Bobbie Jean Sandborn

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TRENTON - Bobbie Jean Sandborn, 74, of Trenton, passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at her home.

Bobbie is preceded in death by her parents, John Wesley Rouse and Nellie Elizabeth Rouse; four brothers, Jimmy Rouse, Sterling Rouse, Thomas Rouse, all of Trenton, Wesley Rouse of Kinston; and one sister, Louise Rouse Finch of Henderson, N.C.

She is survived by her husband, James "Jim" Sandborn; one son, James "Jimmy" Sandborn Jr. (Ashley) of Sioux Falls, SD; and one daughter, Melissa "Missy" Jones (Robin) of Trenton; four grandchildren, Christopher "CJ" Drysdale (Ruhi) of U.S. Army in Alaska, Alexis Franco and Wesley "Wes" Jones, both of Trenton, Lauren Sandborn of Sioux Falls, SD; three great-grandchildren, Olivia Drysdale, Ryder Drysdale, Paul Drysdale; three brothers, John "Johnny" Rouse (Lois) of Trenton, Harvey Rouse (Sally) of Trenton and Thomas Earl "Tommy" Rouse Jr. of Pollocksville; and three sisters, Elsie Philyaw of Pollocksville, Roxie White (James D) of New Bern, and Selma Campbell of New Bern.

Bobbie was a member of the Cove City Missionary Baptist Church and President of the WMU. She retired after 35 years as a banker for Independent Bank in Ionia, Mich. She filled her days with the joy of grandchildren and staying involved with her church.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Trenton Missionary Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Cotten Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cove City Missionary Baptist Church in care of Womens Mission Union, 110 Wintergreen Road Cove City, NC 28523.

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Published in Sun Journal from Feb. 24 to Feb. 27, 2013
Bobbie Jean (Rouse) Sandborn
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2201 Neuse Blvd | New Bern, NC 28560 | (252) 637-3181
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