Robbie's Funeral Fund
First and foremost for me at least, Robbie was my mother. Despite raising me and my sister without our fathers in the picture we never felt less than. She ALWAYS ensured we were clean, well fed, and able to hold our head up proud. She was always so proud of us, and invested into us 100%. Everything good in me is something she placed there. And you could not ask for a more deadicated mother.
Robbie Smith was dutiful servant of the Lord. She loved everyone and fully walked the walk of Christ. She was always there with a smiling face to welcome new members, would often use her own time/money to ensure folks would have bibles, breakfast was set up when folks arrived, and some of the various other unseen work that goes on behind the scenes.
On Thursday Nov 30th, while working her job as ticket attendent Robbie had an asthma attack that caused her heart to stop. Though it was evetually restarted 14 minutes later at the hospital the damage to her brain was too great for her to recover. She finally passed over Wednesday morning at 2:00am.
Always a giver, in accordance with her wishes; her liver, kidneys, and heart all went to those in need. While her lungs and other organs went to research so even in death, she could continue helping those who needed it the most.
What your donations are going towards:
-Helping the family with the unexpected funeral costs (aproximately $3,500 total) to ensure she gets the final send off she deserves.
-Robbie loved Christmas, and her 3 year old granddaughter Zaya more than anything. So we'd like to ensure in spite of every thing we're still able to provide a memorable Christmas for Zaya.
-In dealing with grief and all the logisitics of having a parent die, her son Tyberius had to take serveral days off work. Some of the excess funds would go to the unglamourous realities of paying bills and keeping the lights on.
-Donations of any amounts would be appreciated.
-We need the money for the funeral by December 15th, but we will keep donations open for a while.
You will be missed Robbie. Rest in Power.
Fountain of Life House of Worship
8838 S 2nd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85041
The funeral is in a few hours.
But I'm having trouble sleeping. The thing they don't tell you about this is it not one goodbye. Everyday I wake up. Everything I hear my niece. Every time the family gathers for a thing (which you do a lot during funeral planning). Everytime I have to explain the news, the story, how I'm dealing with it. Everytime I look at these keys she lend me that still don't even feel like my keys.
I have to face the fact, I will never get to share all the future holds with me good and bad with her.
I don't know if this post is in good taste. I don't know if these are the sweet backer rewards you knew you were signing up for with your generosity. I do know this. The only bit of repreive I've felt from this feeling is sharing it folks.
So thanks one last time for this. For helping me carry this load. I love you all more than I can say, and only wish my mother could see how many people I've somehow touched enough to be worthy of this.
Thanks for everything. Take care.
I love you all so much. I owe you all a hug and a beer. Seriously. I only wish my mother could see the quality if friends I've been blessed with.
We reached our goal in one day.
Feel free to donate more, but this should cover everything. I cannot express what this means to me.