Julieanna Shedrawy
Julieanna Shedrawy
  • December 19, 1968 - October 19, 2017
  • Alpharetta, Georgia

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Julieanna Shedrawy, age 48, passed away suddenly on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. She was the devoted wife of Mark Sanz Shedrawy and mother of two beautiful daughters, Madison (17) and Mikalya (10).

Julieanna was born on December 19, 1968 in Virginia Beach, Virginia to Bronis (Bunny) Aleksinas and Jacqueline (Jackie) Smith. She graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Waterbury, Connecticut and from Bunker Hill Community College in Massachusetts with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management.

During her teenage years Julieanna worked at Frankie's Hot Dogs where her bright smile and warm personality made her well known by all who frequented the popular establishment. She maintained many of those friendships throughout the years. She later went on to work at Diorio Restaurant. Due to her love for the sun and ocean, Julieanna moved to Florida shortly after graduating high school. She returned to Connecticut for a short time and then relocated to Boston where she worked in the restaurant industry while earning her degree. In 1997 she returned to Connecticut when she met her future husband. They remained there for two years and relocated to Atlanta, Georgia where they married in 1999.

She was completely devoted to her family and friends. She will be remembered most for her zest for life, as well as her infectious smile. Her ability to create a bond with anyone who crossed her path was endearing and genuine. She will forever be the bright light and common thread that connects all who were fortunate enough to know her.

In addition to her husband and daughters, Julieanna is survived by her mother Jacqueline (Jackie) Smith of Waterbury, Connecticut; her father Bronis (Bunny) Aleksinas of Alpharetta, Georgia; sister, Jessica Van Buskirk of Bradenton, Florida, her husband Michael and their two daughters Mia and Joy; brother Benjamin Aleksinas and sister Danielle Skwiot, both of Waterbury, Connecticut. Stepson, Nicolas Wallace, wife Jeana and their two daughters Carley and Elliana. She is also survived by her paternal grandmother Heddy Aleksinas as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. She is predeceased by her stepfather, James Smith, Paternal grandfather Bronis A. Aleksinas, maternal grandfather Edward Figuiera and maternal grandmother Pearl (DuPont) Figuiera.

Julieanna volunteered for many charities including Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Breast Cancer Awareness, and Suicide Prevention. She was a participating member of North Point Community Church in Alpharetta.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 26, 2017 at North Point Community Church located at 4350 North Point Parkway, Alpharetta, Georgia 30022. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to a college fund which has been established for her children https://www.gofundme.com/mampm-college-fund