Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Rachel's note about Bobby...

bobby-in-cambodia Our hearts are aching as we tell you that Bobby passed away this evening shortly after going into the operating room.  Before the surgeons started the operation, Bobby's heart stopped with an instant "flat-line".  The medical team tried for 45 minutes to resuscitate him but his heart did not respond. 

We are deeply saddened by our loss...but rejoice that Bobby did get totally healed...with a new heart, kidneys, and any other part that might have needed fixing.  The Lord knew the plans He had for Bobby...and today was his graduation day as he went to the One he loved the most and served so faithfully.  We know he was carried away in the arms of Jesus.

Words cannot express our thanks for all the love, prayers, and notes of encouragement that have come to us by everyone who have been touched by Bobby's life.  Our prayer for all of you is that you will experience the same peace and comfort that we have received from the Father.

We will let you know of memorial plans once these details have made.  Thank you again for all of the love and prayers for our family.

We love you all deeply!
Lee, Rachel, and Jeff

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1 comment:

Ken said...

I first met Bobby in Bitburg, Germany in 1983 - I was a 14 year-old son of an Air Force NCO - and Bobby and I connected instantly.

Over the next few years he and I would run into each other all over Germany.

Then we moved to Texas and Bobby came to visit - he agreed to sing at the little church we went to and everyone was blown away.

I've been in Delaware for 20 years now, and every time Bobby was in the area (Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, etc.) I would do everything I could to get some time with him - we laughed together a lot. I remember meeting Lee at Sandy Cove in Maryland - I think it was '94 or so.

Here's the thing - my wife just said it - a lot of who I am today is because of Bobby.

Bobby is the one who showed me what a life of faith looks like, Bobby is the one who showed me what happens when a person says, "Yes, Lord, I'll do what you ask."

Please know how much my family and I are sharing in your grief.