July 14, 1954 – November 18, 2015 Martha Robin Sullivan was welcomed home, surrounded by her Earthly family, on November 18, 2015, after a short battle with colon cancer. She was loved and cared for at home under hospice care until The Lord called her home. Visitations will be Friday November 20, 2015 from 6-8 and the funeral will be Saturday November 21, 2015 at 2:00, both will be held at Commerce Church of Christ. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens Funeral Home in Wolfe City.
Mama was born on July 14, 1954 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Robert and Karleta Hunter. She graduated from Commerce High School in 1971.
She attended East Texas State University and would eventually make that her home for 27 years. She proudly served in several positions at the University we now know as Texas A&M Commerce, but made Morris Recreational center, formally The Zeppa, her home for the last 20 years. There, she was the ‘face’ of the Rec, and greeted everyone with that beautiful smile and kind spirit God so graciously allowed her to share with others; a sight that will be missed by many. She was a member of the Commerce Church of Christ where she was a faithful servant for the last 50 years. She loved the church and loved the Lord. It was apparent in everything that she did and the interactions she shared with others. Her love for the Lord will be her legacy.
She married Jimmy Sullivan on November 22, 1987. Mama is survived by her husband, 4 children, Josh (wife Tonya) of Austin, Jamey of Commerce, Whitney (husband Jeff) of Wolfe City and Sage of Commerce, stepdaughters Denise Stotts (Hannah and Kayle) and Vicki and Phil Nichols (Christopher, Micah and Zack). She has 7 beloved grandchildren, Tanner, Jaren, Carter, Addison, Kegan, Karlie and Kolten. Her dear brother Steve Scroggin and a host of family and friends along with her best friend of 50 years, Cindy Cissell of Metropolis, Illinois.
For those of us left behind, let us remember mama for her smile, her infectious laugh, her love for Elvis and her kind heart. But most of all her love for The Lord. Her faith was her foundation that started generations ago and literally carried her throughout her life. She instilled that same love in her children, grandchildren and others that were blessed to have known her. She was a prayer warrior and knew the verse Romans 5:3 all to well. Even when she was sick, she was still studying His word. As life gave her blows, she kept going, holding onto the promise that was fulfilled the night she entered paradise. Her work on Earth was done and God ended her suffering here and restored her soul in Heaven. What a glorious reunion that must have been and we are sure Elvis was one of the many, welcoming her, at her coming home celebration. For those of you who do not know The Lord, mama would encourage you to get to know Him. This life is not the end and mama made sure we all knew that. The comfort we have and the hope we cling so tightly to is the promise of being reunited with her again.
Her parents, her infant sister Julia Renee, cousins, aunts, uncles and other beloved family members preceded mama in death.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to the scholarship fund that is set up in her name through Texas A&M Commerce.
We, the family, would also like to give a special thanks to Jerome Osborne and all the past and present faculty members at Texas A&M Commerce and student workers that have showered mama with love and respect for the last 27 years. The love you have given and the outpouring of prayers, visits, calls and texts, have carried us through this difficult time. You all helped to make her dream of going to Graceland a success; memories we will cherish forever. May God bless you all in everything that you do.
We would also like to give a thank you to Gentiva Hospice for the love and care you provided. An extra special thank you to Liz Wiley, NP, for the genuine care and dedication you have for all the patients, but especially to our mother. Your heart shows in your soft voice, your tender touch and your spoken truth. We, the family, thank you!!
The family would like to extend an extra special thank you to Connie Clay for the dedication and love you provided to mama in your role as her ‘care giver.’ You took care of mama as if she was your own and she loved you for it. Thank you for your daily doses of medication, your love and care for mama and your support for us. You truly are an angel on Earth!
And lastly, a special thank you to Hunt Regional Medical Center, 3rd floor, Tele West, along with the Dr.’s that treated her and technicians that tested her, for the care and love you showed mama during her time there. You each treated her with kindness and gentleness and listened to us as we asked questions and you gave us the answers we needed. Mama was treated with dignity, as she deserved, and for that we thank you!!!!