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Memphis Funeral Home

5599 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN

OBITUARY

Sharon Motroni Spears

September 4, 1947July 31, 2019
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Sharon Motroni Spears, age 71, passed away with family at her side on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Baptist Hospital.

Preceded in death by her husband Herb, Sharon was the loving mother of Neil and Emily, plus numerous dogs with big personalities. She was also the proud Nonna of Noah, and the mother-in-law of Ryan, whom she considered a son. Always devoted to family, Sharon shared a close relationship with sisters Virginia (deceased) and Tina. Further survived by nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends, Sharon will be fondly remembered for her feisty honesty, her family Christmases, and her love of all things Italian.

In her years, Sharon worked as an operating room technician for Dr. John Shea in Memphis as well as a librarian assistant in Lincoln Public Schools in Nebraska. Sharon was also a master gingerbread house builder, avid cook, and a voracious reader.

A gathering for family and friends will be held from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 5 with a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6 all at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38119. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Blue Sky Dog Rescue 533 Desoto Road Byhalia, MS 38611. Online condolences and directions may be found through www.memphisfuneralhome.net.

  • FAMILY

  • Neil and Emily - Children
    Noah - Grandchild
    Ryan - Son-in-law
    Tina - Sister

    She is also survived by nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

    She was preceded in death by her husband Herb and her sister Virginia.
  • DONATIONS

  • Blue Sky Dog Rescue

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Monday, August 5, 2019
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Memories

Sharon Motroni Spears

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Gina Pera

August 5, 2019

I am so grateful that Sherry and I re-connected in recent years, after her return to her hometown of Memphis.

So grateful.

Her sense of humor. Her generosity. Her love of cooking and feeding those she loved. Sherry was special to us in so many ways.

We love and miss our sweet cousin.

To Sherry's children, grandchildren, and beloved sister, we extend our deepest condolences and share in your loss.

Michael Vanelli

August 4, 2019

Had fun researching our Motroni heritage with Sherry. We had many laughs retelling family stories, swapping pictures and discussing all things Italian.
So glad I paid her a visit on July 23rd.
Little did I know it would be the last. She bragged on her family and the new camper and we had our usual share of laughs.
Will miss my sweet loving cuz.

John Anderson

August 3, 2019

I have numerous fond childhood memories of Sherry and the entire Spears family. I remember her love of Alfred Hitchcock, thinking that the Pink Panther was a dumb movie, constantly reading novels, cooking, and saying "y'all" every other sentence. She truly occupies a place in my heart and always will...

With much, much love,
John Anderson (and family)

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Biography

Sharon Motroni Spears, age 71, passed away with family at her side on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Baptist Hospital.

Preceded in death by her husband Herb, Sharon was the loving mother of Neil and Emily, plus numerous dogs with big personalities. She was also the proud Nonna of Noah, and the mother-in-law of Ryan, whom she considered a son. Always devoted to family, Sharon shared a close relationship with sisters Virginia (deceased) and Tina. Further survived by nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends, Sharon will be fondly remembered for her feisty honesty, her family Christmases, and her love of all things Italian.

In her years, Sharon worked as an operating room technician for Dr. John Shea in Memphis as well as a librarian assistant in Lincoln Public Schools in Nebraska. Sharon was also a master gingerbread house builder, avid cook, and a voracious reader.

A gathering for family and friends will be held from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 5 with a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6 all at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38119. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Blue Sky Dog Rescue 533 Desoto Road Byhalia, MS 38611. Online condolences and directions may be found through www.memphisfuneralhome.net.