Shirley "Shad" Dell (Sutton) SharpSeptember 8, 1937 ~ December 2, 2020 (age 83)
Shirley Dell “Shad” Sutton Sharp, age 83, born September 8, 1937, to her parents, Gene and Bammer Sutton in Crossett, Arkansas, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday afternoon, December 2, 2020.
She is preceded in death by her husband of forty-four years, Sammy Glen Sharp. Also, her four sisters, Joyce, Elizabeth, Opal, and Genora, as well as her brothers, Oliver and Ercel. Her surviving siblings include Margaret, Cynthia, Lealer, and Johnny. Two sons, Rick E. Lee and wife Darlene of Paron, AR; Ralph A. Lee and wife, Marilyn, of Blytheville, AR. Seven grandchildren, Michelle, Zane, Ryan, Ashley, David, Matthew, and John. Seven great-grandchildren, Mason, Sean, Kaylee, Kinslee, Jack, Jase, and Oliver.
Shirley has been living in the home of Bruce and Debbie Sharp for the past ten years where she was loved and cared for.
Shirley was a faithful member and Children’s Sunday School teacher at First Assembly of God Church in Crossett for many years until her health prevented her from attending.
She was employed until her retirement at the Georgia Pacific Papermill, at which she was a quality supervisor over the paper bag production.
Some of her hobbies included fishing, when she was younger, knitting beautiful quilts, baby gifts, flags, doing word search puzzles, watching animal wildlife documentaries, enjoying nature, but first and foremost, praying and reading her bible, which she did in its entirety every year.
Shirley is loved by all and will be deeply missed. Forever in our hearts until we meet again.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 5, at Medders Funeral Home Chapel with Scott Sasser officiating, followed by interment at Extra Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 12-1 p.m. prior to the service.
Medders Funeral Home is complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines and limiting indoor funerals and visitations according to the Arkansas Governor’s mandates. All attendees must provide and wear a face mask upon entering and comply with social distancing and sanitizing guidelines.
Temperatures will be scanned, and masks are required for entry.
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