Bryan Ardis Robison II
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Bryan Ardis Robison II

Shreveport - Bryan Ardis Robison II passed away on January 5, 2021 at the age of 73, in his hometown of Shreveport, LA after complications from COVID-19.

Ardis is survived by his wife of 47 years, Susan "Suzee" Robison (née Segall); son, Bryan Ardis Robison III (Morgan); daughter, Jennifer Robison Goodpaster (Jeff); granddaughter, Jena Goodpaster; grandsons, Bryan Ardis Robison IV and Jeffrey Knox Goodpaster; brother, James Wendall Robison (Kay); and sisters, Catherine Robison Patton (James) and Patricia Robison Braud (Scott). Ardis is predeceased by his parents, Bryan Ardis "Robbie" Robison and Lil Hoover Robison; and beloved dogs, Mayzee, Minx, and Misty.

Ardis was born in Shreveport, LA on January 19, 1947. As a child he attended Southfield School across the street from his childhood home and graduated from Byrd High School in 1965. He earned a degree in Economics in 1969 from Centenary College where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. He married the love of his life, Suzee, in 1973, who he'd first met on a blind date in 1972. Upon Suzee's insistence, Ardis enrolled in LSUS to pursue a second degree in Accounting to prepare for the CPA exam. He joined the accounting firm of McKelvey & Farmer in 1975 shortly before son, Bryan III, was born. When Farmer retired in 1985, the firm became McKelvey & Robison until McKelvey's retirement in 2011. Ardis officially retired in 2015 shortly after his granddaughter was born. Throughout his life, he enjoyed doting on his children and grandchildren, spoiling his dogs, cooking, gardening, and learning about the latest in cars and technology. And despite his impeccable sweet tooth, he never had a single cavity.

A lifelong Catholic, Ardis was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus and member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. He and Suzee were members of B'nai Zion Congregation where he served as accountant for over 45 years. Dedicated to a life of service, Ardis served as president of East Shreveport Rotary Club, Exchange Club of Shreveport, and Pepper Tree Homeowners Association; and was Chairman of the Board of WESLA Federal Credit Union. He and Suzee volunteered for numerous organizations throughout Shreveport-Bossier and Ardis was well-regarded for his unwavering kindness, thoughtfulness, and support for those in need.

The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to Rabbi Dr. Jana De Benedetti, Dr. Himanshu Desai, Dr. Larry Broadwell, Sister Suny and the staff of Christus Highland for their exceptional care.

The family held a private funeral service with a celebration of his life to be held once it is safe to do so. The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation in Ardis' memory to the following organizations or the charity of their choice:

The Philadelphia Center - philadelphiacenter.org

American Cancer Society - cancer.org

The Arc Caddo-Bossier - thearccaddobossier.org

Christian Service - christianservicela.org

Girls Rock! Indianapolis - girlsrockindy.org

Kheprw Institute - kheprw.org





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Published in Shreveport Times from Jan. 13 to Jan. 17, 2021.
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January 22, 2021
Dear Suzee, Bryan and family, I grieve with you for your loss. I remember him coming to every orchestra function for Bryan. He always was smiling. I’m praying God’s comfort over all who loved him.
Johnette LeBlanc
Friend
January 21, 2021
Sending so much love to you Suzee, Jen, and Bryan and your families. We made a donation to The Arc Caddo-Bossier in Ardis' memory. Our thoughts are with you.
Julia Baron and Robert Silva (friend of Morgan and Bryan)
Friend
January 20, 2021
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of our friend and Class of 1965 Alumnus. He was always a joy! You can almost hear his laugh in the picture below. He will be missed by so many. Our hearts go out to your family during this difficult time.
Southfield School
Southfield Alumni Association
Classmate
January 19, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. The Board of Directors, President and Staff of WESLA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
Teri Morrow - CEO
Friend
January 19, 2021
Suzee, I am so sorry to read of the passing of Ardis. I pray for your strength and the strength of your precious family. May Ardis rest in peace and may you find comfort in knowing that your have many years of joyful memories.
Agatha Fertitta McCall
Friend
January 19, 2021
Our memories of Ardis and the Robison family go back to Stephenson Street when life was simple and sweet. Special thoughts and prayers for Suzee, Bryan and Jennifer.
Debra and Ben Politz
Debra Politz
Friend
January 16, 2021
Suzie- I'm so sorry to hear about Ardis. You know he never complained about his health. He was a joy to be around at Rotary.I loved he brought you with him often. When I sat with him he was always talking of you, the kids and especially the Grands. I am proud to know both of you.I hope we can get together and you can be our guest at Rotary.
Take care of yourself.
You and your family will be in my prayers. I know Artis prayed for Joe Clark everyday til his death.Yall were the Best! ❣ Much Love -Judy McAllister
Judy McAllister
Friend
January 15, 2021
Ardis was one of the sweetest persons I've ever known. I will miss him.
Laura McLemore
Friend
January 15, 2021
I hope your happy memories help carry you through this time.
evangeline phelan
Friend
January 15, 2021
Ardis was my dad’s (Chuck Snyder)CPA and I always remember my parents valued his service and friendship along with Suzee. So sorry to hear of his passing.
Jackie Snyder Wright
Friend
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