Robin Michelle Priede was born May 17, 1961 in West Covina, and passed away at her home in Rockport, Texas December 16, 2021, surrounded by her loved ones at the age of 60.
Robin was loved by everyone who knew her and was as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside. She had a heart for God, and a heart for people - actively seeking ways to love them through her care and generosity.
She was a Renaissance woman - always excited to learn new things and take risks to follow big dreams and embark on grand adventures. Her zest for life, spontaneity and drive were the catalysts that spurred her on to acquire many skills throughout her lifetime. She worked in multiple roles within her family’s medical practice, and loved dancing, fishing, water-skiing, baking, traveling, entertaining, decorating, gardening, and animals - especially her and Mike’s Boston Terriers, Hope and Grace. There was nothing she couldn’t do once she put her mind to it. And she made it her goal to figure out how to do whatever she learned faster and more efficiently. But, her biggest passion became avidly studying the Bible. Her deep, abiding love for Jesus fueled her desire to see people come to know Him.
She had the gift of hospitality, could bring beauty to any space, and was a phenomenal cook. Her energy was unparalleled, lovingly earning her the nickname “the energizer bunny.” From organizing, to managing, to planning - she could run circles around almost anybody.
Her biggest trial became her battle with cancer. She was a warrior - giving cancer a run for its money for five and a half years. Through it all, she exemplified grace, courage, fortitude, humor, love, gratefulness and joy. She was a steadfast friend, beloved wife, loving mamma, and big-hearted grandma. She loved hard until the very end, always concerned for the needs of others, even in the midst of incredible personal suffering.
She is survived by her devoted husband, Mike, her daughter, Sherri (and husband Charles), her son, Nick, her stepdaughters, Victoria and Alayna (and husband Kyle), and her grandkids, Camryn, Sophia, Jack, Ronin, and Raven.
Robin was a cheerful giver and one of the ways she loved to bless others was financially. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked donations be made towards Robin’s Nest, created in honor of her memory at one of her best-loved ministries: Community First! Village, a permanent housing and supportive community for the chronically homeless in Central Texas. Donations can be made through this link Robin’s Nest https://give.mlf.org/campaign/robins-nest/c381388