Josephine O. Sharp

March 24, 1928February 19, 2018

Josephine “Jo” Sharp, age 90, passed away on February 19, 2018. Jo was the loving mother of 3 sons, who were her proudest accomplishments. Jo was a member of Black Oak Heights Baptist Church and loved her Sunday School Class. She loved beach trips with her family and made everyone happy with her great cooking. She was retired from Standard Knitting Mills, where she met the love of her life, Fred Sharp, who passed away in 1976. She is also preceded in death by her son, Larry Sharp; mother, Ruby Ellis; sister, Faye Lawrence and great granddaughter, Toby. She is survived by twin sons, Ron Sharp and wife Susan, and Don Sharp and wife Betty Lue; sister, Helen Daughtery; 6 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and 6 great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the Comfort Care Team members at UT Hospital, who were so kind and loving with Jo and to all the family members. The family will receive friends at Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home, 2300 Adair Drive from 6 - 8 pm Friday. The funeral service will follow with Pastor Todd Stinnett officiating. Interment will be 1 pm Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Black Oak Heights Baptist Church, 405 Black Oak Dr., Knoxville, TN 37912. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Friday, February 23, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 23, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, February 24, 2018

Josephine O. Sharp

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February 23, 2018

My condolences to the family. May your wonderful memories of the past sustain your until you meet again. Love and Prayers Jama Stinnett

Laura Lepper

February 23, 2018

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. Love and prayers for you and your family Laura, Doug, Trey & Hunter Lepper

Barbara Frye

February 22, 2018

JO, I will miss your beautiful face and smile you always looked so pretty and I told you when i saw you , you were very special to me GOD picks the pretty flowers I love you Jo.

February 22, 2018

I will miss my dear,dear Jo. For many years we had Sat. morning breakfast. We shared many memories.Heaven is full of laughter and joy with Jo there. Many friends and family welcomed her to her forever home. Joann Wade

February 20, 2018

Roses have so many colors
But the yellow rose and it's beauty is so very rare
It represents one who truly cares
It's a yellow rose one gives in honor
For being a friend such as you, one that is so dear
It's a rose so bright and fair..
So I want to give this yellow rose to you
With all it's beauty and glee
And promise you our friendship
Throughout all eternity..
This yellow rose comes from my heart
Please accept it as I give
Just to remind you how very special you are
For this rose will always live.
Know that you are loved by me!
I will miss you my best friend!
Gladys (Waddell) Randolph
1 Cor. 13