Sarah Josephine "Mama Jo" Shubert (1923 - 2013)

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Sarah Josephine "Mama Jo" Shubert


Our loving mama, of the Cheddar Community, passed away February 23, 2013, at Magnolia Place in Simpsonville at the age of 89. Our mama loved us and we loved her fiercely. She taught us to love God and each other. She was our role model.

Born in Belton, SC, she was a daughter of the late James Matt and Rachel Kathleen Smith Cooley. She retired from Anderson School District One. A member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church, she was a long time children's Sunday School teacher.

Surviving are her daughters Mrs. Doug Smith (Dale), of Donalds, Mrs. Van Leopard (Debbie), of the Cheddar Community, and Mrs. Robert Irwin (Kathy), of the Cheddar Community; sister Mrs. Joyce Clardy, of the Cheddar Community; three grandchildren Mrs. Brad Cary (Tonya), of Simpsonville; Mr. Daniel Leopard and his wife Vanessa, of the Cheddar Community; and Mrs. Keith Hill (Rachel), of Columbia; and five great-grandchildren Katherine, Christian, and Travis Cary, of Simpsonville; Cothran and EraBoyd Leopard, of the Cheddar Community.

Private family memorial services will be held at Mama Jo's Pond.

Memorials may be made to the Children's Department, Cedar Grove Baptist Church, 13024 Highway 20, Belton, SC 29627.

The families are at their respective homes.

We would like to thank her special friends Mrs. Mimi Center, Mrs. Laurie Guest, Mrs. Jan Norris, Mrs. Heather McClain, and Mrs. Courtney McKinney.

We will miss you Mama.


Funeral Home
Gray Mortuary, Inc.
52 Main St. Pelzer, SC 29669
(864) 947-6201
Funeral Home Details
Published in The Greenville News from Feb. 25 to Mar. 27, 2013
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