On December 7, 2008 one of our beloved women at Crossroads, Julie Sassano-Robbins ended her sojourn here on earth and joined her Savior in Heaven.
The next morning Julie’s close friend, Judy Crewell wrote all of us the following e-mail. Julie’s death came after a long and valiant fight against breast cancer. I included the e-mail in a post here on the blog and many people spontaneously commented.
I have saved the original post and comment thread here on a special page because many are still visiting this Online Memorial regularly.
To all of Julie Robbins dear friends and her Crossroads family:
Julie has fought the good fight and now she has gone home to be with Jesus. She changed addresses gently and comfortably before midnight on Sunday, December 7, 2008.
Julie’s husband, John; her daughter, Kacey, and her husband, Tim; her son, Ian, and his girlfriend, Nicole; and her sister, Nicki; were at her side when she slipped peacefully away.
We all know to be absent from the body is to present with the Lord but we continue to pray for God’s grace and comfort for the family and all of us who knew her and loved her.
John will be taking her back to Helena, Montana for burial but they would like to have a memorial service at Crossroads. No details have been decided but we will let you know. Thank you all for your prayers and support- the family have really appreciated it- and of course, we know Julie would have approved (and that’s the most important!).
The Lord’s comfort and blessings on this time of loss but also this time of celebration of a beautiful woman in Him.
From, Judy Crewell
Please feel free to add your condolences and remarks in rememberance of Julie’s life to the comments section at the end of this page. We know that she was well loved by the Women at Crossroads.
Praise the Lord, after running a long hard race in this life Julie is home with her Savior! We will grieve this loss of a precious, loving and caring sister in Christ together. Please share your feelings with the rest of us.
We welcome the contribution of your memories and stories to this page. Julie’s quick wit, fun loving personality and godly character will not be soon forgotten!
From, Maryellen Stipe
This invitation still remains to those who are just finding out about Julie’s death weeks and months after her passing. You are still invited to share your condolences and rememberances here. Friends of Julie Sassano-Robbins visit this page often. January 16, 2009