ROBINSON, MATTHEW |
STEPHAN MORRIS A Memorial Service for Mr. Matthew Stephan Morris Robinson will be 2 PM, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at First AME Church of Palm Coast, 91 Old Kings Road North with Rev. Gilliard S. Glover, officiating. Mr. Robinson was born March 20, 1984 in Forest Hills, NY to Morris and Stephanie Robinson. Matthew passed away on February 10, 2013 at the age of 28. Matthew moved to Palm Coast in 1990, where he attended school and graduated from Flagler Palm Coast High School in 2002.
Matthew's extra-curricular activities included: member of the swim team, varsity soccer, Student Government and Future Problem Solvers. Matthew went on to the University of Florida, where he graduated in 2007 with a degree of Bachelor of Design with a Major in Architecture. Matthew was an active volunteer with many organizations, including African American Cultural Society (AACS), Boys and Girls Club of Gainesville, ACE Mentors, NAP Ford Community School and the Middle Schoolers of Lake Highland Prep School. In his youth, Matthew was frequently a speaker at AACS, Juneteenth, and Kwanzaa programs and MLK, Jr. Day and Negro Business and Professional Women Luncheon. Matthew's work history included, Dragonfly Restaurant in Gainesville and continued working at the Orlando location. Matthew was offered a position at Reynolds, Smith and Hills as a CADD Technician in the Transportation Department, shortly after that he was promoted to the position of Architect I. During his time in Gainesville, Matthew met the love of his life Christine McNabb. After she moved to Orlando Matthew followed. Christine and Matthew are the proud parents of Skyler Rose (1 1/2 years) and a little one due in September. Matthew was preceded in death by his father; Morris and his sister Victoria. He leaves to mourn his memory: his fiancé Christine McNabb; daughter Skyler; mother Stephanie; brothers
Jonathan, Palm Coast, Morris James (Lori), Mesa, AZ, Michael (Faye), New York and Mark (Paula), Brooklyn, NY; sisters Melissa
Arnold, Palm Coast and Lisa
Ransom, Jacksonville, FL; nieces Chantel Williams, Noelani Ransom and Brianna Robinson; nephews Brett, Brandon, Chris, Aaron,
Devon, Justin and Seth; aunts
Marsha Rode, Pearl Robinson; uncle Vinson Culberson; 2 great aunts Meredith Burke, Savanna, IL and LaMetta Wynn, Clinton, IA; naming just a few of his numerous friends Vincent DesRoches, Eric Lemus, John Keyes and "Paco" Patrick Bartholemew; numerous cousins and co-workers. He was an amazing father, fiancé, friend, brother, son and uncle. This unexpected passing leaves a hole that will endure throughout the years. He will never be forgotten and the love that so many have for him will last a lifetime.
Published in the Orlando Sentinel on Feb. 15, 2013