Sharon Dee Robbins
Sharon Robbins passed away Monday, April 13th, 2020. She was a loving mother, grandmother, member of church of the Servant King, and active in AllOne community services in North Portland.
Sharon was born on July 6th, 1941 in Pryor, Oklahoma to her father and mother Noel Robbins and Ruth McDoris and lived in "small-town Oklahoma" before moving to California. Sharon's younger years were spent in adventure: she was a beach babe, rode in a motorcycle gang, snuck into Elvis' dressing room, and more. She was a lifelong fan of country music and lived according to its motto: "Three Chords and the Truth." She became a mother and then grandmother early in life. When her beloved daughter Brandie died tragically at 18, Sharon helped to raise Brandie's baby girl "Little Sharon," now Sharon Ainsworth.
Sharon found her "first love" Jesus Christ and was baptized in 1978. She was involved in intentional Christian community for the next 42 years until the day she died, first at Cameron Christian Fellowship (CCF) in Shingle Springs, CA and then at Church of the Servant King (COSK) in Portland. Sharon was known by all as incredibly kind and refreshingly feisty. She was frank, sarcastic, and had a deep faith in the Lord that left room for neither B.S. nor bitterness. She cared deeply for the poor and always held a special honor and respect for marginalized people. She always held out hope for the redemption of broken lives.
It was no surprise that she was captivated by Community of Hope. Sharon resonated with the power at work in this community of mostly women surviving by tending to one another. Sharon believed with all her heart that empowering and partnering with places like this was what being the church was all about.
In 2015, she was reunited with another daughter, Christina Miller, and was humbled and grateful for her relationship and time with Christina over the next 5 years. She considered so much in her life a gift from the Lord: her relationship with Christina and with her granddaughter Sharon, her community with COSK, and her partnership with AllOne Community.
Sharon was preceded in death by her sister Andrea and her daughter Brandie. She is survived by her sister Patsy, her daughter Christina, and her granddaughter Sharon.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Sharon's honor to Community of Hope (Hope House). https://communityofhopepdx.org/give-online/ (503) 852-1070