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Sharon Lee Florence

December 11, 1961April 7, 2021

SHARON LEE FLORENCE December 11, 1961 – April 7, 2021 Sharon passed away of natural causes, at her home in Waldorf, MD. She was a native of Louisville, KY and had enjoyed living and working also in South Carolina, North Carolina and Maryland during her life. After attending Eastern H.S, her graduation followed at Central H.S. in Louisville. She followed High School, succeeding in her Paralegal education and certification at Spencerian College. Looking for new challenges, Sharon returned to Spalding University, where she excelled and completed her degree in Occupational Therapy. Sharon loved helping others, and her professionalism and caring as an O.T. was paramount in her happiness. She also proudly volunteered at community sites in Central America and elsewhere during her career. Sharon was pre-deceased by her Mom and Dad, Dodie and Frank Florence. She is survived by her sister, Lisa (husband-Mike Bloom,) brothers: Brent (Teresa), Steve, and Ran (Susan) Florence. She adored her nieces and nephews: Taylor, John, Matt, Ally, Ava, Xander, Kai, Miles, Sally, Lucy, and Jay, and she always looked forward to time together with her family. Also, we thank Sharon’s Friends in North Carolina and Maryland for their love and support, which was very special in her life. Sharon will be returning home to Louisville, and a Memorial Service—honoring her life will be a private family memorial. To honor Sharon’s life, memorial donations could be made to any of the following:

The Autism Project: theautisimproject.com OR Pathfinders for Autism: pathfindersforautism.org

Transformation Church 1212 Transformation Lane, Indian Land, SC 29707 In Memory of Sharon Florence 803-835-0630

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation - TN Chapter 116 Wilson Pike Circle, #205 Brentwood, TN 37027 (615) 356-0444 Michelle Chianese, Executive Director

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Samantha Gannon

April 24, 2021

Words cannot describe how amazing of a person Ms. Sharon was. She was not only a colleague, advocate, teacher, and occupational therapist- but most importantly she was a dear friend. She would do anything for anyone, the good, bad, and the ugly.

She always started every meeting with positive uplifting comments that just helped warm the room with her love.

Her J.C. Parks Family had the opportunity to have her bless us with her knowledge, love, and contagious laugh for over four wonderful years. She was always someone that you could personally go vent to or work through problems with. She would always talk through any situation by telling you, “ok, sit down, here’s some candy” and listen intensely. She has helped us through many school related issues and personal as well. As a member of the JC Parks staff, she was always smiling, happy and eager to work with students. Always willing to not only do her individual OT sessions with students, but also help with any need in the classroom whether it be a whole group hands on activity or just a simple game with a group of students.

Her Parks ACHIEVE and SOAR students looked forward to every Monday when they would see Ms. Sharon. Mondays at Parks was a ritual she was never willing to give up. Ms. Sharon had a way to make everyone feel special and loved. She is already greatly missed. In true Ms. Sharon fashion, this is not a goodbye, but instead it is a "See you later Gator."

-Chuck Reppucci and Samantha Gannon

Diane Bicknell

April 18, 2021

Many came to honor and pay tribute to our amazing friend and colleague, Sharon. Photo of people gathering for the candlelight vigil at JC Parks Elementary school.

Diane Bicknell

April 18, 2021

Picture of sign outside JC Parks Elementary school. “We love you Ms. Sharon”

Diane Bicknell

April 17, 2021

Candlelight vigil for Sharon at JC Parks Elementary School in Maryland. She was beloved by many!

Colleen Palman

April 15, 2021

It is so hard to find all the words and ways to describe Sharon because she had such a big personality! One thing to start with is if you knew Sharon you know this. She was one heck of a ball of energy! She was a bright, positive light whenever she walked into Indian Head Elementary! I am thankful for all the times she lifted my spirit through some trying moments. I could always count on her to jump right in with students, give suggestions, and find a way to get things to support our students. She was so passionate about what she did and the kids she worked with. Sharon really knew how to make all feel loved and important. So much love to family and friends of Sharon during this difficult time. Sharon, you will be so incredibly missed!

Erica Ford

April 14, 2021

Ms.Sharon,
A very sweet lady ,who has been there for my son. I know he will miss you... not seeing you around will be strange. You have always been so cheerful and helpful and making it fun. Always willing to help the children.Thank you so much for all you have done. God Bless you and your family. You will be truly missed. Sending prayers and condolences to your friends and family. We will miss you.

Hannah Dickshinski

April 13, 2021

I only knew Ms. Sharon for a short time working at Parks, but she was an amazing person and OT. The kids she worked with loved knowing the schedule of when Sharon would by because of how much fun she made sessions! She also made doing hard things and learning easier for many students.

Her passion for the work she did was such a wonderful and special thing to witness on a daily basis. She cared about each child she worked with deeply and that type of passion you don’t see every day!
She was loved and cherished at Parks and will never be forgotten. Bless you Ms. Sharon.

Molly Draper

April 13, 2021

Ms. Sharon was so much fun to work with!!! Whenever we brainstormed together about our students, it always turned into a social time.
We did Mustangs on the Run together with the 4th and 5th grade girls at JC Parks. She was always so enthusiastic and encouraging to the girls when we were all running.
I will miss having Ms. Sharon as a co-worker and friend and our team dinners will definitely not be the same with out her.
Thoughts and prayers, for her family and friends going through this difficult time.

Amanda Diley

April 13, 2021

I first met her last year at JC Parks. She was always with a smile. She loved the students and they loved her. She will be missed by all that knew her. She didn't just look after the students. I have a latex allergy and she always came to me to reassure me when something new was bought that it didn't have latex. I appreciated her including me on a lot of things. Prayers for her family.

Tracey Jenifer

April 13, 2021

Ms. Sharon you will truly be missed. I enjoyed getting to know you and will miss that good morning smile. R.I.P

FROM THE FAMILY