Betty Jean Sharp

Betty Jean Sharp

Betty Jean Sharp, 81, of Jonesboro, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, at Integrity Healthcare of Anna. 

She was born on Feb. 16, 1938, the daughter of Clyde and Emma Gibbs Baggott. 

She married the love of her life, Jack Sharp, on March 26, 1955. He preceded her in death on Aug. 21, 2002.

She is survived by her children, Nancy Sweitzer of Cobden, Jackie (Wayne) Drew of Carbondale, Billy (Pam) Sharp of Anna and Barbara (Harold) Smith of Jonesboro; grandchildren Betsy (Jon) Oxford, Jenni Sharp, Heather Smith, Jeremy (Ashley) Smith, Dylan Sharp and Darin Sharp; great-grandchildren Kyndal, Nash, Brylee, Ryan Levi, Reese Landon, Brystol, Mayson and Addison; sisters Gayle (Richard) Fox of Texas and Linda (Scott) Pender of Marion; many other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack Sharp; and a daughter, Betty Ann Sharp.

She was a faithful member of the New Hope Baptist Church. She was also a member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with the Rev. Mike Miller officiating. Interment will be in the St. John’s Cemetery in Dongola.  

Friends can call from 11 a.m. until the service hour at 1 p.m. at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.  

Memorials can be made to New Hope Baptist Church or to the Alzheimer’s Association. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements.

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