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Robert Eugene Stitt, Jr.
The Triumphant Life of Robert Eugene Stitt, Jr
Robert Eugene Stitt, Jr. affectionately and widely known simply as Rob, was born on September 2, 1978 in Jersey City, New Jersey to Carolyn Mcquilla Stitt and Robert Stitt, Sr. He transitioned peacefully from this earthly realm into life everlasting on May 28, 2018 in Portsmouth, Virginia.
Rob was a person who could not be simply described using one word or even a plethora of them. He was an original in a world of carbon copies. Rob never met a person whom he could not engage in conversation or didn’t leave an indelible impression upon.
Robert’s early education was gained in the Portsmouth Public Schools system culminating in a diploma from the illustrious Woodrow Wilson High School in 1996. While at Wilson, Rob displayed a penchant to be an accomplished musician as an integral member of the marching band, where he was a member of the trumpet section affectionately known as “TU”. His love for people and his endearing personality culminated in him being voted Homecoming King his senior year.
He continued his education at “Big State” formally known as Virginia State University. While there he marched for four years in the Mighty Trojan Explosion as a member of the “Sounds of Insanity” trumpet section, participated in the concert and pep bands, served in the Public Administration Association, was a resident assistant and earned a Bachelor’sDegree in Public Administration. Following his graduation in 2000, Rob went on to work as an in-home counselor until branching off into the entrepreneurial world by creating businesses in both personal massage therapy and resume writing.
Another source of pride in Rob’s life was his membership in the Zeta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, Incorporated. He shared in the fraternity’s beliefs of developing leaders, promoting brotherhood, academic excellence, and providing service and advocacy for our communities. While his service as a man of Alpha was brief, it made a lasting impact on his life.
A multi-faceted man, Rob felt his most rewarding job was being a father. His sons Keyon and Seven, have served as inspirations and points of focus in his life. He never wavered in his love for them and strived to be as impactful on their lives as his parents were on his. He was a constant source of guidance, wisdom and love to them. His only wish was for his influence to lead them to be even better men than he.
Robert was preceded in death by his guiding light, his mother Carolyn McQuilla Stitt. He is survived by his father Robert Stitt, Sr., two sons Keyon and Seven, fiancée Dionne Ellis, brothers Demetrious “DJ” Jordan (Nina), James Crump (Carolyn) and Nicholas Gordon, nieces and nephews he held dear and a host of cousins, aunts, uncles, family and friends.
An avid hip-hop fan with a special affinity for the Wu Tang Clan, Rob’s life and love of music could be summed up with the words from his favorite song Triumph, “Light is provided through sparks of energy from the mind that travels in rhyme form, giving sight to the blind the dumb are mostly intrigued by the drum, death only one can save self from this relentless attack of the track spares none”.
The Family is requesting that if you desire to send personal cards, flowers or monetary gifts:
Please send it to:
1105 Blair Street Portsmouth, Virginia 23704
Sorry to hear about your family loss. May the words of Psalms 34:18 provide a measure of comfort that states that God is near to those broken hearted. As well as Psalms 55:22 where he ask you to throw your burden on him and he will sustain you.
C. Goodman Jun 11 2018 12:00 AM
i enjoyed our talks and the stories about his ns who was so proud of skways showing photos of them.RIP prayers and sympathy to all family members. Joanne Tribus
JOANNE Tribus Jun 8 2018 12:00 AM
A Pedestal Arrangement was sent on June 2, 2018
Sending heartfelt condolences from Community Direct Services.
Expression of Sympathy Jun 2 2018 12:00 AM
Our deepest condolences to the family. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.
Vernard and Trish Hines Jun 2 2018 12:00 AM
A Spathiphyllum was sent on June 1, 2018
My Deepest Condolences to the Stitt Family, any brother of SFC Jordan is a brother of mine. -Joseph Clemons (Ret.) MSgt USAF
Expression of Sympathy Jun 1 2018 12:00 AM
Rob will be dearly missed. DJ please know that my prayers are with you and your family. My sincerest condolences.
Yvette Perry and Family Jun 1 2018 12:00 AM
Praying for the family at this difficult time. Pastor Michael & Eula Porter
Pastor Michael and Eula Porter May 31 2018 12:00 AM
Our deepest condolences to Rob's family. To Keyon, may God give you comfort and strength during this difficult time.
Darlene & Vernon May 30 2018 12:00 AM
I will miss your hugs.. i have known you from birth and you have always been a joy in my life.. I will always love you and keep you in my heart. Auntie Cindy.
Cindy May 30 2018 12:00 AM
To the Stitt family. Words cannot express how I'm feeling right now. Robert was the son that Carolyn and I share. He was an inspiration to both of our life. I will truly miss him. DJ,Keon and the rest of the family may God's mercies continue in your life. I will keep you in prays. I love you guys and I will miss him too.
Carolyn Brooks May 30 2018 12:00 AM