Senate pauses for Schaefer funeral

This morning the usually raucous Senate is a bit somber. Still reeling from the news that their colleague, Sen. Valencia Seay of Riverdale, is in the hospital, the Senate on Tuesday adjoined quickly to attend the funeral of former Sen. Nancy Schaefer.

Members of the General Assembly chartered a bus to take them to Toccoa where Schaefer and her husband, Bruce Schaefer, are to be buried. The Schaefers were found shot to death last Friday week in their Habersham County home. Investigators believe it was a murder-suicide.

Schaefer was a former two-term Georgia senator and a former Atlanta mayoral candidate known for her Conservative leanings.

Senate Minority Leader Robert Brown said that he and Schaefer often found themselves on the opposite ends of ideological debates.

“But I always found her to be a person of integrity. I will miss knowing her,” Brown said. “Even though she wasn’t in the Senate anymore she continued to let us know what she was concerned about.”

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March 31st, 2010
11:29 am

Nancy Schaefer was a friend and she will be deeply missed. She lived a life of a reformer trying to make life better for families especially children. With her loss, the movement she worked tirelessly for will not suffer because she mentored a whole generation of champions of the rights of the most innocent among us. There is hardly a conservative reformer in Georgia who have not bee touched by the kind hand of Nancy Schaefer. Rest in Peace, your example is an inspiration that will remain strong for a long time.

Art Rocker-SCLC

March 31st, 2010
11:50 am

I can remember the time that Hosea Williams met with Nancy Schaefer and said what a wonderful woman she was. I can alway remember when Billy McKinney and myself work in the campaign with Schaefer for Mayor of Atlanta we felted that she would use’s this pulpit for the fail education system in Atlanta, Ga, due to the drop out rates of minorities, even Hosea agreed.

We going to missed this woman for what she stood for and she fought a good fight with the system that is design to pick/up children from parent that are on the low income levels, people that have know voice, and no lobbyists.

The last time I spoke to her was to week before the new Mayor of Atlanta was elected, she and Bruce said they the Mayor he’s was from a Godly family. She knew the Mayor of Atlanta father and she knew him, she told me “Bruce and I are on the phone now telling people to vote for him.” Nancy said I work with him in the Senate and he was a Godly person. Nancy and Bruce I love you both. Your family are in our Prayers

One thing for sho “I know you donot want to come back too this world.”

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Alfredine Plourde

March 31st, 2010
8:32 pm

What a sad lost for all children in America. I don’t believe for one second it is a “Murder-Suicide”
By working against the “system” exposing the corruption and actively bringing awareness to the Public about CPS and how they kidnap children for money, she put her life at risk. She was brave enough to work on the principles within. We the People all across Canada will mourn the great loss of such a great woman and all the work she has put on behalf of all the families and children with her being the brave. Children’s Aid in canada is the same as CPS.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family. She was God’s expression of Love in human form.
Between heaven and earth, we send you our love and prayers.



April 1st, 2010
1:04 am

From a fellow Canadian I totally concur… R.I.P. Nancy…

Jim Bob

April 1st, 2010
3:16 am

They were both murdered! She was trying to expose how evil the CPS is and what they do to children and families. She was getting too close to the truth. THEY WERE MURDERED!


April 1st, 2010
7:18 am

they sure were Bob. I’m Aussie but Im following this story all the way – I hope it doesn’t get swept under the carpet. Unfortunately – look what happens when someone actually does have the balls to stand up to the people pulling the strings.


April 1st, 2010
2:51 pm

I think it is appropriate at this time to honor her legacy by discussing the many causes that she believed in and bringing to light her accomplishments.

I’ll start with summary of some of her most cherished causes:

Prevention of Child Abuse
Conservative Christian Family Values
Marriage with the Christian Church

And some of things she was opposed to:

The Equal Rights Ammendment
Acceptance of new Immigrants
Gay Marriage
Domestic Partnership Health Insurance

If anyone has anything to add or correct I encourage your response.

I also encourage all of you to please put forth a list of her accomplishments as I have been to many websites looking for such a thing and can’t find them. I can find lot’s of glowing reports about her moral character, her love of children, her tenacity etc. etc. but nothing about what she actually accomplished. Surely this must not be true. It’s time to put forth this courageous women’s legacy! Anyone?


April 1st, 2010
3:51 pm

Sorry – I forget one of the very most important topics she championed –

Pro LIfe (Anti Abortion)

Sorry about that – see above for the first part of this message


April 6th, 2010
6:42 pm

Baxter, your phrasing gives you away. There are few or no conservatives opposed to “acceptance of new immigrants.” Many are opposed to illegal immigration, but welcome legal immigrants with the same open arms our nation has always tried to extend.

You must not have had the opportunity to read these comments – her greatest legacy will be championing CPS reform, and thousands of families (most often poor & black, as CPS finds them easy targets) have her to thank for her tireless, selfless work in this area.

Haywood Jabloume

April 18th, 2010
2:20 am

Nancy Schaefer was a dumbass bitch wicked witch of the NE GA who hated on and vilified homosexuals in Georgia. So Nancy, how did your twisted GOP family values work out for you?! Good riddance!