Mark Andrew Robinson, II was born September 29, 1985 in Orangeburg, South Carolina to the Late Rev. Mark A Robinson, Sr. and Christine Morgan. Robinson. He entered into eternal rest on February 18, 2023.
Mark grew up in a home filled with love, video games, home bible studies, an on-display love for God, and music in Orangeburg, South Carolina with his parents and brother, Christopher. Mark’s spiritual journey began at Hickory Hill Baptist Church in Neeses, South Carolina where the Pastor was none other than his father, Rev. Mark A Robinson. Memorizing the books of the Bible and having to learn Bible stories was a common thing in the Robinson household. With this came the exploration of hobbies, games, and music, in which Mark was intensely all-in. There was a special anointing that rested on Mark in his ability to play instruments-first trumpet, then piano, and many other instruments.
Mark is the younger Robinson brother. He was educated at Felton Laboratory School until he reached 8th grade. During that time, he is taught by his mother to play piano and then given to the instruction of Mrs. Sandy Spann. Mark quickly accelerated his piano playing skills under her guidance achieving many ribbons and awards at recitals. He then matriculates to Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School where he takes up a key position on the drum line of the Band. It is around this time that he makes a very important acquaintance- Mr. Terry Gross. Mr. Gross and Mark worked diligently day in and day out and through their hard work and mutual respect for skilled musicianship, it put Mark in position to branch out in his skills. This led to him joining the Jazz Band and learning several other instruments as well. After teaching himself to play the Marimba, Mark endeavored to play for the New Jersey Cadets Drum and Bugle Corp-An elite group of musicians who are chosen from all over the United States for their excellent musical skills and talents to compete against other Drum and Bugle Corps for a yearly championship. Not only did he pass the rigorous auditions to join them for a 3 year commitment in 2004, but in 2005, he helped his entire drum corp. win the DCI Drum and Bugle Corp High Percussion Championship. With this came an autographed jacket from Yamaha Music Company and a championship ring signifying the win. During his 3 year tour, he also had the opportunity to travel the length of the United states and visit many places on the way.
After high school, Mark Attended USC Columbia where he majored in Music. While visiting home one semester, Mark walked in on a heavy conversation between his brother and mother about God’s involvement with them. After this conversation about the Holy Spirit’s involvement in their lives, Mark decided to officially give his life to The Lord, which led to a journey of relationship and discovery in God. This also led to a period of deep reflection and study that fostered a strong relationship with The Lord that lasted his lifetime. Upon returning to USC, realizing that he surpassed the material and skill level needed to obtain the degree before its completion, he decided to change schools and graduated with an Associate of Science degree in Information Technology from South University. Technology was nothing foreign to Mark as he went on to acquire 7 other certifications which led to him working as a Quality Assurance Engineer, Software Development Engineer in Test, and Software Development Engineer with several groups and companies including Palmetto GBA, Blue Cross Blue Shield, AT&T, Marine Corp Base Camp Lejeune, Blackbaud, and Lifeway Christian Resources-a place where he could use his talents and gifts to forward the Kingdom of God.
Mark was very driven in all that he did. This included his hobbies of being a more than proficient pianist, percussionist, guitarist, rock climber, and figure skater. Mark even had the opportunity to give back to students by working with K-12 programs after school teaching them musicianship all across the United States and was on the verge of releasing his own app to teach people how to play the guitar. His life’s journey has afforded him many friends and new family members along the way who mourn his passing and look to live more full lives because of his example. He is loved and will be greatly missed. He is preceded in death by father, the late Rev. Mark A. Robinson Sr.
Left to cherish his fond memories is his loving mother, Christine M. Robinson of Orangeburg, close brother, Christopher (LaSandra) Robinson of Rockhill, admiring nephew, Christian Robinson of Rockhill, and a host of relatives and friends.
The service will proceed as follows:
There will be no public viewing.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 11,2023 at St. Paul Baptist Church beginning at 12:00pm. All those attending service must wear a mask and adhere to all COVID-19 rules and regulations.
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