Sheila Ann Jack, 56, of Kissimmee, Fla., went to be with the Lord on March 20, 2013.
She was born and raised in Quincy by her parents, Harry L. and Josephine A. Mallory. Sheila then moved to Florida, where she lived for 33 years. Married for 21 years, she adored her family and cherished every day with them.
Sheila also had a passion for teaching. Sheila graduated from Quincy Senior High School in 1974. She went on to further her education. A member of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority, she graduated from Western Illinois University in Macomb in 1978. Sheila taught two years in Hannibal, Mo. After moving to Florida, she taught for the Orange County Public Schools in Orlando for 26 years. During this time, she received a master's degree in educational leadership from Nova University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
After retiring in 2005, she volunteered for the Osceola County Schools tutoring and mentoring students. She made every child feel special.
Sheila loved animals, especially dogs. Sheila was a member of Fortune Road Church of Christ in Kissimmee, where she served the Lord for 20 years.
She is survived by her husband, Walter Jack, and daughters, Victoria and Brianna Jack, all of Kissimmee; and her mother, Josephine A. Mallory, sisters, Vicki and Brenda Mallory, nephew, Joshua Humphrey, aunts, Gertrude Mallory and Cleo Robinson, and numerous cousins, all of Quincy.
She was preceded in death by her father, Harry L. Mallory; grandmothers, Verneeda Mallory and Savannah Nixon; aunt, Dorothy Bastert; and uncle, Fay Tate.
SERVICES: 10 a.m. today in Osceola Memory Gardens in Kissimmee.
VISITATION: Family was to receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in Osceola Memory Gardens Funeral Home.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Scleroderma Foundation at www.scleroderma.org
ARRANGEMENTS: Osceola Memory Gardens, 1717 Old Boggy Creek Road, Kissimmee, Fla.