Obituaries » Mildred Sale Sharman

Mildred Sale Sharman

February 11, 1934 - December 6, 2021

On Monday, December 6, Mildred Sale Sharman passed away in Lynchburg, Virginia. She was born February 11, 1934, to the late Forest Edward Sale and Nell Campbell Sale in Amherst County.

Mildred or “Mikey” to her beloved husband, close family members and friends, is survived by her husband of 67 years, O.C. and four children: Jan (Rodney), Sharon (Marvin), Owen (Rick) and Gay (Todd). Known as “Nanny” to her eight grandchildren; Gabe Simmons, Brad Simmons, Dane Simmons, Clay Tinsley, Sara McKellop, Marshall Tinsley, Benjamin Payne, and Matthew Payne. Ten great grandchildren, two sisters, Mary Parr and Geneva Watts, husband Bud, sister-in-law, Jackie Sale. Mildred lost her only brother, Ralph Sale, in September.

After marrying O.C. (the sailor from Texas) they moved to Texas where he finished Baylor University and started his teaching career. She always held-out they would move back to her beloved Virginia. They did so in 1979 and built her dream house on the Sale family farm.

Mikey was first and foremost a loving wife, mother, and homemaker. She was an excellent cook, known for her coconut cream cheese pound cake, pimento cheese, and awesome chicken and dumplings. Later in life, she worked and retired from Amherst County Public Schools.

She was a member of Midway Baptist Church where she was active in the WMU, VBS and taught Sunday School. She rarely missed a grandchild’s baseball game or grade school graduation ceremony.

The family wishes to thank Betty, Carolyn, Delois, and Rose for the loving care they provided for many years.

A funeral service will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, December 11 at Midway Baptist Church in Amherst. Family visitation will be 9 a.m. prior to the service. In following CDC guidelines, mask wearing is encouraged.

In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to Midway Baptist Church, 4695 Lexington Tpk., Amherst, VA, 24521, or Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD, 21741-5014.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

A funeral service will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, December 11 at Midway Baptist Church in Amherst. Family visitation will be 9 a.m. prior to the service. In following CDC guidelines, mask wearing is encouraged. In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to Midway Baptist Church, 4695 Lexington Tpk., Amherst, VA, 24521, or Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD, 21741-5014.

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The Lynchburg Alumni Association expresses our deepest sympathy to family and friends.

Posted by Anonymous on December 20, 2021

TO THE SHARMAN AND SALE FAMILY, SORRY TO HEAR OF MIKEYS PASSING.YOU ALL HAVE MY DEEPEST SYMPATYH.

Posted by Leada Rose Washington on December 9, 2021

Dear family, I have many fond memories of your mother. She was always so nice to me. Always treated me like one of her own. My mother loved your mom. I am sure they are visiting in heaven. I will never forget her and her pineapple muffins. Much love to you all!!

Posted by Susan Slater Kilpatrick on December 8, 2021

Thoughts and prayers go out to the Sharman family. My mother was good friends with Mildred and O. C. when they lived in Olney. I remember many family trips to the Graham Lake crappie fishing in my youth with the Sharman's, the Whitmire's, Boobie and Mary Alice Kunkel, and our family. Good times.

Posted by Cary A. Slater & Family on December 8, 2021

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