SYRACUSE – Bobbi Jo George Axsom, 46, of Milford, passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 8, 2019, in her home.

She was born on March 18, 1973, in Elkhart, to Robert Wade and Barbara Carol Williford George. She attended White Pigeon High School in Michigan and was a highly skilled bartender, waitress, welder and cabinet builder.

She was an avid pool player and a member of the Northern Lakes Pool League. Her love for life and country music was second only to her love for her children and grandchildren. She was a mother hen of sorts, with her house a gathering place for any neighborhood child as they were all always welcome in Bobbi Jo’s house. Her light in life was her grandchildren, and her house was a safe haven for the whole neighborhood.

Left to cherish Bobbi Jo’s memory are her fiancé of 10 years, Robert “Rockin’ Rob” Smith; daughters, Chelsi R. Hicks (Jason) Clevenger of Bremen and Gina M. Axsom of Milford; brothers, Robert G. (Kevin Woodman) George of Union, Mich., and David Joseph (Jody) George of Elkhart; sisters, Sherri (Will Aske) See of Cassopolis, Mich., and Rebekah “Beki” Welch of Elkhart; her stepmother, Barbara George of LaGrange; and grandchildren: Ayden James, Addyson Marie and Logan Michael.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a stepbrother, Bruce Baker.   

A celebration of life for Bobbi will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Eastlund Funeral Home, with Pastor Mike Beezley officiating.  

There will be a time of calling two hours prior to the service, from noon until 2 p.m.