Sharon Ann Thompson

Published 11:49 am Friday, September 16, 2016

Sharon Ann Thompson

Mrs. Sharon Ann Thompson, 62, of Colquitt, Ga., died Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at her residence.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 17, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Colquitt First Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Thompson, James “Bubba” Knight, and Rev. William Smith officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, September 17, 2016, from 10-11 a.m. at Colquitt First Baptist Church.

After a short but valiant fight with cancer, Sharon got her long-time wish: To be with her mother and her Savior. Sharon was a member of First Baptist Church of Colquitt. Several members of this church faithfully called, dropped in, and brought delicious dishes during not only Sharon’s illness, but also over the past 5 years as Sharon refused to give up on keeping Larry at home after his severe stroke. Sharon and Larry called each other ‘the love of my life’ and truly meant it. Members from Colquitt Freewill Baptist Church also joined in visiting and helping during this time. Special recognition must be given to Sharon and Larry’s neighbors in Ole Mill Acres subdivision. “Going above and beyond” doesn’t begin to describe the genuine love, friendship and caring this group of friends has showered on Sharon and Larry since their move there in 2005.  They have both said these were the best years of their lives! These wonderful friends, as well as others in the area, continue to show Sharon and Larry’s family so much love and assistance that it’s impossible to express their appreciation.

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Anyone blessed to have known Sharon knew her positive outlook and her true desire to not be around negative people (or to get them to change their outlook)! Although Sharon wasn’t fortunate enough to have more biological children of her own, her nieces had a very special bond with their Aunt Sherry, and she loved them and was loved by them as if they were her own.

Sharon retired as Production Manager from Georgia Industries for the Blind (GIB) in Bainbridge, Ga.. She truly loved and respected “her people” at GIB, and the love and respect were genuinely returned. She most recently worked at Moby Dick’s Restaurant and The Tarrer Inn, both in Colquitt.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to Sharon for sharing your life with us, and to all her friends for giving her and us soooo many wonderful memories.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Thompson of Edison, Ga.; one grandson, Donovan Wayne Thompson, Jr. of Cusseta, Ala.; one sister, Kristen Beasley Loyd of Moultrie, Ga.; one brother, Leonard Burrell Beasley of Colquitt; two sisters-in-law, Sarah Thompson (Warren) Webster of Laurel, Delaware, and Jane Thompson Fox of Palm Harbor, Florida; one brother-in-law Billy Thompson of Bowdon, Ga.; one nephew, Freddy Beasley of Cordele, Ga.; seven nieces, Angela “Coot” Beasley of Cairo, Ga., Brandi Beasley (Heath) Willis of Roswell, Ga., Hope Beasley (Greg) Manley of Poulan, Ga., Kelly Beasley (Jamie) Holt of Sylvester, Ga., Amber “Nikki” (Bubba) Knight of Whigham, Ga., Tiffani Beasley (Mitch) Slade of Thomasville, Ga., and Lisa (Randy) Anderson of Pelham, Ga.; and a large number of great nieces and great nephews. Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by one daughter, Sherry Renee Flowers; parents, Leonard and Ernestine Fender Beasley; one brother, Jesse James Beasley; and one stepson, Donovan Wayne Thompson, Sr.

Colquitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.