Shea Ann Sawyer

Sunday, August 26, 2007 - Thursday, November 17, 2022

Our Ray of Light

Photo of Shea Ann Sawyer  - 2007-2022

"May there be comfort in knowing that someone so loved
will never be forgotten." 

 Bethel- Shea Ann Sawyer, age 15, a beautiful ray of light in all our lives, passed away at her home on Thursday, November 17, 2022.

Shea was born August 26, 2007 in Buncombe County and is the daughter of Tim Sawyer and Casey Queen Sawyer. There are many wonderful memories that we each hold in our hearts of Shea and we shall treasure these every single day.   Shea was indeed a selfless and caring young lady, always thinking of others.  She enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially playing and having fun in the woods with her brother. Also reading and building with her legos were favorite pastimes of Shea. She attended Haywood Early College, which was an important part of her life. Shea loved school, loved her teachers, and always wanted to excel in her studies for her teachers who she appreciated deeply. She spent many hours listening to music and playing her ukulele.  Shea was so very loved by her family and her friends.  She will be forever remembered and cherished and never ever forgotten.  In the words of those who loved her, “One day we will see you again “Sweet Girl”.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her sisters, Maggie Mull and Kerry Sawyer; her brother, Coleman Sawyer;  grandmothers, Muriel Sawyer and Becky Chambers;  great-grandmother, Clara Queen; aunts and uncles, Jason and Nan, Lance and Jocie and Mikel and Lindsay; cousins, Chloe, Peyton, David, Abigail and Rayna; and a multitude of friends.

Shea was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Tommy Queen and Bruce Chambers.

A service of remembrance to celebrate the life of Shea will be held at 5:30 pm Monday, November 21, 2022 at Crestview Baptist Church. The family will be receiving friends at the church from 4:00 until 5:30 pm prior to the funeral service. Pastor Jason Queen and Pastor Dan Page will be officiating.

Also a celebration of life service to honor Shea will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, December 3, 2022  at East Canton Baptist Church. Pastor Colton Hipps will be officiating.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Sawyer family.

Shea Ann Sawyer

Condolences from family and friends

Sorry to hear the news. May God bless all the family and friends
Johnny and Sherri Luther
In 20+ years of teaching, I can honestly say I never had a student as hard-working, kind, gentle and generous as sweet Shea. As a sixth grader, one of the first things she ever asked me was “What is you favorite candy?” Over the next two years that I taught her, if she sensed I was having a bad day, or a rough time, she would come in and hand me my favorite candy bar. If another student needed a pencil one day, she would come in the next and give him a brand new pack. If she thought a fellow student needed anything, she wanted to meet that need. She never complained about working with other kids, even if it was the kids no one else wanted to. If she had finished a task, she wanted to know who she could help. When Coleman started middle school, she would ask us if he was doing his work and if he was behaving. If he had to miss, she would come to us and ask what he needed. If ever a the pure love of Christ had legs and walked the halls of Bethel Middle School, it was Shea was there. She loved purely, unconditionally and fully. If you were in her presence, you knew that love. Going forward, we will always miss Shea and her beautiful presence. However, her memory will live on - in every act of kindness, every gentle word spoken, in every exchange of love - in those that she loved and loved her. Tim, Casey, Maggie, Kerry and Coleman - please know I am praying for you all and love you dearly. I am so sorry for your loss and pain.
Becky and Family, John and I were so saddened to hear of Shea's passing. Our love and prayers to each of you during the difficult time.
John and Carolyn Sizemore
My deepest sympathies, Shea was a bright spot in my classroom. I always looked forward to her arrival because she made sure to smile and say good morning. I cannot imagine how difficult this will be. I pray the comfort of your friends and family will carry you the next few days. Bethel was blessed to have taught Shea. Praying for all of you.
Angie Robinson
I want send my prayers and condolences to the parents and friends. I didn't know her but as a parent any child passing is a sad day. May God bless your family
Robert Denman
I’m so sorry for your guys loss I hope you guys find peace!❤️❤️
Shawn Aldridge
My deepest condolences to the entire family. I am praying for comfort and peace for you all. My granddaughter Addison Carpenter loves Shea and is heartbroken. I will continue to pray.
Donna & Rick Henson
Sending my love and prayers to Tim, Casey, Maggie, Kerry and Cole and all the other family members. I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Shea. God is the one who can help with the unimaginable pain you are feeling right now, lean on Him and each other and reach out for help if you start feeling overwhelmed.
Shirley G Ingle
I didn't know Shea, but as a student at HEC I heard wonderful stories of Shea's kindness. She was a beautiful, kind-hearted soul that deserved all the love in the world. I am praying for Shea's family and I hope to help the family in any way I can wether that be making meals, providing, etc. Please let me know if you need any help, we are all here for you
Brooke Wright
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of the family
Eddie Nelson
Becky, Tim and family- our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. You have our utmost sympathy and we are praying that God will give you peace and comfort. Love you all.
Doug and Joyce Clark
Tim and Casey I have no to describe how heart broke I am for you guys, sending many prayers and lots of love, I’m truly sorry for your loss
Deepest sympathy to all the family. The ruff family
Betty jo ruff
I am so sorry, Praying for the family!
Jody Medford
Our hearts go out to Shea's family. Words can't express the emotion that comes with this devastating loss.
Ingle family
Tim. My heart breaks for you and your family. Prayers for peace and comfort. Sending hugs.
April Huffman
Please know that prayers are being said for strength, grace, and love to help you through a very difficult time. Just know that in your darkest day God still has you in His hands.
Kim Newland and family
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Johnny and Lisa Allen
My deepest sympathy to all of the Sawyer family.
Juanita Dixon
My heart is breaking for all of you. May you find comfort in your memories and May you be surrounded by love.
Kelly Dotson
So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.
Betty Y Henderson
Tim, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in all of our thoughts and prayers.
Cindy Capps
Our hearts are broken with the news of your unthinkable loss. Know that we are all wrapping our arms around your family and lifting you up in prayer.
The Beaver Family
May you Rest In Peace my precious child. May God give your family the comfort and peace they need to withstand the grief and pain they must be feeling at this time. God bless you all. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Elaine Edwards
Such a beautiful and loving young lady. She will forever be in our hearts and minds.
Bryan Ingle
I am so very sorry for your loss of your beautiful girl. Shea was a wonderful person, she was the most respectful person I have ever known. We loved having her in our home when she spent the night with Brookely. Shea loved swimming and listening to music at our house with everyone. You raised a beautiful person with love for her family and friends. She was such a kind soul.
Renee Moody
I loved Shea so much. From her sweet smile to her beautiful heart, she was so perfect. Even if we weren’t the closest of friends, I loved her dearly and she held a special place in my heart. I am grateful to have called her my friend and I will love her forever. Sending love, Ashlyn.
Ashlyn Robinson
Tim, we are so sorry to hear of Shea’s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts & prayers. We love you. Aunt Ruby & The Hyde & Starnes Families
Vickie Starnes
I’m so sorry. We Love y’all and big hugs.
Shannon Hyde Carson
Dear Casey and family. I'm so very sorry to hear of your lost. Praying for you and your family. Becky hurst
Becky Hurst.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family! May God's love, peace and comfort sustain you in the days and weeks to come! Much love in Christ! Kim and Mary
Rev. Dr. Kim and Mary Milner
Prayers for healing and our love to you all.
Valerie, William and Anna Kuykendall
To all the Sawyer family. We are so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his loving arms around each one of you and comfort you during this time. Shea was a sweet girl. She always spoke to us when we seen her out.
Jeff & Cindy Shope Jackson
Tim , you are one of the best friends I’ve ever had. My heart breaks for your family. We pray that God wraps his loving arms of comfort around you all. May you find peace and comfort in Him through this difficult time.
Garry and Jan Ramsey
Clara,Casey and all the family you are in my prayers. God Bless!!
Barbara Henson
Shea never hesitated to help anyone, she was the sweetest person and had a heart truly of gold. We were so so close and when I moved it was so hard. She’s helped me grow so much in academics and in life itself over the years. I know her dad always did everything he could for her and her brother. I love her and miss her more than words can describe. I’m so sorry to all of her family and close friends. I’m so blessed to been have able to meet Shea and be close to her. I will see you again Shea I love you- Gracie Herrera
Gracelynne Herrera