Dr. Robert and Barbara Lesslie
April 7, 2021
Rock Hill, South Carolina - The Lord called Dr. Robert D. Lesslie, Sr., 70, and his wife, Barbara Smith Lesslie, 69, home to glory, together with two of their beloved grandchildren, on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.
A memorial service will be held at 3pm on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at West End Baptist Church with Dr. J. Barry Dagenhart and Rev. John Oliphant officiating.
Authored by Robert, and heavily edited by Barbara, the story of their lives is inspired first and foremost by the Holy Spirit. Robert and Barbara met and fell in love at Erskine College. They celebrated -- and tolerated -- one another's tomfoolery in marriage for more than 47 years. Their love spanned a half a century and was the foundation that built a legacy of laughter, service, and devotion.
"Mz. B" (a.k.a. Miss Hannigan, Mother Goose, co-author of the Come See Me Theme song, and Nana) is a bright shining light that fills every space with joy, enthusiasm, glitter, love, and a youthful exuberance. She has never met a problem that could not be solved with a hot glue gun, a diet coke, or a song and dance. She never met a stranger she would not embrace. And she never ate a meal that wasn't her "absolute favorite ever." Barbara's well-worn Bible is filled with notes in the margins and tributes to loved ones. Mz. B's passion was sharing the Gospel with adults, children, and the special needs community by teaching and walking in faith.
Robert is the quintessential renaissance man, who at any given moment could be found . . .
* Propagating (both
children and plants),
* Spoiling grandchildren,
* Patching up aches and
* Boardgaming (with loose
* Pursuing expertise in
countless subjects, and
* Actively seeking ways to
Honoring their lives on this side of heaven are Lori, Rob, Denton, and Jack Alexander, Amy, Dave, Connor, Caris, and Christian Kulbok, Robbie, Abby, Sadie, Denton, and Silas Lesslie, and Jeff and Katie Lesslie.
Robert and Barbara Lesslie both lived to share their direct connection to God with not just those they loved, but also with everyone they met. We can only imagine that they were greeted in heaven with the words, "Well, done, my good and faithful servants."
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Robert and Barbara's name to Camp Joy North Carolina, 918 South Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville, SC 29607.
Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel is assisting the Lesslie family and condolences may be made at www.greenefuneralhome.net