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December 13, 1954 ~ May 8, 2023 (age 68) 68 Years Old
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Connell Robinson, a beloved father, brother, and friend, passed away peacefully on May 8, 2023, in Columbia, South Carolina. A son of the late John L. Robinson, Jr., and Lillie Mae Feaster Robinson, he was born on December 13, 1954, in Blair, South Carolina. Connell lived a life filled with love, laughter, and a passion for helping others.
Connell was preceded in death by his sister Mary Jo Booker. Yancy Robinson and twin brother Donnell Robinson and Mattie D Hughes (Companion). Connell was a devoted father to his three sons, Cornelius, Derrick, and Marcus, and stepdaughter Melissa Hughes, and Mackenzey Hughes stepgrandson who were his pride and joy. He was a supportive brother to his sisters, Deloris (Craig) Wise, and Peggy Robinson Shelton (Julian), all of Newberry; and his brothers, John Floyd Robinson (Dorcus) of Hartford, CT, and Raymond Robinson of Newberry. Connell's love for his family was evident in the many memories they shared together and the strong bonds they forged throughout the years. Connell also has four grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews and a loyal friend Mr. John Willie Morgan.
Growing up in Blair, South Carolina, Connell was known for his outgoing personality and love for dancing. He was the life of every party and never made an enemy. He was loved by all who knew him and will be remembered as a friendly, loving, and handy man. Connell was also known for his impeccable style, always dressing to impress and enjoying Roy C.
Connell's work history included a career in construction, where he was well-respected for his skills and dedication. Later in life, he found joy in helping members of his community care for their yards, showcasing his love for the outdoors and his talent for landscaping. His work at Gethsemane Baptist Church was a testament to his commitment to his faith and his community.
Connell's faith played an important role in his life. He was Baptized at Gethsemane Baptist Church. One of his most memorable traditions was dancing in front of the casket at funerals. When asked why he did this, Connell would say that he knew the person had gained their Victory, and he wanted to celebrate their life.
Connell's interests extended beyond his work and church. He was a man of many talents and hobbies, always eager to learn something new and share his knowledge with others. His love for dancing never waned, and he could often be found dancing at family gatherings and social events. His infectious laughter and warm smile will be missed by all who knew him.
As we remember Connell Robinson, we celebrate a life well-lived, full of love, laughter, and an unwavering dedication to his family, friends, and community. He leaves behind a legacy of joy, hard work, and strong relationships that will continue to inspire and guide those who were fortunate enough to know him. Rest in peace, Connell. Your light will continue to shine in the hearts of all who loved you.