Tina Saxton

March 04, 1957 ‒ March 01, 2021

Lexington, Ohio

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LEXINGTON: On March 1st 2021 the world lost a beloved wife, mother and friend, Tina Saxton. Tina is finally with her king Jesus Christ after a long battle with cancer. Tina passed at home surrounded by her cherished husband Pastor Robert Saxton, daughter Allissa Saxton-Mustin, Son Jason Saxton, sister Gail Hoffman and the loving spirit of all who loved her especially her best friend Brenda Frecka. She is survived by those by her side as well as grandchildren Trinny and Coulter Saxton children of son Jason and daughter-in-law Leslie Saxton and Mckenna Mustin daughter of Allissa and son-in-law Carver Mustin and sister Gail and Bill Hoffman.

Tina was born to Joyce and Pete Eberly on March 4th 1957 and was married To Robert Saxton on September 14.

Tina was so much to so many and was always available with a tender hug, a smile and a prayer. Tina was a devoted Christian and Member of Storyside Church in Bellville, Ohio. Her faith never wavered even through 2 years of battling cancer. Never once did she blame God or feel sorry for herself. She was a true example of strength and faith.

She was proud of being a Titus 2 woman “Teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderous or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind and to be subject to their husbands so that no one will malign the word of God”

Tina was a missionary in Haiti following her husband Bob as he was called to reach people there. She went with faith taking her two small children age 2 and 6. She donated her time to the elderly through her time as a volunteer with hospice. In her personal life, she loved sewing, singing, dancing, walking the beaches in Florida with her Best friend Brenda Frecka. Above all else, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her beautiful grandchildren. They were the absolute light of her life.

A memorial service honoring Tina’s life will be held Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 11 am in Storyside Church (541 State Rte 97 W, Bellville, Ohio). Pastors Micah Pelkey and Josiah Beougher will speak. As Tina would have wanted, the family requests guests to wear pink if they are able to.

Contributions to help the Saxton family with medical expenses can be sent to the funeral home (please make checks out to Bob Saxton and mail them to PO Box 338 Bellville, Ohio 44813)

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Tina’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • Rob, Allissa, Jason, Gail and all your families. I am so sorry for the passing of Tina. You certainly have my deepest sympathy. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Our heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Tina, she is no longer suffering and the memories will provide comfort.

  • Dear Bob Jason and Alyssa,
    I know that this is the hardest thing in life to deal with.Ive known all of you for years yall have always been. Like a second family your mom / wife was a remarkable women a very strong faith and always kind words. She’s always been an angel my heart aches for you all I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs.Tina will be missed.
    Much love and respect. Billie jean Sampsel

  • Angela burdett says
    I’m so sorry for your loss tina was always a joy to talk to she always had a encouraging word. She was a great friend wife and mother . She will be missed . All will be in my prayers

  • Tina helped every one that knew her
    To be better and do better. I’ve been so blessed to have her as my sister. I will miss her every day.

  • To the Saxtonfamily family, I am so sorry for your loss and heavens gain. I pray for you all to have strength and faith in God to get you through this difficult time. God bless you all.

  • So many wonderful memories with this lady that I will never forget.

    Her relentless faith. Her heart. Her humor. Her love for her family. I will miss everything about her.

    I’ve called her “Mom” since I was 19 years old and she loved me right back as if she was.

    Rest, Mom….we will see each other again.

  • I am so sorry for your loss . Tina was one of a kind ! A hero , a hard worker, an inspiration and a relentless believer who shared her faith with so many . She touched my life and so many of my patients also. I will miss her dearly.

  • We loved Tina so much. I will always see her smile an telling me Hi sweetie Tina was very special an we loved her. She will be missed

  • I have been blessed to have had Tina in my life for almost 28 years . Not just as a mother in law, but a second mother, and a friend as well. I will miss her sweet spirit, however it lives on in my children, for that I am thankful. She raised her son to be a wonderful husband, for that I am thankful. She has touched my life in so many ways, and for that I am thankful. I tell my children that you will live in their heart forever , just like Jesus. He truly has healed her with his blood, just as she said He would.
    There are many things she has shared with me over the years , but one that always stays with me, is when she told me not to worry, because worry hinders prayer .
    Love to all my family as we grieve this loss together

  • In John 16:22 it says “So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice.” Frank and I have such fond memories of you and Tina at Grace Brethren in Lexington. We enjoyed being in the musicals with you, going to to your home for small group, and worshipping together at church. Plus, the times Frank spent with you in reflexology sessions. Tina always had a smile on her face – no matter what. We love you and will be praying for you during this difficult time.

    Frank and Jennifer Cyphers

  • Bob, Alissa, Jason and family
    Tina was such a special person and I am so thankful that I was blessed to have her as a friend, neighbor and co worker so many years ago. She was a beautiful person that inspired, comforted and touched so many lives with love and friendship.
    Sending our deepest sympathy from Iowa
    God Bless
    Mary Kay and Gerry Mangrich & family

  • Bob and family,
    Tina was an incredible woman with a HUGE heart. The moments that she and I spent together are wonderful memories that I always cherish.

    I know that you will miss her deeply. I send prayers, love and peace to you during this time.

    She will always have a place in your heart and many other’s whose lives she touched.

    Gina Nicholson Kramer
    Reed Nicholson

  • She called me “Scoot”.

    I don’t need to drone on and on about how amazing Tina was. You already know that. It’s all true.

    What I can share with you is that Tina (and Bob) were amazing parents, not only to Jason and Alissa, but to a young man with big dreams. Seldom in my life had I witnessed people live lives that pursued God, and oozed Joy and Grace. I lived with them for a year, and saw it first-hand!! Even with a house guest, a teenager and a pre-teen, they showed amazing compassion and Grace.

    Bob and Tina continued to be a Christ-like example to me after I left the fold. They were there for me regardless of my circumstance, always being a perfect reflection of Christ to me. For that, I’m eternally grateful.

    I have few heroes in my life. My Godly grandpa is one, and Bob & Tina are there too.

    She called me Scoot.

    I call them Mom & Dad.

    I love you both!!

  • You have our deepest sympathy. We will miss our chats. She was a special lady. I am so thankful that God brought Miss Tina and Bob into lives. You both will always have a special place in our hearts. Love ya

  • Dear Bob, Alyssa, & Jason:
    I have pondered for days on how to express my love and condolences to all of you . More importantly how to put in words what “Tina and your sweet family” have meant to me as you all have left a FOREVER IMPRINT ON MY HEART and LIFE!
    Living out of State (and not on Facebook) I have no idea where all my “Sweet Friends & Soldiers of Christ are living, so it nice see see their love for you and Tina expressed above.
    I will NEVER forget Tina or any of you and the work of the gospel that we tried to reach and help others know the height and depth of God’s love for them and that death is not the end but a transition to our FOREVER home. I will forever remember our Bible studies in your home; me mentoring Alyssa as we poured over the scriptures weekly; traveling to lead vacation Bible studies in other towns during the summers; Our musicals at LGBC that were we in together; the Praise and Worship Teams we sang on together and the “Life we did together.”
    You and Tina were there for me after our miscarriage and I will never forget that. Bob -You and Tina were ONE in every aspect, as I can’t think of one without the other. What a BLESSING of love and grace and mercy YOU guys displayed daily to me and you “lived out loud” each and every day to every life you touched.
    And now may God grant you all the grace, and the comfort and the peace and love that Tina is now experiencing up in heaven and may I be extend it to each of you on earth and KNOW THAT YOU ALL ARE LOVED not only by me, BUT all these sweet friends above me that have left condolences to you all as well. I know…because some of them I’ve known my whole lifetime. I’m making the trip from VA to be with you all on Saturday and for that I know… Tina had a hand in that too! I am so grateful that we had so many precious memories together-Thank You! There’s a great song from the musical “Wicked” called “Because I knew You,” that and for me that song sums it all up.

    I love you All,
    Victoria Schivinski Bates

  • To Bob and family,

    We were saddened to hear of Tina’s passing. During this time we extend to you are deepest sympathy. We have many fond memories of you and Tina at the Grace Brethren Church in Lexington.

    May God surround you with his love, peace, and comfort. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Randy and Joan Hubler

  • Where do I even begin to express my love and gratitude to this precious, dear, God loving and God fearing sister in Christ. Those who were blessed to know Tina always felt the genuine love she had for us. So blessed for our paths crossing yrs ago. That smile and sweet voice…her hardly chuckles and mischievous twinkle in her eye. She absolutely oozed the love of Jesus we can only hope to show and share with others. She adored you immensely Bob, Alyssa and Jason and grandkids. She just lit up whenever she talked about her family. Whenever she spoke of Heaven, you could see the peace just come over her face…and this goes way back to the LGBC days. Missing her beyond words. But, one day, dear sweet friend, one day… happy birthday Tina….love you

  • I’m so very sorry for all the family members. Tina was loved by so many and an inspiration as well. She exemplifies the meaning of “loving” . She was certainly a trooper through her sickness, keeping her sense oh humor and smiles alive. Although she will be missed by many, I’m thankful to know she will be healed and enjoy a Heavenly life. Praying for comfort and peace to all the family .

  • The commitment to her Lord, God is awe inspiring. The strength and resolve that I have witnessed through Tina and her family is truly a blessing that I didn’t expect to witness in my life and am very thankful for. The fact that I KNOW this woman is in a Heaven that she knew her kind and loving spirit had faith in is a miraculous gift. I feel her spirit. I feel her generous and loving kindness inspire me to be better. She is no longer in pain. Thank you God. She lives on and I know this because I feel her love. I am so greatful to be able to to feel her spirit in my heart. Thank you Tina for all that you were and are. You are amazing. I love you. Rest without pain and live on forever in peace and comfort in Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Please pass the joy and kindness of your existance to all that loved you to help them heal. They don’t have to miss you because you are with us. You are in our hearts and spirits. Love you forever. -Eddy

  • Dear family of Tina, I am so sorry that Tina is gone but I know that she is with Jesus. She was a lovely lady who made me feel special whenever she hugged me. She prayed for me many times as I did for her. I hope someday I will see her again and enjoy our hugs. Love to you all.

  • Bob & family we would like to give our deepest condolences & sympathy at this time. Tina my very Special friend she was wonderful Lady for sure we had so many wonderful times & long talks & laughs together she always had a Beautiful Smile on her face dearly loved Bob & her whole family. Always willing to help anyone she could . Tina I love ❤️ you & will always miss you but I know your not in pain & no more suffering. May God bless the whole family to go on with there Life’s. Enjoy each other with all the wonderful memories to cherish with our prayers and peace that we will be able to give each other. The Boyettes always love you Tina.

  • I am so sorry to learn of Tina’s passing. She was a dear friend while in Jr High (Woodward Park) and High School (Northland). She was an Angel then and I know without a doubt that she is a Glorious Angel in Heaven now. May you be comforted by Our Loving God

  • I am so sorry to learn of Tina’s passing. She was a dear friend while in Jr High (Woodward Park) and High School (Northland). She was an Angel then and I know without a doubt that she is a Glorious Angel in Heaven now. May you be comforted by Our Loving God

  • Dear Saxton family,
    Please accept my sincere condolence o the home call of our sister Tina.We would always have a wonderful conversation about scriptural things whenever we met while walking.My prayers are with you.
    Margaret Sterry