OBITUARY

Sharon Marie Garcia

August 8, 1946September 12, 2018

Sharon Marie Garcia, 72, passed away on September 12, 2018 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside. Sharon was born in Bel Air, Maryland on August 8, 1946 and has called Jacksonville, Florida her home for the past 46 years. Sharon is survived by her husband and soulmate of 52 years, Roland E. Garcia of Jacksonville, FL.; sons Kevin (wife Angie) of Orlando, FL.; Tony (wife Misty) of Jacksonville, FL.; and Eric of Miami, FL.; brothers Duane Waterman (wife Renee) of Livermore, ME. and Paul Waterman of Harlowton, MT.; her niece/daughter Cindy Allen of Portland, ME.; and her former daughter in law Carol Chance of Yulee, FL.; grandchildren Kevin Jr., Angela, Tara, Kayla, Trinity, Andrew, Brienne, Gabrielle, and Damian; and 5 great-grandchildren Trinity, Kevin Garcia III, Jaxsun, Dominic, and Daniel. She was very proud of the fact that she was a Navy wife and served alongside her husband during his honorable and faithful 20-years of service. She was equally proud of Kevin and Tony’s service, enduring a combined total of 46 additional years of unselfish sacrifice. Her greatest passion in life was spending time with her family, especially with her loving husband, and friends. Her laugh could brighten up a room and was infectious. It could bring everyone to laughter when she would laugh continuously for minutes on end. Her other favorite activities included playing Bingo, listening to Country music, shopping, and unselfishly volunteering her time to serve others. She also enjoyed the time she spent with her best friend, Pat Lee. Although her greatest pride and joy came when she got to spend time with any of her grandchildren and great grandchildren, Sharon will forever be remembered as a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, & great-grandmother. She was also a great and dear friend to all who knew her. A funeral service will be held at 3 pm on Monday September 17, 2018 at the funeral home. A visitation will proceed the service one hour prior. A Committal Service will follow the funeral with interment in Riverside Memorial Park. HARDAGE-GIDDENS RIVERSIDE MEMORIAL PARK and FUNERAL HOME 7242 Normandy Boulevard is serving the family.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, September 17, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, September 17, 2018
  • Committal Service Monday, September 17, 2018
REMEMBERING

Sharon Marie Garcia

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Antonio Garcia

September 18, 2018

Throughout my entire life you have been like my rudder, having allowed me the freedom to navigate freely through life. You have made a positive impact on me and the man that I have become today and I have you to thank for that. There is an emptiness inside...a void in my life now that can never be filled. I will forever cherish all the fun times I had growing up as a kid and my time spent with you as an adult. I realize that we did not have much, but we had one another and that was more than plenty. I only wish that the world could look back in time and see how simple life was back then. Through your love, mutual respect, and discipline, the life lessons you taught me/us (my brothers) became a valuable part of my life as I got older. Above all Mother, thank you for being the ultimate best friend any one could ever have. I am happy that you are in a place where pain and suffering are a distant memory and that you are finally able to look upon God's face. Glory! Until we are together again Mother, know that you will never be forgotten because you will forever remain in my heart.

Ka6 Waterman

September 18, 2018

Sharon, the sister I never had. How we laughed and loved to shop when I came to visit, Lifeway Christian store and A.C. More our two favorites and IHOP for breakfast!!! Pretzels and peanutbutter.. Bingo on Thursday nights, you won and I donated but we had fun. Thank you for teaching me to cook some of you meals they will never taste as good as you cooked. I am sorry I didn't get down to see you much lately, I will miss you greatly. May you rest in peace and without pain and discomfort now. Good luck in trying to keep your brothers in line..Love you much and miss you always, Karen

Tammy Waterman

September 18, 2018

Aunt Sharon you always had me belly laughing on every phone conversation. You made it a point to find that silver lining in any situation. I thank you for sharing your memories and wisdom with me. Love you always, now you can visit us in spirit form. Xoxo Tammy and Zane

Wendy Holbrook

September 17, 2018

My heart aches for the family of the sweet sweet lady. Mrs. Sharon you were such a loving and caring person. You smile and your laugh were contagious. I will never forget all the times we came and played cards with you only for you to always win. LOL Mr. Roland, Kevin, Tony, Eric, Carol, Kayla, Trinity and Drew, praying for peace and comfort for each of you.

Linda Bauer

September 17, 2018

My thoughts, prayers and love are send to you all. Sharon was a special friend and will never forget her. She was always there for you and loved her family to the moon and back! Loved playing Tripoli, scrabble etc and never minded her winning most of the time. We were stationed together and was happy when they moved into their new home which always had an open door to everyone. Sharon was a special Mom, wife, grandmother/great grandmother and friend. Love you and until we meet again Rest In Peace. 💕

Linda Bauer

September 17, 2018

Sharon was always a special friend to me and our family. She had a way about her that made you feel special, was good to my kids and even watched our grandson. We all loved playing Tripoli, scrabble and other games which she usually won! I loved everything about my friend and always looked forward to getting our Christmas card. Sharon had a heart as big as the universe and was there if you needed her...we all were stationed together and will never forget her, so Rest In Peace. My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you all. 💕

Misty Garcia

September 17, 2018

Mom, you opened your heart and your home to me and my children and made us feel welcomed and loved the very moment we met you. I enjoyed laughing with you even if most of it was laughing at me (you know it was), and I will cherish those rare moments I was able to win a hand or two at Phase 10. Thank you for being supportive of Tony and I and for teaching me about love and discipline in the short time I was able to be in your life. You will certainly be missed and we will try our best to keep Dad in line although we will never do as great of a job with him like you did. Until we meet again rest easy and pain free. I love you!

Angela Gaor

September 17, 2018

21 years ago my mother remarried, and with this new marriage I gained a grandmother. From day one she never let me feel out of place. Her laugh was contagious and her smile was infectious. She was an amazing GiGi and I’ll make sure her life is always remembered as my son grows. I’ll miss our talks, and screw your neighbor will always be our game! Soar high with your new wings, I love you forever grandma!

Carol Chance

September 16, 2018

This beautiful souls became another mom to me 28 years ago. I am the mother of 3 or her grandchildren. She was one of the most generous people I know. She always made sure her grandchildren and I were taken care of and she was a beautiful example of how to be a good mother and wife. She use to tell me that I was the daughter she never had and I was honored and blessed to have been a part of her life. Mom, I miss you deeply and I love you so very much. I pray I can be half the mother and wife you were. I am sorry that I didn’t get to spend more time with you the last few years. I miss losing to you at skipbo. You will forever be in my heart. Thank you for always being there for me and etching a piece of you into my soul so that I will always have you with me. Thank you for everything you have ever done for me and my kids. I will keep my promise and help look after dad too.

Roland Garcia

September 16, 2018

Sharon is my beloved wife of 50 years. We have been together for more than 54 years. I cherish those fine year with her for all that time. Our fruit was three handsome sons which god let us have. Sharon was a woman who came into my life, capturing my heart and my imagination and making me want to be a better man, than I'd ever been before . Sharon was the woman who turned our house into a home and a haven where I can find warmth, comfort, peace and the deepest riches love I have ever known. Sharon, my wife was the woman who is the heart and soul at the center of my world , my partner, my friend, my wife and my life. I wanted to ask her forgiveness in my attempt to end my life. I promise more than ever that I will not try to do what I attempted to do. Honey, please forgive me for doing such foolish thing and act. I love you and our children so very much and I want you to forgive me. The day I took her to the hospital and while she was standing looking over the patio, she called me and when I came to answer her call she showed me a flock of black birds circling our house that lasted for about ten minutes and I kept asking myself what was the meaning of all this. Mind you this was the day I took her to the hospital. It never entered my mind that this will be her last day with us. Was that an omen or what. She passed two days after our GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY. My wife was a very generous person. Whenever she can she always bake cupcakes and take them at the bingo hall she worked. Unfortunately, the bingo hall closed and the night it closes almost everyone had tears in their eyes.
I am pretty sure a lot of her friends will miss her. I would like to thank everyone of you. Please include her in your prayers