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Sharron Oliver Younkins, 65, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2012 at home after a heroic fight with cancer. Rosary service and visitation is Wednesday, December 5, 2012 from 6pm to 7pm at Peoples Funeral Home on Farish St. Funeral service will be Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 11:30am at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Jackson.
Sharron received her formal education from Holy Ghost Catholic School, Brinkley High School (Class of 1965) and Tougaloo College (Class of 1969), where she earned her B.A in Health and Physical Education. She had a short stint as an elementary school teacher at Holy Ghost Catholic School, but the majority of her professional career was spent at BellSouth, where she worked for 29 years before retiring in 2005. After retirement, Sharron found her niche as a teacher's assistant with kids with disabilities at Lake Elementary in Jackson.
Sharron was a life-long Christian, loving wife, amazing mother, devoted daughter and sister, and a true "buddy" to all her friends. It is the end of her earthly journey. May she rest in peace.
Sharron is survived by her husband of 43 years, Ronald Younkins ; son, Marcus Younkins of Marietta, GA; daughter Ronsha (Eric) Younkins-Hill and granddaughter (Chloe) of Holly Springs, GA; mother, Gladys Oliver Kelly of Jackson; brother Glenn Obie Oliver of Vicksburg; and a host of beloved relatives and friends.
Published in Clarion Ledger on Dec. 5, 2012