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Sharon A. Smith, long time resident of the Savannah area, passed away on January 16, 2021, at her home.

Sharon was born into this life November 7, 1952 to James and Shirley Hasler in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. She grew up in south Florida. Sharon earned an A.A. degree and spent her career as an administrative assistant, most recently at Savannah Country Day School for over 20 years. Sharon was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church. She was involved in the Presbyterian Church USA for many years, serving in the local church and serving in the larger church in the Presbyterian Women. She was given an Honorary Life Membership in Presbyterian Women. She enjoyed reading and participated in a book club for several years. She also enjoyed walking and doing word puzzles.

Sharon was predeceased by her mother.

She leaves behind her loving husband of 48 years, Richard Smith of Savannah, Georgia; daughters, Christen Vickery (Todd) of Smyrna, Georgia and Anna Jackson (Matthew) of Ellabell, Georgia; father, James Hasler of Deland, Florida; grandchildren, Bryson and Sidney Vickery and Allie and Piper Jackson; sister, Debbie Pinder of St. Cloud, Florida; mother-in-law, Stella Smith of Venice, Florida; brother-in-law, Dan Smith (Charmane); sister-in-law, Joan Dykes (Ken), and several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.

A very small memorial service will be held at 3 o’clock, on Saturday, January 23, 2021, at White Bluff Presbyterian Church – 10710 White Bluff Rd, Savannah, Georgia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

You are invited to view the memorial service of Mrs. Smith by clicking here.

Online Condolences

  1. Charlotte Balmer says:

    Ricky and family,
    We send our sincere condolences and love to each of you. Sharon was a very sweet lady, inside and out. She will be deeply missed. We pray that God give you His strength and peace to get through this difficult time. Lots of love, Aunt Ele, Bill & Char

  2. Ray D Holliday says:

    Anna and Matt, We will pray for comfort in the coming days for the family.
    Ray and Pam Holliday

  3. Sharon Eswine says:

    To Sharon’s Family,
    Sharon was truly the backbone of the lower school here at Savannah Country Day School. During her years here, she quietly and calmly kept us all “afloat” and steady. I know she surely did the same for your family. She will be deeply missed. You are all in my prayers.
    Sharon Eswine

  4. Caroline Berry says:

    I send my heartfelt condolences to Sharon’s family. Sharon was loved by all at Savannah Country Day School. I consider myself blessed to have known Sharon and to have been her friend. Christ grace shone though her. I pray for her family as they go through this difficult time.

    Caroline Berry

  5. M. Ann Williams says:

    My sincere and heartfelt condolence to Sharon’s family and loved ones. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of pain, sorrow and grief. She was truly loved and will be surely missed.

  6. Laura Pirkle says:

    What a blessing it was to work with Sharon at Savannah Country Day School. She was efficient, kind and always patient. Furthermore, Sharon beamed when talking about her grandchildren! Continued prayers for all of you during this difficult time.

  7. Sherry Shuman says:

    So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady.

  8. Beth Baker says:

    Anna, Matthew, and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. It’s a very hard thing to lose someone you love so much! Please know we grieve with you and pray for strength and love during this time. You will see your mom’s love everyday through your beautiful daughters.
    Love and prayers!
    Beth Baker

  9. Brent and Family says:

    Rick and Family,

    Our hearts go out to you at this time. Please know we keep you in our prayers.


    Brent & Family

  10. Pauline Goodman says:

    I was so sorry to hear the news. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  11. Bob and Carol Letcher says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Sharon was a wonderful person.

  12. Charlie and Stephanie Hymes says:

    We were deeply saddened by the news. She was a lovely person, always smiling. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

  13. Merrell Peavy says:

    She was a very Sweet, Kind, Warm Hearted Lady. Will be
    Greatly Missed by All that ever met her. Love and Prayers
    to you and your extended family.

    Merrell Peavy

  14. Peter and Emily Foley says:

    Rick, Christen and Anna – Peter and I send our heart felt prayers to you all. Sharon was a special friend. Her faith and her dedication shone brightly each day. She was humble, kind and loved you all dearly. It was an honor to work with her for all those years and we will miss her. Take care. ❤️
    Emily and Peter Foley

  15. Phyllis Branch says:

    To her family: I am so sorry for your loss. I shall miss her kindness, caring and courage.

  16. Beth Odom says:

    Gary and I send our love and prayers. She fought a tough fight!!! R.I.P. Sharon

  17. Ann Pilgrim says:

    To Christen and Todd,
    We are so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing, Christen. We didn’t know your Mom; but know how sweet and precious your family is, and know about her though how she raised you. We are sending hugs and prayers to all of you. ❤️

    Your UGA dawg friends,
    Jim and Ann Pilgrim

  18. Carrie and Family says:

    Uncle Rick, Christian , Anna, and Family.

    I love you all, and Aunt Sharron was an amazing woman. I have so many amazing memories with Aunt Sharron. I will hold these memories deeply in my heart forever.
    Love you all,
    Carrie, Keith, and kids

  19. Dan and Ann Snope says:

    Rick, Christen and Anna, We are so sorry for your loss. Ann and I are praying for you. Sharon was such a thoughtful and good person.
    With Love,
    Dan and Ann

  20. Christina Aaron says:

    Dear Rick, Christen, and Anna,

    Sharon was a wonderful colleague and friend to me for so many years at Savannah Country Day. Her humility and professionalism were unmatched. I will always be thankful for her friendship and model of strong faith. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this time of sadness.


    Christina and Wayne Aaron

  21. Christina and Wayne Aaron says:

    Dear Rick, Christen, and Anna,

    Sharon was such a remarkable friend and colleague to us for many years. The service was perfect and beautiful, like Sharon. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers as you mourn her loss.

    Wayne and Christina Aaron

  22. Suzanne Walker says:

    Beautiful service this afternoon. God’s gift to us are our memories ~ cherish them. Sharon’s love shines beautifully through her family.
    With Love,

  23. Beverly Davis says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss.

  24. Kaylene & Rainee says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Even though we have not seen Sharon in a long time, We always remember her being very kind to everyone. God Bless all of you!

    Rainee and Kaylene

  25. Mary Exley says:

    Wilson and I send our love to the family. Sharon was a sweet and gracious lady and very much a treasured member of Black Creek Book Club. She was quite an interesting person and so very smart. Sorry for your loss. She has left behind some wonderful memories for all who knew her. We will treasure our memories always.
    Mary and Wilson

  26. Mindy Boyette says:

    Rick I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

  27. Carrol Ann Coleman says:

    Sending my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  28. Elaine (Christine Lee) says:

    I just found out!

    It is extremely sad news and even though it has been decades since we have spoken, she was, and continues to be, a shining light in my memories. We were all lucky to know Sharon.

    I am so very sorry for your loss and the devastation you have been dealt. I pray that you find comfort and healing as time passes and the raw aches sooth to the point where joyful memories shine loudly.

    I give you my love and my heartfelt condolences.

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