Robin Vernetta Tucker

December 20, 1956 ~ December 21, 2020 (age 64)


Robin V. Tucker passed away on December 21, 2020.


*CDC guidelines will be followed with masks required during the Visitation and Celebration of Life.  Up to 50 individuals will be able to attend the Celebration of Life Service in observance of Social Distancing.  Social Distancing will strongly be encouraged.


*This service will be made available via Facebook Live on the Henderson's Highland Park Funeral Home's Facebook page (@hendersonsfuneralhome) on Friday, January 8, 2021 beginning at 1pm.  Please "Like" or "Follow" our page for access.



“Dynamite comes in small packages!” so the saying goes. And that’s how Robin Vernetta Tucker described herself.  The third child in a family of eight, Robin was a fire cracker! Determined, busy, always on the go, challenging bullies, questioning the status quo and curious about the world around her, she lit up the room with her smile.

Robin was born December 20, 1956 to Charles Lou and Carrie Busch in Independence, MO.  The family moved to Des Moines when she was in middle school and she completed her education at North High School. She furthered  her education by attending Wright Technical Institute where she attained Certification as a Surgical Tech.  She was also trained as a Medical Transcriptionist and was valedictorian of her class.

Robin was the devoted mother of one child.  Dwane Lee Cason, Jr was the  reason she got up in the morning.  She crisscrossed the  United States keeping up with him.  She was there when he took his first breath, and fittingly, he was there when she took her last. Robin loved life and lived every minute.  She made a mean guinea grinder, loved all kinds of music; collected black angels, loved shopping, praise dancing, Bible study and above all spending time with her son and family.

When her health began to fail, she never complained. She just got closer to her God.  On December 21, 2020 God called Robin’s name and she willingly answered.  She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Lou; her mother, Carrie Busch; her daughter, Kizma Tucker; grandmother, Carrie B. Henderson; uncles, Raymond and Louis Busch and her niece, Tamara  Burse and nephews, Anthony Mure and Obell Burse.

Robin leaves fond memories with her only child Dwane Cason, Jr; her siblings, Walter Tucker, Jonathan Ware, Norburn Logan, Alberta Logan, David Burse, Nova Spinks, Copa Burse, Darlene (Ray) Lewis, along with a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, extended family and close friends.

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January 7, 2021

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Henderson's Highland Park Funeral Home
3500 6th Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50313

Celebration of Life
January 8, 2021

1:00 PM
Henderson's Highland Park Funeral Home
3500 6th Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50313

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