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Memorial Park Funeral Home & Memorial Park Cemetery

6969 East Interstate 40, Amarillo, TX

OBITUARY

Sharon Craig Wilson

September 21, 1954September 4, 2020

Sharon Fay Wilson, 65, of Amarillo, TX left this world to join her heavenly family on Friday Sept. 4, 2020.

Sharon was born in Thibodaux, LA on Sept. 21, 1954 to LC "Junior" and Mildred Craig. She grew up in Spearman, TX and graduated from Spearman High School in 1974. On June 23, 1984, Sharon married the love of her life, Barton Wilson. They lived happily in Amarillo for 29 years and enjoyed many wonderful and fun times together.

Sharon moved to Amarillo immediately after high school to start her life long career of helping people. Sharon worked at the SPS Building as a parking lot attendant for over 20 years. In that position, she met many people from all over the Panhandle and made life-long friendships. She loved being with her people--which was everyone. Sharon was a devoted member of South Georgia Church of the Nazarene and was involved with the "Ya-ya Sisterhood" womens group. She also organized socials and other events for the congregation.

Sharon dedicated her life to helping others. She was previously the president and a board member of the Panhandle Independent Living Center and was awarded Recognition for Services in 2008.

An avid collector, Sharon enjoyed collecting Beanie Babies, Peanuts memorabilia, and sock monkeys. She loved candies and sweets; M&Ms and Oreos were her favorite, and she was always the first to try a new, strange flavor. She paired these with her cherished Dr Pepper. Sharon was a fan of country music and Hallmark movies. She loved to be happy. She loved numerous pets throughout the years, her most recent (and perhaps her favorite) being Coke the cat.

Sharon is survived by her siblings Debbie Fine and husband Tom of Decatur, TX, Judy Collins and husband Don of Amarillo, TX, Cheryl Stellges and husband Walter of San Antonio, TX, Angela Looten and husband Carl of Amarillo, TX and Pip Craig of San Antonio, TX, her mother-in-law Bette Wilson and brother- and sister-in-law Brian and Salli Wilson of Mountain City, TX. Sharon was a loving and generous aunt. She is survived by many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews.

Sharon is preceded by her loving husband Barton Wilson and her parents LC "Junior" and Mildred Craig.

A special thanks to several people who lovingly helped Sharon over the years: Quetta Green, Mike Smith, Darlene and Elmer Chandler, Charlie and JoAnn Graham, Megan and Emory Shier, and the many, many others who are too numerous to name.

The family suggests that memorials be sent to South Georgia Church of the Nazarene at 5016 Susan Dr, Amarillo, TX 79110.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Memories

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Don and Judy Collins

September 7, 2020

Faith, Family and Friends, Dr. pepper M&Ms beanie babies were all a part of her life. Sharon always had people that’s what she called her crutches, her church family and special personal friends. After her work career ended she was an active volunteer on the telephone. Bart’s service was on our youngest daughters birthday, Sharon’s service is on our youngest granddaughter‘s birthday. Bart and Sharon was our sidekicks going to Spearman around Christmas time to see her mom, dad and Pip later just her mom and Pip. Millie has a great cream pie recipe and Sharon’s favorite was chocolate. Judy decided she needed a pet after Bart passed that’s where Coco or affectionately called Coke came in. If it was your birthday you usually received a card with a dollar bill in it or a lottery ticket or just a friendly phone call. We take care of Pip at Lake Texoma for six months out of the year and then he goes to the warmer San Antonio with Cheryl and Walter for the other months. Sherry pie remember God’s promise. Matthew 11:28.

Angela Looten

September 7, 2020

Where to start? Growing up and watching tv. We argued about who could marry " Hoss" on Bonanza. Or could we stay up late enough to watch Peyton Place before Mom got home. Cooking assignments from Home Ec. Did we put in enough or too much water? Speech trips with Mrs Porter, .... Driving you to your honeymoon night with Bart! Christmas with the family! Oh Girl, you will be missed! Love you lots!

Jerry P Davis

September 6, 2020

I graduated from SHS in 1973. I’ll always have fond memories of Sharon. She always had a smile on her face and never complained about anything. What a sweet and beautiful person she was.
I regret that I didn’t connect with her as we both lived here in Amarillo. The world was a much better place with Sharon in it.

May God Bless you, the family...

Jerry Pat Davis

Brian Wilson

September 6, 2020

My wife Salli and I always enjoyed talking to Sharon. She was always upbeat and happy. When we went up to see her we always stopped to get her a Dr. Pepper. Here is a picture of Sharon from about the time that she came into the Wilson family. Many blessings to you Sharon.

Don & Lynanne Maize

September 5, 2020

Remembering Sharon and her family that we enjoyed as neighbors and friends for years in Spearman. May God Bless this special family and know that we have all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

April Foster

September 5, 2020

Sharon was a great person. Her smiles will bring joy to u. She was a great listener. Sharon love my grandson greyson when my daughter was taking care of sharon at home. Sharon you will be missed. I will be sad im not going to be able to see you when at work and talk to you. I am glad your not sick and hurting anymore. I love you sharon. Prayers for the family and friends that were in sharons life.

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