Sharon Elizabeth Thompson

December 7, 1949November 15, 2020

Sharon Elizabeth Thompson of Chelsea, Alabama, entered God’s Heavenly Kingdom on November 15, 2020 guided by His Holy Angels. Truly important to Sharon was that she loved to be surrounded by family in the midst of her home or at the many sporting events at local high schools, various ball parks, show choir and Grandparent’s Day at school. Sharon shared her precious smile with her children and grandchildren. Sharon retired from Sheffield Risk Management Services serving 20 years in the claims department. She will be truly missed by her friends and co-workers at Sheffield. Those blessed to have known Sharon are familiar with her fun-loving mischievous expression of creative wit especially when she watched or attended the Alabama Crimson Tide football games. Interestingly, Sharon had a verifiable ‘built in’ memory of every statistic, memorable play, win-loss ratio, playoff record, injury report, weather conditions, coach biographical info, rules, etc. of not only Alabama football, but of the Atlanta Braves and other professional sport teams. A long time member of Gardendale First Baptist Church with her husband Carl of 51 years, Sharon was a devout believer in the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and Redeemer. Sharon was a graduate of Minor High School. Sharon is survived by her loving husband Carl Thompson, son Stephen (Renae) Thompson, daughter Meredith (Travis) Long, brother Jerry Cornelius, sister Joy (Wesley) Greer, grandchildren Trent Thompson, Bailey Long, Haley Thompson and Callie Long - along with several nieces and nephews. Sharon was predeceased by her parents William Cornelius, Sr. and Daisy (Salter) Cornelius and her brother William Cornelius, Jr. Pastor Bronson Moore of Church of the Highlands will be officiating services with burial at Oakwood Memorial Gardens in Gardendale.


  • Carl Thompson, Husband
  • Stephen Thompson (Renae), Son
  • Meredith Long (Travis), Daughter
  • Jerry Cornelius, Brother
  • Joy Greer (Wesley), Sister
  • Trent Thompson, Grandchild
  • Bailey Long, Grandchild
  • Haley Thompson, Grandchild
  • Callie Long, Grandchild
  • Mrs. Thompson is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, November 20, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, November 20, 2020

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Debbie Wright

November 17, 2020

Sharon loved her kids. So many precious memories at the ball park. She had a reserved spot on the bleachers you better not get. Her mischievous spirit was such a joy. My ball cap is up in salute to you, Sharon, as the angels accompanied you to the ultimate the right hand of Christ. You're loved. Prayers for hope, comfort and blessed assurance to the family.

Nancy Salter Kerr

November 17, 2020

So sorry to hear about your loss. I am comforted to know that we will meet again one day. We have such a comforting Lord to instill this comfort for our future. Love you and will miss you.

Sheila Pinyan McAnnally

November 16, 2020

So sorry to hear of Sharon's passing, but thankful for the sure and certain hope we have that this is not the end. I have so many fond memories of Sharon. We are praying God's comfort, strength, and peace for you all.

Kenneth Thompson

November 15, 2020

Love you aunt Sharon, you was always great mother


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