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Leta Frances Sharp Atkins

April 10, 1960 - June 17, 2022

Leta Frances Sharp Atkins, 62, of Moneta, passed away on Friday, June 17, 2022, at Forest Health and Rehab. She was born in Virginia on April 10, 1960, to the late Henry Arthur Sharp and Evelyn Rhodes Sharp. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ellis Sharp.

Leta’s pride and joy was her family and loved to spend time with them. She also had a love for tigers and the Mountains of West Virginia. She enjoyed hosting yard sales and meeting new people. Leta was a very loving, self-less, simple lady, who will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband, Ronald Dale Atkins; daughter, Trina Beverly; son, Josh Dunbar; granddaughters, Alexis Burnette, Aurora Beverly, Camilla Dunbar and Gwyndolyn Dunbar; great-granddaughters, Claire Burnette and Lucy Burnette and brother, Dwyane Sharp.

The family will receive friends on Friday, June 24, 2022 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, is assisting the family. To send online condolences please visit

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I am sorry for your loss. I got to know your mother at campers paradise, we worked together. She was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed

Posted by Kristie Cyrus on July 15, 2022

Sending my condolences to Leta’s family. Remembering a quiet little mite of a young girl who became a sweet caring lady. You will leave an empty spot that cannot be filled. Prayers for comfort for your family.

Posted by Patricia on June 25, 2022

Trina I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. Keeping you and your family in my prayers

Posted by Michelle Wooldridge on June 22, 2022

❤️ 🤗 🙏 Praying for comfort.

Posted by Charlotte Martin on June 19, 2022

We were fortunate to have many friends in our life. Leta was our sister. Her mother, Eveline was waiting on Mom & I when I was born & we came home from the hospital. So when Leta was born, we became friends for life. We spent a lot of time together. We celebrated birthdays together. We played together, visited. We were there for each other in good times & bad times. Leta had a rough life but it did not harden her. She had a heart of gold, she was kind, there wasn't a selfish bone in her body. She was ALWAYS thinking of other people. We made a lot of good memories together. I called her "Pete." That was our thing that she and I understood. She will be missed. She was also my sister's best friend. Her family has my deepest sympathy as they broke the mold when they made her. She will be missed by many. One of the smallest but toughest women I ever met. Fly high Leta and enjoy meeting up with the rest of the family, especially your mom.

Posted by Wayne, Susan and David Kershner on June 19, 2022

Let a you were such a great friend. Wow life is much to short. It seams like yesterday I took you to your Grannys in West Virginia. May God be with all family and friends.

Posted by Carol Vitrano on June 19, 2022

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