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Rodney "Roc" Robinson

Rodney D. Robinson (aka “ROC”) was born in Los Angeles, California August 24, 1968 to the late Olden Berry Jr. and Margaret Robinson Smith. He was the first born of three children.

He was a devout Sunni Muslim. His Muslim name was Abdul Shafeeq Anees. He worshiped at Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Also, he’s been a member of Prince Hall Lodge #1 since September 17, 2005.

He graduated in 1986 from John Overton High School and completed some college level courses. He worked in the Accounting Department at General Hospital, was the Emergency Room (ER) Registrar at Nashville Memorial Hospital, ER Registration Supervisor at Skyline Hospital and a Tire Inspector at Bridgestone.

He was a devoted family man. He was united in holy matrimony to Demetria Thompson in Nashville, Tennessee from December 23, 2000 to February 15, 2019. From that 18 year union, came two children. He is the father to Kenya Zairre Robinson and Khalil Zaid Robinson. He loved to cook, read and spend time with his children, family and friends. If you knew him, you loved him.

Rodney is survived by Kenya Robinson (daughter), Khalil Robinson (son), Demetria Barker (the mother of his children), Margaret Robinson Smith (mom), Rosalind Robinson (sister), Gretta Smith (sister), Thelma Martin-Still (aunt), Vacie Thomas (aunt), Billy Berry (uncle), William Berry (uncle), Chandler Jeffries (nephew), Aidan Jeffries (great nephew), Mikeela Barr (god daughter), Talicia Tyus (bonus daughter) and a host of other relatives.

He will be greatly missed by those who loved him.

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Prayers for Rodney's family and friends. I recall being a new guy at Overton and Rodney was always great and gracious to me and everyone else. We spent many hours throwing each other around the wrestling mat our freshman year. Fair winds and following seas good man.

Dave Ballinger Oct 18 2021 12:30 PM

Rodney although you left us unexpectedly, know that you will never be forgotten. Always Love in our heart for you, we will meet again.
Margaret earnest prayers for you, know that your job with Rodney is over, you put up a good fight with him. We thank you. Until we all meet again.

Love Aunt Vacie

Vacie Berry Thomas Oct 16 2021 12:04 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Rodney Robinson

Vacie Berry Oct 16 2021 11:57 AM