Sharon Lynn Wagoner, redeemed child of God, won her battle over cancer Wednesday, March 26, 2014, and now resides in her heavenly home. She was born Aug. 7, 1951, as a twin daughter of Helen Hice Ballard and Lauder Wright Ballard in Roanoke, Va.
Sharon was baptized at Ascension Lutheran Church in Charlotte and was confirmed there, as well. She graduated from Independence High School in Charlotte and received her bachelor's degree in education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she was crowned the first Miss Forty-Niner. She worked for several years on the staff at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and later at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. On Aug. 2, 1975, she married "Buddy" Bruce Wagoner Jr. at Ascension Lutheran Church. They had two wonderful children they have been very proud of, and lived during their almost 39 years of marriage in Charlotte, Sanford, Durham, Concord, Cincinnati, Marietta, Ga., Kannapolis and Holden Beach, where they have resided for the last seven years. Sharon and Buddy are members of the church that she truly loved, Sharon United Methodist Church in Supply, where she sang in the choir and assisted in other ministries of the church.
Preceding her are her mother, father and older sister, Diane Ballard Seegers. Surviving are her devoted husband, Buddy; her daughter, Lesley Brooke Smith and son-in-law Cleve, of Birmingham, Ala.; her son, Bruce Daniel Wagoner III of Washington, D.C.; twin sister Karen Lee Norby of Winston-Salem; older brother, Donald M. Ballard of Southern Shores; and her beloved dog, Shelby.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at Sharon United Methodist Church, 2030 Holden Beach Road, Supply. Inurnment followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to Sharon United Methodist Church.
Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.