Dr. Robin Elizabeth Perez

December 2, 1960 - August 11, 2020

On Tuesday, August 11, 2020, Dr. Robin Elizabeth Perez, of Lumberton, went to be with the Lord.

Robin was born on December 2, 1960, in Gadsden, Alabama, to Carol Samples and Kenneth Steepleton. On March 8, 1980, she married Simon Perez at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Beaumont, Texas. Together they raised a daughter, Jordan, and son, Brice.

Dr. Perez devoted 38 years serving in education. She held a Bachelor’s Degree, two Master’s Degrees, and a Doctoral Degree from Lamar University. During her time as an educator, Dr. Perez served as a teacher in special education and mainstream education, high school assistant principal, middle school principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent. Dr. Perez has also served as an adjunct professor in the principal and superintendent program at Lamar University.

Robin had a passion for serving others. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, daughter, and friend. Robin enjoyed spending time with those she loved, whether that be sitting together and watching a movie or going on an adventure to somewhere new. One of her favorite places to relax was the beach, where she took trips with her family since childhood. Robin was known for her kind heart, infectious smile, and her ability to make friends wherever she went.

Robin is survived by her husband, Simon Perez, of Lumberton; mother, Carol Worth, of Vidor; daughter, Jordan Fasulo and her husband, John, of Nederland; son, Brice Perez, of Lumberton; brother, Charles Steepleton and his wife, Melinda, of Vidor; sister, Debra Shann Steepleton-Kelly, of Vidor; and grandchild, Luke Anthony Fasulo.

She is preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Steepleton and step-father, Scott Worth.

A gathering of Dr. Perez’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 20, 2020, at Infant Jesus Catholic Church, 243 South LHS Drive, Lumberton. Her interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont. A livestream of Dr. Perez’s service will be available via Infant Jesus Catholic Church’s Facebook page. 

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Mass of Christian Burial

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Rosary

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Trish Harris

You will be missed Robin! Praying for your family. Trish

Linda Brown

I am so very sorry about the loss of Robin. She was always one of the kindest and friendliest and most hard working persons I have ever known. Your family is in my prayers for the God of all comfort to give you His great strength and grace.

Charlene Bourque

Robin was an AMAZING educator and a wonderful woman who cared so much about all children! I don’t think her compassion will ever be matched. Recently she just wanted to make sure her own kids would be ok if something were to happen to her. She will be greatly missed!

Elizabeth Sorrell

I am so blessed that I was given the opportunity to work for you. Thank you for being an inspiration to be a better educator!

Kathy Robinson

Loved working with Robin! Sometimes during my conference time, I would go into her room just to watch her teach. She had comete control of her classroom and the love and respect the kids have her was phenomenal! The world will miss you Robin, prayers for your sweet family and may you and your soul rest peacefully in God's loving arms

Rosalind Dunkleberger

Simon, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife Robin. Know that I am praying for you and your family.

GERALDINE Bagley LAPHAM

Carol, I am so sad to hear of the death of your precious daughter, Robin. My sincere condolences to you and all the family.

Cheryl I Emerson

I meet Robin when she was assistant principal at LHS.I was the cosmetology Instructor in the night class.Robin would come in after school and get her nails and hair done.When my mother passed away in 2004,out of the blue she sent me a sympathy card with a note in it in the mail.I never told her my mom was sick-i suppose the students did.What struck me was Robin went out of her way to send me that card.She had to have called central office for my address. and I did not know her all that well.I was going thru a very hard time back then but Robin"s kindness made it better..It made me feel like other people cared about my loss.But I realized later on once i really got to know her-that"s how Robin was.By the way-I still have that card and note to this day!

Ron Sims

Simon and Family: I was saddened to learn of Robin’s death. I will always remember Robin’s passion for her family, faith, and students. She will be missed by those who knew her.

Gerry Kirkland

To the family of Robin.. God gained a special angel. Robin was so kind, sweet and so helpful to others. She always had a smile. She will be missed but I ask God to wrap His arms around all of you for comfort and peace. God Bless.

Sue Quinn

So sorry to hear about Robin. I knew her from her time at Roy Guess. She was a wonderful teacher and such a nice person. When I saw her years later she greeted me like a long lost friend. My condolences to her family.

LInda DAvis

I am so sorry to hear about Robin. She was an awesome teacher and a great administrator. She loved her students and made sure they received the best education. She will truly be missed. I worked with her at Roy Guess

Greig Woddail

Great Educator, always had a lot of respect for her. Thankful she was in Lumberton when my daughters were going to school. RIP Robin.

John and Kathy Valastro

Your love of family will be untouched, your inspiring dedication to education is a benchmark for all to strive, but most important is your belief and love of Christ never waivered in any way, form or fashion. I am proud to have been your friend and colleague. I (we) will miss you. Rest now and watch over all you family and students John and Kathy Valastro

Rachel L Ross

Much love and many prayers for the family. Such a loss to all, and evidence that amid the chaos of the present time, there are still many good, good people in the world.

Joyce Wehnes-Mills

Having know Robin for 20 years as an educator, we became good friends throughout the years. I never met an administrator who cared more about each student in her school districts, and I never knew one who worked longer hours to be sure all were provided for in their learning needs. I will miss the late night e-mails and phone calls as she was still at-work with her school duties. She will be missed by so many educator friends . . . and there will be no way to measure the good she provided for each student under her charge. Rest in Peace, sweet Robin.

Lezley Lewis

I was so sad to hear of Robin's passing. I worked for her in Humble and Nederland as a consultant. She was always dedicated to doing the right thing and would stick to her guns! She became a dear friend over our long morning drives. We would visit and solve the world's problems, well maybe just mine! Her last text to me was "I will miss our morning talks". I will deeply and profoundly miss my friend Robin. Praying for God's comfort and peace for your family.

Peggy Bell

I was so saddened to hear of Robin's passing. I enjoyed my time working for her. Her love of education was obvious in everything she did. But I got to know and share Robin's love for God. We were ACTS sisters and shared many masses sitting together and proclaiming our faith. Rest in peace, my friend. Your work here is done.and you are healed. Enjoy your time in Heaven. I'll see you again one day. Love you!

Linda K Bridges

Dr Perez will forever have a special place in my heart. She was a wonderful person to work with as a parent and as an employee. She had a way of working with students that gained their respect and cooperation. She always out the welfare of the students first, I called her the Energizer bunny because she never slowed down. Dr Perez was an integral part of my grandson's life. I thank her for that. I will miss this beautiful lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you Simon, Jordan and Brice. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel.

Sarah M Coy

Dr. Perez was an incredible lady! I met Dr. Perez when she was the Assistant Superintendent of Lumberton. She took me under her wings and made a huge difference in my life. She made me a better educator, but most importantly a better mother. I feel fortunate to have known her. All my blessings to Dr. Perez's family.