December 1, 1977 – February 5, 2021
Robert Thomas Sullivan Jr., affectionately known as Bobby or Rob, 43, of 65 Dennison Ave, New London, CT, was at home on February 5, 2021 when he unexpectedly passed into the presence of his Lord and Savior. Born on December 1, 1977, at Lawrence and Memorial in New London, he was the beloved son of Robert and Donna Sullivan. Rob grew up in Niantic, CT and went through the East Lyme school system. He was a very athletic guy and excelled at anything with a ball. However, his greatest legacy is his daughter Kayla. She was the love of his life and she looks forward to the day they will be reunited.
Rob will be missed by all who have fun-loving memories of his vibrant and caring personality. He had a deep love for people and Christian music, and he was always willing to lend a helping hand. The quiet nights ahead will be hardest as Bob and Donna will miss evening FaceTime chats with their son, and his sister Michelle will miss conversations with Bobby discussing deep Biblically doctrinal issues.
Knowing he is home with the Savior he deeply loved, brings great comfort and peace to friends and family during their time of grief. They are thankful that even at a young age Rob knew the love of Jesus. He knew that Jesus cared for him so much that He was willing to pay for Rob’s (and all of mankind’s) sins on the cross; and that our personal salvation is not about what we can do to please God and others, but what only Jesus could do for us.
Rob had a heart for sharing Jesus with anyone who would listen and loved to watch Pastor JD Farag of JDFarag.org. At the end of every sermon Mr. Farag presents the ABC’s of FAITH, of which Bobby would want us to take even this opportunity to share with you as well. First you must know the Gospel found in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, which paraphrased states that Jesus was crucified, He was buried, and He rose again on the third day; thus defeating death and paying for the sins of all mankind. The ABC’s of FAITH is how we can respond to this Good News!
Admit or Acknowledge you are a sinner and fall short of God’s perfect standard.
Romans 3:10 says, “There is none righteous, no not one,” and Romans 3:23 confirms that, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” and as a result Romans 6:23 tells us the bad news, that “The wages of sin is death.” However, there is good news at the end of this verse, “but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus.”
Bobby would want you to know how to accept that free gift talked about it Romans 6:23 and that would be by…
Believing in your heart that Jesus is Lord and
Calling Upon the name of the Lord unto salvation.
Romans 10:9-10 says, “if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.” And lastly Romans 10:13 assures us, “for whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Rob would beg you not to let this opportunity to secure your eternity slip by. No one is guaranteed their next breath; take this one to choose Christ and take the next one to share with his friends and family your story. This would mean so much to them. Just two days before his passing, Rob posted this verse to his Facebook page as spoken by Jesus…
“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in Me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” John 14:1-3 KJV
Although it is Jesus speaking in this verse, Rob is there right beside the Savior and longs to see you with him in heaven someday. As a nation, if we have learned one thing over this past year…life is hard…but eternity doesn’t have to be.
Rob is survived by his beloved daughter, Kayla Sullivan; his parents, Bob and Donna Sullivan; his sister, Michelle Chappell, her husband, and their six children, Abbey, Hudson, Emma, Jackson, Quinn, and Calvin. He is predeceased by his brother, Jim Sullivan. Fulton-Theroux will be handling all burial procedures. No formal ceremonies will be planned at this time. An outside memorial will be considered when the weather permits. There is a Go Fund me for the family in lieu of heart felt gifts.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Chris and Karen Quigg
February 15, 2021
We remember watching Bobby play softball...he was very good at that!
Also, just many heart to heart talks about life and the Lord.
We are so sorry for the sudden loss.
And thankful Bobby is with Jesus.
Love you all...
February 9, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.
February 8, 2021
You are all in my prayers! Nicole & Kayla: If you need anything let us know! Same anyone else!