Amanda “Mandy” Hubbard Sedgwick, 74, formerly of Tybee Island, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Valentine’s Day. She was the daughter of the late Louis Dexter Hubbard and Ellen Osterbind Hubbard of Fredericksburg, VA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael James Sedgwick and her brother, Louis Dexter Hubbard, Jr. Surviving are her sisters, Mary Charles Blakebrough of Durham, NC and Louisa DeVore (Phil) of Springfield, VA and a brother, Carter Clarke Hubbard, Sr. (Barbara) of Savannah, GA, 4 nephews, 4 nieces and 6 grand nieces and nephews.
Mandy was born in Fort Monroe, VA and grew up in Fredericksburg, VA, where she graduated from James Monroe High School. She then went on to Sanford Preparatory School in Hockessin, DE before attending and graduating from Coker College in Hartsville, SC. She was a career educator, teaching primarily for the Department of Defense in Japan and Germany, where she met the love of her life, Michael Sedgwick.
She and Michael shared a loving life together, along with their adorable cockapoo, Mitsy. They retired to Tybee Island and enjoyed entertaining their friends from all over the world. She was a communicant of All Saints Episcopal Church, Tybee and St. John’s Church, Savannah. Her true treasures of this life were her family and friendships. She lived life to the fullest.
A memorial service will be held at St. John’s Church, 1 West Macon Street, Saturday, February 22nd at 10:00 a.m. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please make remembrances to All Saints Episcopal at Tybee Island, GA or St. John’s Church, Savannah, GA, or a charity of your choice.
My condolences to the family. Met Mandy & Michael at All Saints when they moved to Tybee in their retirement. Mandy never met a stranger and was a warm, generous, loving and gracious friend. For many years after my husband Tony died, they brought food when I was ill, offered words of encouragement, prayers and love. Her smile lit up a room and was so genuine. Will make a donation in Mandy's memory to a weekly feeding ministry at St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, PA where I worship and volunteer in my retirement. We serve a hot luncheon every Saturday that serves up to 150 people. Mandy was all about feeding the soul. God bless you all.
- Linda G Tapia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Our Mandy was so sweet and sentimental. We all loved her so much. She was generous with gifts and greetings. She was A Fun Bridge partner over the years. At church Mandy was our Main Flower Person, plus other duties. She’ll be missed but she’s now in the arms of God and Michael.
- Ritajane, Tybee Island, GA
My deepest sympathies to Mandy and Mike's families. Mandy was a loving, spirited woman who worked diligently to better the lives of the children she taught and the colleagues she worked with. I worked with Mandy at Zukeran Elementary in Okinawa, Japan for many years. She will always hold a special place in my heart.
- Nancy Hammack, Seattle, WA
I will always miss you- never forget the support you gave my mother during school and cancer treatments, it became precious memories for me in my childhood, especially walking the train tracks, eating lunch and picking wildflowers for my mother, some of the bouquets I remember I could barely carry. Love always bo
- Hubbard , Charlottesville , Virginia
So sorry to learn of Mandy’s passing. She was always such a bright light and a friend to all. God be with you.
- Sandra Hardesty Stein, Fredericksburg , Virginia
My dear, sweet friend, Mandy. We shared many wonderful years together growing up in Fredericksburg. There was always something going on! I will keep your memory in my heart and smile when things we shared are remembered. May God keep your family strong in the upcoming days. My heartfelt sympathy to all. Peace and blessings, Vicki Calamos Harrison
- Vicki Calamos Harrison, Fredericksburg, VA
I am so sad to hear of Mandy's passing. We were school friends at JM. She was always kind, happy and sweet and brought light to others. Happy, though, for her and Michael to be reunited. She spoke of him with such love at our reunion. My prayers for peace and comfort are with your family at this time of passing. Janet Johnson Cropp
- Janet Cropp, Fredericksburg, Virginia
This is the saddest news! I remember sweet Mandy so very well from Okinawa. She was always fun, funny, kind, thoughtful, and the most genuine person ever! Mandy was the kind of person u just immediately loved. I know for sure that she will missed so very much. Rest In peace, sweet Mandy. ❤️❤️
- Tari Thompson Wright, Green Valley, AZ
Words fail me. A large part of Tybee's heart is gone but we rest in the knowledge that she is in the arms of the One who loves her most and she's with Michael again. Prayers for strength and comfort for the entire family and everyone who will always love our Mandy.
- Patti Ward Neidlinger, Tybee Island, GA
The world is a much less joyful place without Mandy. In our youth she was the one who burned most brightly with love of life and it’s living. To know that someone is missing from the pattern is to know that they were loved.
- Mickie Sisul Burton, Warrenton, Virginia
Mandy was such a loving, caring person. Her flowers were as beautiful as she was. Miss her so much.
- Katherine Garlington, Tybee Island, GA
Dear Barbara and Carter and the rest of the family, my condolences on your loss. Your sister (inlaw) is a treasured person from my youth. I adored her free spirit, her vibrant laugh, and her kindness. She took me under her wing when I really needed a soft place to land. I remember driving to Fredericksburg with her and when her leg was tired, I'd throw my left foot over the hump and press down on the gas. We listened to so many songs on the radio--even today when I hear them I think of her. She taught me to pack pennies in with silver to prevent tarnish (I helped her pack when she left her place in downtown Savannah); I'm still not sure that works. I remember that she used to sneeze when she drove through yellow lights so she could tell the cops she didn't see it turn :-) Like others, I remember playing bridge with Mandy, esp at a vacation house on Officers' Row in Tybee Island in the late '70s. We had a blast--she really loved that island. I have fond memories of the yellow 'Vette too. Carter Jr. was just a toddler then. Tempus fugit. May Mandy rest in peace. Perhaps she and my mother Ceil will reunite with wine and laughter. Love, Tyler
- Tyler Rogers Corson, Virginia Beach, VA
How fitting that Mandy would join the love of her life, Michael, on Valentine’s Day! Our All Saints family will sure miss our dear dear sister. Peace at last. Mike and Ann
- Ann and Mike Richardson, Savannah , GA
Words seem to be failing me. We adored Mandy. The love that Michael and Mandy had for one another served as an example how everyone should love their spouse. We visited the Sedgwicks and Tybee Island on 4 different occasions and loved being with them. We taught with Mandy in Okinawa, Japan and (close by) in Germany. Her love for life and her infectious laugh always made people want to spend more time with her. The memories of spending time with Mandy (and Michael) will stay with us the rest of our lives. She is already missed a great deal.
- Willaiam & Martha Howell, Salem, OR
My heart is heavy with this awful news of Mandy's passing. She always made me feel like her friend, giving me wonderful hugs and laughter. So happy for her being with Michael now. She missed him so much. RIP Mandy and enjoy all the time you and Michael have together now. You were loved by all who knew you.
- Linda Clark Hibbs, Fredericksburg, Va.
My Deepest Condolences to the Family ....Her lust for life and adventure were the Hallmark of her life well lived. The Hubbard Family will always have a place in my Heart. God Bless ... My Friend you will be missed by many whose life you touched. Wm. Newton
- William Newton, Trinity, NC
As a younger neighbor of Mandy's in Fredericksburg, VA I have never forgotten her kindness to me. I was so sad when her family moved. I am so glad to hear that she lived a full and interesting life.
- Lynda Hammel , Herndon , VA
Barbara and Carter, please accept Teri’s and my condolences at the loss of your wonderful sister Mandy. She was so lucky to have you both when she needed you most. Please do hesitate to call upon us if there is anything we can do to help you through this time. Remember she is now with Michael and happy. The sad struggle is only for those of us left behind who miss her.
- Steve & Teri Gruendl , Tybee Island , GA
My darling wonderful best friend for over 40 years. No one knew me like Mandy. No one loved me like Mandy. There was and never will be anyone like Mandy. Such a loss and such sadness but beautiful, wonderful, and very very happy memories.
- Paulette Layfield, Gilchrist , Texas
Mandy was a very special Schweifurt friend. We enjoyed so many wonderful trips together including two to Africa with her beautiful momma. God bless her. She will be missed.
- Kathleen Duddy, Falmouth, Maine
Mandy was such a loving, giving soul, who loved her Lord, her Michael, and life and what life had to offer. She lived a wonderful life of travel and adventure through the DOD Schools overseas, where she met her husband to be, Michael, the love of her life. Upon retirement she and Michael moved to Tybee and were a wonderful addition to our All Saints Family of parishioners on Tybee. Her bubbly personality, infectious smile, and gracious hospitality will be sorely missed by all who came in contact with Mandy. Rest In Peace our sweet Mandy and enjoy resting in the arms of Jesus and being with your Michael once again. Love, Marcie
- Marcie Cherau, Poinciana , FL
My sincerest condolences to Mandy's family and those who knew her. I met Mandy and Michael when we became neighbors on Tybee Island. I will never forget the look on her face when I was helping clean out some of her things and found the locket she had lost with pictures of her parents. We were all so elated as she thought it was gone forever. She was such a beautiful and loving soul and I am happy that I was lucky enough to have known her and Michael. I agree with the previous sentiment that she waited until Valentine's Day to join the love of her life. I think about her every day as I walk past her house. My heart is heavy yet I know that she is joyous to be back with Michael and her almighty God.
- Donnis Markin, Tybee Island, GA