Nellie Mae (Allen) Sharp

July 20, 1928 ~ March 8, 2024 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Nellie Sharp Obituary

Nellie Mae Sharp, age 95, of Warrenton, VA, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2024 in Warrenton, VA. She was born on July 20, 1928 to Nellie Allen in Herndon, VA.

Nellie married the love of her life, Martin Sharp, on December 19, 1964. She was a school bus/car driver for Fauquier County for over 40 years. Her passion was for people, and she was best known for her house to house ministry.  She dedicated her life to Jehovah and was baptized on December 30, 1961 and began full time pioneering in September 1985.

Nellie is survived by her husband, Martin Sharp, Sr.; two sisters, Gladys Allen of Suitland, MD and Annabelle Peters of Capital Heights, MD; seven siblings predeceased her: Mildred, Judy, Frank, Edward, Robert, Fred and Raymond.

Nellie gave birth to 14 children, 10 girls and 4 boys (including three sets of twins) and raised a beloved cousin. They are Barbara Fitts of Weeki Wachee, FL., Roberta Glenn of Kearneysville, West VA., Thomas Payne (Elaine) of Potomac Falls, VA., Mary Lee Crabbe of Reston, VA., Nancy Hill (James) of Randallstown, MD., Carolyn Jones (Don) of Warrenton, VA., Martha Fisher of Fredericksburg, VA., Darlene Marshall (Wallace) of Warrenton, VA., Christine Wade (Paul) of Lake Worth Beach, FL., Martin Sharp Jr, (Kim) of Bristow, VA., Kelly Sharp (Lena) of Gainesville, VA., Nellie Sharp Neal (Clyde) of Glen Burnie MD., Catina Yates (Kenneth) of Herndon, VA., Bernard Sharp (Deborah) of Warrenton, VA. One son, Marvin Payne, predeceased her.

Nellie leaves 41 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Also numerous friends and acquaintances.

Nellie was a ray of sunshine to her family.  She will be missed but never forgotten. Nellie gave so much of herself to her family, friends and community. Her tireless efforts shown to others is a testament to her faith. She was passionate about her ministry teaching to all that would listen that God had a name and he has promised a better life to come. She wholeheartedly relied on the Bible’s promise to remove death forever (1 Cor. 15:26). Her family and friends eagerly await the fulfillment of that promise and long to reunite with Nellie. Just as our Heavenly Father can name every star in the heaven (Isa. 40:26), he can remember every detail of Nellie and bring her back to life (John 5:28).

Please reflect on this thought as you think of our dear Nellie.

She will surely be missed by her husband, children and grandchildren.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, March 16, 2024, from 10 am until 11am with funeral services starting at 11 am at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 6346 Airlie Road, Warrenton, Virginia, 20187.

Interment will be at Bright View Cemetery, Warrenton, VA.

Services will be live streamed at 11 am 

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March 16, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
6346 Airlie Road
Warrenton, VA 20187

Funeral Service
March 16, 2024

11:00 AM
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
6346 Airlie Road
Warrenton, VA 20187

Interment Following Funeral Service
March 16, 2024

Bright View Cemetery
8265 Lunsford Road
Warrenton, VA 20186


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