Philippians 1:3, NIV: "I thank my God every time I remember you."
Robbie Nell Straughter was born to the late Rosine Rhone and Nath Straughter Jr. on August 18,1955 and departed her commitment on July 6, 2021.
Ms. Straughter joined the St. Mary Baptist Church in Ruston, Louisiana at an early age. She later joined the St. Peter AME Church.
Robbie was educated in the Lincoln Parish School System. After graduating from Ruston High School, she attended Louisiana Tech University where she received her Registered Nurse degree. Robbie started her career as a nurse in the Emergency Room (ER) at Lincoln General Hospital where she worked for many years. She was one of the first Black nurses in the ER who would work fulltime. Ms. Straughter served as the House Shift Supervisor over the hospital. Robbie continued to be a trailblazer by being the first Black Unit Manager on Station 5. Robbie’s skills were so impeccable that the nursing staff called upon her to administer the difficult IVs to patients. Furthermore, she was a deputy coroner for many years. Her talent as a nurse and leader was recognized at Lincoln General Hospital, Health South, and Jackson Parish Hospital. She enjoyed nursing and helping people.
It was so fitting that Robbie loved the color purple. The color purple means strength, power, and royalty. Robbie was truly a source of strength, power, and royalty. Also, our Queen enjoyed spending time with friends and family. Robbie had many funny sayings and nick names for nieces and nephews. Her family and friends have many fond memories of her. One friend stated that she was generous and would give you the shirt off her back. Ms. Straughter opened her home up to her daughter, Shaun, friends.
Robbie was loved by her family and friends! As the scripture states “I thank my God every time I remember you” (Philippians 1:3). Her family and friends are thankful that the Lord allowed Robbie Nell Straughter, to grace our lives.
Loved Ones Who Preceded Her in Death
Daughter: Rikkiya (Shaun); Mother: Rosine; Father: Nath; Brothers: Bruce, Eddie, Larry and John; Sister: Jettie
Loved Ones Remaining to Cherish Memories of Robbie Nell Straughter
Sisters: Jurlee Sanders, Janet Rhone, Fannie Crowe and Annette Straughter of Ruston, La., many nieces and nephews, special friends and fictive nieces and nephews. Robbie was lovingly known as “Aunt Robbie” to many people. Our dear sister and aunt now takes her rest and awaits the time when “all those in the memorial tombs will hear Jesus’ voice and come out”. John5:28-29
Statement from Erica (one of Shaun’s friends): “Your home was my second home and you treated me as your own. Thanks for loving me unconditionally. You and Shaun are together again. I love and miss you both. Take your rest”.
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