“Main-Main” Robinson memorialized by friends, family

The Faith Harvest Baptist Church in Monroe, Louisiana, was filled with mourners and well-wishers on Saturday, September 16, 2023, as they gathered to bid a heartfelt farewell to Demetrius LaRay Robinson, known fondly as “Main-Main.”

Demetrius, who passed away on September 3, 2023, at the age of 43, was remembered by family and friends during a moving funeral service.

Demetrius was born on July 25, 1980, to Alvin Ray Washington and Rita Sims Washington in Monroe, Louisiana. He was the second of twins.

A man of faith from an early age, Demetrius joined the Empire Church of Deliverance under the leadership of Bishop Jim D. Moore. He attended local schools, including Carver and Berg Jones Elementary, Ouachita High School, and graduated from Wossman High School.

Demetrius Robinson’s untimely passing left a void in the hearts of many. He was preceded in death by his father, Alvin Ray Washington; his sister, Rayshell Dionne Sims, and his nephew, Quantarius Tarez Robinson. His departure was deeply felt, but his memory will be cherished by all who knew him.

He is survived by his loving mother and bonus father, Rita and Marvin Cameron; eight sisters, Sharonda Robinson, Lakenya Washington, Destiny Washington, and Lindrica Goldston, all of Monroe, Louisiana; Survitrius Robinson (twin) and Key Dorsey, both of Houston, Texas; Ebony Brass of Little Rock, Arkansas; and Rotina Robinson of Louisville, Kentucky. Additionally, he leaves behind four bonus sisters: Derserray (Cameron) Pratt and Sanqunikia Goodin, both of West Monroe, Louisiana; Marlicia (Chris) Wilson and Deshundra Goodin of Fort Worth, Texas; two brothers: Alvin Ray (Tiffiney) Freemont of Houston, Texas; and Rodrick (Stephanie) Holmes of Bonney Lake, Washington. Demetrius was also honored by four godmothers, Donna Mitchell, Olivia Newton, Patricia Shaw, and Francine Humphrey, all of Monroe, Louisiana. He leaves a host of aunts, uncles, god-sisters, god-brothers, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

The funeral service was a solemn yet uplifting occasion. Friends and family members shared heartfelt stories and memories of Demetrius, painting a vivid picture of his vibrant personality and the positive impact he had on those around him.

Following the service, Demetrius LaRay Robinson was laid to rest in the Magnolia Cemetery on Desiard Street, where his family and loved ones gathered one final time to say their goodbyes.

Demetrius Robinson’s memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew him, and his legacy of love and faith will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to be a part of his life.