Paul Douglas Robinson was born January 6, 1953, to Donald Robinson and Eurena Jones in Lionel Town, Clarendon, Jamaica. He was the eldest of five children. Paul’s education began at Race Course Elementary then to Watsonton Primary School. Paul took evening classes at Vere Technical High School.
He followed his passion for automotive and enrolled in Experiment Trade Training Center, where he obtained his certification as a Diesel Mechanic. With this new certification under his belt, Paul migrated to Gitmo, Cuba. He obtained a position as a Diesel Mechanic at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in the fire department, which years led to his migration to USA. Upon arrival to Jacksonville, Florida, he worked for Yellow Cab, then in 1998 he began his work at the City of Jacksonville as a heavy-duty mechanic.
In 2004, he had to resign his position due to the diagnosis of Parkinson Disease. For the next 17 years he dealt with multiple complications from the disease. In February 2021, he was admitted for the 2nd time around to hospice. During this difficult time, Paul remained a kind and giving person. He always was interested in his family. On multiple occasions, called were made to Jamaica when all of a sudden, he wanted to talk to his mother, sister, brother or even his son Dexter. He would constantly call for Patrice (when she went away to college) wanting to know where she was and when she was coming home. He would be gently reminded that she is away at school and gave him and expected return date.
Paul was preceded in death by his mother, Eurena Jones; father, Donald Robinson; brother, Arthur; and nephew, Arthur Jr. (Tata). He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife of 24 years, Patricia Robinson; children, Dexter Robinson, Khadean Young (Broderick), Paul Robinson, Jr. (PJ) and Patrice Robinson; siblings, Paulette Baruch (Shannon), Patrick Robinson, and Angela Watson (Steve); sisters-in-law, Leonie Quashie (Wayne), Karen Kyte-Wilson (Gordon), Tiakaya Denson (Kalonji); mother-in-law, Eleen Mallette; father-in-law, Henry Mallet (Pearline); grandchildren, Christopher Robinson, Princess Fountain, Shashka Young, Broderick Young, II and Avarie Robinson; special cousin, Gloria Reed (Aunt G); and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. He will be greatly missed.
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