you and will help you in your time of need. At 1 Pet. 5:7, He invites you to "throw all your anxiety upon Him." Continue to rely on Him for strength during this difficult time.

Posted by KM - IL   December 06, 2015


To the Robinson Family and Friends, and Sly and The Family Stone Members Current and Past:
You have my deepest sympathy in the lost of Cynthia..A GREAT TALENT. May GOD give you all strength in the days, months, and years to come..MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL...

Posted by THE COFIELD FAMILY - Detroit, MI   December 06, 2015


One of the Best, May God be with her family and friends

Posted by A Fan - Atlanta, GA   December 05, 2015


you will truly be missed, you blew a mean horn, we've followed your music for will remain in our hearts condolences go out to your family.

Posted by nadine calloway - dayton, OH   December 05, 2015


sweet dreams you made a big mark in your life with sly and the family stone you are in peace now no more pain and in heaven blowing your horn in that rock ' roll heaven band r.i.p.

Posted by terry martini - adelanto, CA   December 05, 2015

May your heart be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by AM    December 05, 2015

May the peace that excel all thought guard your heart and give you comfort..philp.4:7..
Condolence to the family.....

Posted by A friend   December 05, 2015


I listened to both groups and never knew that a woman was on trumpet! You rocked my world with your trumpet! My deepest condolences to family and friends. May your memories of her bring you peace during this most difficult time.

Posted by A Woman - PA   December 05, 2015

It was an honor to meet you, now the Angels in Heaven rejoice with your presence. RIP Kathleen & Rich Craig

Posted by Kathleen - Nokomis, FL - Friend   December 05, 2015

To the family and every one that loved Cynthia, I am truly sorry for your loss. My condolences to the family and friends. Psalms 94:19

Posted by A friend   December 04, 2015

Just saw her this past summer in Newark, NJ. Enjoyed the show very much but I could see that she was in pain. R.I.P. a great horn players.

Posted by Sandra Twine - Paterson, NJ   December 04, 2015

To the Family, You have my sympathy in the loss of your loved one. I grew up dancing to the sounds of Sly and the Family Stone. May you be comforted in the days ahead. A Fan......

Posted by Donna Shepherd - Columbus, OH   December 04, 2015

To the family of the late Cynthia Robinson

May God Bless And Comfort You
By: Charles G. Turner, Sr.

At times like this when we don't know what to do
Just talk to God and he will see you through
When words sometimes just won't do and you don't know what to say
Just talk to God and let him have his way

When friends and family come and go
Just remember that God has an open door
At times like this when words alone won't do
May God bless and comfort you

Posted by Mr. & Mrs, Charles G. Turner, Sr. & Family - Fountain, CO   December 04, 2015


Enjoyed the music R.I.H. u will be missed

Posted by A friend   December 04, 2015

I grew up in the bay area and no other band could out funk sly and the family stone! CYNTHIA was a trail blazer and a truly awesome artist and human being. Rest in peace. You will be missed.. but the music lives forever.

Posted by Teresa - CA   December 04, 2015

Thanks for the memories, one of my all time favorite bands. Your efforts broke a lot of cultural barriers, Rock and Roll heaven gets even better!

Posted by Jim Sawchak - DE   December 04, 2015

Her legacy will not be forgotten. Our condolences to her family.

Posted by - Charlotte, NC   December 04, 2015

Wow! I enjoyed this obituary. I grew up listening to all the groups Ms. Robinson contributed to. My sincere sympathy to the family. Her memory will live on through the music and family but most importantly, Almighty God will remember all those sleeping in the grave.

Posted by - AL   December 04, 2015

Her dedication to her art was beautiful and I give the family my deepest condolences. May the God of all comfort give you peace

Posted by Garth    December 03, 2015

Her wonderful performance this summer in Hamden, CT will be in our thoughts forever. May your family be comforted with pleasant memories in this time of sadness.
Jordan & Christine - New Haven, CT

Posted by A friend   December 03, 2015

I am sorry for your loss. May the hope of seeing Cynthia again in paradise console the sorrow of your hearts. She will be missed by all.

Posted by H. C. - DC   December 03, 2015


REST IN PEACE! May God continue to bless your family!

Posted by Bridget Wilson - Mobile, AL   December 03, 2015

Sorry for the loss of your dear loved one Cynthia. May you have peace and comfort now and in the days to come.

Posted by - OH   December 03, 2015

A great artist and memorable presence. Her music made my life brighter. May she rest in peace.

Posted by Gina Logan - Braintree, VT   December 03, 2015


God bless you and your loved ones ~ Rest in peace.

Posted by Jane Dowling - Waterbury, CT   December 03, 2015


Peace and Blessings Family. Gone but not Forgotten.if I could hear the horn blow/Cindy and Jerry got a message that says--

Posted by Douglas Chinn - Camden, NJ   December 03, 2015


Posted by Freddie Rhett - Savannah, GA   December 03, 2015

sorry for your loss

Posted by Jeneva Thomas - Bridgeport, CT   December 03, 2015

Sylvette, Laura, Family, Friends,

Our condolences to Cynthia daughters and family. Our prayers are with all who knew and loved her. We loved her music. She is missed. Talk about her memorys
with others. May the God who gives peace be with all of you.--RO.15:33

Posted by A friend   December 03, 2015


In God's care, rest in peace.

Posted by Dwayne Bickham,Sr. - Dayton, OH   December 02, 2015


Posted by Kent - Bridgeton, NJ   December 02, 2015