Ajene-Bomani Robertson, 44, of Los Angeles, CA went to be with the Lord on May 6, 2019. Ajene was born in Seattle, Washington on August 2nd, 1974. The son of Folayan-Oni Robertson (nee Barbara Davis) and Rivers Robertson Jr., Ajene is survived by his wife, Shannon McClain Robertson, 3 sons, Lennox Rivers, Niall Rowan and Tatum Ajene Reign Robertson, also his brother, Gavin Robertson & his wife, LaShanda, nieces RaKayla and Janea, and nephew, Gavin Jr., as well as a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in passing by his mother.
A stellar athlete, Ajene attended Garfield High School where he played Varsity basketball. He went on to play small forward for Seattle Pacific University, where he received his Bachelors degree in Communications. He also played basketball abroad in Norway as team captain for the Harstaad Vikings. Ajene devoted his life to helping others as a teacher, basketball coach, mentor and program manager for The Austin Foundation. He taught in Seoul, South Korea and Los Angeles, CA. Ajene was an avid reader and lover of music, from jazz to classic R&B. He regularly listened to motivational speeches and podcasts and was an active member of Santa Monica, California’s Toastmasters organization.
Ajene’s celebration of life will be held on Friday, August 2, 2019 at Garfield High School’s theater at 1pm. Ajene’s legacy will live on in his children and in the lives of all those that he touched.