Bobbie Jean Rouse Sandborn

November 14, 1938February 22, 2013
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TRENTON - Bobbie Jean Sandborn, 74, of Trenton, passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at her home. Bobbie is preceded in death by her parents, John Wesley Rouse and Nellie Elizabeth Rouse; four brothers, Jimmy Rouse, Sterling Rouse, Thomas Rouse, all of Trenton, Wesley Rouse of Kinston; and one sister, Louise Rouse Finch of Henderson, N.C.

She is survived by her husband, James "Jim" Sandborn; one son, James "Jimmy" Sandborn Jr. (Ashley) of Sioux Falls, SD; and one daughter, Melissa "Missy" Jones (Robin) of Trenton; four grandchildren, Christopher "CJ" Drysdale (Ruhi) of U.S. Army in Alaska, Alexis Franco and Wesley "Wes" Jones, both of Trenton, Lauren Sandborn of Sioux Falls, SD; three great-grandchildren, Olivia Drysdale, Ryder Drysdale, Paul Drysdale; three brothers, John "Johnny" Rouse (Lois) of Trenton, Harvey Rouse (Sally) of Trenton and Thomas Earl "Tommy" Rouse Jr. of Pollocksville; and three sisters, Elsie Philyaw of Pollocksville, Roxie White (James D) of New Bern, and Selma Campbell of New Bern.

Bobbie was a member of the Cove City Missionary Baptist Church and President of the WMU. She retired after 35 years as a banker for Independent Bank in Ionia, Mich. She filled her days with the joy of grandchildren and staying involved with her church.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Trenton Missionary Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Cotten Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cove City Missionary Baptist Church in care of Womens Mission Union, 110 Wintergreen Road Cove City, NC 28523.


  • Visitation Monday, February 25, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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March 2, 2013

Selma and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We send our love and prayers. Sandra and Floyd Hardison

March 1, 2013

Jim, Melissa and Jimmy, Our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to you. I worked with Bobbie for a number of years at the bank and she was so much fun to work with. I have many memories of those work times and I know she will be missed by so many customers as well as co-workers.
Sincerely, Margaret Hybarger and Denny

Janet Lakin

February 28, 2013

We send our love and sympathy from the entire Coe family.
Wish we could have been there. Jan Coe Lakin

Marilyn Powell

February 27, 2013

Jim and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so sorry for your loss.

Kathy Prater

February 27, 2013

Jim and Family-Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
We are sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure to work with Bobbie at Independent Bank for several years- she taught me alot. She was a GRAND lady.
Kathy & Roger Prater

February 26, 2013

Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time, she was a sweet lady & we remember her fondly. We think of you when we walk our dogs by your old house on Washington St. here in Ionia.
Dane & Linda Droste, Ionia, MI

February 26, 2013

Jim,Missy, Jimmy and families: We are so sorry for your loss. We felt ,1st hand, the love of family many times in your homes. We hold your sorrow in our prayers and you are often in our thoughts. Kay& Gene Kowatch.

Pat and Kelly Powell

February 26, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to Jim and his family in this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sondra Carawon Mitchell

February 25, 2013

Jim and family, I am sorry to hear that Bobbie is no longer in your presence but glad to know that she is with our Heavenly Father. May the love of God be with each of you during these difficult days now and ahead. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sondra Carawon Mitchell

Linda & Richard Hinson

February 25, 2013

Our hearts are heavy to hear of Bobbie's passing. Please know our love and prayers are with each and everyone.