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Tuesday, March 16, 2021
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Mrs. Leila Celestia “Mickey” Sheridan Dye, 90, of Washington Highway, Elberton, passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at Elbert Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Dye was born in Clarke County on May 7, 1930, daughter of the late Sandy Lee Sheridan and Annie Ethel Hooper Sheridan. As a young person, Mickey and her family moved to Elbert County where she met the love of her life, Floyd Seaborn Dye, Jr., or as she always called him, “Punk”, and they began their life together raising two wonderful sons: Floyd Lee Dye and Billy Ray Dye. In addition to raising her family, she enjoyed employment at Elberton Manufacturing Company and in the Cafeteria at Beaverdam Elementary School.
Mickey and Punk were married for 53 years until his death in December of 2000. After his death, she lived alone but kept an active life with family and friends until she began to lose her eyesight and inability to walk. She was forced to slow down, two years ago becoming a resident of Nancy Hart Nursing Home. In the nursing home, Mickey became a leader reaching out in friendship to any of the residents and helping them in any way she could.
She is survived by two sons: Floyd and Annette Dye of Dewy Rose and Billy and Kathy Dye of Elberton; grandchildren: Jill and Jamie Callaway of Dewy Rose, Barry and Caroline Dye of Evans, Cory and Jeannie Dye of Tignall, and Donnie Fleming of Elberton; great-grandchildren: Easton, Emily, Charlotte, Nora, Jessica, Haley, Tyler, and Jake; and three great-great-grandchildren. Mickey is also survived by siblings: Ralph Sheridan, A.C. Sheridan, Nancy Jordan, and Martha Lee; and very special friends and neighbors, Randy and Arelia Lane.
In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her grandson: Craig Dye; and siblings: Paul Sheridan, Ossie Mae Turner, Lee Sheridan, Alice Saggus, Billy Sheridan, Roberta McCune, and infant baby brother.
Mickey lived a wonderful life always putting her family first. She loved her boys and their families, and never missed an opportunity to boast about each of them. Until her health prevented, Mickey enjoyed attending church services at Faith Baptist Church in Bowman. She said she always felt loved and welcomed by the church family. She was a good friend to many people, having spent much of her time talking on the phone and visiting with them. Mickey looked forward to family gatherings and laughing and teasing with her grandchildren.
Mrs. Dye will lie in state at Berry Funeral Home on Monday, March 15, from 12:00-4:30p.m. and on Tuesday, March 16, from 9:30a.m.-2:30p.m. for those wishing to pay their respects and sign the guestbook.
Graveside services celebrating Mickey’s life will be held on Tuesday, March 16, at 4 o’clock at Forest Hills Memorial Park with the Rev. Jamie Callaway officiating.
Flowers are accepted and contributions may be made in her memory to the charity of one’s choice.
Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at www.berryfh.com.
Berry Funeral Home & Crematory of Elberton is respectfully in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Leila Celestia “Mickey” Sheridan Dye.