On Thursday January 27, 2022, Robert Lee Driessen, 87, of Richmond, Va., peacefully transitioned from labor to reward. He was born to the late Captain, Abraham P. and Flossie Miller Driessen he was raised on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Robert accepted Christ at an early age and upon arriving in Richmond, he became a member of Faith Landmarks Ministries in 1994. He served in many ministries and was a faithful and active member until his health declined.
Mr. Driessen was active in the community as a member of the Richmond Healthy Start Initiative. Where he participated in Health Fairs, health-base community walks for Alzheimer's and Breast Cancer. He was an advocate for the housing complex where he lived. Robert believed in working for himself. He was a representative for Pre-Paid Legal with offices at Kings Dominion and Eastgate Mall. At age 85, he worked as a Security Guard at Senior Connections, a community-base organization empowering seniors to live with dignity and choice by assisting with all aspects of senior life. Many of the employees there became like extended family to Robert.
Robert was an old fashioned, dignified, caring, kind and loving gentleman, always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. He was a dedicated prayer warrior.
He leaves to cherish his memory: Ms. Lorene Melvin, his devoted friend and ex-wife, five beloved grandchildren: Kumanna, Tavares, Dewon, Bishop Darryl and Demeisha Driessen, and Ms. Grace T. Dabbs, caregiver, and best friend.
He is now in heaven with his only child, Darryl Driessen, Sr., and a host of other relatives and friends among them.
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Isaiah 41:10
Family and friends are invited to attend the Interment from 11:00am to 12:noon at Amelia White Cemetery on Hilton Head Island, SC. A Memorial services will be held at a later date to celebrate his life.
Please feel free to light a candle and sign the guestbook to show your expressions of love to the family.
Professional services entrusted to Stiney's Funeral Home
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