Services for Mr. Martes Antijuan Robinson, who died Aug. 7 in Laurens County, were held Aug. 14 at New Life Empowerment Center in Lumber City. Burial followed in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Lumber City. Officiating Ministers were Bishop William Hollis, Pastor Shawanada Jones, and Pastor Laura Clemons. Special singing was by Lil Jessie and the Miracles, Sister Tammy Dasher and Brother Jessie Clark.
Mr. Robinson, affectionately known as “Spank,” was born March 28, 1984.
Martes attended school in Telfair County, where he made an eternal impact on many lives. He never met a stranger and enjoyed living life. Martes had an unforgettable infectious smile that seemed to be a permanent expression. His laughter made you laugh. He truly enjoyed seeing and making people happy.
Martes loved everything to do with having a good time. He loved music and dance, and everyone knew Martes was the life of the party. He loved animals, especially dogs and horses, and his greatest love was modifying cars.
Survivors include sons Isaiah Antijuan Robinson of Hazlehurst and Martes Ke’shawn Robinson of Eastman; mother Melsina Robinson; father Ronald (Darristeen) Moore; grandmother, Grace Freeman; brother, Morreo Kendras Robinson; sisters Shakedra (Antonio) Robinson Godfrey and Ronneisha Lashay Moore, all of Lumber City; special partner Kellie Crowder of Hazlehurst; godsisters Gracious Baker of Spartanburg, S.C., and Brooklynn Bailey of Lumber City; a host of other relatives and friends.
Active pallbearers were Shamonica Robinson, Nikeya Robinson, Micki Green, Sophia Robinson, Tikela Robinson, Dalonda Banfield, Laterrius Price, Teyuna Robinson, Natasha Wilcox and Tramikia Mitchell
Honorary pallbearers were Jason Young, James Johnson Jr., Antonio Godfrey, Javante Harrell and Latonious Robinson
King Brothers Funeral Home was in charge.