Virginia “Jinkie” Bearden Sharpe, 81, of Paducah, Ky., passed away at 2:35 a.m. Saturday, November 24, 2012, at Lourdes hospital.
Virginia was born in McCracken County, Ky. She was a member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church and the Red Hat Society. Virginia was a 1949 graduate of the Lone Oak High School. For many years she grew and sold flowers from her home. Virginia was known for her beautiful Irises, Day-lilies, Mums, and Creeping Flocks and other flowers that she grew.
Virginia is survived by two sons, Dennis Sharpe and wife Cathey of Paducah, Ky., and Gary Sharpe of Paducah, Ky.; one sister, Naomi Hawes of Paducah, Ky.; two grandchildren, Alexandria Sharpe and Dennis Patrick Sharpe; three great-grandchildren, Arol Sharpe, Sadie Sharpe, and Caleb Sharpe; several nieces; and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Edward Sharpe; two sisters, Ettlene Bearden and Onida Raider; and one brother, Edward Earl “Buster” Bearden. Her parents were Audie Bearden and Zula Rudolph Bearden.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with the Rev. Jerry Asberry officiating.
Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday, November 26, 2012, at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Faith Missionary Baptist Church Mission Fund, 330 Massac Church Road, Paducah, KY 42001.
You may leave a message of sympathy and light a candle at www.milnerandorr.com.