Sharon Kay Cavender

May 24, 1962October 15, 2013

Sharon Kay Cavender, 51, passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Funeral services and a celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday in the chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home with burial in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. Pastor Craig Bowers and the Rev. John Howard will officiate. The family will meet friends from 6 – 8 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Cavender was born in Macon and was a graduate Southwest High School. She was store manager at Scrubs-N-Tees in Locust Grove for twelve years. Mrs. Cavender was a member of First Baptist Church, Locust Grove. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Cavender was preceded in death by her mother, June Miller Ritch.

She is survived by those she loved most, her husband of thirty-two years, Mike Cavender of Griffin; her daughters, Leslie (Michael) Bird of Macon and Lauren (Ashley) Stapleton of Griffin; her father, Larry Ritch of Macon; her sister, Myrah (Curtis) Kitchens of Warner Robins; her brother, Larry Ritch, Jr. of Macon; her beloved grandchildren, Shaylee Stapleton and Lexington Stapleton.

Visit to express condolences. Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has charge of arrangements.



  • Funeral Services & A Celebration of Her Life Saturday, October 19, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, October 18, 2013


  • Burial

Sharon Kay Cavender

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Donna Dauherty

October 29, 2013

My prayers are with you all. In the short time I knew Sharon she was such a great encouragement to me during my time of grief. I know her presence will be greatly missed on this side of heaven. It always comforts me to remember that this earth is not my "home", that I am passing through and that my dear one is alive in Heaven at this very moment and someday we will join him there.

October 25, 2013

My Heart goes out to you during this difficult time. Your Family will be in my thoughts and Prayers. Time will Heal. Steve Huffmaster, Musella, Georgia

Madge Ruff

October 22, 2013

My thoughts and Prayers are with each of you during this difficult time. May God wrap his loving arms around you all and give you comfort.
Madge Oliver Ruff

Tiffani Long

October 21, 2013

Your family has always held a special place in my heart. Some of my very favorite memories as a teenager are with your family. Sharon was like my Mama during my teen years and y'all my surrogate family...I love all of you and pray comfort and peace over each of you.

Pam Weeks

October 19, 2013

I've lost a special friend! Boy did we spend great times chasing kids at Wildwood! We could argue but still love one another! I am so Thankful I saw her not long ago! She will forever hold a special place in my heart!

Betty Barlow

October 19, 2013

My thoughts are with all of you . Sharon was a great person. She will always be with you in spirit.

Amy Robinson-Taylor

October 18, 2013

Mike, Lauren and Leslie I met Sharon when her father in law was in treating @ FMC South Macon.She and I became very close and spoke often encouraging each other with the words of Jesus our LORD and Savior. She spoke lovingly of her family and more so the grandkids and wanted to spend as much time as she could with them. She told me she would not be here long, I guess I just did not want to believe what she was telling me.
She was at peace with whatever plan the Lord had for her life.
Rest in Peace my friend "to be absence from the body and be present with the LORD".

Linda McEarchern

October 18, 2013

Mac, I am so heartbroken to hear this sad news. My heart aches for you and your family. I pray God will comfort you during this difficult time.

Marta Dunn

October 18, 2013

Sharon and I cleaned up so many messes as Beaverbrook PTA members -- we mopped floors, soothed parents. She was funny, smart, reliable in all things.
Leslie, Lauren, Mike -- she was the real thing.
Marty Dunn, mother of Barron and Trevor Dunn

October 18, 2013

Sharon was such a valuable member of the Beaverbrook PTA -- reliable, smart,insightful. We cleaned up a lot of messes -- not just movie nights! I respected her opinions, her kindness, and her dedication to her girls.
I'm sorry she's gone.
Marty Dunn, mother of Barron and Trevor Dunn.
Prayers for all of you.