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Celebrating the life of
Nellie Lovelace Hankins Schmidt
Passed away on April 03, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Memorial Service
  • 11:00am - Monday, April 16, 2018
  • St. John's Church
  • 1 West Macon Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31401

  • 232-1251

Offering our heartfelt and deepest sympathy to the Schmidt family for the loss of your dear loved one. Please find comfort from the scriptures at “John 5:28,29” and 2 Corinthians 1:3,4” continue to help you get through this most difficult time

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May the friends and family of Mrs. Schmidt find comfort in the Bible's promises that soon, "all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out" (John 5:28, 29), and "[God] will wipe out every tear from [our] eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." (Revelation 21:3, 4). We can also rest assured that God 'will swallow up death forever, and He will wipe away the tears from all faces...for He himself has spoken it.' (Isaiah 25:8) https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/about-life-and-death/

Paulaina, ,

I am so very sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one in death is very painful. I can't exactly understand how you feel, but our Heavenly Father Jehovah does, and he will give you the strength to endure. May the wonderful memories you have of Nellie bring you comfort and the words found at Isaiah 41:13 where God says he is grasping your right hand, the one saying do not be afraid I will help you during this difficult time. Please go to jw.org if you have any questions about what happens to our loved ones we lose in death.

S Love, ,

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put an end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

So very sorry for your loss. Please find some comfort in the Bible at John 5:28,29 where it says that “there is going to be a resurrection.”

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My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

To the family , since death wasn't originally God,s purpose for mankind,it is very painful to deal with , but please read the wonderful hope that the Bible holds out for us all at Revelation 21:3& 4 . sincerely

Dorothy., Dacula , Ga

Nellie Lovelace Hankins Schmidt, age 102, died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 in the loving presence of her adult children and their spouses. Mrs. Schmidt, a long-time resident of Savannah, was born on March 16, 1916 in Fordwick, VA. After graduating from Mary Baldwin College, she served her country in the United States Navy as a Lt. J. G. in the WAVES. During the World War II, she met and married Louis W. ("Ray") Schmidt, who predeceased her in 2003. After the war, the Schmidt's moved to Panama, where their two children were born, subsequently lived in Honduras and eventually made their way to Savannah, where both had careers in education: she at Armstrong Junior College, Jenkins High School, and finally, at Savannah Country Day School, where she taught Latin; and her husband taught Spanish, coached football, and served as Upper School Principal.

Mrs. Schmidt is survived by her sister, Mrs. J. Thomas Vernon of Sanford, NC; her daughter and son-in-law, Susan and John Bonner of Gwynn's Island, VA; her son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Rencie Schmidt of Charlottesville, VA; four grandchildren: Brendan Bonner, Woody Schmidt, Katie Schmidt, and Hank Schmidt; and one great-grandchild, Reid Watson Schmidt.

Mrs. Schmidt was a communicant of St. John's Church, where she served on the Vestry, was a member of the Chancel Society, and a docent at the Green-Meldrim House. Her funeral service will be held at St. John's Church in Savannah on Monday, April 16th, at 11:00AM, followed by a reception at the Green-Meldrim House. Memorial gifts should be directed to the Louis W. and Nellie H. Schmidt Endowment Fund at The Savannah Country Day School, 824 Stillwood Drive, Savannah, Georgia 31419, or to the Memorial Fund at St. John's Church, 1 West Macon Street, Savannah, GA 31401.

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Offering our heartfelt and deepest sympathy to the Schmidt family for the loss of your dear loved one. Please find comfort from the scriptures at “John 5:28,29” and 2 Corinthians 1:3,4” continue to help you get through this most difficult time

, ,

May the friends and family of Mrs. Schmidt find comfort in the Bible's promises that soon, "all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out" (John 5:28, 29), and "[God] will wipe out every tear from [our] eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." (Revelation 21:3, 4). We can also rest assured that God 'will swallow up death forever, and He will wipe away the tears from all faces...for He himself has spoken it.' (Isaiah 25:8) https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/about-life-and-death/

Paulaina, ,

I am so very sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one in death is very painful. I can't exactly understand how you feel, but our Heavenly Father Jehovah does, and he will give you the strength to endure. May the wonderful memories you have of Nellie bring you comfort and the words found at Isaiah 41:13 where God says he is grasping your right hand, the one saying do not be afraid I will help you during this difficult time. Please go to jw.org if you have any questions about what happens to our loved ones we lose in death.

S Love, ,

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put an end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

So very sorry for your loss. Please find some comfort in the Bible at John 5:28,29 where it says that “there is going to be a resurrection.”

, ,

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

To the family , since death wasn't originally God,s purpose for mankind,it is very painful to deal with , but please read the wonderful hope that the Bible holds out for us all at Revelation 21:3& 4 . sincerely

Dorothy., Dacula , Ga


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