Amy Ollis Robinson, loving mother of Daphne, wife of Todd, and friend to many, completed her earthly adventure on April 23, 2022. Amy had made James Island her home since 2000.
Born on September 22, 1974, in Asheville, North Carolina. Amy was the daughter of John William Ollis and Amelia Gibson Ollis, now of Charleston. She was a graduate of Appalachian State University. After marriage, she completed a graduate degree at East Carolina University. She lived for a year in College Park, Maryland before settling permanently in Charleston. Amy was a Speech-Language Pathologist for Charleston County Schools for twenty-three years. She touched countless lives and helped hundreds of children, working through days, nights, and weekends.
Amy endeared herself to others with her kindness, thoughtfulness, generosity, and her sweet, quirky personality. She was quick to notice a person in need and first to do something about it. A loving and devoted mother, she also loved her daughter’s friends like they were her own children.
She taught Sunday School and was a member of James Island Presbyterian Church and sometimes attended James Island Baptist Church. She loved Jesus but cussed a little. She once saw a ghost and believed in them. She authored a novel, enjoyed true crime stories, was a majorette in high school and twirled flaming batons.
Amy was a vegetarian, kept her bird feeders full, enjoyed the fun of astrology, and supported the James Island Charter High School soccer teams. She liked live music especially Angels and Airways, the Wild Feathers, Interpol, Chris Cornell, and bluegrass. Amy relished Mexican food, delighted in “Anne with an E,” liked to read, appreciated the mountains where she came from and the beach where she moved to. She savored coffee and wine.
Amy hated cruelty and injustice, and was saddened by the unfairness of life, but never lost her hope or faith in humanity or God. She was a tough and courageous fighter and put the cares of others above her own. Most of all she loved her family, friends, and pets.
In addition to her husband, daughter, and parents, Amy is survived by her brother Chris Ollis, his wife Jill and her nieces Olivia and Cecilia of Mount Pleasant, her parents-in-law Michael and Kay Robinson and brother-in-law Wil of Candler, NC, and her many close friends who meant the world to her. She will be dearly missed.
There will be a private interment at a later date.
Expressions of sympathy may be expressed or viewed online at https://amyollisrobinson.wordpress.com/2022/04/26/celebrating-the-life-of-amy-o-robinson/
Contributions towards covering Amy’s last medical bills can be given at https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-for-the-family-of-amy-robinson?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1
Arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral and Cremation, James Island Chapel.