Mrs. Virginia DeLaigle Sharp, 84, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Piedmont Newnan Hospital in the care of Gentiva Hospice with family and friends at her side.
A native of Burke County, she was born March 7, 1928, in Waynesboro, Georgia. She was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Jennie Quick DeLaigle. She was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Sharp, and siblings, Raymond DeLaigle, Herman DeLaigle, Inez DeLaigle Peters, Elizabeth DeLaigle Cloninger, Roy DeLaigle, Ray DeLaigle, and Shelby DeLaigle Story.
She is survived by her brother, Donald DeLaigle; sisters-in-law, Sarah DeLaigle and Sallie Syms. Her daughters are Virginia Sharp (and husband Larry) Franz, Emily Ann Sharp and Pam Sharp (and husband John) Cray. She was a devoted grandmother to Amy Virginia Franz, Laura Ann Franz, and Casey Elizabeth Page. There is a large extended family of cousins, nieces and nephews. Great joy was brought into her life by her little Bichon companion dog, Beau.
Virginia grew up in Burke County. She met and married John Sharp in Waynesboro, Georgia. Together with their three daughters, they moved to Newnan, Georgia in 1964. She is well remembered by the children that attended Atkinson School as the school secretary where she worked for more than12 years. Virginia was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Newnan. Through the years she became known for baking her delicious pound cakes for any special occasion.
The family wishes to express sincere gratitude to the many caregivers, physicians and nurses; the most recent, Julia Pearce.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 33 Greenville St., Newnan, GA 30263.
Funeral arrangements are by McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St. in Newnan, where visitation will be Tuesday, Feb. 26 between 6 and 8 p.m. The funeral service will be at First United Methodist Church in Newnan on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 11 a.m. Officiating will be Dr. Med Roach and Reverend JoAn Kinrade. Burial will be Saturday, March 1, at Burke Memorial Gardens in Waynesboro, GA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.mckoon.com .
McKoon Funeral Home, 770-253-4580.