October 27, 1968 – May 22, 2021
NEW IBERIA – Rob “Rob-o” Sellers, a loving husband, father, stepfather, grandfather, brother, and friend passed away peacefully in the early morning hours on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at his home surrounded by family. He was 52.
Rob-o was an easy-going and fun loving man who enjoyed life to the fullest. He enjoyed fishing, racing dirt bikes, and drinking beer - but not nearly, as much as he loved his Jeep Wrangler. His beloved ride, a cobalt blue jeep that he called “Topless”, opened his world to a life of adventure and friends that would become like family to him. He was a part “All Jacked Up Jeeps” and loved riding around town with them and his loved ones.
Above all, Rob-o was a family man and his most proud achievement in life was marrying his wife Melinda “Mindy” Mikelson Sellers, who supported him in all he did, and lovingly supported him during their last days together. He was a loving father to his beloved son and step-children and of the many names that Rob-o went by, “Paw-Paw” was his favorite. He adored his grandchild as if they were the light of his life.
Rob-o was a rare combination of someone who had a love of life and a firm understanding of what was important — the simplicity of living a life with those you love. He will be truly and deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his loving wife of sixteen years, Melinda “Mindy” Mikelson Sellers; much beloved son, Peyton James Sellers; cherished stepchildren, Robert Dale Kirby, Michael Warren Kirby (Stefanie), Cora Kirby Hebert (Hunter), and Kaylyn Elizabeth Kirby (John Walker); adored grandchildren, Charlotte Kirby, Madeleine Kirby, Gigi Hebert, and Rocco Hebert; mother, Tessie Bush; brother, Brandon Sellers (Bonnie); sister, Shannon Sellers Leleux (Rick); and nephew, Dawson Seller, Mason Sellers, and Aiden Leleux
He is preceded in death by his father, Richard “Dickie” Sellers; aunt, Bobbie Krabe; paternal grandparents, Robert James Sellers and Mabel Barras Sellers; and maternal grandparents, Theresa Hernandez Riggs.
A Celebration of Life Gathering will be celebrated from 1:00 pm until 6:00 pm on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia.
Rob-o was not fond of the color black and the sad times it often represents. At both the family and Rob-o’s own request, please wear something colorful (like his favorite color cobalt blue!) to services.
The family would like to extend heartfelt and special thanks to Heart of Hospice and Kim Thibodeaux for all of their love, kindness, and support.
To view the on-line obituary, video tribute, and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.
Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.
- Melinda "Mindy" Mikelson Sellers, Loving wife of 16 years
- Peyton James Sellers, Son
- Robert Dale Kirby, Step Son
- Michael Warren Kirby (Stefanie), Step Son
- Cora Kirby Hebert (Hunter), Step Daughter
- Kaylyn Elizabeth Kirby (John Walker), Step Daughter
- Charlotte Kirby, Grandchild
- Madeleine Kirby, Grandchild
- Gigi Hebert, Grandchild
- Rocco Hebert, Grandchild
- Tessie Bush, Mother
- Brandon Sellers (Bonnie), Brother
- Shannon Sellers Leleux (Rick), Sister
- Richard "Dickie" Sellers, Father (deceased)
- Bobbie Krabe, Aunt (deceased)
A Celebration of Life Gathering
Saturday, May 29, 2021
Dawn Daigle Johnson
May 28, 2021
My condolences to the family. Rob-o was a good man and a good friend to Trevin & I. He will be missed! Our prayers are with you all at this time.
May 26, 2021
There are no words to describe the hurt you are going through.
Just know that you were at the top of Rob-O’s life. We will all have our memories of him. We are here for you if you need.
With love as always. Harlan and Brenda Hassen
May 24, 2021
We love you 💙 we will Be there as a Jeep family to support you . Please if you need anything I live right down the road .
May 23, 2021
If you were blessed to have met Rob, you know he was One of a Kind! He always gave a helping hand to anyone and everyone in need with no expectations of anything in return!
Rob was dedicated to all Jeep Clubs but his heart 💙 was with his AJUJ. 🥰lllllll🥰
We can learn from this Humble man and only hope to be half the person he was! Fly high and we hope you have a Jeep up there with you😚
Rest In Peace Rob-O aka Topless
With all our love,
May 23, 2021
My brother, Rob was so proud of Peyton when he joined the Army. I have so many special memories of Rob but I’ll never forget how proud he was at Peyton’s going away party!