William Robert (Robbie) Sullins, Jr., 58, of Rome, flew home to Jesus on the wings of angels on Friday, May 24, 2024.He took flight from a local hospital, surrounded by his loving family and devoted friends.

Robbie was born on October 02, 1965, in Rome, GA, the eldest child of Sheryl Snead Sullins and the late William R. Sullins, Sr.

He was of the Baptist faith, and claimed Psalm 46:10, “Be still, and know that I am God” as his life verse. At the time of his death, he was attending church services and “dinner on the ground” at a local church, where he made many new friends with whom he studied the Bible and enjoyed delicious “homemade” meals.

He graduated from Pepperell High School in 1983, and later took Computer Programming classes at what was then Coosa Valley Technical School.  He participated in sports at Pepperell, playing baseball and football at the Boys’ Club and Floyd County Recreation Department. He also wrestled on the school team and ran cross country.

He was an avid sports fan, and regularly cheered on his favorite teams, the GA Bulldogs, the Miami Dolphins, and the Atlanta Braves.

As a young boy, he was a member of the local Boy Scouts of America, and, along with his brother Keith, enjoyed the weekly meetings; then at the end of summer camping and participating in the “Jamboree” at Camp Sidney Dew, located in the “Pocket”.

His mother read to him daily, so he learned to read at a very young age. He was just beginning to talk when he was introduced to Batman, and, as a result, he became a lifelong fan. Through the years, his “collection” included not only books, but magazines, and comic books, with the “Batman” collection at the top of the list.

He enjoyed a wide variety of music, and artists, and found friends who shared his interests. At the time of his death, he and a group of them were making plans to start their own band, with him playing the guitar.

He is preceded in death by his father, William Robert (Billy) Sullins, Sr., his maternal grandmother, Joella Snead Black (Granny), who he loved dearly, his maternal grandfather, Johnny Snead, and his fraternal grandparents, John and Odessa Sullins.

He is survived by his mother, Sheryl Snead Sullins; sister, Michelle Reynolds; brother and sister-in-law, Keith and Sherri Sullins. Three children: sons Daniel (Laura) Sullins, Elijah (Tory) Sullins and daughter, Tesia Sullins. Five grandchildren: Nova, Mikayla, Adriel, Ariel, and step-granddaughter, Marley.

Survivors also include several aunts, uncles and cousins: Uncles: Kenneth Snead and David Sullins (Carolyn); Aunts: Ruth Watters (Doug), Teresa McLocklin (Boyd), Melanie Williams (Barry), and Trish Benefield. Faithful friends: Chris Beall, who “had his back”, no matter what was going on, Scott Edwards, Patrick Bagley, Steve Litton, and Keith McCleod.

Special thanks and appreciation go to the nurses, doctors, technicians, and ministerial staff in Third Floor ICU at Atrium Floyd, for their compassionate and skilled care. Their outstanding attention to Robbie’s comfort and care, as well as their attention to his family’s needs and comfort, will be remembered with thanks and deep appreciation. They helped make the sudden and unexpected loss of Robbie, and the resulting grief, bearable. We thank them, from our hearts, and pray God will bless them greatly.

Funeral services will be held in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, 3002 Maple Road, SE, Rome, on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at 3pm with Barry Williams delivering the message and eulogy. Interment will follow at Floyd Memory Gardens, Hiwy 411 East, Rome, GA.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Thursday from 2pm until the service time.

Pallbearers are Keith Sullins, Elijah Sullins, Barry Williams, Kenneth Snead, Brad Pegg, John Pegg, Chris Beall, and Scott Edwards. Honorary pallbearers are Patrick Bagley, Keith McLeod, and Steve Litton. They are asked to meet at the funeral home on Thursday by 2:30pm.

His children ask anyone who wishes, honor Robbie by wearing a Batman T-Shirt and jeans or casual slacks.

Flowers will be accepted, or in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Robbie’s memory to your favorite charity.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, is honored to serve the family or William Robert “Robbie” Sullins, Jr.