Robin S. McMillin

3 avril , 196113 novembre , 2019

COLUMBIA – Robin Shealy McMillin, age 58, passed away peacefully on November 13, 2019 surrounded by her family.

She was born on April 3, 1961 in Columbia, SC to Jack D. and Elizabeth C. Shealy. She grew up with a love of music, the arts and pageantry. Growing up in Lexington, SC she was a graduate of Lexington High School Class of ‘79. She went on to Winthrop College to receive her Bachelors of Art with a major in communications and minor in music. She was an active member of the Delta Zeta Sorority, the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Fraternity, and Copy Editor of the Johnsonien Newspaper on campus.

Robin was crowned Miss Lexington 1983, and then went on to compete in the Miss South Carolina pageant later that summer. After college, she started her 35-year career at Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina. She retired in 2016 to focus on managing her kidney disease.

When Robin was not working, she found joy in music which she shared a passion for with her husband, Don. Robin and Don were founding members of Living Springs Lutheran Church in Northeast Columbia, where Robin was the organist and choir director for many years. Robin and Don also loved cooking and traveling together, having left their hearts in San Francisco!

Robin also loved reading, shopping, and any excuse for a celebration, which she passed down to her daughters, Melissa and Rachel.

She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Donald Lane McMillin, Jr; daughters, Melissa Cofar (Jason) and Rachel Noyes (Daniel); brothers, Chris Shealy (Dana) and Scott Shealy (Robert); and the lights of her life, her four grandchildren, Willa and Max Cofar, Molly and Lucy Noyes.

Robin’s celebration of life will be Friday, November 15, 2019, at 10:30 am at Living Springs Lutheran Church, 4224 Hardscrabble Road, Columbia, SC 29229. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Polycistic Kidney Foundation at www.pkdcure.org.


  • Celebration of Life vendredi, 15 novembre , 2019


Robin S. McMillin


Jane Miller

15 novembre , 2019

Go in peace, Robin. Although we didn’t keep in touch over the years, I will never forget our times working together—your outrageous (good thing) personality & the humor you brought to endless meetings.
Deepest sympathy to Robin’s family.
Peace & Love

Tracey Mathias Owen

15 novembre , 2019

Wow such a beautiful and talented person. She will be missed. Such fond memories from church with her Laura and Larry, and at LHS in chorus and stage choir!! She could bang that piano. Prayers to the family, know she was loved. 🙏🏼💜💝

Connie Gaston

14 novembre , 2019

From DJ Rockin' Robin to pseudo-sorority sister in the Baa Baa Lambdas, Robin will be remembered fondly. We are all better people for having known her. Our deepest condolences to the family. With love, Connie & Linda (the Lee sisters)

Jennifer Caughman McInnis

14 novembre , 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with your family! I remember Robin from growing up and her grandmother living next door to my grandmother. Always a smile on her face. Such a beautiful person!

Bunny Walters

14 novembre , 2019

My sister... forever.
Hug and love to Don, Rachel, Melissa and Deidre and to Scott, Chris and Dana. Love you all. ❤️

Kim (Beard) Harris

14 novembre , 2019

Robin and I were classmates at Lexington High School. Our birthdays were one day apart, mine on April 2nd and hers on April 3rd, so we had this bond through the years, always thinking of one another on our birthdays. It's so hard to believe that she is no longer with us, but the memory of her smile, piano, and sense of humor will always be a blessing. May she rest in peace.

GInger Miller

14 novembre , 2019

I recall many good times with my friend, Robin. My heart hurts for the family as they work through this time. Best wishes for my ‘Jazz Singer’...I am happy she will not suffer any more🙏😇

Janet Layne

14 novembre , 2019

Robin was incredibly dear to me. I was blessed to have her as my friend.