Sharon I. Avery-Lamalie

Sharon I. Avery-Lamalie

MARION: Sharon I. Avery-Lamalie went home to her precious Lord and Savior on Thursday, December 6, 2012, surrounded by her loving family.

Sharon was born on July 7, 1942, in Toledo, Ohio, to Charles Wesley and Thelma Charlotte (Lute) Hawkins. She was the proud mother to David Avery of North Carolina, Donise (Joe) Bickerstaff of Oklahoma, Danny (Debbie) Avery of Perrysburg, Richard (Vickie) Avery of Oak Harbor, Steve Avery of Marion, also, Ernie (Cindi) Avery, Larry (Evelyn) Avery, James (Judy) Avery and Cathy (John) Lorton all of Oregon, and Sharon Avery of Toledo.

Sharon thoroughly relished every minute she spent with her 30 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. She was proud of their accomplishments and cherished their every successes.

She recently moved to Marion, Ohio, to reside with her son, Steve. While raising her children and during her retirement, she resided in Oak Harbor, Fremont and Elmore, Ohio. During her time in Marion, she became a member of the Prospect Street United Methodist Church, where she attended the Serendipity Sunday School class. While residing in northern Ohio, she was a member of the Eagles and Moose lodges. Sharon was a fantastic cook and enjoyed sharing her dumplings with chicken, sage dressing, vegetable soup and monster cookies. She always appreciated a fountain pop and a good laugh during visits. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing cards, crocheting and woodworking.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, and siblings, Jack Hawkins and Donna Wright.

Visitation will be 12-3 p.m., Thursday, December 13, 2012, at the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 165 E. Water St., Oak Harbor. A Celebration of Life will begin at 3:00 p.m. in the funeral with Pastor Nancy Goulet officiating.

Memorial contributions for Sharon may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Northwestern Ohio, 1 Stranahan Sq. #518, Toledo, OH 43604; or the PSUMC Prison Ministry, 185 S. Prospect St., Marion, OH 43302.

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Published in the Marion Star on Dec. 11, 2012