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OBITUARY

Sharon Carley Holt

December 22, 1947June 15, 2020
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Sharon Carley Holt (Dee Dee), 72, passed away peacefully at home on June 15, 2020, while surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born on December 22, 1947 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Roy and June Carley. Sharon was a lifelong resident of Norfolk and Chesapeake, Virginia. She was a 1965 graduate of Maury High School and earned her Bachelors of Arts and Masters of Education Degree from Old Dominion University. Sharon was an elementary and middle school educator and retired after 38 years from Norfolk Public Schools. The majority of her tenure was spent at Northside Middle School in Norfolk, Virginia. Sharon went on to serve an additional five years at Moyock Middle School (North Carolina) until fully retiring in 2009.

Sharon was predeceased by her Sister, Phyllis Carley Shifflett. Left to cherish her memories are her Daughter Holly E. Tuten ( Glenn ); Granddaughter Amanda L. Fanton ( Hunter ); two Great Grandsons, William Blake and Cooper Hale; Nephew Michael Shifflett ( Kathryn ) and Niece Carley Shifflett Ange ( Derrick ); Grandnephews, Brayden Michael and Carson Allen and several loving cousins and lifelong friends.

As a young lady, Sharon was a dance instructor for several years at Evelyn Ott School of Dance and a Candy Striper for Norfolk General Hospital. She was a dedicated sorority sister to Alpha Xi Delta at Old Dominion University and received the Order of the Rose for 50 years of membership from 1968 - 2018. Later in life she became a member of Delta Kappa Gamma (International Society for Key Women Educators). Sharon was a long-standing member of Atlantic Shores Baptist Church and served several years in the church choir.

During the course of her life, Sharon enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She was a true social butterfly and would brighten up any room with her warm smile. Family and friends have countless stories and memories of relaxing on the beach, shopping, gathering around her kitchen table, sipping on margaritas and being bedazzled by her favorite color, pink. Sharon served as an inspiration, role model and mentor to all of those she encountered. Her favorite quote was “Do the best you can, while you can, when you can.”

Sharon loved people and never met a stranger. When she met you, she wanted to hear all about you and what you loved. Sharon will truly be missed by all and she will forever remain in our hearts.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home (Virginia Beach) with burial to follow at Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 – 8 p.m. on Monday, June 22 at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home. Everyone who will be attending the visitation and/or service, should wear a face mask.

  • FAMILY

  • Roy and June Carley, Parents (deceased)
  • Phyllis Carley Shifflett, Sister (deceased)
  • Holly E. Tuten (Glenn), Daughter
  • Amanda L. Fanton (Hunter), Granddaughter
  • William Blake, Great Grandson
  • Cooper Hale, Great Grandson
  • Michael Shifflett (Kathryn), Nephew
  • Carley Shifflett Ange (Derrick), Niece
  • Brayden Michael, Grandnephew
  • Carson Allen, Grandnephew
  • Also left to cherish Sharon's memories are several loving cousins and lifelong friends.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, June 22, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Memories

Sharon Carley Holt

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Ellen Powers

July 1, 2020

Carly (that was the name we called her in Alpha Xi Delta) was an absolutely delightful soul. Although we lost touch over the years, I was saddened to read about her passing. The world needs her positivity and quirky sense of humor. I was very happy to read about the daughter, granddaughter and extended family members that she only dreamed about in college. Well done Carly. You were loved.

Pat Barnes

June 28, 2020

Dear Holly and Amanda,
I was saddened to hear of Sharon’s passing. I have the fondest memories of her during the many years we taught together at Northside. The last few years her room was across from the library. Her bright smile and sunny personality were always welcome. She seemed as though she was a regular member of our library crew. Please know that Sharon’s team spirit and outgoing personality were very much a part of what helped to make Northside a Virginia Vanguard and a National Blue Ribbon school. She will be very much missed by those of us who had the privilege of knowing her.
You and your family will continue to be in my prayers.
Pat Barnes

Susan Bechtol

June 20, 2020

Holly and Amanda, our prayers are with you and your family as you struggle through this difficult time. We remember lots of fun with Sharon over the years. I’ll never forget traveling with her when we were both teachers at Northside. I co-taught math with your mother for several years. I loved every minute of it and cherish those days still. Again our love and prayers are with all of you.
Susan and Marty

Pam Knight (Baxter)

June 20, 2020

Sharon was a good friend, we had a lot of good times together. I was responsible for introducing Bill to her. Little did I know they'd get married! We kept up off and on, went to some Maury reunions and some football games together. Sharon was a real "sweetie" and always a lot of fun. She will be sorely missed! I am so very sorry for your loss
Holly. Best regards Pam

Jesse Lewis

June 20, 2020

Sharon was always up beat, smiling and laughing. Much like her Mom June. She was always popular and with the "in" crowd in college. She was a loving cousin they will be greatly missed by all. Jesse & Darlene.

Marlene Owens

June 20, 2020

My memories of Sharon , from the time we were little girl cousins, and there was 9 of us ,, in the ( Carley, ,Owens, Arundel ). families , Sharon was the leader, she showed us how to dance, to put on a show , at Christmas, at the Duck,NC, and at her home in Chesapeake, we all looked up to Sharon, We had a blast in Duck, NC ,- Barrier Island, telling stories, laughing, getting our sun , either at Beach or the pool,,, And Sharon always welcomed you to her home, at any time,, I could go and talk to her anytime, Sharon will be truly missed in my mind and heart,,,may she Rest In Peace. Now She is with Her mom and dad and Phyllis, and hopefully She will be our Angel ,Above watching over us until we join her...


linda wilson

June 20, 2020

Oh, my goodness, so much that could be shared about my eldest cousin Sharon! One of a kind, forever smiling like Aunt June, always the nicest person to be around, made anything we were doing fun. Loved her dearly and will miss her, will think of her often and treasure all my memories of two of us doing various things, family gatherings, beach week, spend the nights, traveling, school work, shopping (dollar tree near her house), always go to eat or go for sweet snack, phone talks (some real late at night), movies, listening to her music singing and dancing, doing her school work, church, visiting her neighbors and friends, walking the neighborhood, it just goes on and on and started when I was a teenager, she could get me to do most anything (combing her hair when she'd come home from a date,). Rest in Peace Sharon. Holly and Amanda will be fine. They are both strong ladies and they have learned plenty from you and know that you loved them to the moon and back! Love, hugs, and prayers to the entire family. Linda

Dorothy Hren Zinn

June 19, 2020

Sharon was such a trusting lady and teacher. At Northside she used to have student assistants. She would give them her classroom key when she went to lunch. Well one day as she was walking to her car to go home she noticed the car was not parked all the way in the parking space. She thought it odd but proceeded to go unlock it, but no car key on the ring of keys she had left with the student at lunch time. Come to find out, this student had been driving his girlfriend around during lunch with her car!! In Middle school! He was late returning that day from his drive so he couldn't return the key back on the ring or park the car properly. And Sharon's reaction, she laughed about it. That's her! Loved that lady!!

Rebecca White Jones

June 19, 2020

Sharon was a good friend during my childhood. Always happy and smiling. We met in 1st grade and graduated together. Fond memories.

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Biography

Sharon Carley Holt (Dee Dee), 72, passed away peacefully at home on June 15, 2020, while surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born on December 22, 1947 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Roy and June Carley. Sharon was a lifelong resident of Norfolk and Chesapeake, Virginia. She was a 1965 graduate of Maury High School and earned her Bachelors of Arts and Masters of Education Degree from Old Dominion University. Sharon was an elementary and middle school educator and retired after 38 years from Norfolk Public Schools. The majority of her tenure was spent at Northside Middle School in Norfolk, Virginia. Sharon went on to serve an additional five years at Moyock Middle School (North Carolina) until fully retiring in 2009.

Sharon was predeceased by her Sister, Phyllis Carley Shifflett. Left to cherish her memories are her Daughter Holly E. Tuten ( Glenn ); Granddaughter Amanda L. Fanton ( Hunter ); two Great Grandsons, William Blake and Cooper Hale; Nephew Michael Shifflett ( Kathryn ) and Niece Carley Shifflett Ange ( Derrick ); Grandnephews, Brayden Michael and Carson Allen and several loving cousins and lifelong friends.

As a young lady, Sharon was a dance instructor for several years at Evelyn Ott School of Dance and a Candy Striper for Norfolk General Hospital. She was a dedicated sorority sister to Alpha Xi Delta at Old Dominion University and received the Order of the Rose for 50 years of membership from 1968 - 2018. Later in life she became a member of Delta Kappa Gamma (International Society for Key Women Educators). Sharon was a long-standing member of Atlantic Shores Baptist Church and served several years in the church choir.

During the course of her life, Sharon enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She was a true social butterfly and would brighten up any room with her warm smile. Family and friends have countless stories and memories of relaxing on the beach, shopping, gathering around her kitchen table, sipping on margaritas and being bedazzled by her favorite color, pink. Sharon served as an inspiration, role model and mentor to all of those she encountered. Her favorite quote was “Do the best you can, while you can, when you can.”

Sharon loved people and never met a stranger. When she met you, she wanted to hear all about you and what you loved. Sharon will truly be missed by all and she will forever remain in our hearts.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home (Virginia Beach) with burial to follow at Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 – 8 p.m. on Monday, June 22 at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home. Everyone who will be attending the visitation and/or service, should wear a face mask.