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Celebrating the life of

Sharon Embrey Weeks

April 10, 1952 - October 12, 2022

Sharon Embrey Weeks

Sharon Embrey Weeks died peacefully at her home surrounded by her loved ones on October 12, 2022 after a valiant and unyielding battle with cancer.

Born April 10, 1952 to Charles S. and Jacqueline Embrey, Sharon was a powerful woman whose robust intellect and indomitable spirit allowed her to approach life on her own terms as a mother, a wife, a leader in the community and a powerful advocate for innovative progress in cancer treatment. 

Although diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2010, Sharon refused to let her diagnosis define her. She fought ferociously against the disease, challenging conventional wisdom, seeking alternative treatments and rejecting the concept that she could be defeated. She continued to live vivaciously while embracing a proactive approach to recovery that combined traditional treatment with holistic healing methods and enabled her to persistently beat the odds of her prognosis for more than a decade.

Throughout her life, her family was the primary focus of her life. Although her family moved often, living in 12 different cities, they always found their way back to Tybee Island during the summer for family vacations. Her sisters, Linda, Charlene, Vickie and Trina, were also her best friends, and her devotion to her husband, Steve, and her children, Scott and Stacy, was evident in every decision she made. 

She excelled in everything she chose to do, winning numerous awards in bowling, golf and tennis before discovering an unparalleled passion for shooting and hunting. She was a decorated sporting clays shooter, and she proudly displayed the trophies from her hunts in her home, including a wild boar that hung above the fireplace as a reminder of one of her numerous victories.

Sharon was also an influential force in the community, most notably being honored as the 2017 Cancer Survivor by Candler Clays for her outspoken support of cancer survivors and their bravery. She was also a sustaining member of the Junior League of Savannah and lent her voice and considerable influence to many other causes throughout her life. 

During the last few years of her life, Sharon was an active member of the Lowcountry Annie Oakleys, a group of dedicated women who promote women’s clay shooting and support area charities through tournaments and benefits. Her affiliation with the club introduced her to some of the most important friends in her life. 

She lived with a curiosity that introduced her to new friends and new ideas throughout her life, and she cherished those relationships that brought so much meaning and love to her life. She remained grateful for every conversation and every interaction during her journey, and she retained an avid interest in learning new things as long as she lived.

Predeceased by her parents, Sharon is survived by her husband, Stephen E. Weeks, Jr., her children, Scott E. Weeks and Stacy Weeks Dixon (David Dixon), stepson Stephen E. Weeks, III (Ruth), sisters Linda Smith (Gary), Charlene Burns, Vickie Conneff (Larry) and Trina Embrey, grandchildren Lanora Grace Phillips, Margaret Elizabeth Weeks, Stephen E. Weeks, IV, Hugh Traver Weeks, Weeks Lanier Dixon, Embrey Jacqueline Dixon and many beloved nieces and nephews. 

The family extends sincere appreciation for the tireless care provided by Sharon’s primary oncologist, Dr. George Negrea and the entire staff at Lowcountry Cancer Care as well as all of the medical staff from Sloan Kettering Institute in New York, and the compassionate care provided by Comfort Keepers of Savannah and Compassus Hospice Care.  

A graveside service will be conducted in the Greenwich Section of Bonaventure Cemetery on Saturday October 15, 2022 at 11 am. Following the service, a reception for family, friends and loved ones will be announced.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests charitable donations be made to the Sharon Weeks Scholarship Fund benefiting junior female shooters at P.O. Box 13231, Savannah, GA 31416.

 

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To Mr. Weeks, Scott and Sharon's whole family, Your loss is greater than any words can express. Sharon was a lovely woman who touched so may lives with her positive and loving spirit. That spirit can never be taken from those who knew and loved her and it will live on in all of you and touch more and more lives as each of you keep her close in your hearts. She is alive in all of you today and always.

- Nancy Neff, Savannah, GA

To our sweet Weeks Family, David and I are so sad to learn of Sharon's passing. What a tremendous loss of such a beautiful spirit! Our families have been connected for so many years, we have shared joys and sorrows for sure. This truly is a sorrow in our hearts. We will keep you all in our hearts and prayers - Linda (Foster) and David Denhard

- David R Denhard SR, Savannah, GA

Loved Sharon from the moment I met her in the early 1980’s. Shared fun times playing on the ladies team tennis league and loved seeing her out and about with her wonderful family. They were the joys of her life and her proudest accomplishment. She will be missed by many. My heart goes out to her family and loved ones. She was a special lady❤️Alice and Tom Carlyle and Mark Silvers,III

- Alice and Tom Carlyle , Savannah , Georgia

Sharon was a fighter and a great supporter. She and Susan talked regularly during her five year battle against this same disease. She was A wonderful friend and will be missed.

- Bob Batson , Germantown, TN

May she rest in peace. God bless the Weeks and Embrey families.

- Kathy Gaudry Cliett, Metter, GA

Dearest Stacey and Scott, We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Mother. Mrs. Sharon was always so very kind and always had a loving smile. If there is one thing that I know about her, she loved her family, particularly her children. Our deepest sympathies go to all of you during this time.

- Kathryn Fitzpatrick Olmstead , Athens, Georgia

Steve, Scott, Stacy: My heart breaks for all of you . Sadly I know how all of you feel having lost my Susan to the same horrible disease. May God bless and comfort all of you in this most difficult of times.

- Jeff Fitzpatrick, Gainesville, GA

Mr. Weeks, Scott, Stacy and family, we are so saddened to hear of Sharon’s passing. You all have been here for all of us and now we hope to be here for you. She was a shining light in our community and will be missed. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. May her memories carry you through these tough times and bring light in the days to come. Love you all. Brad and Katie Murphy

- Katie and Brad Murphy, Savannah , Ga

Our thoughts and prayers are with Steve and the children and all the family. Sharon was beautiful and lived a beautiful life. She will be missed. Pat and Howard Hackney

- Pat Hackney, Savannah, GA

Steve, Scott and Stacy, We are so sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you comfort.

- Walter and Mary Dimmick, Savannah, Georgia

To the Weeks family , we share In Your loss of such a lovely lady. No more pain, she’s resting in the arms of Her Savior. Fondly, The Hendrix Family

- Mary Alice and Jerry Hendrix, SAVANNAH, GA

May she Rest In Peace! Memories will keep her fresh in your mind. Sherri, Harry and Betty

- Connolly/Burnsed, Savannah, Georgia

Vickie, so sorry to hear about Sharon, you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and the entire family.

- Cheryl DeWitt, Savannah , Ga

Stacy and family- My most heartfelt condolences. I know how very special your mom was to you. Please take comfort in knowing that she is no longer suffering and is with the Lord. Continue to speak about her, and love her, and share her stories with your babies. I will be praying for you and please know that you are on my heart. Love, Elizabeth

- Elizabeth Hopkins, Charleston, South Carolina

I am so sorry for your loss Steve. Praying for comfort and strength for you and your family.

- Ginger McBride(Whalley), Hendersonville, NC

Freeman and I are so very sorry to hear this news. What a wonderful woman and beautiful life she lived. Prayers for you during this most difficult time.

- Laura Tharp, Douglas, GA

Steve and family……. From the very first time I met Sharon when we lived across the street from each other (1981), I always admired her beauty and kindness. Such a southern Belle! I will always remember her welcoming us to the cul-de-sac on Howley Lane as well as you both attending our Christmas parties. My prayers for you and the family at this time. God hold you each near during this time.

- Sandy McGlohon, Savannah, Georgia

We will all miss your mama! She loved y’all so fiercely, and I know her grandchildren brought her unique and unparalleled joy. It’s surreal right now, and I pray that your family feels God-given peace as time goes by. May she rest in eternal peace.

- Amy and James , Fayetteville , Ga

Steve & family, Kathryn and I were sad and so sorry to hear of Sharon's passing. We know that Sharon was a fighter and never gave up. We send our prayers for Steve and all of the family.

- Frank & Kathryn Murray, Pembroke, Georgia

We are greatly saddened by Sharon’s passing. Our prayers are with Steve and family.

- Gay and John Oldfield , Savannah , GA

A candle has been lit!

Sharon was a valiant warrior and will be missed by many. Such a shock to hear of her passing. I had the joy of spending time with her when our children were growing up. But boy did she like hunting she took up later in life. I know her light will continue to shine from her through her children and Steve. She touched many lives. Love y’all.

- Carolyn Henley, Sav, Ga

To the Weeks family and my brother's family (Stacy, Weeks, and Embrey. My love to you during this time of grief. I only met Sharon a few times but she was so sweet and her personality was just like Stacy's. David loved her as a mother figure. She truly loved big.

- Kathryn Dixon (David's sister), Memphis, TN

Stacy, Dave and Family- My deepest sympathies to you all. My heart breaks for you Stacy, I know she was your Mom, and also your best friend. She was a truly wonderful woman and you are a direct reflection of her. She fought so hard but was also able to live such a beautiful life while doing it because of her children and grandchildren. Hoping you can find some comfort in knowing she’s no longer suffering, and keep her spirit alive by sharing memories you all were so blessed to be able to make with her and the kids during her time here. We will keep you all in our heart and prayers ❤️

- Crystal Russo, Summerville , SC

One of my favorite people since way back in the 1980’s during our ladies team tennis days. Always smiling and happy and I absolutely loved the way she kept Steve in line with her “vocal corrections” for lack of a better term. Lol. I adored her and her family and my heart goes out to them. Love, Alice Carlyle ❤️

- Alice Carlyle , Savannah , Georgia

Sharon was one of my favorite clients at IVM. Every time I saw her with the pups, I would always run to her in excitement and we would have conversations to the point where someone had to come steal me away from her. She reminded me of my mother. Even when she had to fight again, I called her occasionally just to check in and say hi. She truly was something special and I am glad I got to know her. Keeping her family in my thoughts.

- Jordan Michelle Johnson, Savannah, GA

My dear Vickie my thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry to hear about your loss.may God be with you and your family at this time.

- Cindy Messex, Killeen, Texas

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family and friends

- Hagins, Sue, Savannah , Ga

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family and friends

- Hagins, Sue, Savannah , Ga

Steve, Scott, and Stacy - We were sad to learn of Sharon's passing. It has been many years since I've seen her, but I remember her smile. She seemed to always be happy. Sending our love and prayers to all of you.

- Susan and Warren Lokey, Savannah, Georgia

Dear Steve, Scott, and Stacy, I am heartbroken for all of you, and am keeping you all in my prayers and thinking of you constantly. My prayer for each of you is that your wonderful, irreplaceable memories of your precious Sharon will comfort and sustain you now and forever. Try to dwell on the good times and remember that Heaven has gained a beautiful Angel. Love you all very much, Jan Daniel Crawford

- Jan Daniel Crawford, Va. Beach, Virginia

My sincere condolences to the Weeks family. Sharon was a lovely person. Prayers for peace from God to all of you.

- Frances S Johns, Savannah, GA

I am so sorry for your loss. I know that she was able to spend quality time with family before her death. Prayers for your family.

- Helen Taggart, Savannah, GA

Dear Steve, Staci, and Scott, I am so saddened to hear of Sharon’s passing. She was a warrior in her fight against her disease and I know you all feel so lost with her gone. What a wonderful friend she was and I will miss seeing her when I come back to Savannah for visits. I’m sorry I can’t come for her service but I will honor her memory everyday. Much love to all of her family, Carole

- Carole Batchelor Scott, Charlotte, NC

My heart aches over the loss of your lovely and dear Sharon! I was extremely influenced, at age 15, by Sharon, when I was a babysitter for your family. A lovely woman who adored her family deeply. Always jovial, happy and committed through every step of her life. May the angels lead her to paradise, until we meet again. Sending love and hugs to all who loved Sharon.

- Beth Buttimer, Savannah, GA

Dear Steve and Family, Danny and I send our deepest condolences to you and your Family. Wishing you all peace, comfort, and our love during such a difficult time. Sharon was a beautiful, kind woman and will be greatly missed. Please accept our sincere sympathy, Lisa and Danny

- Lisa and Danny Kaminsky, Savannah, GA

So sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. She was a wonderfully witty person and loving mother. Rest in peace.

- Cathy and George, Savannah, GA

Scott, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mom sounds like an amazing woman. My prayers for you and your entire family as you honor her and hold tight to these treasured memories.

- Amy Hunt, McHenry, IL

Dear Vickie, I’m so sorry to hear about your sister. I’m praying for you and your family.

- Anita Grooms, Savannah, GA

Praying for Your Strength and Trusting Gods hands to Heal Your Hearts In Due time.One Day at A Time.

- Jennifer Scott, Summerville , SC

Our deepest sympathies in your time of loss. I will so miss her smile. Our prayers are with you.

- Charles Dickson Jr, Savannah, GA

Stacy, We are so saddened by your Mom’s death and hope you find comfort in her example of a life brilliantly lived. Your Mom was always smiling and laughing even when negotiating a difficult diagnosis. We hope you feel her strength all the days of your life. With you in thoughts and prayers.

- Domenica and Donna Antonucci, Savannah, GA

A candle has been lit!

GOD BLESS THE WEEKS FAMILY AND MAY SHE RIP JOHN F MELL

- JOHN MELL, Savannah, Georgia

A candle has been lit!

Scott and Stacy, My heart goes out to you both. Your mom lived in an inspiring fashion, I love the way she is written about here. You are in our prayers.

- Jennifer Gainer Patrick , Carrollton , Georgia

Dear Steve, Stacey, and Scott, How come words are so inadequate in times such as this? I can only say that Sharon was loved. Her spirit and sense of humor were contagious. Sharon and I played tennis together and raised our children along side each other. Her passion for life will live on in those who were lucky enough to know her. Rest in God’s loving embrace. With deepest sympathy, Teri and Chip Grayson

- Chip and Teri Grayson, Savannah, GA

To the family of Sharon, I send my deepest sympathy and condolences for her loss. She was such a lovely person that I had the pleasure of meeting & working with when our boys were together at Benedictine. May her memory sustain you, and may God's blessings surround you with peace & comfort.

- Carolyn Sheehan, Tybee Island, GA

To Steve and family: Since I do not live in Savannah I just recently heard of Sharon’s death. Please accept my sincere condolences. I enjoyed working with Sharon in the dental profession. Sharon will be fondly remembered. Sandy Termotto.

- Sandy Termotto, Bluffton, SC

To Steve and family: Since I do not live in Savannah I just recently heard of Sharon’s death. Please accept my sincere condolences. I enjoyed working with Sharon in the dental profession. Sharon will be fondly remembered. Sandy Termotto.

- Sandy Termotto, Bluffton, SC

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200