- Category: Obituaries
- Published on 08 January 2014
- Written by Mount Vernon Optic-Herald
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A memorial service for Robin Stegall Laird is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at Eastern Hills church of Christ in Athens.
She went to her heavenly home Sunday, Jan. 5, in Tyler after an eight-month battle with cancer.
Mrs. Laird, 60, was baptized into Christ on February 19, 1969 in Athens, Tex. and she served God faithfully throughout her lifetime. She was a member of Mount Vernon church of Christ for 20 years.
She was born June 30, 1953, in Athens to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Stegall and attended Athens public schools and Henderson County Junior College. She worked as a licensed cosmetologist in the late 1970s and ‘80s, and founded and operated a cleaning business for 25 years. She taught her family how to love at all times, and continually showed love through her actions. She had a creative mind and was a self taught musician (guitar, piano, violin, voice).
She and her husband celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in December.
Robin is reunited with her Daddy, Kenneth Ray Stegall. Those she left behind include her husband, Russell Laird of Mount Vernon, mother Mary Louise Stegall of Walton, sisters and spouses: Rocky and Jerry Lindamood of Malakoff, and Rayne and Donnie Barfield of Walton, four children and spouses: sons Austin and Ramona Laird of Tyler, and Rustin and Danielle Laird of Mount Vernon, and daughters and spouses Alicen and Jeremy Taylor of Tyler, and Mary Mackennen Laird and Kevin Harkness of Denton; six grandchildren, and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.