Elizabeth Sherman passed away peacefully with her family by her side Dec. 18, 2020. She was 104 years young, and was born and raised in Columbus, Ga. Growing up during the Great Depression, hard work and family values were especially important to her. She dedicated her life to her family, as well as to serving the Jewish community. Elizabeth found herself as a single Mom of two after the untimely death of her husband. She provided for her children with determination and grace. She was a moral compass and guiding light to all who knew her, acting as a beacon of reason and hope. She worked with devotion and purpose for over 60 years at Jewish nonprofit agencies, finally retiring at the age of 92. While she loved her work, her true happiness was found spending time with her family. Elizabeth’s memory is a blessing, and she will be deeply missed by those who survive her: children Jerry Sherman (Sheila) and Barbara Mendel (Ed), her five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
If you wish to honor Elizabeth’s legacy, please consider memorial contributions to either PJ Library or Friends of Disabled Adults and Children. Checks can be mailed to PJ Library, Harold Grinspoon Foundation, 67 Hunt St., Suite 100, Agawam, Mass. 01001 or to FODAC, 4900 Lewis Road, Tucker, Ga. 30083. To donate online, https://pjlibrary.org/donate or www.fodac.org. Please designate “In Memory of Elizabeth Sherman.” Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.