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Sheila Rose Day

May 22, 1943 — February 11, 2024

Aiken, SC

Aiken – Mrs. Sheila Rose Day, 80, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2024.

Sheila was born in Ft. Payne, AL, lived for many years in Augusta, GA, and was a resident of Aiken, SC for the last 20 years where she was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church. She retired from University Hospital in 1996 as Director of Patient Representatives after 28 years of service. In her role with the hospital, Sheila worked tirelessly to encourage patients with love and compassion. She served as the President of The Georgia Society of Patient Representatives from 1977-1978.

Sheila is survived by her dearly beloved husband, Lawrence “Larry” N. Day, Jr.; daughters, Teresa (David) Grimm, Evans, GA, Brenda Carter, Augusta, GA, and Tina (Andy) Kiyfes, Leesville, SC; grandchildren, Keith Axelson, Jr., Ashlyn (Jon) Kilpatrick, Michael (Rebecca) Grimm, Anna (Cody) Notbohm, Cray (Niki) Carter, Bailie Carter, Andrew Kiyfes, and Matthew Kiyfes; great grandchildren, Luke Kilpatrick and Janna Kilpatrick; a sister, Shelby Jean (Ronald) Carter, N. Augusta, SC; nieces, Penny Carter (Jamey) and Missy (Andy) Thompson.

Sheila was preceded in death by her son, Lawrence Nolan Day, III.

Sheila was a member of the Shag Club where she met Larry, the love of her life. Sheila and Larry married in 2003 and enjoyed attending many social activities through the years. They frequently loved to dance the night away at the Shag Club. They also loved camping and were members of an airstream club where they enjoyed playing multiple card and board games which they taught to their children and grandchildren. The whole family made many lasting memories while competing over the Joker board, which was their favorite game. Sheila and Larry also loved their neighbors at Kalmia Landing and attended many neighborhood functions at the clubhouse. They made a special attempt to regularly be with their neighborhood friends even as Sheila’s health declined in recent years.

Sheila assisted her husband Larry, who served as a medic in the Korean War, with planning and organizing annual reunions for veterans of his unit. The ability to honor those veterans with this special event was a highlight for Sheila and Larry each year.

Sheila was a very talented writer. In recent years, she started writing love notes in a book to her beloved husband each night for him to read the next morning. Sheila wanted Larry to start his day feeling loved. The two referred to this book as “The Love Book”. She blessed so many with her artistic talents as well as writing beautiful words of love and encouragement.

The best word to describe Sheila was LOVE. Her daughters never heard their mother say a negative word about anyone. Love was the most important thing to Sheila in her life. She wanted everyone to know the love of Jesus Christ, her personal Lord and Savior. She loved Jesus Christ with all her heart and would frequently give blessing cards to people she encountered.

Sheila was unselfish and thought of others throughout her life. She loved investing in her grandchildren’s lives. She would work all day but still find time to spend with her grandchildren.

Sheila deeply loved Larry, her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family. She modeled unselfishness, love, compassion and forgiveness. Sheila left a sweet legacy of the love of God for her family and will be greatly missed.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, at SHELLHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 924 HAYNE AVE., AIKEN, SC

Funeral services will be held at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Aiken at 2:00 PM on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024. Dr. Tim McClendon and Reverend Grayson “Butch” Blackwell will be officiating. A reception will follow in Ward Hall. The graveside service will then be held in Graniteville Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St., Aiken, SC 29801.

1 Corinthians 13:13 – “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

Sheila’s online guest book may be signed by visiting www.shellhousefuneralhome.com

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Sheila Rose Day, please visit our flower store.

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Saturday, February 17, 2024

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Sunday, February 18, 2024

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Aiken, SC 29801

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