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Paula Elizabeth Schaefer

February 1, 1967 — August 30, 2021

Paula Elizabeth Schaefer, 54, beloved wife and mother, passed away on Monday, August 30, 2021.

Paula was born February 1, 1967, in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and was the daughter of the late Paul Moore and Betty Jane Hanlon. Taken too soon, she leaves behind a piece of her with her beautiful family in which she was entirely devoted. Paula is survived by her husband John T Schaefer; two sons Anthony Schaefer; and John A Schaefer; sister Cecilia Moore; two brothers Thomas and Paul Moore; daughter-in-law Monica Schaefer; one grandchild, Ella of Anthony and Monica; as well as two nieces Jennifer and Stephanie.

Following her passion for photography, Paula spent her free time capturing God's beauty in this world through the lens. Her love and admiration for family were received by all and will continue to shine throughout the lives of those who remember her. Paula's interests of ocean life, sustainability, and conservation have provided a major influence on those around her.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, September 2, 2021, at McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation 347 Folly Road Charleston, SC 29412. Receiving of family and friends will start at 10:00 AM followed by the memorial service which will start at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, we request donations be made in memory of Paula to help save sea turtles to one of the following:

Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center www.https://www.seaturtlehospital.org

The Leatherback Trust www.https://www.leatherback.org

Caretta Research Project-Sea Turtle Conservation www.https://www.carettaresearchproject.org

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.mcalister-smith.com.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral Home; James Island Chapel, 347 Folly Road, Charleston, SC 29412 (843) 614-8494.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Paula Elizabeth Schaefer, please visit our flower store.

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Thursday, September 2, 2021

10:00 - 11:00am

McAlister - Smith Funeral and Cremation - James Island

347 Folly Road, Charleston, SC 29412-2536

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Memorial Service

Thursday, September 2, 2021

11:00am - 12:00pm

McAlister - Smith Funeral and Cremation - James Island

347 Folly Road, Charleston, SC 29412-2536

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