Virginia was born in McCracken County, KY. She was a member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church and the Red Hat Society. Virginia was a 1949 graduate of the Lone Oak High School. For many years she grew and sold flowers from her home. Virginia was known for her beautiful Irises, Daylilies, Mums, and Creeping Flocks and other flowers that she grew.
Virginia is survived by her sons, Dennis Sharpe and wife Cathey of Paducah, KY and Gary Sharpe of Paducah, KY; sister, Naomi Hawes of Paducah, KY; grandchildren, Alexandria Sharpe and Dennis Patrick Sharpe; great grandchildren, Arol Sharpe, Sadie Sharpe, and Caleb Sharpe and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Edward Sharpe; sisters, Ettlene Bearden and Onida Raider and brother, Edward Earl “Buster” Bearden. Her parents were Audie Bearden and Zula Rudolph Bearden.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with the Rev. Jerry Asberry officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday, November 26, 2012 at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Faith Missionary Baptist Church Mission Fund, 330 Massac Church Road, Paducah, KY 42001.
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