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Kenneth Robinson, Jr.

March 4, 1969 — May 24, 2019

Mann’s Life Story

Kenneth William Robinson Jr. , affectionately known as Mann , was born on March 4, 1969 in Abington Pennsylvania to the late Kenneth William Robinson Sr. and Patricia Gilliam. He made his transition on Friday, May 24, 2019. He was 50 years old. He was raised in Crestmont, a community he cherished and was well-loved by. He was educated in the Abington School District and went on to make his profession as a maintenance technician. His last job, where he was employed for 17 years was with the Wanamaker House in Center City. Mann was a hardworker who found pleasure in working with his hands and helping others in whatever ways he could.

He was a family-oriented man thru and thru. He and Sousan met at the age of 16 and instantly became inseparable. They were married August 18, 2000 and had 3 beautiful children together; Julian, Clay and Kenny (Humza). Mann’s family was everything to him and he went out of his way to let them know how much he loved them. He was known to grab loved-ones by the back of the head and kiss their forehead. Mann frequently and easily expressed his love for others in his booming, one-of-a-kind voice. He loved his neices and nephews and at every family event would say “Uncle Mann love you.” Mann also made it a point to call his mother frequently just to let her know how much he loved her.

Mann also had a love for cars. He had many cars throughout his life and prided himself on being able to pick out cars for family and friends that not only ran well but looked good. He especially loved the classic VW bugs and buses. It was his life-long project to restore his 1969 yellow bug, which he took great pride in and enjoyed all of the love and attention he received whenever he drove it. Much to the chagrin of his family Mann also loved riding fast on his motorcycle, which he did finally get rid of after constant pressure from loved ones to stop riding.

Animals were another one of Mann’s loves and they were always a part of his life. When Mann was little he would bring home strays and sometimes hide them in hopes of being able to keep them. His connection with animals continued throughout his life and he leaves behind a home filled with dogs, cats, and snakes.

Spending time in nature was also something Mann loved to do. He enjoyed working in the yard, planting flowers, taking walks and bike rides. Mann left this earthly realm doing what he loved, being outside on a beautiful day, working in his yard.

Throughout his life, Mann sought God and had a thirst for spiritual nourishment. In his last days he had begun taking action to live a life in alignment with spirit.

Mann leaves behind to cherish his memories, his wife and life-long partner, Sousan, his 3 sons, Julian, Clay, and Kenny (Humza), 2 grandsons, Julian Jr. and Jace and one on the way. His mother, Patricia Gilliam, his sisters Angela Blackwell (Marvin), Kimberly DeWalt (Odell), Dreama Taylor (Robert), April Robinson, Kenyetta Robinson-Darden (Allen), Karen Armstead (Matt), his step-sisters Toni Wynn (Calvin), Sharon Gibson, his step-brothers Maurice Beckett and the late Kenneth Luck. His mother-in-law, Barbara Barlow (Donald), his brothers-in-law Drew Barlow (Rebecca), Anthony Barlow (Cynthia), his sister-in-law Janice Barlow and a host of beloved Uncles, Aunts, Neices, Nephews, Cousins, great–neices and nephews and friends.

Per the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to:

The Philadelphia Prison Society- 230 S Broad St Suite 605, Philadelphia, PA 19102


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First Baptist Church of Crestmont
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  • 1678 Fairview Avenue
    Willow Grove, PA 19090

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First Baptist Church of Crestmont
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  • 1678 Fairview Avenue
    Willow Grove, PA 19090

Interment

Ivy Hill Cemetery
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  • 1201 Easton Rd
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19150
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