We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Townsend Brothers Funeral Home
Sheila Calloway Thompson, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on May 22, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Services will be held at 4:00 PM on Friday, June 3, 2022, in the Chapel of Townsend Brothers Funeral Home in Dublin, Georgia with burial to follow at Dublin Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Townsend Brothers Funeral Home on Friday from 3:00 PM until the service hour.
Sheila was born to a loving family in Macon, Georgia, 75 years ago and later moved to Augusta, where she attended Richmond, Academy. While in High School, she volunteered at Gracewood, a local center for young people with disabilities. While there she developed a love and a desire to better the lives of individuals with special needs. She attended college at Southern Benedictine, graduated Summa Cum Laude, and later received her Master's degree as well. She dedicated more than 30 years of her career to helping people with disabilities lead a fulfilled life. She was known to care for her students as though they were her own children, and often became an extended family member to their parents and siblings. Sheila was beautiful inside and out and had the most wonderful warm, caring heart.
Sheila loved Country Music (old singers and songs). If you were too sophisticated for that, it might call your friendship into question. Sheila couldn't dance a step. Her dance teacher gave her parents their money back and said she was hopeless. She was good at fishing and enjoyed it ...baited her own hook! She was conceived while her father was attending Auburn University and therefore qualified as a lifelong Auburn fan. She was a 25-year season ticket holder for Auburn and was present when Auburn won the National Championship in 2010, where she cried with joy. She was a 50-year ticket holder for the Masters Golf Tournament.
Sheila was very particular - nothing was clean enough or straight enough. Everything had to be just right. She was always dressed to the nines, with not a hair out of place. Sheila enlightened the lives of her family, friends, colleagues, neighbors, and students, and was a true blessing to everyone who knew her. She believed and was persuaded in 2 Timothy 1:12 "for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day".
It was in the spring when flowers bloom and robins sing, the angels came...and we loved her so. Sheila is survived by her loving husband of 55 years Jay B, and her devoted children Jay, Rhett, Kelli, and her 5 grandchildren, Riley, Aava, Ansley, Alec, and Ansel.