Leighruie Robison April 5, 2016 - October 25, 2007
Kerrville Today is a very sad day for the Church family. Leighruie Robison, probably the nearest person who should be called the Mother of Turtle Creek Community Church, passed away this morning after a short rehabilitation effort from the effects of a bad stroke.Yesterday, she asked that she be brought home from the hospital and her family took her to the home she and her husband Van had shared for the past 40 some years.There, she was able to relax and after a single night at home, let herself be passed into the hands of the Lord where she will be welcomed and will be at peace. Leighruie worked hard, with Van, over the years, to build this church from a gathering of Turtle Creek residents to the structure and organization we know now. She was a driving force in the childrens and ladies groups and made the fellowship meetings of the Church a success. The few of us who are left of the early members will probably miss her the most but even the newest members knew Leighruie as the strong right hand for Brother Van who, through her love and work, kept that mighty man operating. We pray today, with all our hearts and souls, that she will, at last, find the everlasting peace she so richly deserves.Leighruie Pitts Robison passed away October 25, 2007 at 91 years. She was born April 5, 1916 in Brookhaven, Miss. In 1944 she was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Harold Pitts in the European Theatre of WW II. Also preceding her was an 18 year old grandson, Bradley Benton Hierholzer. Left a young widow, she raised a 6 year old daughter, Danna. Together they went to Mary Hardin Baylor College in Belton, Texas, living in the dormitory. Receiving her B.A. degree in education, she accepted a position teaching 5th grade at R.B. Fisher School in Corpus Christi, Texas. She and Danna spent many summers in Waco, Texas where she received her M.A. degree at Baylor University. After 27 years at R.B. Fisher Elementary she retired to the Texas Hill Country after marrying Van Robison, a retired Assembly of God minister. Together they began the ministry at Turtle Creek Community Church in Kerrville, Texas. After 12 years they retired, again in 1988.One of her great passions was Taco Bell where you could find her every Friday after the beauty salon and every Sunday after Church for 15 plus years. Taco Bell is catering the celebration following the service, Saturday, November 3, 2007, at Turtle Creek Community Church, 2 PM. She was also an avid San Antonio Spurs fan. She even sat with the Coyote at one game. She was really special and so much fun. Surviving this great lady are 4 daughters Danna Pitts Cofer and husband Sonny, Berna Robison Pruett, Bonnie Robison Brewster, Leta Robison Jones and husband Steve a grandson, Derek Hierholzer and wife Diane 3 great granddaughters, Whitney Hierholzer, Heidi Hierholzer, Kelly Garcia and 2 greatgreat grandsons, Clay Hierholzer and Alex Garcia. In addition, 8 more grand children, Sherry Pruett, Vicki Groves and husband James, Kathi Pruett, Judi Goldston and husband Ken, Rick Pruett and wife Lindy, Lori Craig, Tracey Mebane and husband Alex, Steven Jones, Jr. Also 14 great grandchildren and 6 greatgreat grandchildren.In lieu of floral arrangements, memorial contributions may be made to Turtle Creek Community Church Scholarship Fund.