Obituary: Sara Jo McLean

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | | Feb 4, 2020


Sara Jo McLean passed away on 1-28-20.

Sara Jo Smith was born in Orlando, Florida on March 6, 1941, and entered her heavenly home on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. Sara Jo grew up in Apopka, Florida and graduated from Apopka High School. She graduated from Florida State University in 1963, and was an elementary teacher in the Orange County Public School System for 31 years.

She was a member of First Baptist Church Leesburg, Florida and a summer member of Homer United Methodist Church in Homer, Alaska. She was a member of First Baptist Church Orlando for a few years and enjoyed serving on short term mission trips to Canada and Brazil.

Anyone that knew her instantly saw her joyful outlook on life and most importantly, her faith in Jesus. She was the biggest encourager most people ever knew. She was known for sending cards and notes of encouragement to many. She was devoted to her family. She rarely met a stranger and could always put people at ease. She never complained and always showed gratitude.

She is survived by her children Mary Beth Holiman (Reynolds), David McLean Jr., William Lawrence McLean (Jane). She is also survived by four grandtwins , Katherine Sara McLean, Elizabeth Jean McLean, Parker Smith Holiman, and Jackson Carr Holiman. She is survived by her brother James ted Smith and sister-in-law Pat Smith and nieces Jennifer Smith Flickinger, Julie Smith Jones (Chris) and Marsha Smith Dunlap (Doug) She was predeceased by her mother Mary T. Smith, father T.L. Smith and her grandson Davis McLean.

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