TUSCALOOSA | Sheila Holcomb Sexton, age 60, of Tuscaloosa, died February 6, 2014, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, February 14, 2014, at Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel with Pastor Larry Corder officiating. Burial will follow in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
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She was preceded in death by her brother, James Howard "Chip" Holcomb, Jr.; father, James Howard Holcomb; grandparents, Roy and Muriel Pearson, and Oscar and Annie Holcomb.
She was survived by her daughter, Hannah Sexton Crutchfield (Chris); grandchildren, Ethan Christopher Crutchfield and Ellis Pearson Crutchfield; sister, Theresa Stewart (Larry); and mother, Bobbye Pearson Holcomb. She was also survived by her nieces and their families, Heather Stewart LeCompte (Kevin), Walker, Charlie, and Stella LeCompte, Shelly Stewart Smith (Jason), Kate and Ryan Smith.
Sheila was smart and talented in many ways. She earned a scholarship from the University of Alabama where she made the Dean's list and earned her Bachelor degree in Social Work. Sheila held several jobs throughout her life, but worked most of those years at the Tuscaloosa V.A. Medical Center until she found her passion in cosmetology. She received a scholarship to Shelton State Community college and acquired her license as a Cosmetologist. She worked several years at JC Penney's Salon, and was currently managing and working at the beauty shop of Pine Valley Assisted Living Facility.
Our family is heartbroken, and we will miss all the memories that we were not able to create together. However, our faith in Jesus and His plan are sustaining us and giving us the courage to seek God's continual blessings in our lives.
Pallbearers will be Mike Lake, Kevin LeCompte, Johnnie L. Sexton, Jr., Jonathan Gonnering, Terry Browning, and Justin Moon.
Honorary Pallbearers are Ethan Crutchfield, Larry Stewart, Jason Smith, Lt. Colonel Rick Sexton, and Friends and Staff of Hamrick Highlands Assisted Living Facility, and Pine Valley Assisted Living Facility.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Humane Society of West Alabama or to the Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter.
Published in Tuscaloosa News on Feb. 13, 2014