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Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Garden

5755 Mallory Road, College Park, GA

OBITUARY

Ramon Alfonso Sharpe

July 26, 1971November 21, 2019

Ramon Sharpe was born July 26, 1971 in Montgomery, Alabama. He graduated from Albany State University, where he played football and was proud of winning the State Championship in 1993 with the Golden Rams. He had a brief stint with the NFL Cleveland Browns, and later with the Arena Football League. Ramon was employed for many years in law enforcement and human services. His most recent employment was as the Director of Operations for Mr. Dee’s Electric Service.

Ramon, more affectionately known as “Coach Sharpe, devoted the past 20 years to coaching youth football in Cobb County, and serving as a mentor for young males. His greatest joy was seeing those that he coached excel in football, and in life.

Ramon is preceded in death by his mother, Wanda Faye (Sharpe) Crosby, and his maternal grandparents, Shelley Sharpe Sr. and Algia M. Sharpe.

Ramon completed his life’s journey on Thursday, November 21, 2019 in Riverdale, Georgia. He leaves a loving and caring wife, his children, siblings, nieces and nephews, and his uncle. His many memories will be cherished by a host of family and friends.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 7, 2019

Memories

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Mike Thompson (Friend, Coach)

December 8, 2019

Sharpe, man it was an honor knowing and coaching with you these past 14 years. The hardest thing is to not be able to pick up my phone and call and hear you say "Sharpe". All the memories of the 3 teams you lead to the Superbowl, and seeing the young men that you influenced is a treasure. You made us (coaches) dig down and be the best so that we could teach those young men the fundamentals and play the game the right way. You held us accountable and tried to make us as dedicated and committed as you were; which was a task that we could never do. I'll never forget one of the last practices you attended and I was a few minutes late. When I walked up, you said "Coach Mike drop down and bear crawl over here to me. I had to check myself because I almost did it. :) Good Times. Love you Bro. "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED"

Terrione Jackson (Aka Jack Jack)

December 7, 2019

“Jack Jack! Jack Jack! Where Jack Jack!” Lol im gone miss you coach! You was my favorite ever! I remember almost EVERY day we had practice and I’ll have JUST got out of school, and then an hour later it’ll be time for practice and Ouuu how I used to hate it so bad EVERYDAY, ....UNTIL I would get there and love being on the field, around my team mates, and listening to you talk/YELL lol at the team for not working hard enough or crying about doing the drills! But man, You always had a way to make me feel like a All-Star! You never wanted me to leave the team lol, I remember ever year after the next for the 4 years I played with you, you’d ALWAYS convince me to stay to the next year, and that the season would be better, OVER and OVER and OVER😂! Lol omg mane you was a trip! My mom loved it too, because she always know I wanted to stop but here you go convincing the world away that we was going to make it to the NFL the next year and be the world Champs! But on a serious note, You instilled multiple Hardworking life lessons into me through the game of football, and never the less was more than a coach to me, you was a second father and for that and many other things you’ve done for me over the years I’ve got to know you, I’m grateful for you presence in this single lifetime we have! You’ve completed your mission in life and it’s time to finally relax. We’ll never forget, may you Rest In Peace Coach Sharpe! Love you man

Alex R

December 5, 2019

I have great memories with Ramon. When i always got to the office he was always there to greet me and have a conversation about Mexican Food and great places in Mexico. In the time that i got to meet him he was a great person towards me. Sweet , Kind and Caring. He will forever be in our hearts.

Tony Atwater

December 5, 2019

I played football with Raymon at Albany State College (ASC) from 1991 - 93 before it became a University. We both were defensive starters often playing side by side and help lay the foundation for a dominant football program for years to come.

The fondest memory shared with Raymon was walking of the field with him after beating Fort Valley State University securing 11-0 (only 2 home games), SIAC Championship, and the first playoff berth in the history of ASC! Rest in peace my Dirty Blue brotheren, you will be missed but not forgotten.

Sherol Baker

December 5, 2019

My greatest memory was when he started coaching with us in 2001. He had a team that was young and they did not win one game. Every time he went to weigh in the kids, he would tease the other coaches from the other team and he would tell them . We are going to beat you to sleep, knowing that he was not going to win he would still brag on his boys. after his games he would walk over to the store and buy popsicles and would sit on the back of the truck with the boys eating popsicles. That was the funniest thing ever. His favorite football words were, we're going to beat you to sleep. He will be truly missed.

Shahean Jones

December 4, 2019

My last memory with "Sharpe" was Tuesday before he passed, he was telling me how nervous he was about being in the super bowl. He ask me was I going to be there and I said I would be there with him no matter what.
I pray that the family finds comfort in this difficult time, my Condolences!!

Avis Murry

December 2, 2019

Rest My Friend...RAMS...

Dekerri Lunsford

November 30, 2019

Ramon, I will always miss you. You may be gone, but you will never be forgotten. My last memory of Ramon was talking football, and debating on who was better; Georgia or Alabama. We always had a good time together. My Friend to the end..