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Jane Marie Sharpe SparksJane Marie Sharpe Sparks, age 90, of 1885 Worsham Mill Road, Ruffin, went home to be with The Lord on Sunday, April 28, 2019. She was born on February 16th, 1929 in Bethany, the daughter of the late, Robert Elisha and Ruby McCollum Sharpe. She attended Bethany High School and was the first female school bus driver in Rockingham County. She graduated from Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in Charlotte, NC with a registered nursing degree. She has been employed at Annie Penn Memorial Hospital and also, served as a nurse for the American Tobacco Co., both in Reidsville, NC. She was a lifelong caregiver, a committed woman of faith and loved every kind of flower! She is survived by her sons, Carl Sparks and wife, Wanda and Fred Sparks; her daughter, Janice Anderson all of Ruffin, NC; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren; foster sister, Demetra Ann Rankin and a large extended family. Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Terrell Sparks; her brothers, Burke K. Sharpe, David E. Sharp and sister, Edith Sharpe Sorrell. A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Wilkerson Funeral Home with Dr. Beau Cooksey officiating. The burial will follow Happy Home Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Wednesday, May 1, 2019 and other times at her home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Red Cross, 1501 Yanceyville Street, Greensboro, NC 27415 or Hospice of Rockingham County, PO Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375.
Joey and Becky Martin lit a candle for Jane Marie Sharpe Sparks
Joey and Becky Martin May 13 2019 4:02 PM
In the Hardest Things We Do Love Sees us Through. The Tucker and Proctor families which to express their sincere condolences in the loss of your Mom and our neighbor, Jane Sparks. We remember Mrs. Sparks as being engaged in the schools and an active participant in the community. The Sparks family have always been a part of the Tucker family and we will miss our friend. May the love and care that she displayed and bestowed upon your family be the strengthening line that helps you all to continue forward each day. Please know that you and your family will remain in our thoughts and prayers. May you continue to be blessed with good health and peace. Leondias & Agusta Proctor Margaret Tucker Beatrice Tucker Wendy (Tucker) Mayfield Rick Proctor Beth (Proctor) Lucas Stephanie Proctor-Johnson
Stephanie L Johnson May 2 2019 10:30 AM
Pat Ellington lit a candle for Jane Marie Sharpe Sparks
Pat Ellington May 1 2019 3:14 PM
What a wonderful child of Christ she was and a warm and loving caretaker of ALL around her. Jane was of the greatest generation and will be sorely missed. Comfort and joy was a part of her character. May her family find peace at this time.
Joel May 1 2019 3:11 PM
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Melissa Meadows May 1 2019 5:54 AM
Love y'all bunches! Thinking of you and sending prayers.
Melissa Meadows May 1 2019 5:51 AM
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