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Sharon Adele Church Lansdale Rader Gray
  • Passed away on May 26, 2020

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Sharon Adele Church Lansdale Rader Gray 76, of Edgewater, Fl, passed away May 26,2020 at Advent Health New Smyrna. She was born in New Jersey daughter of the Joseph and Edna Church and moved to Edgewater in 1980. She was retired from the Volusia County Sheriff’s department and worked at the Elks Lodge 1557 and the New Smyrna Observer .. Sharon was very active in the community and was an avid bowler on the all-women’s league In New Smyrna Beach in her early years. She believed life was about family and enjoyed spending time with them. Loving and giving was her motto and giving to others when you can. She was best known to have been the areas biggest supporter of Christmas Angel Trees around town. She enjoyed special outings and shenanigans with Mr. Ted and he became part of her family and formed a special bond with Rec Director Chris W.; he always showed her love and kindness. He had a special place in her heart. She never forgot the seniors in our area and supported complete families in need. She supported the local Edgewater Humane Society and was known as the blanket and bleach lady. She was also known at the local McDonalds; always buying the meal or the coffee for the person behind her. She believed in random acts of kindness and never expecting anything back “Pay It Forward”. She was a firm believer if you blessed others you would be blessed back. Later in life she enjoyed her days with her friends at the senior center in NSB and made many loving friendships. Beside her parents Sharon is predeceased by her husbands, Robert J Landsdale, Henry James Rader Sr. and Richard Gray; brothers, Harry O. Downs, George D. Downs and Leon Downs; sisters, Patti Loesch, Mary Cotton and Muriel “Sissey” Yuhas. Left to cherish her memory are her children , Sherri Rader and Henry Rader of Edgewater; grandchildren Shannon Schneider, Robert Schneider and Jon Hall (Megan) ; grandchildren, Bree, CJ, Cayden, Amiah, Aubrielle, Elizabeth and Luke; step sons , Lee, Tommy and Richard Gray; daughters in heart, Cindy Skerchek Goslin, Heather Lansdale, Holly Lansdale and Elizabeth Dijacklin (Gerry) and a host of nieces and nephews in New Jersey ,Maryland, Arkansas, California , Florida and PA. Also, honored and blessed to have Heather and Burrhead Raulerson as wonderful neighbors. The family will receive friends Monday, June 1, 2020 from 4-6PM at Baldwin Brothers Funeral Home 1 North Causeway, New Smyrna, FL 32169. In lieu of flowers donations in Sharon’s memory may be made to Edgewater Animal Shelter 605 Mango Tree Dr. Edgewater Fl 32132 or Pick Angel Tree for Kid and Seniors…Never stop celebrating Christmas.


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  4. 31 May 2020
    RICHARD GRAY says:
    I DID NOT GET TO SPEND AS MUCH TIME WITH HER ,SHERRIE OR HENRY LIKE I WOULD HAVE BUT NOT BY WERE TOO MANY MILES BETWEEN US BUT BY HEART WE ALL HERE IN MISSOURI LOVE YOU ALL WE WILL MISS YOU

  5. 30 May 2020
    Kimber says:
    She was a kind soul that always treated me as one of her own. She got on my case when needed and loved me at the same time. (As did her daughter). I love you Sherri and my heart is with you guys.

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    John Kirk says:
    I have known Henry for a long time and he is a great friend and man, that's all attributed to a great mom. From the Kirk Family, she will be in our prayers. Our condolences & love for the whole family, we love you all.

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