Mrs. Judy Sasser Sharpton, age 66, of Vidalia, died peacefully on Sunday, October 11, 2020, in Memorial Hospital in Savannah after a sudden illness. The daughter of the late Jack Dell Sasser and Uldine Hutcheson Sasser, of Vidalia, Mrs. Sharpton was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Mrs. Sharpton, was a 1972 graduate of Vidalia High School and a graduate of the University of Georgia earning a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education with a Minor in Art. She will be remembered for her thirty-two years of teaching fourth grade at Sally D. Meadows Elementary School, where she was beloved by students, faculty, administration, and the community. Mrs. Sharpton’s lifelong service to the community of Vidalia and her contributions to the students of Vidalia City Schools were immeasurable. After retirement, Mrs. Sharpton devoted her life to her grandchildren and was regularly seen in their classrooms, picking them up from school, and showering them with praise and adoration. Those who knew “GiGi,” as she would be named by her grandkids, will remember her wonderful sense of humor, infectious laugh, and impressive talent for art. She lit up the room and made everyone feel loved. Her loss to the Sharpton and Sasser families and the Vidalia community will leave a tremendous void, but her family and former students are sure to carry on her legacy.
Survivors include her husband, William G. Sharpton, Sr. of Vidalia; two sons, William G. Sharpton, Jr. and wife Jamie C. Sharpton of Vidalia and Robbie S. Sharpton and wife Joy H. Sharpton of Vidalia; five beloved grandchildren, Brylan, Cannon, Britleigh, Champ, and Charlie; four siblings, Jack Sasser of Saint Simons Island, Jean Conner of Jefferson, Tommy Sasser of Vidalia, and Cecilia Johnson, Jefferson.
The family is giving Judy’s friends an opportunity to pay their respects on Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 until 2:30.
A graveside funeral service will be held Wednesday, October 14th, at 4:00 p.m. in Lakeview Memorial Gardens with Jose Caraballo and Reverend Don Moye officiating.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to BOOKBAGS FOR KIDS, c/o Million Pines Bank of Vidalia, 121 Church St., Vidalia, GA 30474.
The family has requested all attending the service to follow CDC guidelines, including social distancing and wearing a mask.
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