Obituary: Birdie Sharp

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BOSSIER CITY LA -Services for Birdie Sharp, 84, will be held on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at Hill Crest Memorial Chapel. The family will receive visitors from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

Birdie Ethel Parker Sharp “MawMaw” died on Monday, July 7, 2014 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Bossier City. She transitioned into Heaven peacefully in her sleep, just as she wanted.

Mrs. Sharp was born in Scooba, Mississippi on June 10, 1930 to her parents, James Robert Parker and Ethel Knight Parker, both deceased. In 1947, She graduated from Scooba High School where she played on the women’s basketball team and gained her love for all sports. She married Ernest Leonard Sharp in 1948 in Porterville, Mississippi and later moved to Texas (Beaumont, Lubbock, and Crockett) before moving to Shreveport/Bossier in 1974.

Mrs. Sharp’s expansive family, mostly in Mississippi, include her sisters, Leona Parker Thomas, Janell Parker McArthur, Janeice Parker Montgomery, Betty J. Parker (deceased) and brother Robert “Bob” Parker.

Mrs. Sharp is survived by 2 children, Leonard Ray Sharp, wife Lynn, of Brandon, Mississippi, and Sandra Sharp Powell, husband James, of Bossier City, Louisiana. “MawMaw” was a loving caregiver to her husband, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Her grandchildren are Colby Ray Sharp, Robert Shane Sharp, Lori Ann Powell Piscioneri, Jeremy Powell, Jamie Powell Sutton; great grandchildren: Taylor Lee Powell, Grant Sharp, Britney Ann Powell, Abigail Sharp, Grayson Sharp, Hunter Sutton, and Hallie Sutton. She loved to cook for her family, crochet and visit with her numerous friends and neighbors.

A long time member of North Highlands United Methodist Church in Shreveport, Mrs. Sharp took her faith very seriously. She loved reading her Bible and sharing her love of Jesus to all. One of her favorite Bible verses is from Ephesians 6: 13: ‘Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.’

The family would like to thank the staff of Heritage Manor Nursing Home Bossier and Southern Care hospice for your love and care.

You may share words of comfort with the family by visiting www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com.