Robyn Ross Campbell, 65

Born: Mon., Sep. 27, 1954
Died: Sun., Sep. 29, 2019


3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Wed., Oct. 02, 2019
Location: Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service

Memorial Service

5:00 PM Wed., Oct. 02, 2019
Location: Washburn & Dorsey

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Mrs. Robyn Ross Campbell, 65, of Golden Valley, died Sunday, September 29, 2019.
She was the daughter of the late Virgel and Mable Skinner Ross. She had been attending The Church of the Exceptional. Robyn had been elected to the board of directors for the NC Poetry Society, was a leader of the Winston-Salem Writer's Association in children's books, she was a leader of a children's poem critique group, and had recently authored "Miss Forgotten", her book "Kissed By An Angel", was dedicated to her son Christopher. Robyn tutored many young people in the community, taught art classes, and had many short stories and poems published. She had a deep love for her husband, her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Billy Gene Campbell; her 6 sons, Randy Campbell and fiancée Carla, of Shelby, Patrick O'Donnell and wife Kara, of Marion, Kevin Campbell and wife Kayla, of Mooresboro, Shane O'Donnell and wife Gretchen, of Forest City, Christopher Campbell of Golden Valley, and Cameron Campbell and wife Charity, of Ruth; a daughter, Ivy O'Donnell of Golden Valley; her sister, Patricia Case of Hendersonville; and her grandchildren, Sidney Campbell, Benjamin Campbell, Nicholas Campbell, Reagan O'Donnell, Davin O'Donnell, Liam O'Donnell, Desmond Campbell, and Dax Campbell.
A Memorial Service will be conducted at 5:00 pm Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Washburn & Dorsey Funeral Home. The Rev. Joe Ervin will officiate.
The Visitation will be from 3 pm to 5 pm Wednesday at the funeral home prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to the Sturge-Webber Syndrome Foundation, 12345 Jones Road, Suite 125, Houston, TX 77070.
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Amanda Geale Dickson
   Posted Mon September 30, 2019
This breaks my heart! As one of Robyn's co-members in children's storytelling/ illustrating her knowledge, understanding and eagerness to share will be greatly, greatly missed!!

Bonnie Adamson
   Posted Mon September 30, 2019
I am so very sorry for your loss. I did not know Robyn except by name and reputation, but I attended her workshop at the recent SCBWI conference in Charlotte and was struck by her dedication and commitment. Her final admonition to those in her session was to "never give up." She will be remembered, and missed.

Constance Lombardo
   Posted Mon September 30, 2019
I met Robyn several years back when she visited my writers group, and then saw her again at an SCBWI conference, and when she invited me to Skype with her writers group. She was such a sweet person, and funny, with a wonderful enthusiasm for children's books. I'm very sorry for your loss and know she will be missed!

Mary Hugenschmidt
   Posted Mon September 30, 2019
My deepest sympathy. Those of us she touched through SCBWI will greatly miss her.

Joan Y. Edwards
   Posted Mon September 30, 2019
I am very sorry about Robyn's passing. I am praying for her family and close friends.

Kathleen Burkinshaw
   Posted Mon September 30, 2019
I'm so very sorry for your loss. I had just met Robyn when we checked in together at the hotel at the SCBWI Carolinas conference Friday. She was so very friendly to me. Also, I attended her session. She had such exuberance and passion for writing that just left us all inspired. She truly wanted to help writers/authors succeed/have continued success. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Ernie Anderson
   Posted Mon September 30, 2019
Dear Campbell Family,
I never had the pleasure to meet Robyn personally but through our many texts and phone calls over the past 18 months I could see both her passion and compassion for her family and her loss is a great one for everyone.
God bless you Aunt Robyn, your family and your friends.

Jeff and tammy givens
   Posted Mon September 30, 2019
Gene , and family , We are so sorry for your loss . If there is anything that you need please don’t hesitate to ask . Gene , we will keep y’all in our prayers . We have fond memories of Robyn from the trip we all took to Tennessee to her making jeff Sticky’s like his mom used to make . May god give you peace and comfort during this time !

Shiela Brown
   Posted Mon September 30, 2019
Dearest Chris and Family,
I don't think there are words to express how saddened I am with your mom's/Robyn's passing. All I can do is offer you my condolenses. Prayers are up for you all to get through this time. May you find peace in the days ahead. I know Robyn is held in God's love. She was a kind and generous person. I already miss her. She offered me sage advise and kept good humor when needed. Peace be with you all. Blessings be.

Rose Green
   Posted Mon September 30, 2019
I am so sorry to hear this! Robyn was a lovely member of the children's writing community. I will miss her!

Donna Earnhardt
   Posted Mon September 30, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss! I met Robyn this weekend at a conference and she was delightful, kind, and full of life. I am praying for your family.

Christine McCarthy
   Posted Mon September 30, 2019
I am so very sorry for your loss. Although I knew her by name, I only met Robyn for the first time at the SCBWI conference last weekend when I took her workshop. Her passion for life, for writing, for her family, and for helping fellow writers was very evident in her enthusiastic leadership of the workshop. Her dedication and commitment were evident in that she showed up and led us even though she wasn't feeling well. Prayers for comfort for you, her friends and family.

Anusha Atukorala
   Posted Mon September 30, 2019
My very deepest condolences on your untimely loss. Robyn was a very special lady - no doubt about it. I have been friends with her for many years because we share a passion for God and for writing. Love was her middle name and she was full of life and vitality. She will be greatly missed. It is hard to know she is no more but rejoicing that she is whole and free in heaven and that we will meet her one day. My prayers for all her loved ones who will grieve deeply for this special woman of God. May God's comfort surround you at this sad time. Thinking of you all.

Sammi Hammers
   Posted Tue October 01, 2019
May your fond memories bring you comfort and ease the pain of a loss you must feel during this time in your life. Remembering Robyn’s gentle soul makes it easy for me to keep her forever in my heart. I am honored and blessed to have known her as a friend. God will rest her soul in peace - and allow her to always be there to watch over you.

Theresa Milstein
   Posted Tue October 01, 2019
I met Robyn through blogging about 10 years ago. Since then, we critiqued each other's manuscripts, cheered each other on in a writing-accountability group, and talked to each other on the phone. Robyn was generous and kind. She spoke of her family often, and they meant the world to her. I'm thinking of them during this difficult time.

Samuel Ramsey
   Posted Tue October 01, 2019
Robyn you and Gene and Chris have blessed my heart so much in the Short time we've known each other . You will be missed by me and the members of the Church. Gene I'm lost for words and just can't believe it.My prayers are with you and family member's are on going. Robyn go rest high on the mountain , your work here is done , we will miss you as I certainly know your family will too. May our Lord and saviour be with you all during this time. May he rise up to meet you every morning and give you renewed strength and bless you all through the day and night long. Sam & Sherry Ramsey.

Brenda Hurst Miller
   Posted Tue October 01, 2019
To Gene, Randy, Kevin, Shane, Patrick, Christopher, Cameron and Ivy my heart is broken for the loss you are all feeling. I am still in shock. She was such a loving and caring and always greeted you with a smile. She use to work with my brother Matthew and he absolutely loved going to her house. She had a way about her that always made every Child feel special. I know her crown will have many many Stars. I Pray that God will comfort your heart's now and in the days ahead . Praying for you all and we love you All.

Kate Harahan
   Posted Tue October 01, 2019

SHADES OF ELEGANCE was sent by The Harahan’s, Justin .

So much love to such a beautiful soul. We cherish our time and memories with you and we are sorry that we cannot be there in person. Lots of love, Patrick, Kate, Ryder and Ziggy Harahan. Justin Ross. Annie Fish. Ryan Ross.

Debbie Vidovich, Mking Room for Rhyme Critique Grouo
   Posted Wed October 02, 2019
Dear Billy and family,
Please accept deepest condolences from all the members of our Making Room for Rhyme family. Robyn was the first member to volunteer to co-lead one of our groups, when I started it a year ago. I can't imagine us without her, she was integral to facilitating growth and learning in our community. Personally i became very fond of Robyn and Frodo, we talked often. I considered her my friend and i will miss her very dearly.
Making Room fo Rhyme will send a donation to the Sturge Webber Foundation in honor of Robyn and the positive impact she had among our group.
Wishing you all peace and comfort in the wonderful memories of dear Robyn.

Debbie Vidovich, Owner/Leader
Making Room for Rhyme Online Critique Community

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes
   Posted Wed October 02, 2019
My connection with Robyn was through poetry. She submitted quite a few poems to my blog (Today's Little Ditty) and was published in one of the TLD "best of" anthologies. She was such a beautiful human being—thoughtful, grateful, kind. She once called me "the greatest encourager and cheerleader" but that compliment could just as easily have been used to describe her! Her light will be sorely missed. My heartfelt condolences to her family.

Daniel and Tamara Case
   Posted Wed October 02, 2019
We are glad that we knew her and was part of her family.
She was kind and helpful to all. She will be missed.
To Gene and the family we send our love and prayers that the lord will grant you all individual peace in this time of grief!
Sincerely Dan and Tammy Case

   Posted Fri October 04, 2019
All of us on the North Carolina Poetry Society Board are sending our prayers and sympathy to her family and friends. Robyn will be deeply missed by us all!

Samantha Bell
   Posted Mon October 07, 2019
I was so sorry to hear about Robyn. She will be so very missed in the writing community. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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