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Wanda Lewis Sherard

Wanda Ann Lewis Sherard, 61, resident of 66 Turtle Point, Lake Secession, wife of S. Michael Sherard, passed away Saturday, July 23rd at her home.

She was born September 24, 1954 in Anderson County, SC, the daughter of Patricia Whitmire Lewis and the late Charlie Lewis.

Wanda was a graduate of Anderson University, Charleston Southern University and received her Masters in Education from Clemson University. She was a beloved teacher in Abbeville County elementary schools for 29 years during which time her warmth, beauty and love of life influenced so many lives. She was a member of Calhoun Falls Presbyterian Church. Wanda was an active member and past president of the Rose Garden Club of Abbeville. The beautiful gardens at her home exemplified her love of flowers. Her gorgeous and unique floral arrangements were just one example of her many talents. Their home at Edisto Beach was a place of enjoying quiet times together, but also entertaining family and friends filled those visits with fun and laughter, especially during Family Thanksgivings together.

She and Michael traveled extensively during their 39 years of marriage and enjoyed life to its fullest. Her smile was always a welcoming beacon to all. Her spirit was infectious. She was full of adventure. She was a bright carefree spirit, one of a kind with a heart of gold. She was a professionally trained Yoga Instructor and enjoyed her classes at the Yoga Spot in Abbeville. Wanda loved animals and throughout the years Fifi, Polo, Savannah and Simon were her joyful companions. She was a loving wife, daughter, sister and a dear friend. She was loved by many and her short life was made full by her husband Michael, family and many wonderful friends.

She is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, S. Michael Sherard, mother, Patricia W. Lewis and husband Ken Copeland, brother, Michael Lewis (Vicki), mother in law, Dot Sherard, brothers in law Bobby L. Sherard (Kim), Stephen Sherard III (Trudy), and Kyle Sherard (Gigi), and a host of nieces and nephews, great nephews and nieces, aunts, uncles and many extended family members and dear friends.


Tom & Betty Grantham
1102 N. Main St.
Abbeville, SC  29620
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
after services


Abbeville Presbyterian Church
301 North Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
2:00 PM

Memorial Contributions

McCormick County Humane Society
100 S. Main St.
McCormick, SC 29835 Greater Abbeville County Humane Society
c/o Gary Cooke
503 Church St
Abbeville, SC 29620

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Micheal.....I have been so saddened since learning of Wanda's passing. I was shocked to hear of her passing. I still don't know what happened. Just know that you and the family will be in my prayers throughout this transition in your life.

Martha "Jodi" Auten Cubbler Aug 4 2016 12:00 AM

Michael I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Wanda's passing. I taught with Wanda for many years. She was a wonderful teacher and an outstanding friend. I love her and will miss her terribly.

Michelle Adms Jul 27 2016 12:00 AM

So sad for your loss. The service for her was over the top. You will be in my prayers and one day in the near future I will see if I still can find your house. If you need anything and I can be of help, my cell phone number is 864 538 0326. Love you Michael, Wayne

Wayne Burton Jul 27 2016 12:00 AM

Sincere heartfelt condolences to the family and Michael. Wanda was a bright light with infectious laughter and she helped make life joyous out in the Nation.....Although we did not get to see them often, it was always fun to join them within the group for a good meal, good drink, a room of stories and laughter....RIP Wanda....Jerry & Carolyn Miller, formerly of Monterey Rd, Abbeville

Jerry & Carolyn Miller Jul 26 2016 12:00 AM

Michael I just heard about your wife and am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers

Barry Brown Jul 26 2016 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Sherard family. I didn't know Wanda very well but I knew of her generous spirit and her love for animals.

Judy Haywood Jul 26 2016 12:00 AM

Wanda will be greatly missed,our prayers go the family.Wanda and Mike were two of my first friends when we moved to Williamston. I have a lot of great memories with the Lewis family. We love yall

Dan Martin Jul 26 2016 12:00 AM

Michael, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Donna Hozey Jul 26 2016 12:00 AM

Michael, Dot, and all of Wanda's family and many friends--this good girl has left us too soon but what joy and happiness she spread during her short time on earth. She changed lives. She will be remembered.

Rose-Marie E. Williams Jul 26 2016 12:00 AM

Michael,Our hearts go out to you and your family. May God's comfort surround you during this time of loss. God bless!!!

AL Carter Jul 26 2016 12:00 AM

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