Bobbie Ruth Colwell McKillip, 79, of Desdemona, Texas, was the image of a servant-hearted, candy-toting grandma. On Sunday, July 13, 2014, she went home to add her beautiful alto voice to the angel choir.
Bobbie was born Feb. 25, 1935, in Abilene, Texas, to Robert and Ruth Colwell. She was married to her one and only true love, Troy Lee McKillip, on June 9, 1953, and wore her wedding ring until the day they were reunited.
She enjoyed her job with the United States Postal Service for over a quarter of a century and greatly loved the people she got to visit with daily. Bobbie was actively involved in her church and community, and she was a shining example of what it means to “love your neighbor as yourself” no matter the person's past.
She is survived by her four children: son, Jerry McKillip and wife LaQuita of Gorman, Texas; son, Mark McKillip of Arlington, Texas; daughter, Carolyn Rogers and husband Rusty of Brownwood, Texas; and son, Ken McKillip and wife Cherrie of Brownwood, Texas; sister, Barbara Janda of Thornton, Colo.; brother, Henry Colwell and wife Sylvia of Bryan, Texas; sisters-in-law, Lueta Clark and husband Donald of Clovis, N.M., and Ima Jean Stone of Marble Falls, Texas; brother-in-law, Truman McKillip and wife Mary of North Carolina; as well as her pride and joy, 10 granddaughters, two grandsons, and 14 great-grandchildren along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless friends.
Bobbie was reunited in death with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as well as her husband, Troy L. McKillip; parents, Robert and Ruth Colwell; in-laws, Lawrence and Esther McKillip; and little sister, Jeannie Smith.
In lieu of flowers, Bobbie requested that memorial donations be made to the Desdemona Activity Center (DAC), P.O. Box 2, Desdemona, TX 76445.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. today Nowlin Anders Funeral Home in De Leon. A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, at the Desdemona Church of Christ, 6129 Hwy 8, Desdemona, Texas. Graveside services will follow in Desdemona Cemetery.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude for the countless prayers and visitors as well as the staff at Comanche Hospital and Hendrick Hospital in Abilene. Condolences may be offered online at www.nowlinandersfh.com.