Robbi Hicks-Wylie

Born: Sun., Apr. 30, 1961
Died: Mon., Jan. 11, 2010

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Robbi Jeanine Hicks-Wylie, age 48, of Greensboro, GA, died Monday, January 11 , 2010. Born in Fulton County, Georgia on April 30, 1961, she was the daughter of John Aaron Hicks, Jr. and Nellie Louise Ware Hicks of Powder Springs, GA. She graduated from McEachern High School in 1978, attended Emory University and the University of Georgia and graduated from Kennesaw State University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology. With more than 27 years in the Travel Industry, Robbi has worked for Eastern Airlines, American Express Travel and was President of Discount Travel Galleria at Akers Mill Square from 1990 to 1993. She had a "wonderlust" for travel that took her all over the world. She thrived in discovering new and exciting places and sharing this with her staff and fellow travelers. Robbi was also a writer for Southern Distinction which allowed her to share her passion for travel with others. She also operated "Chemo Limo" for cancer patients. For the last fifteen years she was Owner, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Lakeside Companies at Lake Oconee.

On June 4, 1982 she married Robert Vincent "Bob" Wylie, Jr. In addition to her husband and her parents, she is survived by a son, Denver Aaron Wylie of Greensboro, GA; a sister, Sherri Moore of Marietta, GA; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews; and in laws, Robert and Virginia Wylie of Marietta, GA; and many other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday night at McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad Street, Greensboro, GA 30642, (706) 453-2626. The family will also receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday night at White Columns Funeral Home, 1115 Clay Road, Mableton, GA 30059, (770) 948-0113. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel of White Columns Funeral Home with Rev. Johnathan Woodward officiating. Interment will follow at Kennesaw Memorial Park, Marietta, GA 30064. Serving as pallbearers are Bryan Moore, Brian Jones, Jonathan Moore, Jason Moore, John Bryan and Tony Smith.

The family requests that any memorials be made to the Elks Aidmore Children''s Center, 2394 Morrison Rd., Conyers, GA 30094 or to the Susan G. Komen Foundation For the Cure, 4840 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30342.

McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, 706-453-2626, is in charge of local arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Sally McPhillips
   Posted Tue January 12, 2010
Dear Bob and Denver, We want you both to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please know that you have our heartfelt sympathy and support.May God be with you all. Love and Prayers, Bob, Sally, John, Timmy, and Bobby McPhillips

Vonn & Mike Jarrard
   Posted Tue January 12, 2010
Bob and Denver and family, Our heart goes out to you in this time of sorrow. Robbi was such a special person to us---a great neighbor, dear friend, so much fun to be with. We will miss her so much and we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Always, Vonn & Mike Jarrard & Family

Michelle Jarrard
   Posted Tue January 12, 2010
Dear Bob, Denver, and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Robbi was a great friend and neighbor. I first met Robbi about 15 years ago when I was selling CDs and magazine subscriptions for a school fundraiser. I was so excited to have such a cool neighbor. A few years later, she gave me my first babysitting job. I have such good memories of Robbi and she will definitely be missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love Always, Michelle Jarrard

David W. Key, Sr.
   Posted Tue January 12, 2010
I am so sad to hear about Robbi's untimely death. Bob, Denver and the whole family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Josue, Christie Pineda and Mrs. Betty Ramos
   Posted Tue January 12, 2010
We will remember Robbi very fondly. Her great attitute toward life and kindness with people was exceptional. My mother, Mrs. Betty, always had the best things to say about Robbi and the family; she will miss her dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Nahum 1:7 The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.

Herb & Jan Thurmond
   Posted Tue January 12, 2010
To the family, We are so sorry for your loss and so shocked. We have dealt with Robbie numerous times since moving to Greensboro years ago and she was always smiling and so fun of energy! She will be greatly missed! Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

gail merritt
   Posted Tue January 12, 2010
Bob and Denver, May God give you the strength to get through this tragedy. We're so very sorry. We have you in our prayers. God Bless you both, Gail and Tim

Teresa Hunter
   Posted Wed January 13, 2010
I was so saddened about Robbi's death, she was a good friend and the best travel agent you could ever want to find. I also attended church with her and Bob at Lakeside and always loved her zest and beautiful smile. She will be missed tremendously and my prayers are for Bob and Denver and her family.

Phil, Melissa,Luke,Seth & Evan Harvey
   Posted Wed January 13, 2010
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you......God Bless your family.

Jimmy Branan
   Posted Wed January 13, 2010
Dear Bob and Denver, I am so, so sorry for your loss. Robbi was a breath of fresh air every time I saw her. I will always remember the good times we all shared at Port Armor back in the old days. With sympathy, JImmy Branan

Mitch and Robin Archer
   Posted Wed January 13, 2010
I had to the pleasure of meeting Robbie and you over Thanksgiving. I am deeply sadden by your loss.

Jim and Cynthia Strother
   Posted Wed January 13, 2010
Bob our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Sincerely, Jim and Cynthia Strother

Susan Harper
   Posted Wed January 13, 2010
My sincere and deepest sympathy for your loss of Robbi. Robbi was a beautiful person inside and out and always a joy to talk with. While Robbi was a gift to all who knew her during her time here, she will now be an Angel with God.

Bob and Nancy White
   Posted Wed January 13, 2010
Bob and I are so very sorry for the loss of Robbie. She was such a happy and good person and so giving. We know her Family will miss her greatly as will we all. May God Bless you and keep you.

Leisa Kotovsky
   Posted Wed January 13, 2010
I was so saddened about the news of Robbie's death. She was a good friend.Your family was so good to Joe and myself during his illness. Robbie was always so full of life and we loved going on trips she planned for us from the travel agency. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Janice Allred and Allred Family
   Posted Wed January 13, 2010
We send our condolences to Bob, and family.

Karen Booher
   Posted Wed January 13, 2010
I am so sorry to hear of your loss Bob. We haven't seen each other for years, but know that I am thinking of you. You and your son are in my prayers

Becky Cronic
   Posted Wed January 13, 2010
Bob and Denver, We were saddened to hear of your recent loss. Robbi was such a sweet person and I will always remember her loyalty to the Chamber and our community. She will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with you and your family at this time and we will keep you in our prayers for the coming days ahead. Becky Cronic and Ali Cronic

Harry and Jennifer Collins
   Posted Wed January 13, 2010
Bob and Denver, Harry and I are so sad for your loss and are praying for both of you. There are no words to express our sorrow to you and while there is nothing anybody can say to ease the pain, I want to tell you how much Robbi meant to me. In the past 12 years, since we left the lake,there hasn't been a single day where I didn't think about Robbi. She taught me everything I know about travel and without her, I wouldn't be where I am today in the travel industry. My Mom told y'all during her "Chemo Limo" Days how much we appreciated my time with Robbi and Bob, she meant it. Others went to travel school, I went to Robbi and hands down, I could book somebody under the table and never look back. The experience and what I learned from her is immeasurable. Robbi has and will always continue to be a part of me. She is in every flight,every hotel,every car rental,every package, and every cruise that I book. I can still hear her say "Mahallo, Jennifer", like she did when I was heading out for my fam trip to Oahu. Simply stated, the "Jamaica Queen" is my hero. We love you both. Harry and Jennifer Collins

Lynn Hudson
   Posted Thu January 14, 2010
Bob & Denver, I am so sorry to hear of Robbie's death. Robbie was one of the first people I met when I began working at the Greene County Chamber and I will always remember her friendliness and beautiful smile. She was such a wonderful example of a woman who was a success in her work and personal life. May God wrap his loving arms around you during this difficult time.

Patterson Swindle
   Posted Thu January 14, 2010
I am so sad to hear this news. I have worked with Robbi in the past and what a fun, interesting and sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family at this time. May the wonderful memories guide your hurting hearts.

Kris Heba
   Posted Fri January 15, 2010
Robbi - I enjoyed spending time with you just a month ago on a wonderful fam in Cancun. You were so filled with life and happiness that it is just unbelievable that this has happened. The travel world will never be the same.....Kris Heba Owner Budget Vacations

Kathleen "Kat" Shea
   Posted Fri January 15, 2010
My deepest sympathies to Bob and Denver. Robbi was an extraordinary woman who loved life to the fullest. I wish the family my heart-felt condolences and to say Robbi will always be with you in spirit. Kat

Debbie and Ron DoorenBos
   Posted Fri January 15, 2010
We are so sorry to hear about Robbi. Our prayers are with you. We had many fun times with you both. She was a wonderful , fun loving person and will be missed by all. God Bless you and Denver. Our prayers are with you both. Debbie, Ron and Joey DoorenBos

Mina Veazie
   Posted Fri January 15, 2010
Wylie, I am thinking of you and praying for you. Marlin Veazie and Family

Ronald Jr & Charlotte Crooms
   Posted Fri January 15, 2010
We were so saddened to learn of Robbie's untimely death. Lakeside Companies booked many trips for us over the last few years and I know that the travel industry will never be the same without Robbie. As the travel industry has a void, I know the families void and pain is far greater. You are all in our thoughts and prayers always.

Peggy Smith
   Posted Fri January 15, 2010
I had the pleasure of traveling with Robbi making sure our trip was what we wanted. She will be missed.

Donna West
   Posted Mon February 01, 2010
Although I didn't know Robbi personally, my husband Robert was a recipient of the wonderful service given to cancer patients, and for that, I am grateful. I know she will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her, and I know Bob will continue the wonderful service he give to cancer patients. He and his family will be in my prayers. Regards, Donna West