Nathaniel “Monkey Joe” Robinson, son of the late Deacon Jerry Lee Robinson, Sr. and Ethel Strouble Robinson, was born on September 11, 1971, in Orangeburg, SC. He was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 10, 2023.
A native of Orangeburg, South Carolina, Nathaniel, affectionately known as “Monkey Joe or Nay,” was educated in the Orangeburg Public School System. After graduating from Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School in 1989, he entered into the workforce and was employed by Kimbrell’s Furniture Store. He later accepted a position with Farmer’s Home Furniture Store. After recognizing his love for the outdoors, he built a professional career with Carolina Tree Company and served 24 years before Lewis Tree Company acquired the business. During his spare time, “Monkey Joe” loved to watch football, especially the Dallas Cowboys. He also enjoyed basketball and dancing.
He was married to the love of his life LouZini Vereen Robinson (lovingly known as “Zini” or “Z”) for 14 years; however, they shared a love for more than 20 years. Her love and devotion to her husband was unwavering as she stood by his side during his illness until God decided it was time.
“Monkey Joe” was preceded in death by his father, his paternal grandparents, Pinese, Sr. and Jessie Mae Robinson; maternal grandparents, Nathaniel and Ethel Strouble; two aunts, Patricia Strouble Gamble and Wanda Strouble; four uncles, Tony, John, Michael, and Timothy Strouble; in-laws, Annie and Adam Vereen; and one sister in-law, Sonja Jamison.
He leaves to cherish his fond memories: a loving and devoted wife, LouZini Robinson of the home; one daughter, JuanKisha T’Asia Nicole Robinson of Orangeburg, SC; one son, Nathaniel Robinson, Jr. of Orangeburg, SC; two sisters, Stephanie (Whesley) Robinson Keitt and Penny (Eddie) Robinson Bovain, both of Orangeburg, SC; one brother, Jerry (Cotrina) Robinson, Jr. of Orangeburg, SC; one adopted sister, Deborah Keitt; two Godchildren, Jaleek and Jaeim Lott of Summerville, SC; five grandchildren, Legasy Backmon, Cionni Robinson, Xavien Davis, Logan Davis, and MiLan Jamison, all of Orangeburg, SC; and many loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, relatives and dear friends.
The service will proceed as follows:
The viewing will be held on Friday, January 20,2023 at Glover's Funeral Home from 1:00pm until 7:00pm.
The funeral will be held on Saturday, January 21,2023 at Faith Tabernacle Deliverance Temple 1161 Amelia St. Orangeburg, SC 29115 beginning at 11:00am. All those attending service must wear a mask and adhere to all COVID-19 rules and regulations.