Walterine Hollingsworth Sharp

  • Born: March 9, 1939
  • Died: September 14, 2021
  • Location: Copeville, Texas

Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

2343 Lake Rd.
Lavon, TX 75166

Tribute & Message From The Family


On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, Walterine Hollingsworth Sharp passed away peacefully at home in Copeville, Texas at the age of 82.

She was born in Sherman, Texas to Asa Kenneth Hollingsworth and Vera Clara McCarley Hollingsworth on March 9, 1939. She graduated from Abilene Christian High School and attended some courses at Abilene Christian College. She married Jerry Dan Slocum in 1958 and had three children; Mary Charlene (Ricky Harris), Cherie Jeanne (Sam Harland), Holly Kellene (Frank Powell). Walterine and Jerry later divorced and in 1968 she married Ephriam William Sharp and they had Kenneth Rayburn (Barbara Adams) and Melissa Lynne (Robert Heisterberg).

Walterine was predeceased by her only sibling, Sybil Lynne Hollingsworth Craig, her step-granddaughter Felicia Renee Waddell, and her great grandchildren Emma Renee Waddell and Bennett Isaiah Peace. She is survived by all five children, 15 grandchildren and step grandchildren, and 37 great grandchildren and step great grandchildren.

Walterine had a great life long interest in history which led to her becoming a published genealogist with her business partner and friend, Sandra Tedford. Her interest in history led her to join the Society For Creative Anachronism also. The SCA reconstruct Medieval Era events as accurately as possible. Her role was that of a merchant who made and sold medieval garb. She was very creative and could sew, crochet, embroider, and cross stitch. She made stained glass, ceramics, pottery pieces, and jewelry.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Posted by A friend   February 19, 2022

My deepest sympathies to Walterine's family. I only knew her for a short time. She actually took me in when I moved to Farmersville from Chicago. She was the most intelligent, creative, interesting woman I've ever had the pleasure to know. A caring and kind heart had she and I was a better person to have known her. Rest in peace Walterine❤

Posted by Lisa Drnek - Leopold, IN - Friend   October 13, 2021

I have so many wonderful memories, I can't express just one.

Walterine is the person I've always looked up to and loved so much! I've missed out on many years to spend time with her, but life sent me so many different directions. I learned so much from her, and she took care of me (as did her family) when I was young and needing something stable in my life. I owe so much to Walterine and her family, and I will always love every one of them!

My prayers and love always,

Judy F. Hoyle

Posted by Judy Hoyle - East Tawakoni, TX - Family Friend   October 13, 2021

REMEMBERING WALTERINE WITH FONDNESS

I WAS WALTERINE’S NEIGHBOR FOR A TIME IN THE 80S.
I REMEMBER CONNECTING WITH WALTERINE THROUGH OUR MUTUAL LOVE OF READING.
I REMEMBER TRAVELING WITH WALTERINE TO CEMETERIES LOOKING FOR NAMES ON TOMBSTONES TO CONNECT GENEALOGICAL THREADS.
I REMEMBER WALTERINE’S FIREWORKS’ STAND WHERE I VISITED HER.
I REMEMBER GATHERING PEARS FROM WALTERINE’S FRONT YARD PEAR TREES TO MAKE PRESERVES.
I REMEMBER WALTERINE SITTING WITH ME WHEN MY MOTHER DIED.
I REMEMBER WALTERINE LOVED HER FIVE CHILDREN EQUALLY.
BEST OF ALL, I REMEMBER WALTERINE AS THE MOST NONJUDGEMENTAL PERSON I’VE EVER MET.

Posted by BLAIR ASHTON - LONG BEACH, CA - friend   October 08, 2021

Good memories ....I am sorry for y'all's loss. prayers for the journey ahead

Posted by Janice Burch Demmer - GREENVILLE, TX - Friend   September 27, 2021