Robin Roe – Daughter of Ed & Rita Coates Burnett

Robin Roe, daughter of Ed and Rita Coates Burnett, had a massive heart attack Monday, October 28, and was admitted to Providence hospital. Unfortunately after her admission, tests showed that there was no brain activity. Rita said Robin was an organ donor so Robin is currently being kept alive in order for surgeons to retrieve any organ which can be of use to others. What a wonderful gift it is that Robin, having made this selfless decision in healthier times, is able to enrich the lives of so many others after her own health failed her.


Robin Lee Roe, 54, passed away suddenly Wednesday, October 30, 2019. A Visitation will be 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 10, at Crossroads Fellowship on Estates Drive. A Celebration of her life will follow at 2:00 p.m., with Reverend Steve Abbe officiating.

Robin was born in Waco, Texas, February 23, 1965, to Rita (Coates) and Clarence Burnett. Robin was a 1983 graduate of Midway High School and a 1986 graduate of Baylor University. She was currently employed by ESC Region 12 where she worked for twenty five years.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Rodney; parents, C.E. and Rita Burnett; son, Spencer Shelburne and wife, Chelsea; daughter, Mikaila Shelburne and fiancée, Carson Searcy; brother, Robert Edward Burnett and wife, Roxanne; granddaughter, Blakely Grace Searcy; aunt, Julie Hankins and husband, David; cousins, Elliot and Kristen Hankins, Evan and Halley Hankins.

Memorial contributions can be made to Grey Mutts animal rescue of Clifton, Fuzzy Friends animal rescue in Waco, or TOSA.

3 comments on “Robin Roe – Daughter of Ed & Rita Coates Burnett

  1. Tommye Ruth Blair Toler: “Robin made a very selfless decision and her parents are gracious to honor her wishes. It will benefit so many people.”
    (Tommye is a retired RN so she knows very well the importance of both decisions.)

  2. Sharon McCarthy Odell- “I am heartbroken for Rita and Ed over the loss of their beloved daughter, Robin. What a wonderful legacy Robin left, that her final gift was an immeasurable act of generosity – the sharing of her organs with those who so desperately need them.”

  3. Bev Murphy Wells: “How heart wrenching and sorrowful. It’s hard to say goodbye to a dear loved one, but saying goodbye to a child would be the hardest to endure! I know Robin had to be special coming from such an endeared family. With being a donor, she lives on. My words are feeble to extend my heartfelt sympathy but nonetheless they are sincere. Heaven is richer!”

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