ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Sheree Stone 59 years old , born on May 3, 1961 and passed away on July 16, 2020. We will remember her forever.

Sheree was a portrait of courage in the face of calamity. She literally walked through the fire, survived the unsurvivable and embraced living, even when living meant unimaginable pain. She was strong in ways that most of us have never had to be. When she was diagnosed with cancer, she fought it for as long and hard as she could. She was kind and caring and a wonderful listener. She was generous and empathetic. She gave people the benefit of the doubt and was sometimes taken advantage of. It did not stop her from believing in people all the same. She just wanted everyone to be happy. 
At last, after so long and arduous a journey, Sheree is free from pain. 
Dance and sing with the angels beloved Sheree. You are forever in our hearts. 

Posted by Maria Gap on August 15, 2020
My bestieee I miss you soo but soo much I really want again a hug from you even if it was only virtual and to laugh and the safe space you always provided to me and I need soo much your guidance and your advices ,but tell me how's heaven? I bet you're dancing and singing. I had a dream and you appeared in my dream we were talking and giving lots of hugs it was the most awesome dream and even Pepito was there, you told me that you were so happy and no more pain <3 so im glad that you're not more in pain. I have so many things to tell you but hope you're receiving my messages when I pray. Well im almost graduating from university Sheree isn't it awesome? Well is in December but still. Oh Sheree (Mama Magic) im sending you a big bear tight hug, love you my bestie <3 
-Maria
Posted by Brenda Highfill on August 12, 2020
Sheree, you are no longer in pain. And I am thankful to the one above that He has granted that to you. My heart is still broken yet I must constantly remind myself that you are in a joyful place, no pain, no sorrow, no disease. You have been given a healthy body in which you can enjoy your time with the ones who passed on before you. I love you Sheree. Forever in my heart.
Posted by Elise Stone on August 7, 2020
My beautiful sissy Sheree, tenderhearted guardian of all animals, kind-hearted empathetic listener and supporter of those in need of being heard, best of sisters, best of friends, best of puppy and kitty mamas. I am afraid I will just cry for a long time. I know you would want me to laugh and be happy. But I know you will also understand. I just weep because there are no words for this loss of you. I just miss you so my best sissy. I just miss you so.
Posted by Elise Stone on August 2, 2020
My dear heart ,
I think of you all the time and I miss you so much.
I can still hear your voice in my mind when we talked on the phone
almost everyday. I'm sorry you lived so far away. You always said "Hi mama"
just like when you were little that was so sweet and endearing!
I do so hope you are with all your wonderfull four legged friends, and your getting lots of dog and cat kisses.
Hugging you, mama
Posted by Elise Stone on August 2, 2020
We went to visit my Sissy Sheree at the cemetery and leave some heart-shaped stones that I have been moving from place to place for my mom for about 15 years. I know she would love the stones we left for her - especially because they are all hearts. And don't worry Sis, there are lots more in mom's box of stones. I know that would give you a good laugh - and also I can hear you say "Awww.... Mama must be so happy to be able to leave those stones for me" Craig pointed out the deer footprints where a deer had clearly come to visit you. I know you loved that so much. I was always taking you along on rides with us to the state park so you could see the deer and the trees. Now the deer are all coming to visit you, I cry a lot sissy. I want to call you and remember that I don't need the phone anymore to do it. This morning mom said something that made me say, she's a stubborn old lady, and I heard you say, 'yes and you are too" and I heard you laugh. And that made me laugh too. Still laughing with you. And still crying for missing you. I guess I will always do both.
Posted by Elise Stone on August 2, 2020
We went to visit my Sissy Sheree at the cemetery and leave some heart-shaped stones that I have been moving from place to place for mom for about 15 years. I know she would love the stones we left for her - especially because they are all hearts. And don't worry Sis, there are lots more in mom's box of stones. I know that would give you a good laugh - and also I can hear you say "Awww.... Mama must be so happy to be able to leave those stones for me" Craig pointed out the deer footprints where a deer had clearly come to visit you. I know you loved that so much. I was always taking you along on rides with us to the state park so you could see the deer and the trees and the lake and the river. Now the deer are all coming to visit you. I cry a lot for missing you, Sissy. I want to call you and then I remember that I don't need the phone anymore to do it. This morning mom said something that made me say, "she's a stubborn old lady", and I heard you say, 'yes and you are too" and I heard you laugh. And that made me laugh too. Still laughing with you. I know you are with me still although you are gone. I love you always.
Posted by Elise Stone on July 31, 2020
Oh my sissy - I can't believe it has only been 16 days since you left us, only 1 week since we laid your body to rest. I just miss you so. I start to send you a text or call you on the phone and then I remember. Mom said she had a dream about you. You were singing. I know that means you are free and happy. I was thinking of how we used to play our guitars and sing together in harmony when we were young. I remember every song. I will sing them all for you. I just miss you so.
Posted by Maria Gap on July 29, 2020
I miss you sooo much Sheree you dont have an idea, I miss your encouragement, what would you say to me right now? I miss you tons every single thing im missing you, my bestie :'( I have soooo many things to tell you
Posted by Araceli Garcia on July 25, 2020
My condolences to the family of Sherri.
My good friend Elisa P talked greatly about  I don’t personally know you but I felt as if I did. I’m happy you liked my cooking. It made me happy to know that you enjoyed some of my dishes. Thank you for being a good person to my friend Elisa because she cared about you dearly. I’m happy that you are at peace and no longer in pain. ❤️
Posted by Elise Stone on July 25, 2020
When I die
If you need to weep
Cry for someone
Walking the street beside you.
You can love me most by letting
Hands touch hands, and
Souls touch souls.
You can love me most by
Sharing your goodness and
Multiplying your acts of kindness.
You can love me most by
Letting me live in your eyes
And not on your mind.
And when you say
Kaddish for me
Remember what our
Torah teaches,
Love doesn't die
People do.
So when all that's left of me is love
Give me away.

by Rabbi Allen S. Maller
Posted by Terrie Day on July 24, 2020
Dear family and friends,
I read about Sheree's passing on Facebook a few days ago. I don't usually look at any posts unless they are addressed to me. I almost passed the post until I saw Sheree's name. I stopped and went back, shocked to read the post. I believe Sheree was taping at my shoulder to tell me to look at that moment.
We met when we both worked at I-Hop in Los Altos. We became close friends immediately, of course you all know how Sheree was always kind, funny, and passionate about her beliefs. We worked side by side for 5 years until they closed the restaurant. We had the most fun going to the bar to watch the 49ers play football on Sundays . I'm not sure who screamed louder at their victories.
So many wonderful memories: like the time we both dressed up on Halloween. Sheree was a kitty cat and I was a bee and the customers loved us. We even went trick or treating with the kids.
My brother Michael always had a crush on Sheree, even to this day. She was always kind to Michael as he was sick with a mental illness.
When Sheree was in the fire, John and I went to see her and I remember her mom telling me, "only come if you can be strong for Sheree". Which we were, and my husband John who could always make her laugh did. Even with such terrible, and tremendous pain She managed a smile. She was doing it for all of us.
Her strength amazed us all. We continued to visit even when she moved up to Berkley for special burn victim treatment. A while later she moved back to Fresno and I got a call from her asking me and my daughter Jessica to be in her wedding. I was so proud that she asked me. Jessica, even though she was only about six, still remembers the wedding and the fun she had on that special day. Although we both lost touch years ago, we found each other again through Facebook. I have been ill for over 15 years now and time has slipped by, yet we promised each other we would meet again. I will meet you again one day when my time is up Sheree and we will have a toast of coffee and Kailua just like we used to do at work.

      Best of times my beautiful, kind, and loving friend.
Love, Terrie





Posted by Elisa Paredez on July 24, 2020
Sheree I only got the pleasure to know you these past 9 months, but during these past months I thoroughly enjoyed our time together. You were always ready to laugh and smile. And always ready to have good conversation. You truly had a heart of gold, you cared for everyone, and wanted us all to be happy. You are one of a kind. I will miss you dearly my friend.
Love, Elisa ❤️
Posted by Randi Bromley on July 21, 2020
Sheree was my big sister and we spent time together off and on over the years. I will always remember her for- singing and playing guitar when I was little, having a great laugh and smile, her love of animals, and her love of her Dad. I hope they are having the best time up there. ❤
Posted by Eli 7cups on July 21, 2020
Sheree left an unspeakably beautiful legacy at 7cups that will never be forgotten, She was a role model and friend to everyone and all of us at 7cups are mourning her loss, but keeping her spirit alive. We love you Sheree , prayers to the family in this hard time.
Posted by Tazzie 7Cups on July 21, 2020
Dearest Magic,
Thank you for inspiring listeners on 7 Cups to spread kindness! I miss your presence in the community. May your soul rest in peace.

Thank you for supporting us for years! You will live in our hearts and memories for years to come. 

Sincerely and with a heavy heart,
Tazzie.
Posted by Ravi Sandhu on July 20, 2020
Sheree,

Although I only had the pleasure of knowing you for 9 months, it felt like my family and I knew you for years. You had that effect on those that took the time to get to talk to you and actually know you, know what I am talking about.

I still struggle with the fact that your aren't here but I do find comfort in knowing that you are no longer in pain and in peace with your father.

You lived such a full life despite the circumstances life had dealt you. You were a survivor and fighter until the very end. An inspiration to us all. I feel blessed that you gave us the opportunity to be an intimate part of your life during these last 9 months. It will be something I cherish forever. We love you and miss you dearly.
Posted by Hakima Alem on July 20, 2020
Sheree,

I know that you are at peace and have found your heaven but you will be missed. Since I was a small child I have watched from afar as you traversed hardships in your life with love, humor and strength. My mother always told us stories about you and the way you guys grew up so I know how important you are to both my mother and grandma and I can see the ways you all inform each others sense of humanity, care and love. I came to know and understand you through face time and phone calls and we never got to meet in person but one day we will! You are an example of an extremely strong woman, sister and friend. You showed me nothing but kindness my whole life and I want to thank you for it. The SmithStone family is as strong as it is because we are lucky enough to have a family filled with strong woman and I am so proud to call you my aunt! Rest in peace Sheree, you will always be in my heart.

Love,

Hakima
Posted by Phyllis Farrow on July 20, 2020
We will miss you and your memory will always be a blessing....Rest in Peace sweet Sheree
Posted by Maria Gap on July 20, 2020
My dear Sheree , most known by everyone on 7 cups like musicalMagic or Magic,
Im going to miss you sooo but soo much my dear friend (like I called you on cups Mama Magic) , you were like a second mom to me, you inspired me in every way to be a better person, you touch my heart sooo much, you'll be always in my heart. Im gonna miss you and those talks at night, laughing about the simplest things, your support, you life lessons, you were Magic. Like I told you once youre a role model and want to be like you.

I remember when you told me about the dr trip and the biopsy and then you told me the sad news it was cancer, I started crying it was such a heartbreaking new. I remember everything. Even tho I just met you for a year it was an incredible year and memories that will last forever in my heart.

I still have in my heart the last message you send me July 5 2020, how are you honey? I love you sooo but soo much. I'll take your example and show everyone your Magic Sheree.

Thanks for inspiring me, believing, encouraging and making me a better person, thanks for those long talks we had and laughing about the simplest things I’ll miss them but always in my heart. You believed more in me that I believe in myself .
I dont have more words to say bc my love and admiration for you is sooo big.

Rest In Peace Mama Magic, I’m proud of you and you’re a warrior and your sweet and lovely Pepito is also proud of you, we both will miss you soo much but heaven got the most amazing person and I know you’re shining up there.

Love you with all my heart and I will miss you tons.

Your sweet friend, mentee and almost daughter,

-María (or known in 7cups like HoneyBubbleTea)

PS: Send your baby Roxie a big hug from me and I'll send in your name a hug for Pepito.

Everyone is sooo proud of you, you're a warrior, leader, role model and an inspiring person, kind soul, brilliant. Thanks for your kindness, compassion, encourage and so more.
Love you forever and always in my heart. I miss you soooo but soooo much :')

For the family:
My condolences sending each one of you my warmest hugs, she was an incredible person, always a smile in the pain <3 feel proud of having her in your life and cherish her all days and give the example she always gave to others. Now we have a beautiful angel in Heaven with no pain, dancing and singing all days <3.
Posted by Courtney Stidham on July 20, 2020
Sweet Sheree,
   You are truly a one of a kind woman. We had only known each other for 1/2 a year, but in that time I felt like I had known you my entire life. We shared many laughs together. You devoted your life to taking care of others and it showed just how much of a beautiful honest person you were. You are now with your sweet animals and in a better place. You will be missed! Like most people say, you are a “unicorn” . One of a kind
Posted by Ella Turtle on July 20, 2020
Dear Sheree, or Magic as I knew you,
You were a truly inspirational person. So humble and unassuming but so kind to everyone you met. The world is a better place because you were in it. You will be sadly missed by so many people across the globe that had their lives touched by you. I know you are out of pain now and are smiling down on us all. I hope we can make you proud.
All my love, Turtle.
Posted by Brenda Highfill on July 20, 2020
My dearest Sheree,

Many never knew you by Sheree, only by Magic, musicalMagic.

You indeed said magic words, provided magic comfort, guided with magic counsel. Whether it was one on one with members and guests or peers, your words always were kind, uplifting, encouraging.

I can not speak for all at 7 Cups of Tea, I can speak for myself. In the five years and four months your were my listener, my mentor, my friend you never let me down.

How I wish I’d had one last hug, love ya, goodbye. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I will miss you more than you’d ever imagine. Give babies Roxy and Juju and my baby Daisy lots of love, hold them tight, don’t let go.

And a lifetime is not too long to live as friends.
Posted by Marie Lopez on July 19, 2020
I don’t know how to start this. These past 6 years we’ve been through so much I don’t even know where to start. I know you’re not in pain no more you’re with Roxy and Juji give the hugs and kisses for me. You gave me so much And I appreciate everything you did for me this sucks I am so lost Without you. We had so many laughs I’ll always remember the time we tried to change the lightbulbs outside or when I tried to get the alligator out of the porch. But most of all I’m going to miss us going out to lunch at our favorite place with sweet tomatoes. I will never forget the day we found out you had cancer you told me I can leave if I wanted so I didn’t see you get sick I told you I’m not going anywhere I’ll be here till the end you can’t get rid of me that easy remember your stuck with me forever. I didn’t leave you at all I stood by your side till the end I didn’t want you to go I want you back I miss you so much so does Pepe we love you always. ❤️❤️
Posted by Tatiana Allen on July 19, 2020
Sheree,
You finally found your peace . I am going to miss spending my weekends listening to music with you , eating breakfast together and having deep conversations. I only knew you a short period of time, but your memory will last forever. You made me appreciate, love and cherish life . Save me room in heaven until we meet again .❤️
Posted by Alice Resnick on July 19, 2020
I will always remember Sheree’s sweetness and smile. She embraced me as her stepmother and kept me in her heart for the many years since her beloved father has been gone. He loved and babied her, and perhaps is holding her once again. She was loved, and she will be missed. 
Posted by Sandy Stone on July 19, 2020
My lovely daughter, you were always fun loving & smart as well as beautiful! You were your sister’s shadow, and you always had her back! You are deep in my heart, the very core of my being!
I miss you so much, I keep sending shouts & i hope you’re listening!
You always called me mom or mommy even as you got older!
Most of all even though you had so many difficulties you bore them with so much dignity& grace! You were always there for others in your work with seven cups! You were a rock for so many people even when you weren’t feeling well!
My dear heart ❤️ my beautiful lovely daughter, iI love you so very much & I miss
So very much ! Safe journey my sweet daughter you are loved!
Posted by Craig Smith on July 19, 2020
I was so sorry to lose my beautiful sister in law.  She had a amazing life force which allowed her to overcome so many challenges.  She was generous, kind, a little stubborn :-) which actually served her so well so many times, with a great sense of humor... and she loved loved animals..... was terrible at keeping secrets. I miss her. 
Posted by Elise Stone on July 19, 2020
My beautiful Sister, I know you are with dad and all your sweet puppies and kitties now. I know that you are at long last free of pain and care. I know that you are here with me still though you are gone. I know that Love is stronger than death and we will be together again. But I just miss you so. My best sissy - I just miss you so.

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Posted by Maria Gap on August 15, 2020
My bestieee I miss you soo but soo much I really want again a hug from you even if it was only virtual and to laugh and the safe space you always provided to me and I need soo much your guidance and your advices ,but tell me how's heaven? I bet you're dancing and singing. I had a dream and you appeared in my dream we were talking and giving lots of hugs it was the most awesome dream and even Pepito was there, you told me that you were so happy and no more pain <3 so im glad that you're not more in pain. I have so many things to tell you but hope you're receiving my messages when I pray. Well im almost graduating from university Sheree isn't it awesome? Well is in December but still. Oh Sheree (Mama Magic) im sending you a big bear tight hug, love you my bestie <3 
-Maria
Posted by Brenda Highfill on August 12, 2020
Sheree, you are no longer in pain. And I am thankful to the one above that He has granted that to you. My heart is still broken yet I must constantly remind myself that you are in a joyful place, no pain, no sorrow, no disease. You have been given a healthy body in which you can enjoy your time with the ones who passed on before you. I love you Sheree. Forever in my heart.
Posted by Elise Stone on August 7, 2020
My beautiful sissy Sheree, tenderhearted guardian of all animals, kind-hearted empathetic listener and supporter of those in need of being heard, best of sisters, best of friends, best of puppy and kitty mamas. I am afraid I will just cry for a long time. I know you would want me to laugh and be happy. But I know you will also understand. I just weep because there are no words for this loss of you. I just miss you so my best sissy. I just miss you so.
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Shared by Elise Stone on July 29, 2020
My sister Sheree and I were just always laughing together for no reason. It was like we were created for laughter when we were with each other. We would just crack up at everything. My mom used to call us the silly sisters when we were little, and come to think of it, she never stopped using that nickname for us. We could just laugh at the smallest thing until the tears were running down our faces.  I always thought we would be really really old ladies together one day, and we would be like big helium balloons, laughing until we floated up to the ceiling - like that scene in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Sometimes, other people didn't know why we were laughing so hard or what we found so funny. But we didn't care, we would just laugh and laugh. I will try to remember to laugh again like that - to honor my sister. I know that she would want that because she just wanted everyone to be happy and because I know how very much we loved one another. She would want us to remember her for her ability to find joy in even the hardest of times. My heart is broken, but I will keep her love and humor and kindness alive. So she will never truly be lost to us. I promise sissy, one day we will laugh together again - until then, I will carry your laughter with me in my heart. I miss you so. 

Sheree

Shared by Terrie Day on July 25, 2020
Posted by Terrie Day on July 24, 2020
Dear family and friends, I read about Sheree's passing on Facebook a few days ago. I don't usually look at any posts unless they are addressed to me. I almost passed the post until I saw Sheree's name. I stopped and went back, shocked to read the post. I believe Sheree was taping at my shoulder to tell me to look at that moment. We met when we both worked at I-Hop in Los Altos. We became close friends immediately, of course you all know how Sheree was always kind, funny, and passionate about her beliefs. We worked side by side for 5 years until they closed the restaurant. We had the most fun going to the bar to watch the 49ers play football on Sundays . I'm not sure who screamed louder at their victories. So many wonderful memories: like the time we both dressed up on Halloween. Sheree was a kitty cat and I was a bee and the customers loved us. We even went trick or treating with the kids. My brother Michael always had a crush on Sheree, even to this day. She was always kind to Michael as he was sick with a mental illness. When Sheree was in the fire, John and I went to see her and I remember her mom telling me, "only come if you can be strong for Sheree". Which we were, and my husband John who could always make her laugh did. Even with such terrible, and tremendous pain She managed a smile. She was doing it for all of us. Her strength amazed us all. We continued to visit even when she moved up to Berkley for special burn victim treatment. A while later she moved back to Fresno and I got a call from her asking me and my daughter Jessica to be in her wedding. I was so proud that she asked me. Jessica, even though she was only about six, still remembers the wedding and the fun she had on that special day. Although we both lost touch years ago, we found each other again through Facebook. I have been ill for over 15 years now and time has slipped by, yet we promised each other we would meet again. I will meet you again one day when my time is up Sheree and we will have a toast of coffee and Kailua just like we used to do at work. Best of times my beautiful, kind, and loving friend. Love, Terrie
Shared by Craig Smith on July 23, 2020
Thank you Maria.  Lovely.