Sharon Rebecca (Bowles) Athey, age 74, of Mocksville, N.C., entered her heavenly home on March 30, 2022, from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Forsyth County.
Sharon was born on December 23, 1947, in Davie County, N.C. She was the daughter of the late Wilford “Red” Mitchell Bowles and Theo Camilla (Seaford) Bowles. In addition to her parents, Sharon was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Raymond Athey, a sister, Mamie Dale Bailey, and a brother, Troy Lee Bowles.
In Life, Sharon graduated from the University of Florida, earning an Associate’s degree. She chose a career in food/ health services and worked with Autumn Care Nursing. It was there that she worked for 15 years before retiring in 2015. Sharon married the love of her life, Bill Athey on August 31, 1968, in Davie Co. With their union they raised two children. As a Christian woman, Sharon was a member of Crosslife Church of God. When she wasn’t spending time with her church, she enjoyed traveling (especially to the beach), reading, and spending time with her family and great grandchildren.
Sharon leaves behind to treasure her memory; a son, John Athey (Sheliea) of Martinsburg, WV, a daughter, Melinda Diane Garretson (Curtis) of Mocksville, a sister, Dema Bowles Carter of Mocksville, and grandchildren, Chris (Desiree), Sonya (Devin), Stephanie (Perry), and Brandon (Hailey). Also, surviving Sharon are her nine great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and numerous great nieces and nephews.
A visitation for Sharon will be held on Saturday, April 2, from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm at Crosslife Church of God. Following visitation at 1:00 pm, a funeral service will take place, also, at Crosslife Church of God. Officiating the service will be Pastor Daniel Gamble and Pastor Kevin Dodd. Sharon will be laid to rest at Fork Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Crosslife Church of God, in memory of Sharon.
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