Velma Sharp

Saturday, January 17, 2009

PEORIA, Ill. -- Velma Lucille Johnson Sharp, 83, of Peoria, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2009 at Proctor Hospital in Peoria.

She was born Nov. 16, 1925, in Reynoldsville, Ill., the daughter of Henry and Stella May Hawkins Johnson. She married Arthur Sharp. He died in December 1993.

She was a member of Princeville Baptist Church. She had been employed at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau for 15 years. She had lived in Cape Girardeau since 1949. The last 10 years she lived in Peoria.

Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Sharp of Peoria and Sharon Harrison of Melrose Park, Ill.; two brothers, June Johnson of Sturtevant, Wis., and Billy Taylor of Eddyville, Ky.; four grandchildren; 11 stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, two brothers and two sisters.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to service time Monday at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Chapel in Cape Girardeau.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Lindsey Cemetery in McClure, Ill.