Jeri Craig Sharpe

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Jeri Craig Sharpe

New Iberia, Louisiana

A private burial will be held at a later date in California for Jeri Craig Sharpe. Jeri was born November 22, 1928, in Decatur and was just three weeks short of her 84th birthday.

A native of Decatur and a resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Sharpe passed away at 8:15 a.m. on Sunday, September 30, 2012, at Iberia Medical Center, after a very short illness.

Jeri was a 1946 graduate of Decatur Senior High School and furthered her college education at the University of Montevallo in Alabama, graduating in 1948.

She is survived by her sons, Russ Sharpe and wife, Penney, formerly of New Iberia, daughter, Allison Sharpe-Vitug and husband, Joseph, of California, Marco Sharpe and wife, Kit, of California; brother, Sonny Craig of Decatur; grandchildren, Aaron Sharpe, Adam Sharpe, Makenna Javay Sharpe, Kaylan Kelsen, Areana Kelsen, Karee Kelsen and Christopher Sharpe; and also her great-grandchildren, Steven Sharpe, Robert Sharpe and Cordelia Sharpe.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell C. Sharpe in 1985; parents, Irwin "Red" and Flora Craig of Decatur; and cousin, Maitland Lovelady.

To view online obituary, video tribute and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangeline funeralhome.com

Evangeline Funeral Homes, Inc. of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.
Published in the Decatur Daily from Nov. 4 to Nov. 6, 2012
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