A Tribute For An Amazing Woman

by Sherry
A Tribute For An Amazing Woman

Sara passed away peacefully in her sleep yesterday.

My mother-in-law was an amazing woman with an extremely generous heart.   You could normally find her volunteering and helping raise money for many organizations.  For years Sara served on the executive board for the Mental Health Facility and helped raise so much money for their new building that they named the building in her honor. The patients at the Mental Health Facility liked seeing her show up with homemade food and desserts and she loved volunteering there.  The Elks Club Scholarship Fund and the American Legion were also lucky to have her on their boards and she did volunteer work at both of these organizations as well as many others. 

Sara worked as Business Manager for the Alabama State Library System for 28 years while raising her four children.  She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother and mother in law. The first time I met her she welcomed me with open arms and instantly made me part of her family.  Sara became the mother I always wanted, and never had. and I love her dearly.

You would never find anyone with more friends than my mother-in-law had.  Every since she became ill there has been a constant stream of friends calling and visiting.  It’s wonderful to know that so many people loved and cared about her.

I am blessed to have had this incredibly caring, loving woman in my life for the last 32 years and she will be missed every single day.

Please keep my husband and his family in your prayers.


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W. K. Tillman October 17, 2015 - 11:31 am

Dear cousin Sherry and Stephen,

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Steve's mother. Thank you for letting us know. What a beautiful tribute you have shared of her. She certainly was an amazing woman and mother . Just look at Steve and it's so apparent how much she achieved. Please keep in touch and let us know whatever you, Steve and Uncle Ray need.

With loving regards,
Wanda and Jim

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin October 17, 2015 - 12:56 pm

Sherry, I'm so glad her passing was peaceful! I will definitely keep you and your husband and family in my prayers. We will see you when you are ready to come back. Take your time. Hugs, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Penny @ The Comforts of Home October 17, 2015 - 7:26 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. I know you have a lifetime of wonderful memories to help you through your time of sorrow.

Kim October 17, 2015 - 10:24 pm

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I am sending prayers and hope that your lovely memories ease your pain.

Kelly October 18, 2015 - 12:28 am

I am so sorry for your loss! I know this must be such a difficult time for you and your family. She certainly sounded like a wonderful person.

[email protected] Infuse With Liz October 18, 2015 - 12:47 am

So sorry for your family's loss Sherry. She sounds like she was quite a woman to admire and love. Prayers for your family as you go through this time of grieving.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest October 18, 2015 - 1:47 am

I am so truly sorry for your loss. May you be comforted with the love and care of family and friends…and in your faith. God bless. Hugs. ♥

Mary K.- In the boondocks October 18, 2015 - 9:04 am

My condolences Sherry to you and your fmaily for your loss.

Rita C. October 18, 2015 - 12:45 pm

Sherry, my sympathies for the loss of your MIL, and Steve for his mother. She sounds like the kind of woman many aspire to be, and for her generation particularly, what an accomplished life!

All About Vignettes October 18, 2015 - 9:55 pm

So sorry for your loss Sherry. What a lovely tribute.

Penny October 18, 2015 - 10:03 pm

My sincere condolences to your family Sherry. She must have been an incredibly caring and giving woman. I wish you and your husband strength and comfort in the coming days.

Blondie's Journal October 18, 2015 - 11:24 pm

i'm so sorry for your loss, Sherry. This is a loving tribute to Sara. It brought tears to my eyes as I was very close to my own mother in law and it left a big space in my life and heart when we lost her. I think your mother in law meant a lot to many people since she was so inspiring in all she did and juggled while raising a family. Women like her are champions.

Sending much love and a big healing hug.

Jane x

[email protected] Charm October 18, 2015 - 11:59 pm

I am so sorry to hear of your loss, she sounded like she was one amazing lady. I glad that you had her in your life for the pass 32 years. I will keep your family in my prayers.


Calypso In The Country October 19, 2015 - 1:11 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. She sounds like a wonderful person and will be missed by many. Take care,

Gina October 19, 2015 - 9:02 pm

I'm so sorry to hear about your mother-in-law, Sherry. She sounds like she was one amazing woman! My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

Bonnie October 20, 2015 - 1:45 am

What a lovely tribute to your MIL. Condolences to your family.

Scribbler October 20, 2015 - 8:41 pm

I am so sorry for your family's loss. I think it is wonderful that you held each other in such high esteem, since that is not always the way it goes with in-laws. You were fortunate to have had this lady for your mother in law.

Sonny G October 21, 2015 - 9:07 pm

May she rest in peace and live in your memory forever.

I know the loss of a wonderful MIL. They are gold which can never be forgotten.

Decor To Adore October 22, 2015 - 12:50 am

Sherry I am so very sorry to hear this. My prayer is that your cherished memories will bring you comfort during this difficult time. I will be thinking of you.

Holly October 22, 2015 - 10:50 am

Hi Sherry – I am so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful tribute for such a wonderful lady. Prayers for comfort and peace, and that her legacy will live on through her kindness to others. Hugs, Holly

Michelle James October 22, 2015 - 3:09 pm

I am very sorry for your family's loss. It is such a hard thing to say goodbye. My thoughts are with you & your family.

Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane October 23, 2015 - 1:57 pm

Sherry you and your family have been in my prayers. I am so very sorry for the loss of such a great lady who has been undoubtedly a wonderful part of your family's lives. Keeping you and Sara and all those you hold dear in my thoughts and prayers.
XO Barbara

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home October 23, 2015 - 3:09 pm

So very sorry! Praying for you and your family.

Sami Pat October 24, 2015 - 1:54 pm

My sincere condolences. Cherish the memories and nurture the legacy.

Patricia Krank October 29, 2015 - 11:18 am

Dear Sherry – I know you all have been anticipating this loss for awhile now but that doesn't make it any easier does it? Prayers for peace and comfort to you and the family.

Dixie Delights November 9, 2015 - 5:10 pm

Hi Sherry – I am so very saddened to hear of your loss. She sounds like an amazing woman and I know she will be dearly missed. Hugs and prayers… Amanda

Ron November 9, 2015 - 9:20 pm

Sherry, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother-in-law. Prayers for peace. Prayers for comfort. xoxo, Ron


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