Kimberly Kanish Grant, “Kem,” the daughter of Lester Robertson, Sr. and Rosemary Grant, was born on September 9, 1976, in Walterboro, South Carolina. She entered into eternal rest on August 25, 2021, at Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro, South Carolina.
Having attended the public schools of Colleton County, Kem graduated from Walterboro High School with the Class of 1994. After completing high school, she continued to further her education at USC Salkehatchie in Walterboro. She was employed as a Manager at SCV Oil in Walterboro, South Carolina.
Kem was a lifelong, dedicated member of Friendship Liberty Ministries (formerly Friendship Liberty Baptist Church) of Walterboro, South Carolina. She never met a stranger and had a smile that would light up the room. She was loved by many and will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. She loved to sing and play the lottery. Her favorite saying was, “Aww! It’s almost 6 o’clock—my numbers!”
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother who raised her, Mary Washington; maternal grandfather, Herbert Grant; paternal grandmother, Pearl Washington; paternal grandfather, Sir Lester Robertson, Sr.; brother, Saa’id “Keem” Robertson and sister-in-law, Markiaya Robertson; uncles, Clifford Washington, Ronald Washington, James Washington and Rufus Siders; aunts, Cissy Washington, and Sonya Grant Smith answered the Master’s call on September 1, 2021.
Kem leaves to cherish her memories: her companion of twenty-one years, Peter Nixon, Jr.; three men and a lady, Keion Daniels, Jameek Daniels (Nia), Peter Nixon, III (Markeiya), Malaysia Nixon; one step-daughter, Alexis Nixon, whom she raised as her own; ten grandchildren who were the sunshine of her life, each having a special name; two brothers, Himisi Robertson and Lester Robinson, III; one sister, Tauhida R. Abdul-Salaam; two uncles, Johnny Lee Washington and James Smith; five aunts, Annie Mae Siders, Pernelle Washington, Pamela White (James), Harriet Washington,; her best friend since elementary school, Suzette Delaney; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
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