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Sarah Garrison Heindel

Sarah Garrison Heindel
  • March 30, 1926 - September 14, 2020
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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“Sarah was such a special friend to so many residents at The Palms. She always had a smile and showed her interest in each person she spoke to. As a...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: MaryLou Duggan - Mt Pleasant, SC

“Sarah Heindel was one of the loveliest people, inside and out, that I have known. She was my music teacher, and her insistence on excellence provided...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Susanne Garrison Hoder - FL

“Sarah was a delight to know and talk to and Heaven has surely gained a beautiful angel. A little personal favorite memory I have Of Sarah was our...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Arlene Hill - Friend

“My sincere sympathy to all of Sarah’s family. Although Sarah and I met in our later years, we enjoyed a special friendship as though we had...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Frances Roumillat - Friend

“Frank,Your mom was one of my favorite teachers at Clarkesville Elementary, and we are distant cousins on the Garrison side. So sorry for your loss....Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Stacy Nicholson - Charlotte, NC

“We are sending thoughts and prayers to the Heindel family at this very sad time. Sarah was beautiful in so many ways, and we feel blessed to have...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Virginia Pitts - Friend

“Sarah was a treasure. I knew her through the Three Arts Club in Cornelia and will remember her smile and zest for life.My condolences to her family. ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Barbara Luhn - Clarkesville, GA

“Dear Frank,Your parents were our friends for many years. We moved to Cornelia in 1979 with three small children. We met Mrs. Heindel through school...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: SARAH SMITH - ALTO, GA - Friend

“You're in my prayers for your loss. From the obituary I could see that she was a gifted and special woman. I would have liked to know her. ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Karen Durand - Mount Pleasant, SC

“A wonderful, talented lady. It was a joy to know her. Russ Seabright, the Palms ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Russell Seabright - Mt. Pleasant

“Sarah was a very good neighbor she would stop my to make sure we were okay my parents Sydney and Serah were like family to us all. She was always...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Pam Carroll - Alto, GA - Neighbor

“Sarah Heindel was the most innovative,creative teachers my child ever knew. I, as a teacher myself, was in awe of her creativity and ability to teach...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Dessie Irvin - Baldwin, GA

“Mrs Heindel was my six grade teacher in the basement of Cornelia elementary in the late 70s. She left an indelible mark on my life. I am forever...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Boen Butterworth. Nutting

“Arthur and Sandra SpielvogelSend heartfelt condolences to family of our dear neighbor at The Palms. I treasure the dinner conversations with Sarah...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Sandra Spielvogel - Friend

“My fondest memory of Sarah is her playing the piano for all of us to hear at the Palms of Mount Pleasant. She was a sweet and kind woman, whom we all...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Rhonda Hammers - Mount Pleasant, SC

“I had the pleasure of knowing Ms. Sarah when she resided at The Palms of Mt. Pleasant. She was always such a blessing to be around. She loved to play...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Trish Ripley - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“She was a love! Always had a smile and one of the best teacher I ever had. She will be missed.Much love to you all- ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Catherine Wiles - Cornelia, GA


Sarah Garrison Heindel, 94, of Mount Pleasant, SC, wife of 71 years to the late Sydney Clark Heindel, Jr., entered into eternal rest Monday, September 14, 2020 at her son's home surrounded by her family. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Sarah was born March 30, 1926 in Cornelia, GA, daughter to the late Frank Davis Garrison and Ruth Shelton Garrison, where she grew up on a farm full of orchards and livestock. She was available to help almost anyone. She kept an eye on elderly relatives, and was always responsible and reliable in any enterprise. She valued education not just for where it could get you, but for what it could help you become. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in music and earned her Master's of Education at Western Carolina University. In 1990 she was named the Georgia State Teacher of the Year and inducted into the Teacher Hall of Fame by the GA Association of Educators. Nothing made Sarah happier than when former students would come up to her while she was out shopping and thank her for being such a positive influence in their lives. She was a lifelong member of the Cornelia United Methodist Church. She was a marvelous musician and singer who never stopped playing the piano. She and her late husband Sydney participated in an Alzheimer's study for more than 20 years at Emory University. To further Alzheimer's research, Sarah chose to be a brain donor. She had the extraordinary grace to take pleasure in how her life went as she aged. Sarah Heindel was a blessing to this world.

She is survived by her son, Frank G Heindel (Renee); three grandsons, Frank Heindel Jr., Joey Heindel, and Nick Heindel; and granddaughter, Brooke Heindel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sydney Clark Heindel Jr., son, Sydney Clark Heindel III, and grandson, Jake Heindel.

Memorials may be made to Goizueta Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Emory University, 1762 Clifton Rd, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA, 30322, www.emory.edu