Yvette Stewart-Robinson, 55, of Indian Trail, North Carolina went Home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 15, 2021 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Yvette was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan to her late parents, James and Betty Stewart-Robinson of Saline, Michigan.
Yvette grew up in Saline, Michigan and excelled athletically at anything she tried. Throughout school she ran track, played basketball, volleyball, and softball.
She eventually earned multiple scholarship offers, opting to attend Kent State University on a full ride scholarship.
Yvette went back to school later in life to become a nurse. Nursing was a career that was her true calling. She went above and beyond for her patients and missed her job terribly when she could no longer perform it.
Yvette had a compassion for others that was unmatched. She loved deeply: her family, friends, church, and her pets. She was also funny. Being around her was always a barrel of laughs. Even fighting cancer, she never lost her sense of humor.
Yvette met her soulmate, Deb, on March 9, 1998. When they were able to legally wed in 2014, it brought them great joy. Being a same-sex couple, they faced many obstacles in their years together, but they faced them with dignity and grace. They shared a love of animals, the ocean, and the Michigan Wolverines.
While in North Carolina, they were able to find a church that welcomed them with open arms. Holy Covenant United Church of Christ has been an incredibly important part of their lives; Yvette served as an Elder in the church. Deb passed in February 2020, not long before Yvette was diagnosed. It seems that God and Deb just needed her so much that it was her time to be called Home.
Yvette is survived by her sisters, Mia and Angelique, sister-in-law, Sam; Uncle Leon “Sonny” Akeley, cousins Pam, Mike and Jenn, Peter and Lisa, Linda and Loren, and Kristin and Chad.
Sam has been Yvette’s constant companion and caregiver while she battled her illness during a very unusual time of the novel Coronavirus. We are forever grateful. Special thanks to Debbie Davis, Laura Murphey, Dee Evans, and the Hospice & Palliative Care - Charlotte Region for their help and support.
Yvette’s wishes were to be cremated. A memorial service is planned at the Holy Covenant United Church of Christ, 3501 West W. T. Harris Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28269, 11:00AM Saturday, February 6, 2021. The seating is by invite only, however it will be livestreamed to the public thru: https://holycovenantucc.org/virtual-hc/
Memorial contributions can be made to:
Holy Covenant United Church of Christ (3501 West W. T. Harris Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28269)
Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region (7845 Little Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28226)
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