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Lawanda Denise Williams Robinson


BLACKVILLE - Lawanda Denise Williams Robinson was born May 9, 1974 to the late Mary W. Hunter. She entered into eternal rest at her home on Sunday, May 5, 2024. 

Lawanda joined the Mt. Zion Baptist Church at a very early age, where she was a member of the sunbeam choir, Sunday school, and Vacation Bible School. She was a 1992 graduate of Blackville-Hilda High School. She received her bachelor’s degree from Voorhees University in Human Resources/Social Work. Lawanda was a long-time employee of Barnwell School District 45 as a Special Education Career Specialist. 

Her sweet spirit and beautiful smile brightened every room that she walked in. She never met a stranger. Her love and passion for children with special needs radiated in her work at the school, as well as in the community. She advocated for those that couldn’t advocate for themselves. She dedicated all of her work to bringing awareness to autism disorders in honor of her son, Daven. 

Besides her mother, Lawanda was preceded in death by her son, Daven Williams; and her brother, Terence Williams. 

Lawanda leaves to cherish her precious memories her loving and devoted husband, Brian Robinson; daughter, Brianna Robinson; sister, Latoya Smith of Bamberg; brother, Mohammed Nelson of Virginia; mother-in-law, Sandra Hammond; sister-in-law, Christie Robinson; two brothers-in-law, Johnny Hammond of Blackville and Joshua Hammond of the Middle East; two uncles, Carl (Angelia) Williams Jr. of Blackville and Dennis (Dorothy) Williams of Missouri; two aunts, Joe Marie (Robert) Martino of Ehrhardt and Ruth Smalls of Blackville; three special cousins that were raised as her sisters and brother, Shantel Tucker, Chelsea Calhoun, and Kolin Williams; and a host of other loving relatives and friends that cared for her deeply. 

Visitation was held Sunday, May 12 from 3-6 p.m. at Dash’s Funeral Home. The funeral service was held Monday, May 13 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

Dash’s Funeral Home in Blackville assisted the family with arrangements. Sign the online guestbook at