OBITUARY

Emily Sheffield

August 26, 1927May 8, 2019
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Mrs. Emily Sheffield, 91, passed away at Country Gardens Senior Living in Union City, GA Wednesday May 8, 2019.

She was born August 26, 1927 to the late Francis Lewis Baird and Fleeta Elsie Fortner Baird.

Emily is survived by two sons; Chip (Pat) Sheffield and John (Lori) Sheffield and a daughter; Dr. Emilyn Sheffield; grandchildren, Brandon Sheffield,Allie (Matt) Cerione and Taylor Sheffield; great grandchildren, Cooper Sheffield and Charley Sheffield.

The Gathering of Family and Friends will be Friday, May 10, 2019 from 12:00pm until 1:00pm. And the Celebration of Life Service will be at 1:00pm at Clearview Chapel Church in LaGrange, GA. Entombment will follow at Restlawn Mausoleum.

Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com.

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 884-8636.

  • FAMILY

  • Chip and Pat Sheffield, Son
  • John and Lori Sheffield, Son
  • Dr. Emilyn Sheffield, Daughter
  • Brandon Sheffield, Grandchild
  • Allie and Matt Cerione, Grandchild
  • Taylor Sheffield, Grandchild
  • Cooper Sheffield, Great Grandchild
  • Charley Sheffield, Great Grandchild

Services

  • The Gathering of Family and Friends Friday, May 10, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Friday, May 10, 2019

Memories

Emily Sheffield

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Deborah Allen

May 17, 2019

I remember Ms. Emily from exercise classes at the college and then also at a different location, which I remember as being over near where Rite Aide was. She really gave us a great workout and made it fun. I later became her Mary Kay lady. She was a very good customer and we had our routine. She’d call, I’d deliver. Most of the time she left a check for me in a glass on the porch. I’d take the check and leave her makeup. As her health declined, we loss touch. I often thought of her and wondered how she was doing. My condolences to her family. May she rest in peace.
Deborah Allen

Gail Walsh

May 14, 2019

I joined Emily’s exercise class at the college soon after she began the program. She was so vibrant and made exercising fun.
My son, Mark Ward, lives at 309 Lane Circle. Sometimes I would visit her when I was at Mark’s.
She was a very special lady and I hold dear my memories of her.
The paper only gave her passing not when services would be or I would have come.
I’m so sorry for your loss. May God bless and comfort the family.
Gail Walsh

John Self

May 11, 2019

Just heard from my mother via Chip and on the eve of Mother’s Day of Emily’s passing. As kids growing up Emily was everyone’s MOM, always energized even while fighting migraines, smiling that beautiful smile making sure we all enjoyed the moment. She and husband Ben were truly meant for each other and it showed within their family. Regrettably losing touch over the years but always close when hearing the Sheffield name, now together RIP.. much love to Chip, Lynn and John

Beth Daniel

May 11, 2019

I moved to LaGrange in 1977 after marrying a local boy. I attended Emily's exercise class at LaGrange College and then in the basement of the First United Methodist Church. She and Joanna, another instructor, were exceptional exercise enthusiasts! I had 3 children and after the birth of each, Emily and Joanna would always manage to whip me back into shape.

Emily was an inspiration. Such a great role model with a fabulous figure even in her later years. She made these fabulous homemade yeast rolls and invited all of us in her exercise class to come to her house where she had the rolls set up in three stages of production...the raw dough, a couple of hours after rising, and the final product. I still have the recipe she gave to all of us.

I will always remember her and what a great time we had in her exercise class. She remains one of my fondest memories after moving to LaGrange.

Debbie Kennedy

May 10, 2019

Many fun memories of bowling with Mr. Ben and Mrs. Emily - always smiling and having a good time. I will see you both again someday!
Prayers for comfort to all the family.

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