Sharon June Winfrey
Sharon was born in Mullens, West Virginia on July 22, 1943 and was preceded in death by her father, Frank Winfrey; Gladys “Lorene” Winfrey; brother, Terry Lynn Winfrey, and has surviving, one child, son, Daniel Winfrey. Sharon’s long time companion, Thomas Crowder passed in 2004, which she loved spending time with in the country in Mount Hope, and loved their dogs, Bootsie and Sleuth. Sharon liked watching old feature films with movie stars Rita Hayworth, Katherine Hepburn, Eva Gardner, Bette Davis, Elizabeth Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck, Cary Grant, Joan Crawford and others. She liked watching her favorite black and white program, ”Leave it to Beaver” with her morning coffee. She liked to talk to her cousin Tammy on the phone. Sharon worked at Henry’s Restaurant on Valley Drive after spending her early adulthood in Upstate New York, Buffalo, with her former husband Richard Mills.
In the 1980’s, she attended, and graduated from,the Beckley Beauty Academy with her friend Leila Dowdy. Sharon was a long time employee of Shoney’s Restaurant as a Prep-Cook on Robert C. Byrd Drive for 24 years until she retired in 2011. She loved cooking, to help occupy her time after retirement and liked spending time with the family cat, Fluffball. Sharon liked different types of music from rock to country, and was mostly outgoing around people and would strike up conversations on a whim, sometimes with strangers. She liked to keep up with the news on TV, especially political and was not really a fan of Donald Trump. Sharon liked paper dolls and soft stuffed animals and baby dolls of all kinds and was an unselfish, dedicated mother, who was of very strong will to fight for her core, which was her son, Daniel.
Funeral services will be held at the Chapel at Melton Mortuary, Sunday July 21, 2019 at 3:00 PM with Dr. John Almond officiating. A time of visitation will be observed from 2:00 PM until the hour of service.
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