Dr. Ronald Roland Trotman, Sr. was born on February 4, 1959, in Brooklyn, NY, to Mildred Kennedy and Roland Ronald Trotman, who preceded him in death. Later he moved to Folkston, with his grandmother Sarah Kennedy, where he graduated from Charlton County High School in 1977.
After graduating from high school, he joined the U.S. Army in May 1978. His rank was from a Private to a 1st Lieutenant. In 1992 he was honorably discharged and he started Medical School at Meharry Medical College in Nashville TN.
Dr. Trotman graduated at Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN. His undergraduate was at the University of Louisiana Monroe, in Monroe, LA. He completed a Family Medicine Residency at Meharry Medical College, January 1, 2000. After he finished his residency he was a licensed physician in Tennessee, Georgia, and California. He was board certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Trotman has successfully been practicing medicine for over 20 years. He was greatly loved and appreciated by his patients, colleagues, friends, and family. He was a beautiful man with a pure, heart and a gentle spirit. With laughter that filled the hearts of all who got to know him for who he was. He was a great man of God with love for all mankind and knowledge of The Glorious Word of God. He was a humble and kind man, always putting people before him.
He has three children from his previous marriage and four stepchildren from his last marriage. He had nine grandchildren, whom he loved so much and spoke well of all the time. He was a beautiful father and an awesome husband and an amazing friend. He lived happily with his beautiful wife, Ruby Parker-Trotman in Southern California until his death on June 14, 2020.
Dr. Trotman leaves to mourn his passing, his loving wife, Ruby Parker-Trotman; his children, Isaiah Trotman, Washington DC, Desiree Trotman, Ronald Trotman, Jr., Ohio; his step sons, Tutankhamum, Arizona, Ryan, Atlanta, and Kevin, Los Angeles, CA; his step-daughter, Darralyn,Las Vegas, NV; nine grand children; his siblings, Kahlil Malik brother, New York, Rahkiah Abdullah, New York, Sukra Malik, New York; his step-sisters, Saedah Malika, Atlanta, Muhammad, Ishbah Malika and Fatimah Malika, Atlanta and his only surviving aunt, Estella Inez Kennedy, Jacksonville FL.
Dr. Trotman will be remembered and greatly missed by all of them whom he blessed with his smile and humbleness, full of love and respect, and a grateful heart.
Let us remember a man full of compassion who sacrificed his life for his family and his most loved patients.
A graveside service was held on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Folkston.