Obituaries » Sharon Butterbaugh Schwartz

A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 8, 2022, at 6pm at Temple Baptist Church in Madison Heights, VA with John Pickett officiating.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Samaritan’s Purse for Operation Christmas Child in her honor.

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Sharon Butterbaugh Schwartz

June 21, 1948 - July 4, 2022

Sharon Butterbaugh Schwartz, 74, of Madison Heights, Virginia went home to be with her Lord and Savior on July 4, 2022.  She was the beloved wife of David Charles Schwartz for 43 years and the daughter of the late Paul Butterbaugh, Sr., and Dorothea (Smith) Butterbaugh.

 

Sharon was born on June 21, 1948, in Osaka, Japan (where her father was stationed). She earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Georgia College as well as beginning work towards a Doctorate degree. She taught at Bridgewater College and Liberty University before homeschooling her three children and finished her teaching career at Temple Christian School. 

 

Sharon had been a member of Grace Baptist Church in Madison Heights, VA for many years. She was actively involved in teaching Sunday school, children’s church and women’s Bible studies. Sharon also helped organize a collective group of ladies at Grace who made baby quilts for the Blue Ridge Pregnancy Center. Sharon and David along with a Korean pastor founded a Korean-speaking Baptist church in Roanoke, VA. After 9 years of service the church became independent and is still active to this day. Operation Christmas Child was a year-round ministry for Sharon; it was her delight to spend her time, talents, and energy on filling shoeboxes, which encompassed her passion for both children and overseas missions. Sharon, with help from a faithful few, packed well over 5,000 shoeboxes which have gone out to impact countless lives around the world. 

 

In addition to her husband, Sharon is survived by her children: Christine Daubert & husband Michael, Jonathan Schwartz & wife Amy, and Amy Schroeder & husband Bryan; 5 grandchildren and 14 foster grandchildren; her siblings Peggy Brooks and Paul Butterbaugh, Jr.; as well as many other loving family and friends. 

 

A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 8, 2022, at 6pm at Temple Baptist Church in Madison Heights, VA with John Pickett officiating.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Samaritan’s Purse for Operation Christmas Child in her honor.

Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg is assisting the family.

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Sending my condolences for your loss. Praying for comfort and peace.

Posted by Mary Brooks Poovey on July 8, 2022

Sending you all love and prayers during this time. I learned so much from Mrs. Schwartz inside and outside the classroom and feel grateful to have known her. -Chelsie Rice

Posted by Chelsie Rice on July 8, 2022

There is a japanes proverb that says, "Even when the month and days are long, life is short." She is a blessing who served by God's intent. Now she is the angel who serves God directly. May she continuously guide and watch over her family. I pray for the family and you Jonathan. May she forever Rest In Paradise! Respectfully, Charles

Posted by Charles Mosley on July 7, 2022

Dave, Christine, Jonathan, Amy & Families, We are deeply saddened to know your beloved wife, mother, grandmother, mother-in-law and servant of the Most High God is no longer with us in body. She has finished her course and we mourn with you all at her loss to all of you and those lives she touched with her passion for souls because of her love for the Lord Jesus Christ. We shall miss her family letters at Christmas time and knowing she is anchoring the family as she did so well. We will be joining the livestream this Friday, 07/08/22, as a way to take part from Pennsylvania to Virginia. Please know you are in our hearts and prayers. Love, The Kurtys

Posted by Bob & Debbie Kurty on July 6, 2022

I love Auntie Sharon and the Schwartz family dearly. Praying for you guys during this difficult time.

Posted by Solomon Ektrakul on July 6, 2022

I remember Sharon at Liberty University and she was a mentor to me. She was an excellent teacher and seamstress. She was part of our foundation for the Family and Consumer Sciences program and I am not surprised that she initiated and coordinated the baby quilt outreach. God comfort the family left behind. Ruth Gomes

Posted by Ruth Gomes on July 6, 2022

Our condolences and prayers for your family!

Posted by Phil and Renee Rogg on July 6, 2022

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