Leslie Robinson, Jr was born July 30, 1948, in Tutwiler, Mississippi to parents Leslie Lee Robinson, Sr and Mary Alice Burse. He was the third of six children.
Leslie accepted Christ at an early age while attending Mt. Zion Church in Tutwiler, Mississippi where he was also baptized. He was a graduate of Higgins High School in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He relocated to Joliet, Illinois with his father shortly after graduating.
Leslie retired from Seibert Trucking, at the age of 60, where he was employed for over 33 years. He was a member of Teamsters Local 673.
Leslie believed in living and enjoying life to the fullest. He was a nice dresser and did not spare any expense when it came to always looking nice. For years he shared his love for people and listening to music at the Big 10 and Fort Erie Elks Lodge. Above all, everyone that knew him, knew that one thing he valued most was having breakfast with his brother Sam, every weekend.
Preceding Leslie in death is his mother, Mary Alice Burse; his father, Leslie Lee Robinson, Sr.; daughters, Donzella Baker and Leslie Chanee Baker; two grandsons, Marcus Baker and Dontae McKinney; sister, Elsie L Singletary; Aunt Geneiva Cotton.
He leaves to celebrate his life: three daughters, Keitha McKinney of Minnesota, Jwana Robinson of Indiana, and Kyana Simpson of Illinois; three sons, David Ducharme of Minnesota, Kenneth McKinney, III of Indiana, Andre Shay Ross (Illinois); grandchildren, Tiahmo Matthews, Adjoa Matthews, Jeadon Ducharme, Anasia Ross, Brandon Baker, Vincent Walker, Davonte Stevens, KeVell Robinson, and Jayden Robinson, DeMarkco Jones Jr.; sisters, Earlene Mary Mitchell and Cynthia Mitchell of Pahokee, FL; brother, Sammie Harris (Velma) of Lockport, Illinois and Willie Earl Mitchell of Maryland; aunts, Betty J. Williams, Barbara J. Slaughter of Las Vegas, NV; two uncles, Nathniel L. Cotton, and Nathanial Williams and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends who will always remember him lovingly.
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