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Lawrence Kenyatta Robie was born on August 29, 1964 to Freddie Robie, Sr. and Blanchie Robie (Woods) in Lake Wales, Florida. At the age of 5 years old, Lawrence moved with his family to Springfield, Massachusetts. He attended Junior High School at Kiley and High School at Putman. Lawrence earned and received his GED from Springfield Adult Learning Center (OWL) on May 31, 1984. In later years, he moved with family back to Florida. He joined the Army National Guard with Honors. Also, he joined Labors and Havertry Ministries under the tutelage of Pastor Emery Wilson in Lake Wales, Florida. In fact, he painted a mural that remains today. He was a very dedicated and industrious worker. He really loved the Lord and strived to embody the fruit of the Holy Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23. Additionally, his desire was not only to possess the Fruit of the Spirit’s attributes but to share them with others and so he was baptised and served in various capacities at the Jesus and You (JAY) Church and Ministries of Riviera Beach, Florida.
Lawrence was gifted with his hands and became a carpenter, building and refurbishing homes. He also committed his gift to the work of the Lord in Florida where he used his creative mind, love of poetry and his exceptional artistry skills, he wrote, produced and directed two church plays named “Straight Street'' and “Upper Room”. He even used his poetic inclinations and talent to write poems and prose to capture the heart of his wife and partner of twenty-three years, Sondra Jackson Robie. He was a very loving, humble, God fearing and charismatic man. He was a dutiful man; as well as husband. He often brought Sondra flowers as reminders of his love and gratitude for her. She and Lawrence weathered many storms, hurdles and even a few hurricanes together and their love of God grew stronger from each new challenge. In survivors 3 hurricanes, they moved to Louisville, Kentucky. Lawrence accepted a job with Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government. He was assigned to JCYC (Metro Government’s Youth Detention Center.
On Thursday, August 19, 2021, Lawrence departed this life. He leaves precious memories to his loving and devoted wife, Sondra Jackson-Robie; his father, Freddie Robie, Sr. (Clara); his mother, Blanchie Woods; his daughter, Kelly Hazzard; 4 Grandchildren, his son, Lawrence Robie, Jr.; his sisters, that were very close to him,, Lisa Gator and Shay Robie; his loving brother that called him often, Freddie Robie, Jr, two brothers who preceeded him in death; Michael & Clarence Robie, four Aunts, Gloria, Lilly (Eddie) & Betty, and his brother-in-law, George Jackson, Jr.; Lawrence truly loved family and all of his siblings and they loved him. They include: Ethel (pig) who visited him often, Amanda, Sandra, Sarah, Sheila and his brother Kendrick. Lawrence had a host of many nephews, cousins, and friends. He will be truly missed.;
A visitation has been scheduled for Saturday, September 4, 2021 from 12 pm- 12:30 PM with the Celebration of Life to begin at 12:30 at Pleasant View Missionary Baptist Church, 2600 Virginia Avenue, Louisville, KY 40211.
Burial - Cave Hill Cemetery.
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