Drue W. Sharp was born on February 22, 1939 in Barrow County, Georgia to Artis and Pearlie Mae Lattimore who were also faithful members of Tried Stone Baptist Church. Pearlie Mae Lattimore relocated to Middletown, Ohio in 1953 and purchased a family home by opening a corner store. Later, she sent for her four daughters Hattie E. Washington, Artis Mae Sims (deceased), Hazel O. Wilson (deceased), Drue W. Sharp and husband Artis Lattimore to join her. In 1954, she gave birth to her eldest daughter Linda F. Sanford (Reggie Sr./deceased) with Richard D. Moore (deceased). She met and married Lawrence C. Sharp, Sr. (deceased) on December 24, 1957 in Wayne, Indiana, with whom she shared five children, VaLisa L. Shields (Terry), Stephen L. Sharp (Faye), Lawrence C. Sharp, Jr. (deceased), and twins Stacy J. Sharp and Tracey R. Hurley (Larry). They divorced in 1972. She later met Willie E. Teasley (deceased) and gave birth to her youngest daughter April N. Teasley, USN. In 1989 she obtained her GED from Cambridge Vocational School with honors. She received more education from Miami University in 1998. She worked at Swallens and Sears Department Stores for over eight years. She succumbed to vascular dementia at Whispering Pines Nursing Home located in Fayetteville, North Carolina under the care of her daughter, Tracey R. Hurley and grandson, Larry J. Hurley, Jr.
Drue W. Sharp had been a faithful member of Tried Stone Baptist Church for over 30 years. She dedicated her life to the Lord and accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and having confessed and been forgiven of her sins by the blood of Christ was reborn by the spirit of God into the body of Christ on September 7, 1981.
Along with her seven children she leaves to cherish her memory her loving sister, Hattie E. Washington and her grandchildren, Shawn C. Lattimore, Sr. (deceased) and daughter-in-law Kristi, Sherman R. Lattimore, Stephen L. Sharp, Jr. (deceased), Katrinca L. Mack, Vannessa L. Mack, Reginald B. Mack (deceased), Christopher D. Smith, CiAnti R. Trammell, Stacy J. Sharp, Jr., Terry L. Shields, Jr., Tayjhanai N. Mullins, Diamond N. Shields, Larry J. Hurley, Jr. She lost 8 infants soon after birth during her childbearing years. And was loved and adored by numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
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