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Rev. Robbie Slaughter

June 14, 1933 — June 4, 2020

Rev. Robbie Slaughter

Rev. Robbie Slaughter was born in Caldwell, Texas to Caleb and Azilee Douglas Booker. In 1935 the family moved to Fort Worth, Texas and united with the Wesley Chapel A.M.E. Church in North Fort Worth. Robbie confessed Christ at an early age and experienced His presence even as a child. She was a graduate of I. M. Terrell High School and although “college material” (per Mrs. Pease), she chose to marry at an early age. While raising her children, Robbie always worked. Among the many jobs she had as a young woman, she was an independent licensed cosmetologist. For many years she was an agent for the Universal Life Insurance Company. She loved to garden, dance, and she was always singing.

At the age of 33 she experienced the call of God on her life to minister the gospel. That would be a challenge... but she believed God when He told her to "go", to open her mouth and He would “speak”. Her ministry began at the home church, Wesley Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, and turned into a lifetime of service to Almighty God and His people. For the rest of her life she would preach ... “God says, 'Tell the people, I'm on my way back' and stress "You must be born again”.

Rev. Slaughter attended the Vada Felder School of Christian Education and was mentored by some of the wisest preachers in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. In pursuit of higher learning she also studied at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, and Texas Women's University in Denton.

A servant in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Rev. Slaughter pastored seven churches in north Texas – Bethel A.M.E., Gainesville (1968-1971), St. Stephens A.M.E., Fort Worth (1971-1977), Armstrong A.M.E., Arlington (1977-79), St. James A.M.E., Denton (1979-1990), St. James A.M.E., Fort Worth (1990 1999), Anderson Chapel A.M.E., Wichita Falls (1999-2002) and Evening Chapel A.M.E., Grand Prairie (2002-2005). A troubleshooter, a planner, a business mind; to her credit, four church mortgages were “burned" and the congregations were left with “money in the bank”. Throughout her ministry she always had ideas and planned programs in an effort to help the churches satisfy their assessments and become debt free. An ordained Elder in the 10th Episcopal District of the A.M.E. Church, Rev. Slaughter served on the Tenth Episcopal District Board of Examiners for 23 years.

Rev. Slaughter was an ardent supporter of Paul Quinn College. She planned and executed several fund raising events (over the years) for their cause; even bringing the famed O'Neil Twins in concert to Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium in Fort Worth in the '90s.

Gifted with a spiritual eye, she recognized those who struggled with callings to (and those who were running from) ministry, she often counseled both men and women who have gone on to become dedicated servants of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Rev. Slaughter was considered a spiritual mother to many.

Rev. Robbie Lowe Slaughter served three years on the Sunday School Panel of the Christian radio ministry of KNOK AM radio (now known as KHVN) in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. In 1994 (at the age of 61) she became the first female African American Chaplain at the Tarrant County Jail. Rev. Slaughter was honored as Birth Mother of the Interdenominational Brotherhood Outreach Ministry that began in the Stop Six Community.

After retiring in 2005 she returned home to Wesley Chapel A.M.E. Church. Though retired, she continued to preach and minister until her health failed. "Mrs. Slaughter – the preacher lady” was well known in the community as a good neighbor and friend to many.

Robbie Louise Slaughter transitioned from this life, to life everlasting with the Lord June 4, 2020 from her home surrounded by family. Her life's goal was to obey and please the Lord. She yielded and was willing to allow God to work in her life. She guided her five sons and one daughter with a firm hand, and has influenced her entire family with love and a discipline that will never be forgotten. “Aunt Robbie" is beloved and respected by her 22 nieces and nephews.

Rev. Slaughter is preceded in death by her parents, sisters - Irene, Alma Jean, Naomi; brothers - Caleb, Jr., Broderick and Dwight, daughters-in-law – Marsha Shaw and Cynthia Shaw.
She is survived by her five sons - Rev. Donald Shaw, Jr., Jerald Shaw, Eric Lowe (Hilda) of Rotterdam the Netherlands, Seabon (Vincent) Lowe, Breck Lowe, and one daughter, Carlas Shaw Brown; sisters Mrs. Verna Melton (Rev. Arthur Ray) of Garland, Texas, Mrs. Patricia Hudson Hobbs (Elder Marshall), 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren, special daughter, Rev. Karen Harris, special sons, Rev. Thomas Zgambo and Gil Brown, and many relatives and friends.

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