Robert "Robby" Thomas Lee

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Visitation
Roller-Chenal Funeral Home
13801 Chenal Parkway
Little Rock, AR  72211
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
6:00-8:00 P.M.
Service Schedule
Funeral Service
Roller-Chenal Funeral Home Chapel
13801 Chenal Parkway
Little Rock, AR  72211
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
11:00 A.M.
Cemetery
Riverwood Memorial Gardens
301 Carnahan Drive
Maumelle, AR  72113
Robert "Robby" Thomas Lee

of Little Rock, AR

October 6, 1993 - January 5, 2018

Robert Thomas Lee, "Robby" was born October 6, 1993 in Rockford, Illinois. He moved with his family to Maumelle at the age of 3 months and has lived in the Little Rock area all of his life. He is survived by his parents, John and Sara Lee, sisters Amy, Carrie, and Lori, brothers Josh, Dylan, and Mike, nephew Jack, niece Violet, an army of wonderful relatives, and very special friends. He was preceded in death by his sister Bonnie.

Robby's big love was music. He loved listening to 60's and 70's music, especially the Beatles. He loved playing music, too. Even though his right hand was partially paralyzed as a result of brain surgery, he found a way to be a good musician. His best instruments were piano, drums and ukulele but he also dabbled with guitar, mandolin and harmonica. He spent hours in the evenings on drums and tambourine, playing loudly in the garage with his dad on the other drum set and mom on percussion. He even got the opportunity to sing background vocals on an Amazon best-selling children's album, and as a boy he appeared on his favorite TV channel, Cartoon Network with his sister Amy.

He grew up in Maumelle and attended Pulaski Academy and also Christ Lutheran. Robby was a normal little boy until he was stricken with seizures at age seven. He endured surgeries, seizures and accidents but was determined not to be defined by his disability. No matter how intense or traumatic an event or hospital stay might be, he would always remain positive and loving and influenced everyone he met. He was one of the finest examples of unconditional love you could ever know.

He was always kind and gentle with pets and his cat, Binks who is missing him already. He had an extremely close bond with his mother and father who were not only parents, but best buddies. All three of his sisters loved him to the fullest and each had a unique and special bond with him. They will miss his hilarious sense of humor and daily phone calls and texts. He was so happy about the wonderful husbands his sisters had chosen, too, and he loved having three great new brothers and they loved him. He adored his niece and nephew and was fortunate to have a close relationship with each of his four grandparents.

Robby had two very special friends named Marcus and Hans who live in Utah. The three of them spent hours gaming long distance and they called themselves, "The Three Amigos." They both loved him and he loved them. He also cherished his Monday Night Football buddies who gathered each week at Bill and Rachel's house. They were all older but treated him like a brother.

Robby was our hero. Whether he was fighting to save Princess Zelda or just fighting to stay positive despite all odds. He was an example to all who met him. He showed us that no matter what hand you have been dealt, it should never get in the way of kindness and love.

A visitation will be on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 6-8 p.m., at Roller Chenal Funeral Home, 13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, AR 72211 (501) 224-8300. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the funeral home with Reverend Tony Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Riverwood Memorial Gardens.








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46 Condolence(s)
Janet Howard
West Palm Beach, FL
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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Dear John and Sara,
I was looking through past emails and my mind and heart fell on the email from Judy Leithauser informing me of Robby’s death. As I reread over his obituary, I couldn’t help but notice the similarities between Robby and my Kevin. They both loved music. They were both so positive and loving. I know Kevin was my happiest child, even though most people would wonder what he had to be happy about. I am sure that people have looked at both of our families and felt sorry for us having to deal with children with extensive health problems. However, they did not know our little secret that we were blessed to be with them as long as we were.
I know that this is your second child to lose far too early. I remember your sweet Bonnie. I always thought she looked like an angel.
I don’t know if you will see this note from me, but if you do, please know that I and probably many other people are thinking of you.
Love, Janet Howard

Scott Chamberland
Saint Agatha, ME
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

My Deepest Sympathies

Lilly Nova
Mountain View, AR
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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

May God give him eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain.

evanescence452
Evergreen, CO
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Monday, March 29, 2021

Rest In Peace sir

Viviani nunes
rio de janeiro,
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Friday, March 26, 2021

Olá, Bom Noite!
Gostaria de dizer primeiramente meus sentimentos à familia da Lee, pela perda do seu querido irmão Robby Lee. Não como descrever o tamanho dessa dor dessa perda. Eu sei que é tão dolorosa perder alguém da nossa familia que é tão amado por onde passar. Eu entendo a sua dor Amy Lee e sua familia também. Eu entendo perfeitamente como e essa dor dessa perda tragicamente. Eu também perdi um irmão mais velho que faleceu Fevereiro de 2020, ele era um policial militar 20 anos de carreira da policia militar, faleceu ao devido da violência do Rio de Janeiro - Brasil. Eu escutei todas as suas musicas novas, eu me identifiquei muito das 3 musicas, Far from heavem, part of me e Blind Belief. Eu entendo perfeitamente da sua letra de musica enfim. Desejo que Deus conforte a voce amy lee e sua familia Deus te abençõe! Fica com Deus!!

Morgan Robertson
Folsom, PA
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Saturday, May 23, 2020

To Amy and her family,

I am very sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I lost my mom to cancer when I was 16 in 1999, my only brother passed from a different type of cancer in 2007, and my dad passed away in May 2018. I faced many rough obstacles in life but it didn't stop me from pursuing my career in the criminal justice field that I been doing for about 9 years now, and enjoy it every day despite this pandemic going on, I been a fan of evanescence since you guys first came out, not only has your music helped me overcome many obstacles but also builds more passion for me to do my career field better every day. I'm so excited about your new album coming out in 2020 and can't wait to see you in concert again when this pandemic ends.

Natalie
Moscow,
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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Dear Amy and all your family, truly sorry for your loss. From the other side of the ocean I pray for your family every day. This terrible news touched me deep inside. Stay strong. Keep the faith. His soul is alive.

Best regards,
Amy's russian fan, Natalie

Alysanne Crymes
Conway, AR
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Dear John and family,
I just learned of the passing of your son and brother, Robby. I always loved listening to John on the radio talking about Robby and the family. Words can never heal the pain, but I will keep you all in my prayers as you heal and I wish you peace .

Alysanne Crymes

Jonathan
Chicago, IL
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

I met Robby a few times through his big sister, Carrie. Carrie and Robby were best friends and I envied the love they had for each other. When I visited the Lee home, Robby was always so kind, thoughtful, and funny, just like his big sister. Despite it being a cliche, Robby lit up the room. I try to learn something from the people in life who I meet who really inspire me and Robby was one of those people. He taught me to always be kind, no matter what you've got going on in your world at the time. He taught me that laughter and humor are the best medicine on earth, no matter your ailment.

Sorry doesn't begin to say what I feel for the Lee family right now, for my friend Carrie. The love this family has for each other is stronger than any I've seen before and I know the loss they feel right now is just as immense. Keeping you held in the light during your time of grief.

Michelle Jones
Roland, AR
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

John and Sara the Jones Family is very sorry to hear about your sweet son. Although, we have never met him his testimony shows a kind soul with a lot of people who loved him. The Somersett neighbors are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Please dont hesitate to call if you need anything we are here to help.

Marleen Eddlemon
Jacksonville, AR
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Monday, January 15, 2018

Dear John and family
I am so sorry about the loss of your magnificent special boy. No parent should have to experience the loss of a child. You are in my thoughts and in my heart.

Alan & Vivien Helms
Little Rock, AR
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Sunday, January 14, 2018

To john, Sara, and family.
So sorry to hear of the loss of sweet Robby.
Our thoughts are with you during this time.
Peace and love.

Jenna
Black Creek, WI
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Friday, January 12, 2018

My deepest condolences to the Lee family and Robby's friends. I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers in this difficult time.

Christian
Grovetown, GA
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Friday, January 12, 2018

I pray that Robby's family and friends find comfort knowing that Robby is at peace. My condolences to you all. May he rest in peace.

Nick Woodfine
Newcastle Upon Tyne, AL
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Friday, January 12, 2018

I met Robbie or Sgt Pepper as he was known on the Playstation Network, a couple of years ago. He was a true friend to me, one of few I've met in the video gaming community. We regularly talked about life, our shared love of 60s psychedelic era music, song writing, musicianship, cats & of course games.

Although we never met in person, I will miss him & our conversations dearly & can't believe he has gone. His deep chuckling laugh still echoes in my head from only just over a week ago while battling together against the enemy hordes of the 'Souls' games.

He was a kind, sensitive, considerate, gentleman gamer, who's like are few & far between.

My thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

Nick Woodfine aka VierSieben

Brenda Divime
Miami, OK
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Friday, January 12, 2018

my condolences to Amy Lee and family ,may Angels surrooumd you with comfort .

Sara Quaresma
Foros de Salvaterra, AL
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Thursday, January 11, 2018

I remember when I first heard "Cartoon Network" and saw photos of Robby with Amy, I was only a teen recently introduced to Evanescence.
Growing up with the band, with Amy and her family, just like many other fans, made me feel like we're all one big family.
Waking up to such news, it felt like losing a little brother. I still can't wrap my head around the fact that Robby is no longer between us.
One thing I know, he was a fighter, he loved and was loved dearly.
All my love and prayers goes to his family. You are not alone.

"People die, but real love is forever."

Caroline Pessoa
Natal, RN, CA
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Thursday, January 11, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. Words cannot fill the hole of missing someone so dear, as Robby. But what is best to keep is always the good moments and the best memories. Please, receave from Brazil all the condolences and best sentiments. We hope the time may find confort for the family's heart.

With love,

Caroline

Lorrie Bartok
Wyandotte, MI
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Thursday, January 11, 2018

May God bless you and your beautiful family. As your beautiful talented sister Amy said you'll all be together again . May you shine in the stars and send love to your family . God bless .. love xo .. Lorrie Bartok 😘

greice natane
so paulo, AK
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Thursday, January 11, 2018

I leave my feelings here for the whole family. May God comfort the hearts of each one of you and keep the memory of robby! For parents, John and Sara, I deeply hope that this difficult moment is only an obstacle to overcome. The sisters, especially Amy, wish that the memories are greater than the pain. We are with you, even from a distance, we will always be here with the whole family Lee

John Tennant
Charleston, WV
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Thursday, January 11, 2018

My prayers go out to the entire Lee family for God's healing and comfort in this tough time. I wasn't fortunate enough to meet Robby in this life, but I can only hope to meet him in the next. From all of the public love that his family and friends have shown him in these last few days, I can only imagine how great it must have been to know Robby. Such a great thing to know that we will see our loved ones again. I pray that the Lee family will trust in that and cherish the memories made with him until the day that they get to see him in Heaven. Love and God bless.

Johnny Tigert
daingerfield, TX
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Thursday, January 11, 2018

I was so sorry to hear about Robbie passing.My deepest thoughts and prayers for the Lee family.I mourn with you.
My daughter Leslie and I both suffer from Epilepsy also💜.

Aaron Henfling
Albuquerque, NM
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Thursday, January 11, 2018

I offer my deepest condolences to the Lee family. I'm actually a huge fan of evanescence and Amy Lee and heard about the sad news from Amy's twitter and facebook page. I am very sorry for your loss and offer my deepest condolences to Amy and her family.

Ramon Rosales
New York, NY
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Thursday, January 11, 2018

God has send an angel to be among us, I met him in new York, he was laying there still peaceful. I looked at him thought the glass in that intensive care unite . His sister was there holding his hand. From the first time i spoke to him I knew he was special. I was there to try to make him walk. We talked and Lough as we try to stand, his body was weak but his spirit was strong. That day at home I was thinking of a million way to help him. He had touched my heart just like everyone else that knew him. Some people are born with the ability to love, to care, feel unconditionally. I called them angels. God has called him to his side.
May you rest in peace my dear brother.

Ramon

My condolences to all the family

Amanda Pedraja
Comodoro Rivadavia, KY
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Thursday, January 11, 2018

I am sorry for the irreparable loss of your beloved son. In this difficult time, our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
They have been blessed with him, during the time God wanted in their lives. I'm sorry for this loss. You will always be in our hearts.

Lynda Goodbar
Fort Smith, AR
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

So very sad for the loss of this sweet young man. I remember Robbie being at the radio station many years ago when he was just a young boy. My heart breaks for you. You will be in my thoughts and prayers!

Jamie (Curry) Kirkendoll
Kincaid, IL
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

I will forever remember that sweet little boy who would light up the room like sunshine. He was such a wonderful lil boy. Sweet, happy, and so loving. Always one of my favorites. I moved away years ago and never got to know the grown up Robby but the little boy Robby stole my heart. My deepest condolences to all of the family. Prayers sent for peace and comfort during this time.

Ellen Lee
, AL
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

My prayers are with the family. God bless them. Robby was so special to them all.

Tim & Danielle McCord
Sacramento, CA
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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the Lee family. Robby will forever be a part of my heart. A soul as kind, caring, humorous, and witty, such as his, is one in a trillion. I will love and cherish the memory of my friend Robby forever. I wish the Lee family, John, Sara, Amy, Lori, and Carrie all the love in my being. Danielle and I have been beside ourselves since we received the news. Please let us know if there is anything in our power can do. We love you. We wish love, happiness, and peace for each of you always and forever.

-Tim and Danielle McCord

JoAnn and Stan Gonyea
Cabot, AR
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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

To the Lee family, We are so sorry and very saddened to hear of Robbie’s passing. He was a sweet young man. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Nasreen Moursi
Little Rock, AR
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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Dear Lee Family,

I remember Robby from elementary school, and I remember how kind he was to me, no matter what he was going through. I truly miss him and I thank God that I was able to meet him because he made me life a little bit better. I am so sorry for your loss, he was a wonderful person. Love, Nasreen

Melinda Mayo
Little Rock, AR
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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

John and the entire Lee family,

Although I didn’t know Robby, I know the wonderful family he was blessed to be a part of. You are all in our prayers as you go through this difficult time. May our Lord bring you the comfort that only he can provide.

Christy Kinsey
Sherwood, AR
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Monday, January 8, 2018

To the entire Lee family, we are so sorry for your loss. Robby was a sweet, strong, brave, kind person with a great smile and sense of humor. You didn't have to be around him long to know that. Those traits, along with a strong love for one another, run deep in the family. Our hearts go out to all of you, you're in our thoughts and prayers. Christy and James Kinsey

Joetta Duke
North Little Rock, AR
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Monday, January 8, 2018

John, Sara and family,
I am so saddened to read of Robbies Death in todays paper.
I remember meeting him when youd come into The Agency
And he was such a sweet young man and your dedication to him was so obvious to those who saw all of you together. I pray that you find smiles through your memories, strength from your family, and peace through your faith. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Joetta Duke

Pamela & Ken Brodhead
Melbourne, FL
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Monday, January 8, 2018

John, Sara, Amy, Carrie, Lori, Tommy & The Entire Lee family & friends, Sending our sincere condolences during this difficult and sad time. Our hearts go out to all of you. May your strength and faith carry you all forward. We met Robby while you all were visiting during a TreeFrog performance. Robby was a beautiful soul, and we know he will be greatly missed by all. It was easy to see that Robby fought strong during his life, despite all adversities with love and courage. With the love of family, friends & such great caregiving parents, he was able to embrace life. It is better to have known and loved him for 24 cherished years, then to never known him at all. Robby will live on in the hearts of you all forever more. Rip sweet Robby.
Pamela & Ken Brodhead

Deb Weaver
Little Rock, AR
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Monday, January 8, 2018

To the wonderful Lee family, I am so very sorry for your loss. We've lost one of the sweetest people who ever lived...Robby was an example of the type of person we should all strive to be like; he was always kind, sweet & understanding. I loved him so much & will miss his precious smile & his warm hugs. My heart aches.

Love & Peace,

Deb

gregg ledbetter
little rock, AR
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Monday, January 8, 2018

The Lee Family,

I am sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you all. The words written about Robby were so sweet and so true. With all his challenges in those early years, he was always so positive, such a good friend to others, and had such a great sense of humor. He obtained those characteristics from all of you as those are the traits of the Lee family. He was loved and will be missed, yet he is in a place now where he is well. Take care.

Gregg Ledbetter

Ron & Sarah Morris
Little Rock, AR
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Monday, January 8, 2018

May God comfort each of the family members as you walk through this valley of the shadow of death. We did not know Robby, but weve also lost have two children and we cherish their memory just as you do of Robby. We are of the Christian faith and as we dealt with our pain we came to understand that God is still sovereign .

Weve found that each person in the families has to grieve in their own way and own time, so we encourage each of you to be aware and allow that in the coming weeks. And also you may not think so in the next few weeks, but as time passes you will be able to think more on the good times that you had together and less about losing Robby.
It is always good to hear people remember and name the one youve lost. Robby will not be forgotten by friends and I hope theyll share their memories of him with you.

Terri Bach
Fayetteville, AR
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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Robby was such a sweet little boy I remember him so well running up and down the halls of PA like it was yesterday! I always enjoyed your entire family you were always so kind and caring.
My thoughts and prayers are with you!
Terri Bach

Leah & Evan Cox
Sherwood, AR
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Sunday, January 7, 2018

John and Sara, we were so sorry to hear of Robby's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and difficult time.

Susan Cookus
Sherwood, AR
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Sunday, January 7, 2018

My heart is broken. Robby was so sweet and loving and he gave the best hugs! His infectious smile will forever be with me. My thoughts, love and prayers are with you , John, Sarah, Amy, Lori and Carrie. I will always love that 7 year old boy who came into my life 17 years ago and stole my heart. I love you, Robby Lee. 💜

Jack and Linda Masucci
Merritt island, FL
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Sunday, January 7, 2018

So sorry for your loss. We met Robby when the family was visiting in Florida and came to see the Tree Frogs. What a lovely young man.
He really touched our hearts..
we are praying for your peace..
Jack and Linda Masucci

Susan Schmitz
Roland, AR
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Sunday, January 7, 2018

To Sara, John, Amy, Carrie, and Lori, and all of Robbys family and friends, Mike and I send our sincerest condolences. Robby was such a special, delightful, sweet and brave person, and I know he will be missed terribly. Even though we had not seen him or any of you in several years, I have always felt a closeness with your family and think of you often. I have many fond memories of Robby and Drew running around our house cracking each other up and just being joyful friends. Robby played a big part in our lives for many years and I will always remember him with great affection. I admire the determination and grace with which he faced his difficulties and the love and positivity he shared with everyone. I am sorry to have lost touch with you these last few years, but please know Mike and I are thinking of you and sending you our love and prayers for comfort in your grief. We loved Robby and are so very sorry for your loss.

Gordon Williams
North Little Rock, AR
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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Robby was cool without any effort. Wishes of peace and healing hearts to all the Lee family.

David Srite
Conway, AR
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Sunday, January 7, 2018

What a loss for family, friends and those who had yet not had the pleasure to meet Robby. This is one of the most unique young men you will ever hear discussed I venture to say in your entire life. His zest for life and humor and love for his family and a bit of shyness yet shined like a star in heaven where he now resides. One of the greatest benefits of having his dad become a dear friend and also his entire family accepting us as one of their own we treasured every second we shared with Robby who would not want you to feel sorry for him as he embraced all he met and all situations, regardless of the surrounding circumstances he would bring that smile and sense of hope to you or your situatiion like only he could. The best part is Robby is a Christian and has made certain that we will gather one day that will be for eternity with whole health and more smiles and love. He could not have been born to a better family when love is the main ingredient. He will continue to be my inspiration and drive me to strive to live and walk the walk Christ would want and does want me to walk. He even gives gifts as he relocates to be with the Heavenly Father. I pray Sara and John find peace in knowing how he changed peoples lives just by being himself. And that unconditional love that was mentioned, it is real, and is an example of how we should all live, if we do....this world would be perfect. We love and miss what our Lord gets to enjoy but it is only until we get there and he shows us around heaven that we will realize how much we really love him. Family and friends, we offer our hearts and prayers for now until we join Robby and for me personally..... I can honestly say heaven has an angel and that star that never sleeps at night in the brightness of a midnight sky, thats Robby smiling and waiting for us and keeping as would do, both eyes open watching out for all of us. In Gods name I submit this on behalf of my family and for all who feel this loss. Yes it is a loss for us, but heaven gained the brightness and love of one of humanities best. Love you Robby, Love the Srite Family and we thank you for letting us be a part of your life.

JaniceHousley
Mabelvale, AR
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Sunday, January 7, 2018

To each and everyone in the Lee Family,
There are no words to express my deep sadness in the loss of your beloved son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, friend, and much more. He was a genuine precious person, but now he walks on the streets of gold and is perfect, well and forever at peace. You will all miss him and his kindness and laughter, but you will be reunited with him. May during this absence you will know that God is always there and always wants you to express your thoughts to HIm. I, along with countless others, will pray for all of you at this difficult time.