It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Alice Louise Sharp, a cherished mother, grandmother, and wife. In these challenging times, the Sharp family is deeply grateful for the overwhelming support from friends and family, and we express our sincere appreciation for the kindness and comfort provided.
Alice Louise Sharp, born on April 19, 1939, in Arrat, Alabama, was the beloved daughter of Kelly and Lubertha Willis. Her journey through life was a rich tapestry of love, laughter, and enduring memories that will forever reside in the hearts of those fortunate enough to have known her.
A devoted wife to Bezellea “Buzz” Sharp, Louise played a central role in raising a beautiful family: the late Terrie Diane Sharp, Doris Sharp, Janice Sharp Bryant, and Ronald Sharp. She was a loving grandmother to Tasha (Bryan) Watson and Alijah Jay Sharp and a great-grandmother to Jeremiah Casey Sharp, Laila Nicole Watson, and the late Leianna Winter Sharp.
Louise’s siblings, including the late Albertha, the late Robert Earl, Marie, the late Willie Earl, Lenette Geneva, Franklin, the late Kelly Jr., and Bertha, formed the close-knit fabric of her family.
Louise embraced life with passion, finding joy in a variety of activities. She had a passion for watching sewing and cooking shows, reading, and indulging in a diverse array of movies, particularly those with English accents and crime shows like “The First 48 Hours.” Her musical palette included favorites like Lou Rawls, Prince, Tracy Chapman, Berry White, Bobby Womack, and many others.
Her professional journey was marked by dedication and versatility. From her early years at a Cleveland area hospital in 1958 to roles as a department store cashier, a bank teller, and a position at Deluxe Check Printers in the regional office, Alice Louise contributed her skills until her well-deserved retirement in 1991.
Louise and Bezellea shared a love for travel, embarking on long journeys and short motorcycle excursions on Sundays to explore Indiana’s shops and scenic spots. The family’s move from Cleveland, Ohio, to Cincinnati in 1974 marked a new chapter in their lives.
As we bid farewell to this remarkable woman, let us find solace in the countless memories she leaves behind. May the prayers and support of those who knew and loved her bring comfort to grieving hearts. We pray that Alice Louise Sharp finds eternal peace and joy in the embrace of the divine. Amen.