Rep. Norman Issues Statement on the Tragic Loss of Dr. Robert & Barbara Lesslie and Two Grandchildren
Rock Hill, SC, April 8, 2021 | Austin Livingston (803-833-0030)
On Thursday morning, Rep. Norman issued the following statement in reaction to the loss of Dr. Robert Lesslie, his wife, Barbara, and their grandchildren, Adah and Noah.
"I cannot begin to describe the heartache and pain Elaine and I are feeling this morning, as we mourn the tragic loss of Dr. Robert Lesslie, his wife, Barbara, and their grandchildren, Adah, and Noah.
"Robert and Barbara were close friends of ours. To know the Lesslie family is to love them. Through the decades, they made such an incredible impact on our area and the lives of countless people – more than they could have ever known.
"It is impossible to imagine the grief that the extended Lesslie family must be feeling, including and especially their adult children. Please join me in lifting them up in prayers, and wrapping them in the same love and support they’ve shown many of us over the years.
"I also want to send my sincere condolences to the family of James Lewis from Gaston, NC, who also lost his life yesterday. And to the men and women with the York County Sheriff’s Office as well as other first responders: thank you.
"There is a huge hole in our hearts this morning. Though we are overwhelmed with sadness and confusion, I thank God for the blessing of Robert and Barbara’s friendship, and what their family has meant to so many people throughout our community."