OBITUARY

Elizabeth Childress Sheridan

December 5, 1973February 25, 2019

Elizabeth Childress Sheridan (December 5, 1973- February 25, 2019) has passed peacefully from this world and is alive in the loving embrace of God.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Friday, March 8, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Father Brett Brannen and Father William McIntyre will officiate. Burial will be private. The family will greet friends in the Social Hall following the Memorial Mass and asks in lieu of flowers, please make donations to Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St., Macon, GA, 31208/theatremacon.com.

Lisa grew up in Macon, where she attended St. Joseph's school and Mount de Sales Academy. From the age of 4 she was imagining and directing plays with her siblings and cousins, engaging in creative arts of all kinds. She was cast in her first stage role at the age of 12 by Macon Director Jim Crisp, who became her mentor and lifelong friend. People still talk of her performance as Anne Frank at Theatre Macon and as Miranda in the Tempest.

At Mount de Sales she was selected for the Governor’s Honors Program, won the Golden Eagle Award for Drama, and was President of the student body. Lisa studied in the Conservatory Program at Carnegie Mellon University, where she won the Auclair Memorial Scholarship Award for Most Promising Student Actor and graduated with Honors. She also studied acting in Moscow and performed onstage in London.

She enjoyed a successful acting career for twenty years in Los Angeles and New York, yet acting was only one of her talents. She was an accomplished poet, painter, and designer.

Lisa was uniquely attuned to beauty. At an early age she saw a rainbow of colors in the bark of a pine tree, could bring a room to life with the smallest adjustment to it’s furnishings, created breathtaking visions on canvas and film, and wrote eloquently of life’s joys and sorrows. She brought beauty wherever she went, and left it behind as a mark of her passing.

Lisa was a deeply spiritual person. She saw holiness all around her, and found inspiration in art, literature, nature, prayer and meditation. Her bookshelves held volumes on all subjects, poetry from Rumi to Seaborn Jones, and her bible, well marked with her favorite passages.

Lisa is mourned by her parents, Beth Sheridan and Chris Sheridan(Ramona); sister, Stephanie Glawson (Dock); brother, Chris Sheridan; step-sister, Olivia Williams; step-brothers, Reid, and Ian Williams; aunts, Helen Wright (Ken), Penny Shannon (Jesse), Paula Hall (Morgan), Patricia Barfield (George), Katy Sheridan(Marlin Gilbert), FiFi Barbian (Paul); uncle, Joseph Childress (Jackie); first cousins, Dixie Wall Wignell (Nick), Sara Wall, Michael Shannon (Kristin), Lauren Lindsay (Patrick), Morgan Hall, Kate Rockwell (Danny), Jenny Barfield, John Barfield (William), Trish Whitley (Brian), Emme Talbert (Dave), Chris Marlin Gilbert (Jing), Edward Gilbert, Katherine Ortiz (Alex); and a great host of extended family.

Visit www.snowscs.com to express tributes. Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • Lisa is mourned by her parents, Beth Sheridan and Chris Sheridan(Ramona); sister, Stephanie Glawson (Dock); brother, Chris Sheridan; step-sister, Olivia Williams; step-brothers, Reid, and Ian Williams; aunts, Helen Wright (Ken), Penny Shannon (Jesse), Paula Hall (Morgan), Patricia Barfield (George), Katy Sheridan(Marlin Gilbert), FiFi Barbian (Paul); uncle, Joseph Childress (Jackie); first cousins, Dixie Wall Wignell (Nick), Sara, Michael Shannon (Kristin), Lauren Lindsay (Patrick), Morgan Hall, Kate Rockwell (Danny), John Barfield (William), Trish Whitley (Brian), Emme Talbert (Dave), Chris Marlin Gilbert (Jing), Edward Gilbert, Katherine Ortiz (Alex); and a great host of extended family.

Services

  • Memorial Mass Friday, March 8, 2019
  • Visitation - Following the Service Friday, March 8, 2019
REMEMBERING

Elizabeth Childress Sheridan

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Barb Kiser

March 10, 2019

Lisa was such a kind soul I can't believe she is gone. She invited me to her movie premiere in Minneapolis. It was so great seeing her. I met her in California several years ago. She was a friend of my son Ryan Kiser. We always had good times when we got together. I always hoped that Lisa and Ryan would be a couple in fact I teased her at the screening of the movie that she was my future daughter-in -law. She just laughed and said you never know. I really loved her and I am going to miss her! My prayers and thoughts are with her family. Good bye Beautiful Angel you will be in my heart forever.

Molly Callaham

March 9, 2019

Liz and I met after she was released from the hospital and had nowhere to stay. She was having a difficult time adjusting to all the changes that were happening to her. I checked her in, helped her downsize her belongings ( she wasn’t able to lift the heavy suitcase she had ) and we talked daily during her week long stay. She was so fragile, lonely, and unsure about everything when we first met. She returned to see me and was happy, confident and glowing! I was ecstatic to see her in all her glory!! She will be missed dearly! My sympathies to her friends and family.

Jen Hilburn

March 7, 2019

Chris & Ramona (and all I don't know),

I am so very sorry to hear of your daughters passing. Grief is the hardest and most consuming of all the emotions, questioning everything, receiving love and memories but without the ability to treasure them. May you take care of each other, embrace your grief, find your place again in the world with your memories.

My warmest wishes to all of you,

Jen Hilburn
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Steve Smith

March 5, 2019

Chris,

We extend our deepest condolences to you and your family regarding Lisa's passing. She was a beautiful and talented young woman and will be a tremendous loss for you and the family and our community. Our prayers will remain with you during this challenging time but rest assured that she is with our Lord and at peace.

Steve and Linda Smith

Jen Dan

March 5, 2019

Lisa touched the hearts of everyone who knew her. She is profoundly missed, but she is at peace and lives on in our treasured memories of her and in the art that she created. My deepest condolences to Lisa's family and friends.
With love,
Jen Dan
Owner of Lisa Sheridan Yahoo Group

Emily Jackson Wiegert

March 4, 2019

Lisa and I were in plays together from 1986-1989 and attended MDS at the same time. I always remember her being so helpful and thoughtful whenever I needed clarification for things at rehearsals. I was so new to acting at the time. We recently reconnected over Instagram, and I am truly saddened that I will not get to speak with her again. I am so immensely sorry for your loss. The world was more beautiful with her in it.
Love and prayers,
Emily

Charles Brittain

March 4, 2019

Chris,

I am so sorry to hear about Lisa. I remember her from a production at Macon Little Theater. My son, Ross, was also in the cast.
I can't imagine loosing a child. I think so much of your friendship and technical abilities over the years, and I so admire Lisa's accomplishments.

May Lisa rest in peace. My prayers are with you.

Charles

Verda Colvin

March 4, 2019

I am so sincerely sorry for your loss. Such a beautiful flower to be removed from Earth. May God’s peace sustain and comfort you.

Verda M Colvin

David Conner

March 3, 2019

Beth, Chris, Stephanie and Chris, please accept my sincere condolences on your loss of Lisa, such a lovely person.

Sharon Livingston

March 3, 2019

Beth,
I’m so VERY sorry to hear of Lisa’s passing. I’ll be praying for you and your family often during the coming days, weeks and months.
Sharon Livingston

FROM THE FAMILY