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Dorothy Sharpe

March 28, 2022


Dorothy S. Sharpe, 94, of Leicester, North Carolina went home to be with her heavenly Father on March 25, 2022.  She was known to many as Dot, but those who loved her the most called her Mother, Granny, 2 Granny, and Granny Dot. She was a long-time member of Newfound Baptist Church and a strong woman of God who prayed faithfully over her family. She loved God, her family, and the many friends she collected during her life. Never one to sit idle, she loved being outside tending to her flowers and plants, fishing with her brother, and socializing with family and friends. She enjoyed the comfort of orange slice candy, a nice cup of blonde coffee, and the companionship of her cat, Ellie. After working more than 25 years at the Enka BASF Plant, she worked as an in-home CNA, assisting the elderly, until the age of 86.                           

Mrs. Sharpe was the widow of the late James Wilson Sharpe and the daughter of the late Paul Sharpe and Nanny Harwood Sharpe. She was preceded in death by brother Houston Sharpe, sister Effie King, and son-in-law James Kaywood Smart.

She is survived by the loving families of her three children:

          Daughter Belinda Smart and Byron Morgan of Leicester, NC, granddaughter Tia and husband Jeff Hicks, and great-grandson Scotty Kaywood Hicks.

          Son Ken Sharpe of Brunswick, GA, grandson Kenneth Sharpe Jr, great-granddaughter Samantha Sharpe, granddaughter Bridget and husband Daniel Howard, and great-grandchildren Evan, Jayda, Macy, and Ian Howard.

          Son Gary Sharpe and wife Peggy Sharpe of Knoxville, TN, granddaughter Terri and husband Greg Dean, great-grandsons Spencer, Heath, and Cooper Dean, granddaughter Tamiko Magee, granddaughter Cherie and husband Michael Kamisol, great-grandchildren Chris Jones, Julia Combest, and Elizabeth Sanders, great-great-grandson Wells Combest. Granddaughter Christy and husband Kevin Cook, great-grandchildren Meredith and Grayson Cook.

In addition to the families of her children, she is survived by her brother Sam Furman Sharpe and sister Jo Burrell. Her neighbors and dear friends John Nodine and Ruthie Redding held a special place in her heart. She especially loved the many hours of flying, dinner, and conversation she shared with John.

A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. In leu of flowers, donations may be made to Newfound Baptist Church in memory of Dorothy Sharpe.

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