Scott A. Robinson was a dedicated son, husband, father, friend, educator, and advocate for justice. He was born to Patricia Alsup Robinson on April 16, 1966 and transitioned to be with the Lord on June 14, 2013. After a lifelong battle with sickle cell anemia, Scott is now free from pain.
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, his grandparents Frank and Viola Alsup instilled a strong sense of integrity, honesty, and honorability in him. Inspired by his grandfather’s community organizing work, Scott was involved in the NAACP Youth organization and sickle cell advocacy work.
Most recently, Scott served as an advocate for the Alzheimer’s Association at the Georgia state legislature. He competed in and coached golf and tennis from childhood into his later years.
Scott graduated from Morehouse College in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in journalism. During and after college, Scott was mentored by Johnson Publishing Company (Ebony and Jet Magazine) President/CEO John H. Johnson and Chief Administration Officer LaDoris Foster. He said his association with the Johnson company ”gave me my life.”
It had a profound impact as Scott became more aware of the power of education and the beauty of Black culture and history. He became determined to celebrate it all through his teaching of young children. In 1998 Scott joined the International Leadership Institute in a diplomatic mission to South Africa and Zimbabwe, an experience that had a profound impact on his view of the world.
Scott spent more than 16 years teaching in public and private schools and nonprofit community-oriented environments in both Minneapolis and Atlanta. He created and implemented a civil rights immersion learning program, taking students from Minnesota to the historic southern states for a first-hand look at our nation’s history.
More than his public accomplishments, Scott was a dedicated family man with a strong network of great friends. His bright smile and loving spirit is what people will remember most about Scott. He is survived by mother Patricia Alsup Robinson; wife Sonia; sons Sage, David, and Alonzo; granddaughter Aniyah; goddaughter Tyiesha Young; Samantha Shepherd and other relatives; and hundreds of friends who loved him dearly.
His life is being celebrated at the Murray Brothers Funeral Home Cascade Chapel at 1199 Utoy Springs Road in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 1 pm. A celebratory toast will take place promptly at 1:11 to commemorate the love that Scott shared with his family. A second memorial service will be on July 7 at 1 pm at the Emmanuel Tabernacle Church at 2501 E. 22nd St in Minneapolis Minnesota. In lieu of flowers, please make a monetary contribution to the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia in Scott’s honor at www.sicklecellga.org.