Official Obituary of

Lilian (Alteza) Sheedy

October 15, 1933 ~ March 11, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Lilian Sheedy Obituary

Sumter, SC.... Lilian Alteza Sheedy, age 90, beloved wife of 58 years to Leo Joseph Sheedy, Jr., passed away peacefully on March 11, 2024, at her residence.

Lilian was born in Iriga City, Philippines. She graduated from The Philippine Women’s University. While working for Philippine Air Lines, she met her husband, a USAF officer, while stationed on Luzon and they were married in November 1965. Living in Japan, Okinawa, Philippines, Germany, and the United States, she experienced many cultures that enhanced her charming personality. She studied Japanese flower arranging, earning a teaching license from the Sogetsu School. After Leo’s retirement, she owned and operated a business in Sumter and Ft. Jackson for seventeen years selling embroidered linens, ladies apparel and jewelry. Coming from a family of three sisters and a brother, she developed an affectionate, accepting personality that endeared her to all who knew her. She was life’s safety net for her family, always available for love and support. Her religious devotion centered on attending Mass, the Fatima prayer group and praying the rosary. The annual Sto. Niño Festivals in Columbia and Sumter used her talent for exquisite decorating. She had a unwavering trust in God and a gentle resignation to His Will.

She is survived by her husband, Leo Sheedy, son Raymond Sheedy (Nancy), daughters, Leanne Buckner (Don), Lisa Oviatt (Chris), five grandchildren, Austin Richburg (Molly), Avey Greene, Sophia Greene, Ansley Sheedy and Ali Farris along with many nieces and nephews in the Philippines.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, from 11:30-12:30 pm at Bullock Funeral Home.

A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at 1:00 pm at St. Anne and St. Jude Roman Catholic Church.

The interment will be on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at 2:00 pm in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Adorno Fathers Seminarian Program at Adorno Fathers, 216 E. Liberty St., Sumter, SC.

Due to Lent, the family request that no flowers be sent to the church or the cemetery.  Thank you for honoring this request.

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March 20, 2024

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Bullock Funeral Home
1190 Wilson Hall Road
Sumter, SC 29150

Funeral Mass
March 20, 2024

1:00 PM
St. Anne and St. Jude Roman Catholic Church
1855 Beckwood Road
Sumter, SC 29153

March 21, 2024

2:00 PM
Ft. Jackson National Cemetery
4170 Percival Rd
Columbia, SC 29229

Please note
Due to Lent, the family request that no flowers be sent to the church or the cemetery. Thank you for honoring this request.

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