Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Teacher Dies Minutes After Retiring From 36-Year Career
Fox News ^ | June 01, 2008 | Fox News

Posted on 06/02/2008 6:38:34 AM PDT by AngieGal

An elementary school teacher retiring after a 36-year career died of a heart attack moments after saying goodbye to her final class for the summer.

Sharon Smith, 57, died Friday on the way to a hospital according to her niece, Doreatha Jackson. Smith was a fourth grade teacher at Molino Park Elementary School, where she had worked since 1972.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: afterlife; christian; gospel; retirement; sharonsmith; teaching


She was apparently everyone's favorite teacher. Her husband and son both died within about the last year. She was very active in her Baptist church and was a Christian.

She is now home with the Lord, her husband and son.
1 posted on 06/02/2008 6:38:34 AM PDT by AngieGal
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: AngieGal

May she RIP with the Lord


2 posted on 06/02/2008 6:40:57 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AngieGal

Dang...

God Bless Her, and may she Rest In Peace.


3 posted on 06/02/2008 6:42:37 AM PDT by rottndog (Globull Warming "Science" = garbage in, gospel out.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AngieGal

57 is much too young.


4 posted on 06/02/2008 6:43:30 AM PDT by BenLurkin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: F15Eagle

Awww, dang.

Much too young. She had some well deserved retirement R&R coming.

God Bless.


5 posted on 06/02/2008 6:46:56 AM PDT by WarToad
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: AngieGal

Her work was finished. Time to go home.

RIP


6 posted on 06/02/2008 6:47:16 AM PDT by 4yearlurker ("Give them Watts boys!!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: WarToad
She had some well deserved retirement R&R coming

I'm sure she's enjoying that right now. :)
7 posted on 06/02/2008 6:48:43 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: AngieGal

She obviously lived for her children...all of her children. God bless her in full measure.


8 posted on 06/02/2008 6:49:42 AM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AngieGal

Rest in peace, Sharon Smith!


9 posted on 06/02/2008 6:54:47 AM PDT by syriacus (30,000 US deaths in Korea in 2 1/2 years, because Truman too hastily withdrew troops in 1949.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AngieGal

Her life’s mission and purpose were done. And the Good Lord retired her right on schedule.


10 posted on 06/02/2008 6:57:08 AM PDT by AmericaUnited
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AngieGal

Her work here was finished and in grand fashion. As hard as it is to see this happen to anyone (My brother at age 40) she, like my brother, had a Divine Appointment.

Lord, Bless and keep her family and all whom she touched.


11 posted on 06/02/2008 6:58:51 AM PDT by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AngieGal

It seems as though the Lord kept her until her job was done.


12 posted on 06/02/2008 7:09:24 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AngieGal
She heard the words, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant!" -- as she began her well-earned (and eternal) retirement in the most wonderful retirement community imaginable...

Not a bad way to go. Not bad at all...

13 posted on 06/02/2008 7:14:27 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ICE-FLYER

Remember many years ago when 40 was “old”?


14 posted on 06/02/2008 7:20:44 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: AngieGal

Geez, that stinks.


15 posted on 06/02/2008 7:34:09 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall cause you to vote against the Democrats.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AngieGal

gone Home


16 posted on 06/02/2008 7:44:09 AM PDT by MJemison
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AngieGal

“Her husband and son both died within about the last year.”

Too much stress. She should have kept teaching. It might have held her together.


17 posted on 06/02/2008 8:02:03 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Does Obama know ANYONE who likes America, capitalism, or white people?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AngieGal

May God Bless her....a fine woman. Wish this world had more like her.


18 posted on 06/02/2008 8:10:45 AM PDT by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AngieGal

Prayers for Sharon and her family.


19 posted on 06/02/2008 8:12:11 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AngieGal
Sadly the same happened to my wifes aunt just last month. She was a greek/latin teacher in Bordeaux, was 59 and it was her last week of school. She fainted and died in hospital.
20 posted on 06/02/2008 8:41:38 AM PDT by SF Republican
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson