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Paula (Sharina) Maria Lindsey

May 9, 1961 – March 29, 2024

Paula (Sharina) Maria Lindsey, 62, slipped peacefully into the arms of her loving Jesus the evening of March 29, 2024.

Paula was born to Donald and Dorothy Sherman in Bakersfield on May 9, 1961, and was the second of five children. She graduated from Shafter High School in 1979 and married the love of her life, Jon Lindsey. They had just celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary on Feb. 16.

Paula was a member of the Wasco Church of God (Tabernacle of Praise) for more than 40 years. Paula was the church clerk and worship leader for over 30 years. Her greatest priority in life was her relationship with her Lord Jesus Christ, her family, friends and pets. Many will remember her as the yard duty monitor at Richland Junior High, from Stringham's Drug Store and Rite Aid, and as the Rio Bravo Greeley lunch lady.

Paula loved her job at RBG; it brought her joy spending time with the students and her co-workers. She loved the beach and spending time on the central coast with her husband and family.

Paula delighted in spending time with family, cleaning God's house and fellowshipping with her church family. She loved being with her family at every opportunity, whether it was holidays, birthdays, weddings, sporting events or her just dropping in to say hello. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren play basketball, baseball, softball, football, volleyball, soccer and theater.

Paula was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Dorothy Sherman; brother Michael; niece Tara; and nephew Eric Wilson. She is survived by her husband, Jon Lindsey; sons Chris (Sara) Lindsey, Bradley Lindsey and Craig Lindsey; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; brother Wayne; sisters Patricia (Daniel) Perales and Sharon (Fabian) Flores; 13 nieces; 12 nephews; 17 great nieces; 13 great nephews; one great-great nephew; and one great niece coming soon.

Paula's life can be found in Proverbs 31. Her example of faithfulness and her relationship with Jesus Christ – who can compare? We will miss her dearly and eternally love her. She will always be remembered by her joyful spirit, servanthood to always serve others, desire to always be in the will of the Lord, and love to worship in song no matter where she was. Her smile radiated the love of her Lord and savior, Jesus Christ.

Our family would like to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to Hoffman Hospice for all the care their staff rendered to my Paula during her time at home on hospice care. Marianne and April made Paula's last days at home more comfortable up until her passing. For that we are very grateful and appreciative.

"Her children rise up and call her blessed." – Proverbs 31:28

A Celebration of Life service will be on Saturday, April 13, at 10 a.m. at Seventh Standard Pentecostal Church, 4500 Bowles St., Shafter.


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