Affectionately known as “Meme” Gemetrius was born to Malinda Roberta Robinson (mother) and the late Eugene Carver Norwood (father) on September 27, 1988. He attended and graduated from John L. Leflore High School the Class of 2008. Gemetrius accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age. As a young adult he joined Canaan Baptist Church, under the leadership of Reverend and First Lady Desmond Smoot Sr.
Meme started his football career at the ripe age of seven (7). Playing for the neighborhood park Gorgas, later renamed Michael Figures Park, in Mobile, AL. He proceeded on in football playing for the John L. Leflore “Rattlers,” where he earned the nickname “Head Bussa”. Upon graduation he received a scholarship to pursue his endeavors in football at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. After college he returned home to his neighborhood, the Toulminville Community and began to mentor and coach underprivileged youth. As his love grew for football, he became a coach for the neighborhood league football team, the Baby Rattlers and the Eight Mile Giants. Coach “Meme” as he is known throughout the community and to his football players will always be remembered as showing leadership, kindness, and love to everyone he met.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Ison Sr. and Sophia Robinson. He leaves to cherish his memory, a devoted wife Phenicia Bowie-Robinson; a step-son Zion Bowie; three loving sisters Jamie Harper of Mobile, AL, Genesia Robinson of Atlanta, GA, and Markleisha Robinson of San Antonio, TX; five dedicated brothers Geneo Robinson and Anthony Robinson both of Mobile, AL, Tramel Robinson of West Palm Beach, FL, Coreen Murphy Jr. and Corey Murphy both of Wetumpka, AL; nieces Makenzly S. Bell and Keirran Robinson and one nephew Kieran Robinson. He leaves behind a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives, beloved friends, his best friend Mike Jones, who will cherish the time God allowed and will miss him dearly.
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