Carolyn Jane (Dixon) Shuman Sapp

Born: Wed., Mar. 28, 1934
Died: Tue., Apr. 10, 2018


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Apr. 14, 2018
Location: Hart Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Apr. 14, 2018
Location: Hart Funeral Home Chapel

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Mrs. Carolyn Jane Dixon Shuman Sapp, age 84, of Waycross (formerly of Blackshear) died Tuesday evening (4/10/18) at the Baptist Village Retirement Communities following an extended illness.

Born Mach 28, 1934 in Blackshear, she was a daughter of the late Tom Sykes and Miram Crews Dixon. She was a graduate of Blackshear High School and moved to Jacksonville, FL in 1955.  She moved to Middleburg, FL in 1969 where she lived many years raising her four children.  She returned to South Georgia to Waresboro in 2003 and moved back to Blackshear in 2009. She was a longtime, devoted housewife and a member of Mars Hill Primitive Baptist Church. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children, William Silas Shuman; her second husband, Donald Joseph Sapp; a grandson, William Rocky “W.R” Shuman, Jr.; a sister, Iris Jones; and a brother, Thomas E. Dixon.

Survivors include her 4 children, Ann Reid (husband Dave) of Middleburg, FL, Rocky Shuman of Keystone Heights, FL, Peggy Brown of Middleburg, FL, and Darlene Puckett of Fleming Island, FL; 9 grandchildren, Jacob Reid, Lisa Berglund (husband Jim), Roxanne Shuman, Rachael Shuman, Thomas Brown, Jr. (Paige), Paul Puckett (wife Heather), all of Middleburg, Rocky Shuman, Jr. (wife Shannon) of Keystone Heights, and Rodney Puckett, Jr. and Elizabeth Puckett, both of Fleming Island; her great grandchildren, Jessica Reid, Lianne Reid, James Berglund, Henry Berglund, Shelly Shuman, Scottie Shuman, Rochelle Shuman, Waylon Shuman, Kylie Shuman, Cadence Brown, Calliope Brown, Capella Brown, Tommy Brown III, Collier Pucket, Makenna Puckett, Cassadie Puckett, and Riley Puckett, all of Middlesburg, Riley Shuman of Keystone Heights, and Keziah Wrinkle and Kinsley Wrinkle, both of Fleming Island; 2 sisters, Annette Earle (husband Pete) of Fleming Island and Frances Crews of Waycross; a brother, Sammy Dixon (wife Nancy) of Blackshear; 4 sisters-in-law, Polly Chancey of Folkston, Waunell Hickox (husband Elder Reavis) of Hoboken, Joyce Faulk (husband Kenny) of Blackshear, and Jean Griner (husband David) of Blackshear; a brother-in-law, D.R. Sapp (wife Linda) of Blackshear; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A funeral service will take place Saturday morning (4/14/18) at 11 AM in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Enon Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Saturday at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

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Phoebe Myers
   Posted Thu April 12, 2018
I want to offer my condolences to the family and friends. It is a painful thing to lose a loved one in death, regardless of how long they have lived. Even Jesus gave way to tears when his friend Lazarus died (John 11:35). Our heavenly Father of tender mercies knows your pain. He never purposed his human family to have health issues, grow old, and die, but to live in perfect health and life forever. It is still his purpose (Psalms 37:11, 29). He calls death an enemy and promised to remove sickness, old age, and death__ 1 Corinthians 15:26 “The last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing"; Isaiah 33:24 And no resident will say: "I am sick"; Isaiah 35:5,6; Job 33:24,25 “Let his flesh become fresher than in youth; Let him return to the days of his youthful vigor.” Finally, He promised to undo the effect of death by bringing our loved ones in the memorial tombs back to life__ Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will rise...Awake and shout joyfully you residents in the dust! ...the earth will let those powerless in death come to life.” God gives us this beautiful hope that he will soon resurrect our dead loved ones and we can see them again on a paradise earth. I hope these words give you all comfort. If you’d like to learn more about this hope, feel free to visit

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