|Let the memory of Shawn be with us forever|
"Sean I have always appreciated your warm spirit and enthusiasm for life. You have always radiated a bright light of energy and true love. For this I am blessed to have encountered paths with you here in this Earthly world. May your light continue forever!"
"Shawn was the definition of a great guy. Although he was always busy working hard, he made time to have a nice chat. I will always remember our talk about drinking mate, and be reminded of him when I do. We will all greatly miss him."
"I am shocked and saddened to return from the holidays to this sad news. I knew Shawn very briefly but it was always great to see him and work with him. He was very funny and always brought great ideas to the table. My condolences to his family and friends--peace to you all!"
You and I didn't have much of an opportunity to speak at length but I always detected an undeniable sincerity and all-around good-heartedness in you whenever we interacted. In a time when so many are lacking these qualities, you will long be celebrated for having these great qualities, amongst others, as the cornerstones of your life's foundation.
Peaceful Journey and safe travels my good brother."
"A passing in our DE family, Shawn Roberson
We have some sad news to share with you today, Shawn Roberson passed away this week. This news shocks and saddens us.
Shawn was a key member of the Sales and Market team, and most recently the U.S. Commercial team, and he was a long time member of the engagement team, the Energizers, and the HSE Council. We have been in touch with Shawn’s family and will share additional information about how others can help more broadly once Shawn's family have time to reflect on this.
Shawn was a part of the DE family since 2011. He built strong relationships throughout the organization and was always ready to help anyone who needed him. Shawn was passionate about making the workplace better for all of us and he loved bringing people together to celebrate, to show appreciation, and to get to know his colleagues better.
Everyone who came into contact with him appreciated his kindness, his smile, his dedication, and the energy he brought to everything he did. Shawn truly made a difference at DE and he touched so many during his time here, words can’t express the loss and sadness many of us feel right now. Many of Shawn’s friends at DE have already started to share their memories of Shawn. If you want to share your own memories, we have started an online memorial for Shawn.
As we hear about service arrangements, we will share them. In the meantime, please keep his family in your thoughts. If you feel you need some extra time to reflect and process Shawn’s passing, please speak with your manager or member of the HR team.
Please remember that a professional counselor is available to all DE employees through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) hotline at 1-800-327-8703 (select option #2 when calling). Members from EAP will be onsite today in Houston on the 12th floor from 1:30 to 4:30 pm to speak with team members.
We are very sorry for our loss of Shawn. He will be greatly missed.
Geoff, Mike, and Manu"
"Shawn, you will be missed by everyone in the office. It was such a loss for us to see you go so suddenly. I will always remember you as someone with the kindest heart who loved to volunteer to help others, a true team player who I never hesitated to ask for help and advise. Thank you Shawn for being such a wonderful person and leaving us with great memories and lasting impressions in our hearts and minds."
"Shawn was kind, sincere, trustworthy and funny. To summarize in one word, pure. Shawn was pure. He was the closest to an Angel than anyone I know/knew. This tells me he was called home because he was too good for this world at this time. His spirit will live on in many of us. There are too many fond memories of Shawn for me to write down, so instead I will reminisce with friends at the office and extend his spirt unto others. It itches me that you are gone friend, but my experience with you despite how short and mortal it was, will travel with me for years as a bright light. I miss you! Rest now."
You always lifted my spririts and made my day a little better everytime i spoke with you. i loved your infectioius personality, your kind-hearted soul and you truly cared, really cared for people. You made the workplace better and i know you loved your family fiiercely. You will be missed and my prayers for your family."
it's hard to fathom that we will no longer see you. But you have left behind a piece of you in each one of us thru your acts of kindness and affection!
We need more gentle souls on earth. So hurry and clone yourself and come back quick! We love you and miss you!""
You were such a great person. You were giving, helpful, and sweet. It saddens me to know that you are no longer here. I am thankful I got to meet such a wonderful person. May you rest in peace, until we meet again."
"There are many people I went to high school with. As the years go by you forget names and faces. But there's always people that stick in your head. You remember them for their good nature and kindness, their sense of humor, how they always seemed to make people feel good and smile. I remember Shawn. God Bless"
"Though I just came to know you the past few months, your kindness and unselfishness make you the great co-worker anyone wants to work with. You will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go to your family."
"To know Shawn was to love him. I met him back in 1999 when we worked for the same company. Every word written above in this Memorial is so TRUE! R.I.P. and God Bless."
"It is no secret that this world has suffered a tremendous loss. Shawn was such a joy to be around, had a selfless character, and never failed to make you laugh. Just watching how he treated others every day makes him an inspiration. In this time of sorrow, I can't help but think about how grateful and lucky I am that I got to meet him. From reading the tributes of others, I have the feeling that I am not alone.
Shawn - you will forever be missed, and never forgotten."
"Gonna miss you, man. I had the great fortune of being able to get to know you at DE. We've witnessed you get slammed with work, but it never prevented you from taking on additional responsibilities outside of your role. You had a great work ethic, and you did it with a smile. You always talked about your family, and we know you loved them very much. My thoughts and prayers are with them."
"Shawn!! That smile, that kind soul, those quick qips and that helpful nature. When you joined the company, who knew you would touch so many? Of course we will all miss you terribly. You touched our hearts and our lives. You were a wonderful man to know. I will pray for your family and my freinds because this is a tremendous loss for all of us. I know you are in a good place, watching football, caluclating the averages and smiling that wonderful smile!"
"Shawn, You will be missed, dearly! At the end of a long working day, you always came by (each day), "Curtavia, Don't stay too late." Or a few days(not many)..."Shawn, You have to turn the lights off, this evening." Your wonderful sweet spirit is contagious and I will miss your SMILE!"
You are the epitome of selflessness and I will miss you tremendously. I see your infectious smile and hear your witty comebacks. I’m so blessed to have known you. Rest in peace my friend."
"My thoughts and prayers for Shawn's family, one of the nicest people I had the pleasure to work with during my time at DE, he will be missed. Rest in peace Shawn."
"I will always remember Shawn for his good nature and great sense of compassion for others. I have never met a kinder soul and know that the world would be a better place if there were more people like him in it."
"Shawn, my friend, you entered our lives with joy and laughter, and a helping hand. You will be sorely missed, but now you are in a better place. May you find peace, joy and happiness."
"I miss you alread Shawn! You were always very respectful, Smiling, and always putting everyone ahead of you! Always asking about my kids and how I was doing. The Best part is that You always remembered the details and their names. That is true friendship. Rest in Peace sweetie."
"Shawn - you were one of the gentlest and kindest people I knew. You will be missed."
"I am so grateful that our paths crossed. Your compassion and care for people made you shine above so many, You were a friend, a confidant and a real joker. You knew how to make me laugh. I will forever remeber the fun times on 13th floor and the many conversations about the ideal culture for DE. I will work hard to carry out your belief and make it a reality. Shawn you will be forever remembered."
"I will remember your laugh and smile which made me smile and brightened my day! Thank you for your kind words and support! They will always be appreciated! You will be missed Shawn!"
"I will always remember Shawn for his smiling face and passion about learning new things at work. Until few days ago I was sharing knowledge with him on Tableau and it is hard to believe that he isn’t with us anymore. May Shawn’s soul rest in peace and God gives his family strength to face this loss."
"Shawn was one of the most friendly, helpful, and dependable people I worked with here at Direct Energy. I could always count on him. He was selfless in how he handled himself and I'm really grateful I got to know him through the Energizer's organization. Year after year, his volunteerism epitomized his desire to give, to help, and to create something more than we could accomplish alone. You will be very missed. -DW"
"Such a wonderful person, so sad to have lost you. Shawn had such a bright smile EVERYDAY, just a friendly & kind human being. Thank you for being such an amazing co-worker, you will be very missed. RIP Shawn, thoughts & prayers with your family & loved ones."
"Shawn was one of my favorite people here at DE or in Houston for that matter. He will be missed."
"I had the true pleasure of interacting with Shawn each week during our Sprint to Success meetings. Shawn could always be counted on to bring positivity, a helping hand wherever and whenever needed, and was just an all-around pleasant person to be around. Such a kind-hearted soul that I will certainly miss seeing and interacting with each week, but am thankful to have known. May he rest peacefully."
"It’s a sad day to lose someone with so much to offer. Shawn was a good man. A friend. He gave his all…and then some. I have a lot of good memories of Shawn. He definitely helped make the workplace more enjoyable. Joking wise…he took a lot from some of us… but he could dish it out too. He was also someone you could trust. You could talk to him… and he would listen. He cared about his job…but more than that, he cared about people. It was an honor to work with him and to call him a friend. He will truly be missed.
My condolences to his family. May God comfort you in this tough time."
"I will always remember Shawn for his great sense of humor and love for NFL football (especially the Denver Broncos). Through his voluntary work with the DE Energizers, he helped make DE a fun place to work. I will miss you my friend."
"From Erik Baughn
Shawn was a great friend to all. He was genuinely one of the nicest people I have ever met. No matter the problem he was there always to help.
He had a great sense of humor and I will always remember his laugh. He made the workplace a much better place and will be missed dearly.
- Erik Baughn"
"From Mailk Mohammed
Shawn for me was – sweet, funny , kind, loving and a great human. He was very respectful towards me and he would always laugh at my dumb jokes. I loved the way he cared about his mom and niece and nephew. With so much negativity in the world right now. We have lost a genuine caring soul. Rest in peace brother. Will value all our talks and advice from you for life.
- Mailk Mohammed"
"From Ken Weilbacher
Shawn was one the most welcoming people I knew. When I first moved to Houston Shawn was one the first people I got to know due to how welcoming he was. His interest in someone always felt genuine and rarely did I have a conversation with him where it was ever about him. He always took an interest in others and truly listened.
- Ken Weilbacher"
"From Elliot Cheeks
Shawn was a kind man that was always looking to help other. He was funny, loving and generous everyday no matter his mood. He put everyone’s need above his own. Shawn is the nicest most genuine person I’ve ever encountered, and he’ll be deeply missed.
- Elliot Cheeks"
"Shawn was one of the first team members outside of my department that I interacted with. He was instrumental in helping me set up for success. Always a kind word and always supportive. Always available to help. You will be missed sir."
"From Judy Smith
You were a gentle giant who never let anything stand in the way of what you wanted to accomplish. You were always smiling and available to assist where necessary. As I worked with you through many events, you never once complained about being overworked and never knew the word “no”. You set the example of a being a great leader and building team spirit amongst everyone and demonstrated what it was to be positive, encouraging and pushing through life’s obstacles. You can rest peacefully now. God has spoken “job well done my servant”.
"From Boby Mathew
Shawn and I started of career together at DE about 4 years ago. For the last 4 year we grew a bound not just as friends/ co-workers, but as brothers. I truly believe I am where I am today because of his encouraging support.
What I will remember about Shawn will be his selfless attitude to help others, his gentle spirit, humor and most importantly his smile.
He will truly be missed and never forgotten.
"From Ashley Bryant
To say that Shawn was a great man doesn’t do him justice. He was always there ready to include everyone in any kind of activity corporate or not, always there to lend a helping hand, always there to ensure that you were okay. He was one to countlessly put other’s needs before his own. I am grateful to have known this man. In many ways he reminded me what was important in this life. Shawn, you will be missed.
We truely missed you. Shawn was a kind person and a great colleague.. God Bless!"
"Shawn Roberson was one of the most caring individuals I have ever encountered in life and anyone that knew him will agree that not a single bad bone existed in his body. He made life in and out of the office so meaningful and pleasurable by displaying a level of concern and joy that was unmatched. Because of those characteristics, Shawn was one of those individuals that you could count on for almost anything, whether it was assistance or just a good old fashion conversation. One can also agree that his work with the engagement team brought a tremendous amount of delight and plenty of smiles to Sales & Marketing employees because Shawn had a passion for pleasing people. Simply put, other people’s happiness was his happiness and one can’t help but identify with Shawn because his warmth and outlook on life made those around him feel like they were a part of his family too.
True to his values, family was the most important aspect of Shawn’s life and he spoke constantly about them, whether it was his brother or his unparalleled love for his niece and nephew as if they were his own kin. His Chicago charm and memorable laughter will always remain in our hearts and thoughts alike. His presence at Direct Energy was felt by many and now we will certainly miss the energy he brought in his absence. He will be missed and I hope that he touches the lives of others in heaven as he has here on earth."
"My condolences to the family of Shawn . May God Bless"
"I will always remember Shawn for his dedication and commitment to making the workplace better. He was involved in so many things here at Direct Energy. It's not everyday that you meet someone as caring and genuine. He will be missed."
"What we all feel today, speaks to how people like you make of DE a family. Although this news come with a lot of grief, we will remember you with the same happiness you always radiated.
Will not forget the long nights studying at work and turning around to see you making things happen for the engagement team.
You'll be missed Shawn!"
"Shawn was a great colleague and will be greatly missed."
"Shawn - I will so miss your happy greeting whenever we crossed paths. I am so sorry for this loss to your family and all of your friends. You are certainly missed by many."
"Shawn above all was a wonderful family man. Everything he did was with his family in mind. My father was fortunate to be treated like a brother by Shawn and I was even luckier to have him as a cool uncle. I’m so very thankful we were great family friends; from letting me spin around on his work chair as a kid to giving me a helping hand at DE. He will deeply be missed."
"Shawn, even though I had just started working with you here, I will be forever grateful for the many laughs and great times we had together hanging out. You were one of the first and few who always made me feel welcomed and at home and for that I will never forget you."
"Shawn, you never failed to say a kind hello when you saw me. Thank you for your amiable disposition, and my sincerest condolences to those who were close to you."
"Going to miss you, buddy. Few people are so genuinely caring, friendly and selfless. I know you'll have a great time wherever you are."
"You were a gentle giant who never let anything stand in the way of what you wanted to accomplish. You were always smiling and available to assist where necessary. As I worked with you through many events, you never once complained about being overworked and never knew the word “no”. You set the example of a being a great leader and building team spirit among everyone and demonstrated what it was to be positive, encouraging and pushing through life’s obstacles. You can rest peacefully now. God has spoken “job well done my servant”."
"You were literally my mentor since I started working with you over 3 years ago. I will continue to cherish the selfless energy that you displayed in always putting others first. It was abundantly evident by your actions that your motive was to make things better for others, not bring glory to yourself. You perfectly embodied, "Work hard, play harder.""
"Shawn, Your beaming smile always brightened my day. You cared so much for everyone around you and you were so devoted and always there to help. Passing by your desk on the twelfth floor will never be the same."
"I will miss you!! You were my co-worker, my friend and my brother! Words can not describe how I feel about our friendship. Thank you for the love and grace you are shown me for the past 4 years."
You will truly missed. It will not be the same turning the corner on the 12th floor and saying 'Hey Shawn', and hearing you say 'Hey Ruth'. You left a lasting impression all who had the pleasure of meeting you, and heaven has gained another angel. God bless!"
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