The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


June 12, 2013

Sheila Waldron

— Sheila Ann Jackson Waldron, 42, of Athens passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013, while on vacation in Navarre, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert Hayes Jackson and Patricia Ann Jackson.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Stephen Waldron of Athens; daughter, Anna Kay Michels of Athens; sister, Tammy Jackson LeCroix and husband Ray of Rogersville; sister, Janet Jackson Dean and husband Tom of Athens; brother, Thomas Darrell Jackson and wife Crystal of Huntsville; three nieces; four nephews; and three great-nephews.

Sheila was diagnosed with terminal cancer in August 2012. Although she suffered from constant pain, she was determined to fulfill her bucket list. She wanted to put her feet in the ocean and see the dolphins. As the date for our trip approached, Sheila became increasingly excited and happy. Upon seeing the ocean for the first time, Sheila cried that she had made it!

With the help of a special lifeguard and family, Sheila was able to wade in the surf on Saturday. Monday night we watched five dolphins playing in the water. Her bucket list was complete. Sheila passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday. Because this trip was so important to Sheila and us, our family will be honoring her with a beachside memorial service in Navarre on Friday, June 14, 2013. No funeral is planned at this time.

Limestone Chapel Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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