OBITUARY

Phillip James "PJ" Sheffield

May 2, 1993November 18, 2015

Phillip James "PJ" Sheffield, age 22, of Marietta passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2015.

He was born in Roswell on May 2, 1993, and grew up in Acworth. PJ was an active member of Mars Hill Presbyterian Church, where he was involved with the youth and music programs. He played for several seasons with the Acworth Baseball Association and graduated from Allatoona High School in 2011. He went on to earn dual degrees from Georgia Southern this past Spring in French and International Trade.

At heart, PJ was a people person who had a passion for playing guitar and singing. He worked several jobs including balloon artist, camp counselor, and most recently was a server at Ray’s Rio Bravo. PJ also dabbled as an entrepreneur with his multimedia company, Brainiac Studios in Statesboro.

PJ is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Joe Bowen Sr. Survivors include his parents, Steve and Lydia Sheffield of Vinings; brother, Andrew Sheffield of Statesboro; maternal grandmother, Jean Bowen of Griffin; paternal grandparents, Polly and Roy Sheffield of Leesburg, Florida; aunts, Karen Sheffield (Ron Croft) of Roswell, Mary Rogovin (Marc), of Alpharetta, and Kecia Bennett (Charles) of Thomaston; uncle, Chris Boling of Woodstock; and cousins Kathryn Tieman (Rob) of Alpharetta, Sara Rogovin of Madison, Wisconsin, Jillian Cicio of Austin, Texas, Paula Cicio of Atlanta, Jonathan Cole of Thomaston, and Jessica Thomson (Eric) of Thomaston.

The family will receive friends Monday, November 23, 2015 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home in Kennesaw. Services will be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 11:00am (in state 10:00am) at Mars Hill Presbyterian Church in Acworth with Dr. Bryant Harris officiating. Reception to follow in the fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Giving Kitchen at thegivingkitchen.org.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, November 23, 2015

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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Sue Ribeiro

November 26, 2016

Danna Odum

January 27, 2016

I am truly saddened to hear of your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

January 12, 2016

I am soooo sorry to hear this.My heart aches for all of you. Just wish i had known.You are always in my heart

Shane McCloskey

December 16, 2015

P.J. and I went to grade school growing up and I can say, with all honesty, that the kid had the warmest heart and the biggest smile. No matter the circumstance, I always knew PJ to be a person of sincere character with the utmost respect for others.

Life is not fair but I know PJ spent his days here on Earth to the fullest.

Until we meet again my friend, Rest In Peace.

Sasha Caswell

December 9, 2015

I wish we had got to hang out more. You were such a happy and bright person. It was always a joy to spend time with you

Kristen Darby

December 9, 2015

The people I was surrounded by for over 15 years and sadly we're missing one but we will always remember what Pj shared with us and love his spirit.

Karen Yeates

December 9, 2015

We are better for having known PJ.

Karen Yeates

December 9, 2015

So sorry for your loss.

Danielle Moller

December 9, 2015

He changed everyone he met for the better.

Levi Lyman

December 9, 2015


It was just a couple days ago my dad and I were talking about childhood friends. He asked me about you and I had to admit I wasn't sure how you were doing. I decided to find out today, but it seems I'm just a little too late.

I'm so glad to see that you have not changed a bit since grade school. Obviously you are the same kind, fun loving moral compass you always have been.

I'm so sorry PJ. Life seems so unfair when it works this way, taking our best and brightest. I haven't seen you and so long and now I'd give anything just to talk to you again. Just to play on that playground a couple more times.

I love you PJ. I hate that I had to find you this way. You touched my life and changed me for the better. Farewell.

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