Bobbie Dean Robbins Carney
Bobbie Dean Robbins Carney passed from this life February 22, 2019, at Billdora Senior Care in Tylertown.
Bobbie was born July 22, 1940, at home in Lawrence County to Fred and Lexie B. Lawrence Robbins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy G. Carney; her parents, and her brother, Freddie Monroe Lawrence Robbins.
Services were held Monday, February 24, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Monticello with graveside services following in Tilton United Methodist Church Cemetery. Bro. Creighton White officiated the services, with Wilson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Bobbie loved getting her hands dirty working in her yard and growing a garden while she was able. She loved planting flowers and trees and was teased by those who loved her about having something planted every three feet, making it extremely tedious to mow.
She was a long time member of Tilton United Methodist Church, where at different times of her life taught Sunday school and Bible School and held positions on various church committees. She loved her church family. The Topeka Tilton Outreach Mission held a special place in her heart, and she helped as much as she could.
Bobbie was also a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
Another love of hers was the Lawrence County School System. She began working at Topeka-Tilton Attendance Center as a teacher aide as soon as her children were in school. She later became the secretary there and continued for many years. She had the opportunity to work at what was then known as the Lawrence County Vo-Tech Center as a secretary, then moved to the school administration offices as Food Service secretary. She dedicated her life helping to raise a lot of Lawrence County kids. While out and about before and after retirement, she would refer to the “kids” she would see as “that’s one of my kids.” To attest to her love of the school system, when she first went in to Billdora, if she could get to the phone before the employees, she would answer the phone “Topeka Tilton School.” It would definitely confuse folks calling.
After retirement, she traveled some with friends and became an avid Domino player, even winning a trophy. She truly enjoyed “Game Days” at various churches and with friends. She played cards and dominos with new and old friends in both Lincoln and Lawrence County.
Bobbie loved her family and spent as many hours as possible enjoying, caring for and listening to her girls, sons-in-law, husband, brother and sister-in-law, grandchildren and great-grands.
She is survived by her daughters, Patsy Cothern (Joel), Peggy Rutland (Joey) and Donna Stuckey (Dan); seven grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren, Karen Slater (Rusty), Russell, Nora, Lexie, Grace; Kathy Holmes (Jamie), Connor, Hayden; Kim Langston (Josh), Michael, Morgan, MaKayla, Maddie; Chase Rutland (Courtney), Valeree, Chloe, Sara, Junior; Daniel Stuckey (Dyana), Matthew, Willie; Jamie Stuckey (Sarah), Ainsley; Vanessa Tullis and Knox.
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