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updated: 11/9/2009 8:19 AM

Sheila Lorraine Robinson, 43, of Thompsonville passed away surrounded by family and friends at 5:40 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, at Barnes Jewish Hospital following a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

Visitation for Sheila will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, at the Sloan Funeral Home in Galatia. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the funeral home, officiated by the Rev. Bill Perry. Burial will follow in Mount Zion Cemetery in Thompsonville.

Sheila was born on Dec. 11, 1965, in Gary, Ind., to James C. "Doc" and Patricia (Chapman) Duffee of Galatia, who survive.

Sheila accepted the Lord at an early age and her faith helped her endure 13 years of cancer. She attended Trinity Full Gospel Fellowship Church in West Frankfort.

On Aug. 13, 1994, she married her high school sweetheart, Paul Robinson.

She is survived by her husband, Paul Robinson of Thompsonville; two sisters, Sherry (Kevin) Peyton of Galatia and DuWanna Anderson of Harrisburg; mother-in-law, Jean (James)?Reeder of West Frankfort; brother-in-law, Shane (Jennifer)?Kendall of Johnston City; nieces, Jennifer (Cory)?Romonosky of Cumming, Ga., Jillian (Maverick)?Marvel of Galatia, Felica (Kyle) Mortag of Madisonville, Ky.; Brooklyn Kendall and nephew Chase Kendall of Johnston City; and five great-nieces and nephews.

Her nieces and nephews were the light of her life, and Sheila had the unique ability to make each and every one of them feel like the most special person in the world.

Sheila was preceded in death by her sister, Audrey Mitchell; grandparents, Eugene and Ida B. Chapman, and Goldman and Louisa Duffee; and father-in-law, Paul Wayne Robinson.

Sheila's smile, charm and wit touched the hearts of all those around her.