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Mackey Funerals and Cremations at Century Drive

311 Century Drive, Greenville, SC

OBITUARY

Sharon Ann Sanchez

April 11, 1971November 3, 2019
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Sharon Ann (Stack) Sanchez, beloved wife, daughter, sister and auntie, passed away November 3, 2019 at the age of 48.

Sharon was born April 11, 1971 in Flemington, New Jersey to Virginia (Keller) and James Stack. Sharon graduated from Lincoln High School in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, at which time she enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. Sharon served in electronic intelligence for nine years before separating to pursue a degree in the culinary arts. Sharon then worked in the culinary field until her passing, to include assisting with the establishment of two Greenville restaurant businesses and most recently spending nine years at the bakery at Costco in Greenville. On August 15, 2004, she married her best friend and soulmate, Elbio Sanchez, with whom she shared many happy years.

Sharon was a fearless, stubborn and independent woman. There was no dissembling with Sharon; she said what she thought and was forthright in all she did. Yet, she also had a kindness and compassion that she shared with all who knew her. Sharon loved reading, often finding a sunny spot to lay in with a good novel. She was a talented cook who loved to share her passion for good food; she and Elbio were famous for their entertaining. Sharon provided Elbio with an enthusiastic travel buddy, sharing adventures to Elbio’s native Uruguay, as well as to Europe and throughout the United States. And Sharon was a dedicated auntie who was always involved and interested in the lives of her nieces, Lilian and Isabella, and her nephew, Joseph.

Sharon is survived by her husband, Elbio; her mother, Virginia and father, James; sister Erin (James) Sindle; brothers Matthew (Ann) Stack and Kevin Stack; and her puppies Pancho, Wolfie, Mines and Bailey.

A celebration of her life will be held at Mackey Funerals and Cremations at Century Drive, Greenville, SC at 3:00 PM on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Family will be receiving friends before the service from 1:00 PM to 2:45 PM.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to The Nazarene Fund, https://thenazarenefund.org or Operation Underground railroad (O.U.R.), https://ourrescue.org.

  • FAMILY

  • Elbio Sanchez, Husband
  • Virginia Stack, Mother
  • James Stack, Father
  • Erin (James) Sindle, Sister
  • Matthew (Ann) Stack, Brother
  • Kevin Stack, Brother
  • Along with her puppies Pancho, Wolfie, Mines and Bailey.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Matthew Stack
  • Paul Hugo
  • Mark Shefchik
  • Jamesa Sindle
  • Kevin Stack
  • Stewart Watkins
  • Juan Izetta
  • Richard Keller

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 9, 2019

Memories

Sharon Ann Sanchez

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cathy panagakos

November 9, 2019

I wish I had gotten to know Sharon better. She was a beautiful person and neighbor who always greeted you with a big smile and gave long warm hugs. Her short time on this earth left a lasting impression. May her memory be eternal!

Jessica Almand

November 8, 2019

Aunt Sharon and I had a fun routine when I was in kindergarten. I'd come home and we'd make lunch together which was almost always a peanut butter sandwich, nacho cheese doritos, and nesquik chocolate/strawberry milk 😍😂 then we'd move to the living room for her nap. I didn't talk much as a child but I did with Aunt Sharon. She'd already be too sleepy to keep a conversation so she'd turn on Bob the Builder for me and fall asleep. This was fine as it gave me the opportunity to go upstairs to my room and quietly dance alone to my Britney Spears CD haha! She did a lot for me and my family and I will always be SO grateful for her. When she married Elbio that was another blessing in itself because she was so happy and we had another uncle to add to the family! I could go on and on about her, she was truly an incredible human being. I hope others can find comfort in knowing that heaven just gained a real badass for an angel. 😊🧡 Sending a whole lot of love and condolences to her family and Elbio!

Adrian & Monica Poretti

November 8, 2019

In a sunny day Sharon departed as a Monarch butterfly, beautiful, colorful and fearless. She was loved by all of us and we will all have her always in our hearts and memories
Now, when we look up and see the sun shining we can see that Sharon is there with her smile, because that’s how she was; a bright and happy person no matter where she goes.

Joshua Almand

November 7, 2019

Aunt Sharon use to take care of my 3 sisters and I at an early age for us all when life lessons were taught. I'll never forget one time she was making us breakfast, she taught me how to crack an egg one-handed. I thought that was so cool! I struggled many times, but even today I crack my eggs with one hand. I came to learn that no matter how hard things got, practice makes perfect. I love and will miss you Aunt Sharon!

Mary Lowery

November 7, 2019

Sharon....I just love you. I just finished what I want to say for Saturday. I miss you so much.

Michelle Carroll

November 7, 2019

I have not only had the pleasure to work with Sharon for several years, but in the process made a wonderful friend. She was a special person. You may be gone but will never be forgotten!

Keith Almand

November 6, 2019

I honestly don't know what I/we would have done without her. She was my angel at a very trying time in my life, and I have no doubt she is now up there among the angels on high. "Aunt" Sharon was like another parent to our kids and I'll always remember just how quickly they came to realize that she was not one to be trifled with, but they also just as quickly learned how much she loved and cared for them. Rest in peace Sharon....you will be sorely missed but never forgotten!

Gina Denner Hooper

November 5, 2019

So saddened to find out my old Air Force buddy passed away. Except she wasn’t old; we were born 10 days apart. I’ve never known anyone who managed to be completely forthright and yet so sweet; somehow, she pulled it off. You never had to wonder where you stood with Sharon, and yet she had the kindest heart. Every word written about her is so true. It’s been years and years since we served together, but I have happy memories of the laughs we shared. There was this one time when a bunch of us “military married to military” couples got together at Sharon & Jim’s apartment in Virginia. We took our two year old because we didn’t have a sitter. I guess we were all talking, laughing, and having a good ol’ time & nobody was watching him for a minute. Next thing I knew, he had clambered up onto a barstool and helped him-little-self to a sip of Sharon’s Bailey’s...and we heard, “Yummy for my tummy!” 😂. I was profoundly (profanely) dismayed. Sharon just laughed and said, “It ain’t gonna kill him.” Rest In Peace, sweet friend. My heart is broken for your family and friends. 🙏🏻🇺🇸💔

Ashley Burk

November 3, 2019

Sharon's time here on this Earth was far too brief, but I am so grateful for the time I had with her. She was loving and kind. Getting to know her and being part of her life is something I will forever cherish.

Barb Hugo

November 3, 2019

I have been honored to share much of your life and help you when I could over the last few months. You are loved and will be missed but I am so glad the pain is behind you.

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