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In Loving Memory of Amanda Marie Sheffer aka Nanderz
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In life we loved her dearly, in death we do the same.

Until We Meet Again

You were a daughter, a sister, a friend,
those memories we have will never end.
You touched our hearts, and made a dent,
your life on Earth was very well-spent.

Your silly laugh, always made me grin,
I'd do anything, just to hear it again.
Your smile that seemed to never erase,
you're smiling still, you're in a better place.

The way you went, it happened so fast,
none of us knew it would be the last--
time we saw you--or spoke to you even,
you gave no warning that you were leavin'.

God had a plan, and he took the best,
he took you, so you could be at rest.
This isn't goodbye, we will meet again,
I'm so grateful knowing I was your friend.
~Lisa Staff


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AMANDA MARIE SHEFFER, age 18 of Bristow, Virginia died Friday, September 30, 2005 at INOVA Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA.

Ms. Sheffer was a 2004 graduate of Osborn High School in Manassas, VA.

She was preceded in death by her uncle Richard Garrett.

Survivors include her father Daniel Sheffer of Manassas, her mother Paula Moore of Jacksonville, FL, five sisters and two brothers.

Also surviving are her maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Johnie Garrett of Kansas City, MO, her paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Billy Weaver of San Antonio, TX, her great-grandmother Hazel Weaver of Palestine, TX, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins

 

 

Amanda Marie Sheffer passed away from a large AVM in the base of her brain. AVM stands for Arteriovenous malformations.( Arteriovenous malformations are masses of abnormal blood vessels which grow in the brain. They consist of a blood vessel "nidus" (nest) through which arteries connect directly to veins, instead of through the elaborate collection of very small vessels called capillaries. Some people are born with the nidus, but as the years go by, it tends to enlarge as the great pressure of the arterial vessels can not be handled by the veins that drain out of it. This causes a large collection of worm-like vessels to develop (malform) into a mass capable of bleeding at some future time.) Amanda was born with the AVM but we never knew about it until after she passed out and was taken to the hospital. The AVM had ruptured and by that time she was already gone, it cut off all blood flow to her brain. She was a wonderful person, friend, sister, daughter, neice, cousin, grandchild, greatgrandchild. She had a large family and many friends who loved her and she is missed very much. She was an organ donor and saved the lives of 6 people. The song on this page is Amanda's song. It was written and sang by a long time family friend who knew Amanda almost her whole life. He wrote it while she was in the hospital on life support. Thank you for visiting this site for Amanda.
~Ashley (Amanda's older sister)

I'M FREE
 
Don't greive for me for now I am free
I am following the path God laid for me
I took his hand when I heard him call
I turned my back and left it all
 
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work or play
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found that peace at the close of day
 
If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Ah yes these things I too will miss
 
Be not burdened with the times of sorrow
I wish for you the sunshine of tomorrow
My life has been full, I savored much
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch
 
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Dont lenghten it now with undue grief
Lift your heart and share with me
God wanted me now, he set me free
~Linda Jo Jackson
 
 

Amanda's Myspace page