Obituary: Dr. Robin Royal Kirby

Obituary: Dr. Robin Royal Kirby

Dr. Robin Royal Kirby, beloved therapist, healer, mentor, mother and wife, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, in Atlanta. She is survived by her husband, Richard Kirby of Peachtree Corners; her three children, Brandon (Rebecca), Jen and Erin; and two grandchildren, Redon and Cora. Robin was born and raised in Birmingham, Ala., where many of her family and friends still reside. She earned degrees from Webster College and Washington University (St. Louis) and her doctorate in clinical psychology from Georgia State University. Robin was an invaluable presence to those who knew her, inspiring creativity, love and light. She was an integral part of the Atlanta Jewish community, serving as a longtime Hebrew school teacher and USY youth director. Robin had an active practice in psychology and the healing arts. She co-authored multiple books on spiritual development and self-healing. She will be deeply missed.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her name to the Wellness Institute in Issaquah, Wash. A graveside   service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta, 770-451-4999.

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