Sarah Rose McCorkle French 1983-2021


Sarah Rose McCorkle French 


Sarah Rose McCorkle French died on May 1, 2021 at age 38. Sarah was the loving wife to Shawn French and devoted mother of two young girls, Brooke and Kayleigh. She was born on May 18, 1983 to Dr. Brandt and Janell McCorkle in Tyler but was raised in Mineola where she graduated from Mineola High School in 2001. Sarah received her BA and MM from Harding University and worked predominately in human resources. She met the love of her life, Shawn, and they were married on Nov. 14, 2015 in Memphis, Tenn. and later they expanded their love by adopting Brooke and Kayleigh to complete their family.

Sarah was preceded in death by her father, Dr. Brandt McCorkle, and grandparents, Dr. Jack and Madeline McCorkle and Dr. John Simpson.

Sarah is survived by her husband, Shawn French; daughters, Brooke and Kayleigh of Fort Myers, Fla.; mother, Janell Simpson McCorkle of Memphis; her brother, Dr. Ryan McCorkle, his wife Davi and girls, Lila and Fionny of Austin; her sister, Megan McCorkle Burks, husband Donald Burks and son the late Christian Burks, sons Colman and James and daughter Rosie Burks of Plano. 

Sarah was kind and tenderhearted, a “cockeyed optimist” as she described herself. She was a great friend to many and fiercely protective of all those who were close to her. Her passing has been keenly felt by all who have known her. She will be greatly missed.

A “Celebration of Life” ceremony will be held at the Broad Street Church of Christ on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 2 p.m.