Alicia Beth Nerren Sharp
Alicia Beth Nerren Sharp was born on Aug. 29, 1946, in Angelina County, Texas.
She passed away on the evening of Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, as the result of an automobile accident in Davie County, N.C., while traveling with her sister and a friend.
She was the second child born to George Nolen Nerren Sr. and Keith Elizabeth Skipper Nerren. Her father was a papermaker who moved the family to Cleveland in 1954 when he was offered a job at Bowater Paper Mill. She also lived in Lancaster, Pa., then moved to Marshall, Texas, Lufkin, Texas, Riverside, Texas, and most recently, she lived in Willis, Texas.
A talented seamstress, she even crafted her own outfits to illustrate her talent when she won runner-up in the Junior Miss program of 1963. She played guard for the Bradley Bearettes alongside her older sister, Sally Nell Nerren Phillips. She was a member of the state championship Bearettes and set the record for most rebounds in a state tournament when they played six-on-six basketball. Her record remains intact today. She was named an All-State player in 1964. She graduated from Bradley High School in May of 1964.
On Nov. 14, 1964, she married Frederick Allen Sharp of Cleveland, at the Stuart Park Baptist Church. A career homemaker whose life's work was raising her four daughters, she adored her children and many grandchildren. She was highly competitive, and an excellent card player who loved coffee, candles and soft pillows. Faith was an integral part of her upbringing and life. She was an active member of Cypress Creek Christian Church in Spring, Texas.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Frederick Allen Sharp, formerly of Cleveland, who now resides in Willis; children: Catherine Elizabeth Sharp, and her husband, Robert Petrosky of Lancaster, Pa., Stephanie Diane Sharp Hickman, and husband, Timothy Hickman, of The Woodlands, Texas, Jennifer Lee Sharp Saunders, and husband, John Saunders of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Laura Beth Sharp Frame, and husband, Michael Frame of Austin, Texas; grandchildren: Elizabeth Hope Bruton Gerlach, and husband, Chris Gerlach, Ryan Christopher Rhodes, Stephen Christopher Sharp, Noah Daniel Rhodes, Rebekah Kate Petrosky,Jonah Timothy Hickman, Hannah Alicia Hickman, Nolen Frederick Petrosky, Callaghan Jax Petrosky and Faith Alexandra Saunders; great-grandchild, Keith William Alena; stepgrandchildren: Terry Petrosky, Jonah Saunders, and Emily Saunders; siblings: George Nolen Nerren Jr,. and his wife, Suzanne Nerren, and Deborah Kay Nerren Holland, and her husband, Bill Holland; sisters-in-law: Doris Sharp Butler, and her husband, Carl Barger, and Debbie Humberd Nerren; 16 nieces and nephews; and many additional family members who loved her dearly.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Keith Elizabeth Skipper Nerren; her father, George Nolen Nerren Sr.; her sister, Sally Nell Nerren Phillips; and her baby brother, Daniel Keith Nerren.
Visiting hours at the Companion Funeral Home, 2417 Georgetown Road N.W., are on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, from 1 to 3 p.m. with the service immediately following.
A memorial service will be held at Cypress Creek Christian Church, 6823 Cypresswood Drive, in Spring, Texas, on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, starting at 2:30 p.m. Pallbearers will include sons-in-law: Robert Petrosky, Timothy Hickman, John Saunders and Michael Frame, and grandsons: Stephen Sharp, Jonah Hickman, Nolen Petrosky and Callaghan Petrosky.
Memorial donations may be made to either the JJ Watt Foundation or Cypress Christian Creek Church benefiting Hurricane Harvey relief and repair efforts.
Share a memory of Alicia and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com.
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