Abigail Oliver Robinson, known as “Abby” by most and as “Munchkin” by her father, was born on November 16, 2016 at Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas, and passed away on July 6, 2017, also at Texas Children’s Hospital. Abigail’s curiosity and loving demeanor displayed such potential for greatness and goodness that her loss is, though they do not know it, the world’s to share with her family. Abigail was an avid student of everything around her; she was especially fond of watching butterflies, reading books with her parents, playing with her friends Frank the Giraffe and Sheldon Turtle, and, most of all, cuddling with her mother. Abigail’s impact on those around her far outpaced her short time on earth; she made everyone who encountered her smile, and she made and will continue to make her parents very proud and very happy. She is survived by her loving parents, Jill Oliver Robinson and Professor Scott Robinson of Houston Baptist University, as well as a large extended family that includes one great-grandmother, four grandparents, two aunts and two uncles, three cousins, many great-aunts and uncles, and two devoted companions, Mo the tortoise and the Buzz-kitty.

A memorial service will be held at the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion, McGovern Centennial Gardens 1500 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX 77004 on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 3pm.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Abigail can be made to the Fetal Center at Texas Children’s Hospital, Office of Philanthropy, Ste. 5214, PO Box 300630, Houston, TX 77230-0630.

28 thoughts on “Abigail “Abby” Oliver Robinson

  1. Could not have been more loved by such an extraordinary family. Thanks for allowing us to see part of her world and her amazing-ness. She brought a lot to each of us in her short time and made such an indelible impact.

  2. My dearest Scott and Jill,
    With heavy hearts, Uncle Tom and I send condolences. We also want to thank you for letting us be part of your family. We beamed at the picture of your baby bump. We sympathized with your preterm hospital stay. Then, we cried with joy at the arrival of Abigail. The red-headed, blue eyed beauty reminded me of Merida, the brave. But, she wasn’t born brave. She gathered her strength from you, her parents. We rejoiced at her homecoming, and her numerous pictures brought smiles to our often somber days. We heald our breath when she fell ill. Each day Uncle Tom would ask about Abby, and then we cried bitterly on July 7, 2017. En Nuevo Mexcio, los amamos mucho, y les damos nuestra pesame por su dolor.

  3. Scott, I am so very, very sorry to hear of your loss of Abigail. I can’t imagine what you and Jill are going through. My wife and I will be praying for you.

    My deepest sympathy,
    George

  4. I am praying for you all. I know Abby was a blessing and a gift from our Lord. Even though I have not met you, I will keep you in my prayers.
    Lord be with you.
    Anita Black
    (King University)

  5. Scott and Jill,

    I was so saddened to learn of this news. Our hearts are broken for you, and our prayers for healing and comfort will remain with you and all your family.

    Denise Asbury

  6. Oh, Scott. My heart is so heavy at this moment. I am so saddened about Abby. I know she was the apple of your eye. Please know that I’ve been praying for all of you and will continue to do so. Take care of yourselves and lean on God’s everlasting arms. My husband lost his 18-year-old daughter in 2006. She would have been 30 years old tomorrow. You will never get over this, but you will learn how to live with it. I send much love to you and your family.

  7. What a beautiful little miracle. Her time here while brief was both profound and inspiring to those blessed to know and love her. My very heart felt condolences for her having to leave for Heaven far to soon.

  8. Scott and Jill – I know that the loss of your precious daughter is a profoundly tragic event that will shape the rest of your life. This comes from a mother who recently lost her son and knows the grief you feel. Abby was a beautiful soul with so much potential, and I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you will be in my prayers.

  9. Jill and Oliver,
    We learned about Abby from Mike. We are in Lions Club together. We are very sorry for the loss of your beloved little girl. You have our deepest sympathy.

    Jennifer and Jim Hayes

  10. Abby’s passing is surely a great loss to us all. I’m so sorry I didn’t get to meet her. My heart, my thoughts, and my prayers are with her and her family, especially Jill and Scott.

  11. Jill and Scott,
    My deepest sympathy is extended to you and your entire family. My heart aches for you, but the Great Healer knows all that you are going through. I trust Him to comfort you at this difficult time. My prayer is that you will know that others truly care and are praying for the Holy Spirit’s peace for you.
    Much sympathy and concern,
    Dr. Bonnie Graham, Associate Professor
    King University, School of Nursing

  12. There are no words to convey my sorrow or the depth of my sympathy. May God welcome
    this beautiful child and may his love and grace sustain you always. You are forever in my prayers.
    As always, Jack

  13. Our Dear Jill and Scott,
    We grieve with you over the passing of precious Abby. During this time of great sorrow, hold each other tighter, love each other more. Know that Abby is in God’s hands, and we are never without hope.
    God Bless Always,
    Jack and Cindy

  14. Jill and Scott, Tim and Tee Weathersby and family send our deepest condolences for the loss of your sweet Abby. Wish we could’ve met her. God bless you both.

  15. Jill & Scott, my heart is with yours. Abby was a glorious, gorgeous, amazing baby who loved you two with all of her heart. You are incredible parents with more dedication than most can imagine. She knows how much you loved her. Because of you two, she had a beautiful life.
    Let me know if we can do anything for you guys. ❤️my AbbyBabby

  16. Love to you and your family. We are all blessed by sweet Abby’s time here and now her legacy. I pray you all feel your spirits held up by those who support you with the Truth of All, that you cherish also your grief with reverence, and that love and hope floods over your heavy hearts forevermore. Amen.

  17. Scott: I am so sorry for your loss of Abby. I am sorry that I never got to meet her. Be assured that your family is covered in prayers by the King University community.

  18. What a cutie! I am so sorry for your loss. May the gift of her life continue to bless you and enrich you, even in her absence.

  19. I know I don’t know you, Jill and Scott, but I think about Abby a lot. Abby brought so much joy to my life! She was a strong, sweet and lovely little person, and I feel lucky to have followed along on her journey. I will continue to send love to your family, and to Abby.

  20. Jill and Scott,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t even imagine what you are going through. I’m glad you were able to get to know Abby, even though it was only for a little while. She was such an adorable little girl.

    <3 Carrie

  21. Abby made a great impact in the hearts of her family in New Mexico. Her first red hair and her bravery inspired us to liken her to the brave and spirited Disney Princess, Merida. We have loved her everyday since we found out she was going to be an addition to our family and now we will love get forever. Love Cousin Barbara

  22. Jill- I Just Heard About Abby’s passing from Amy. I am so sorry. I don’t know what else to say but to let you know that the good memories outlive the pain of loss eventually. I lost my oldest son 5 years ago and it does get a little easier as time passes. It sounds like you will have a whole bunch of wonderful memories to carry with you and cherish forever.
    Pam D

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