On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, Shawn Ripko Hydrick passed away.
Shawn was born Aug. 18, 1962, and was a native of New Orleans, La. She was the daughter of Robert Anthony Chauppette and Sharon Ann Amelia Cureau, and was raised by her wonderful Grandma Cureau. Shawn married Charles Ripko in 1986, who passed away in 1999. She then married Bryan Hydrick in 2008 and has been a local of Flowery Branch since December of 1998. In her passing we said goodbye to a mother, a wife, a sister, a cousin and a devoted friend. We know that Shawn knew the Lord personally and is now with Jesus, and we take comfort in that.
Shawn is survived by her husband, Bryan Hydrick; daughter, Rachel Block; son-in-law, Daniel Block; brother, Dennis Farmer; cousin, Alexis Smollok; aunt, Delmere Cureau; and the Mauro family, especially Brianna Mauro. Shawn was an incredible woman, who loved to give to complete strangers and loved to serve her family and friends whenever possible. She had a love of gardening, her puppy File, Cajun food, music and absolutely loved children. She served at Christ Lutheran Church as a nursery director and spent many years pouring God's truth into the lives of so many children. Shawn was quick to tell a joke and quick to yell "Who Dat" at any Falcons fan. It is hard to lose her and we will miss her, but she would tell you as quick as anyone that we will see her again, sooner than we think.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Christ Lutheran Church in Oakwood. The Rev. Andy Seibert will officiate. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m., Friday, April 4, 2014, at Memorial Park South Funeral Home.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542, is in charge of arrangements. Send online condolences to www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.