Service measured not by GOLD,
but by the GOLDEN RULE
I LOVE YOU MORE
Sharon Lynn Shepherd was a loving wife of 53 years to William Shepherd; sister to Darleen (Jim) Lucas; mother to Donna Gentile, Earl (Karyn) Gentile, Sherry (Chris) Mitchell, and Audra Shepherd; proud grandmother (a.k.a. “Baba”) to Matthew Gentile, Jonathan Birrer, Grace Gentile, Madison Mitchell, Joey Gentile, and Creighton Mitchell; aunt to Jimmy (Teresa) Lucas and Donny Lucas; great-aunt to Hanna, James, and Lexi; sister-in-law to Anita Shuler, Raymond Shepherd, Peggy Hawes and Kathy Byrne; cousin to many and friend to many more.
Vacations were always better when Sharon was there. She was a fun travel partner and loved to play games with her grandchildren. She was very generous to all of her children and grandchildren, and was always their #1 fan and biggest supporter. No matter the distance, Sharon was always by their side, at school concerts, football games, wrestling matches and wasn’t afraid to share her pride in her grandchildren. She watched and helped them grow to become young adults and reach their dreams.
Baba loved unconditionally and set a lasting example of how to love. “I love you more” or “to infinity and beyond“ ended each and every phone call. Not only did she unconditionally love her family, but she found a way to love God even more. She was generous with everyone she met--especially with the love she showed her grandchildren, her greatest accomplishment. She made sure they knew how much she loved them and Jesus Christ.
Sharon’s laughter had the power to turn storms into rainbows. Her heart radiated joy and illuminated the room. A hug from her made problems disappear, and for a moment, paused time. They were warm, protective, and physical proof of her love.
Baba’s mind was elegantly creative and abundant with knowledge. Whether it be hockey, cooking, scriptures, gardening, you name it, she knew about it.
Sharon took the time to teach her children and grandchildren well, from how to cook the most delicious “Baba” chicken fingers, or turkey sandwiches, to sharing her table with many friends and visitors, she spread her wisdom.
Baba’s heart belonged to God. She brought her entire family to a loving, personal relationship with Jesus. Her relationship with the Lord was like no other. She could sense uneasiness, or pain and knew the cure--prayer. The church was her safe haven and where she found peace. Through each worship service, Bible verse, Alleluia raised, and sermon, her love for God constantly grew.
Sharon found peace on November 11, 2020. Every moment spent with her will forever be cherished; there is no doubt in her final destination.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make contributions in Sharon's honor to Connections Church - Assembly of God , 1633 Portage Rd, Wooster, OH 44691.
A private family graveside service will be held at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville, Ohio.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
Connections Church-Assembly of God, 1633 Portage Rd., Wooster, OH 44691
No calling hours
Private family service will be held