Deacon Branson Julian Robinson was born on July 31, 1946, to the late Cornell Robinson Sr. and Mamie Julia Dean Robinson in the County of Greenwood, South Carolina. He was affectionately known as Brant by his family and friends. He entered into eternal rest on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Self Regional Healthcare in Greenwood, SC.
In 1964, he graduated from Edgewood High School in Ninety Six, South Carolina, and continued his education at Denmark Technical College and Piedmont Technical College. He later served his country in the United States Army and received several awards. Branson retired from Grede Foundries Inc-Greenwood Foundry, where he served 30 years as an Industrial Maintenance Electrician.
He accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Deacon Robinson was a devoted Christian who loved the Lord and his church family with all his heart. He was ordained a deacon under the leadership of Rev. Joseph H. Vaughn. He was a member of the MOBC Male Choir, Senior Choir, and served as the Church Clerk for approximately 50 years.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, brothers, Robert Robinson, Rev. Mark Andrew Robinson, and Cornell “Newt” Robinson, Jr.
Deacon Robinson leaves to cherish his fond memories his wife, Mattie Pearl Williams Robinson; children, Natalie Renee Robinson of Greenwood, SC; Branson Jamal Robinson of Chicago IL; one brother, Jonathan (Mildred) Robinson of Greenwood, SC; one sister, Tammy (Barry) Conway, of Hodges, S.C.; sister-in-law, Christine Morgan Robinson of Orangeburg, SC; brother-in-law Cornell (Lizzie) Williams, of Roslyn, PA; sister-in-law Rhunette Williams of Chicago, IL, along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Dr. Adrian Wideman. Deacon Robinson will be placed in the church at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.