OBITUARY

Sharon Elizabeth Jones

January 16, 1961April 3, 2021
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Sharon Elizabeth Jones, dearly loved daughter of Ronald Jones and Daphne Graham, was born on January 16, 1961 in Kingston, Jamaica.

Life in Jamaica for Sharon was full of joyful times with school friends and family trips to Saint Elizabeth Parish. There she spent summers with her grandmother and numerous cousins who were also there to spend time away from the city, learning how to work the gardens, have fun, and unbeknownst to them, create lifelong bonds.

In the winter of 1974, Sharon went on holiday to Cleveland, Ohio, not realizing this trip would change life as she knew it. As a young immigrant, Sharon adapted to her surroundings well, and again, made new “lifelong” friends. She graduated from Cleveland Heights High School and went on to pursue higher learning at Ohio State University. While at Ohio State, one of her memorable moments was pledging Delta Sigma Theta.

Sharon had many passions in life; one that resounded through each stage of her life was caring for people. She began in high school working at Happy Nursery School as a teacher’s aide. By the time she left for college she was assisting the director of the school. After college, Sharon returned to Cleveland and worked in transportation with the Cleveland Board of Education, for almost 20 years. She then moved on to dedicate her time and efforts caring for adults with developmental disabilities at Jewish Family Services, a non-profit organization. She passionately managed Grand and Terrace House within the organization.

Sharon loved people almost as much as she loved the Lord. She gave her life to Christ and was baptized at Christ Temple Apostolic Church, Cleveland, OH., where she relished in God’s word weekly. Sharon thoroughly enjoyed fellowshipping with everyone. Each holiday was a big production at Sharon’s home. Family and friends were invited to come by for food, fun, games and spirited conversations…. All who came were encouraged to “live life to the fullest, for tomorrow is not promised;” and you’d better, “take a plate!”

As time moved on, Sharon struggled with numerous ailments but they never dulled her spirit. She knew when her time here was coming to an end and she made sure to shower everyone with “I love you.”

On April 3, 2021, Sharon went from labor to reward, into the loving arms of Jesus.

Sharon is survived by her mother Daphne; sons Kristopher Bouviér (daughter-in-love Samantha); Kameron Brown; grandchildren Savion and Saliyah Bouviér; sisters Camille Smith (Robert), Marsha Tidmore (Norman), Elle Esse Pond (Thor); and a plethora of nephews, nieces, cousins, family members and friends.

Sharon is preceded in death by her father Ronald, Sr. and her brother Ronald Jr.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

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Camille Smith

April 13, 2021

I have no words to adequately describe the love we had for each other. To hear how many lives you have touched with your kindness, doesn’t really surprise me; but silly me, for thinking that you were only special to me. I want you to know that I searched all over for the picture attached. First, because I knew it was a favorite of ours. Second, it represents such a wonderful, more simpler life that brings to mind such happiness. I miss you Sis. I have called you twice since you’ve gone home. So looking forward to seeing you in glory.
Nuff love...

VENICE(PAULA) CHISHOLM

April 12, 2021

MOMMY AND I HAVE KNOWN BARBARA(SHARON) FOR OVER FORTY FIVE YEARS. SHE WAS SO EFFERVESCENT, SWEET AND WONDERFUL, WITH THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SMILE. ALTHOUGH, WE HAD NOT SEEN HER IN MANY YEARS, SHE HAS ALWAYS HELD A SPECIAL PLACE IN OUR HEARTS. YOUR TRANSITION IS JUST THAT, A TRANSITION, BELOVED - YOU ARE NOW ON A HIGHER PLANE OF CONSCIOUSNESS. WE WILL DEFINITELY MEET AGAIN. THE MEMORIES WE SHARED, MY LOVELY JAMAICAN SISTA, RESIDE IN OUR HEARTS FOREVA!

Georgette Griffiths

April 11, 2021

My dearest Sharon you will be sadly missed by everyone i remember when I called you to say hi we just kept laughing enjoying our little chat but God is with you always ❤ your cuz Georgette

Michael Mamby

April 10, 2021

I have known Sharon for fifty years we live in the same house been to the school.We mite be thousands of miles apart but that special bond we had a telephone call is never too far away.It never been a doll moment to speak to her,we spoke 3 weeks ago while in the hospital life was just the same.Barbara I’m so glad we have been friends RIP love always. Michael Mamby

Audrey Wellington

April 10, 2021

I truly thank God for such a wonderful angel like Sharon. She was there for me at a time in my life when I wasn't even sure what was next for me. She encouraged me to stay with her until I finished with my requirements for the US Navy. She is MY very special 😇 angel who was always available with her encouraging words. MY TRUE SISTER from another mother. LOVE 💘 ❤ 💕 You to heaven and back.

Quan Harris

April 10, 2021

They say the true measure of a man is not where he stands in good times; but where he stands in controversy. If that be true I submit that true measure of a woman is in her heart and what she leaves behind in her children, family, and loved ones. With that, I know that she was a woman among women, and now an angel among angels as she has left Kristopher here on earth with us and he is a light in the world of all who know him. I am forever grateful to Mother Sheron for the gift of an amazing son, man, and friend that I have in Kris. May God continue to bless and comfort the family as they grieve. My family and I are forever grateful for the life, legacy, and offspring of Ms. Sharon Elizabeth Jones.

Peace & Blessings,

The Harris Family

Max M

April 10, 2021

Dearest Sharon,
I will always remember the many times you were there for me. You were always so calm, encouraging and thoughtful. The miles meant nothing to our bond; in fact, it might have done it more good than anything. Thank you for the life lessons you imparted – you were always the older, wiser one, never mind the years. I thank God for the treasure He gave me in you. I will hold you in a special place in my heart forever. I love and miss you very much! ~ Max

Vanessa Turner

April 10, 2021

Sharon, from the first day we laid eyes an hands on each other we became sisters. Thank you for welcoming me into the family with opening arms and such a big warm heart. I thank you for the big girls talks we shared and the weight we never loss together. Lol the shopping trips Junior took us on and walked us all day long. An the good food we share and holidays and yes take a plate home. I will truly miss you but forever be grateful for to chapter you were placed in my book of life .
Thank you sis.
Love you always

Annmarie Chambers

April 10, 2021

Sharon you will be missed sleep well my dear friend and sister until that great getting up morning.
RIP 🙏

Wayne Daley

April 10, 2021

Sister your memory is a keepsake from which I'll never part God has you in his keeping I have you in my heart I will miss you stay strong my sister (Camille )

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