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Sharon M. Sherman

February 24, 2024

Sharon Sherman Obituary

Sharon Marie Sherman of Upper Marlboro, MD, peacefully departed this earthly life at 1:38 AM, Saturday, February 24, 2024, following a week-long transitioning bedside vigil by her beloved three sisters, Judy Ann Sherman Tyson, Paula Rae Sherman, and Beverly Jean Sherman, along with virtual connection with her two brothers, Donald Philip Sherman, and Eric Tyronne Sherman. She fought a good fight and kept the faith! (2 Timothy 4:7-8) (KJV)

On May 28,1948, Sharon was the third child of six children born to Reverend Philip Sherman and Mrs. Elouise Gladys Oliver Sherman in Dorseyville, LA.

Sharon’s educational journey began with kindergarten and continued to post-graduate studies. She excelled while matriculating through the Assumption Parish Public School District, at Belle Alliance Elementary School, Belle Alliance, LA, William Henry Reed High School, Napoleonville, LA (Valedictorian and Class Marshal - 1966); Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, Baton Rouge, LA (Bachelor of Science, Mathematics and General Science Fall 1970 - Magna cum Laude and Class Marshal), and (Master of Education - Mathematics Fall 1973). Sharon also completed studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill, National Science Foundation Summer Education Institute Certificate Program – June 1970, and post graduate studies at Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, Baton Rouge, LA, and Loyola University and University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA.

Equipped with knowledge and skills, Sharon embarked on a fulfilling and dedicated 30+-year Elementary, High School and Collegiate Instruction career in education as a Mathematics Educator Extraordinaire, who passionately touched the lives of hundreds of diverse students. She fulfilled her life’s dream in the Southern University System and East Baton Rouge and Orleans Parish School Systems as Tutor, Advisor and Counselor, Student Teacher, and Mathematics Instructor, with the Southern University Laboratory School and Upward Bound Education Program.  Sharon’s Orleans Parish School System experience included Booker T. Washington Senior High School, Alcee Fortier Senior High School (Mathematics Department Chairperson), and L.E. Rabouin High School.  Finally, she served as Mathematics Instructor/Professor at Baton Rouge Community College, Baton Rouge, LA.

Sharon also worked as Director of Marketing, Diversified Financial Corporation, New Orleans, LA, Summer Intern at Shell Oil Geological and Reservoir Engineering Division, and Publisher’s Representative for Encyclopedia Britannica, Incorporated; Agency Manager, Southern Bail Bond Agency, Baton Rouge, LA, Counselor for the Community Advancement, Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) Summer Education Program, Baton Rouge, LA, and Education Instructor, Hillcrest Children and Family Center, Washington, DC. In addition, Sharon had an entrepreneurial spirit. She was a Licensed Insurance Agent (State of LA), where she developed, coordinated, and delivered licensure examination preparatory courses.

Ambassador for Christ! Sharon truly loved the Lord, and she loved life!  At an early age and during her “mourner’s bench” experience, she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at Cannon Baptist Church, Napoleonville, LA, under the Pastorate of the late Reverend Earl Ellis, and was baptized at First Israel Baptist Church, Belle Rose, LA, under the Pastorate of the late Reverend Dr. Alvin C. Daniels, and faithfully worshipped under her Father’s Spiritual Leadership at Rose Hill Baptist Church, Belle Rose, LA. Sharon’s last church affiliation prior to moving to the District, Maryland and Virginia (DMV) was the Family Worship Center,  Baton Rouge, LA.  While in the DMV, Sharon periodically worshipped with her sister at Springfield Baptist Church, Washington, DC and Mount Zion Baptist Church, Arlington, VA.  As a “preacher’s kid”, she was often called upon to sing sermonic solos prior to her Father’s sermons. Her Christian journey extended to answering the many calls for Workshop Leader and Keynote Speaker functions for various religious organizations, events, and women’s fellowships, that were often followed by one of her heart wrenching solos.

In addition, “The Professor” used her teaching skills to facilitate Christian Education Sessions and Bible Study.  She was an avid Bible scholar with a servant heart as she embraced the plight of the Homeless until her demise – A Dedicated Ambassador for Christ.

Sharon Marie Sherman leaves to cherish her memory and honor her life, two brothers Donald Philip Sherman and Eric Tyrone (Christina) Sherman; three sisters, Judy Sherman Tyson, Paula Rae Sherman and Beverly Jean Sherman; three nephews Jerremy Andre’ Brister, Christopher Eric Sherman, Phillip Sherman Brister, and one niece Attorney Ashlee Elouise Sherman; one maternal aunt, Cordella Oliver, one paternal aunt, Eleanor Sherman, and a host of cousins, other relatives, former students and friends.  Preceded in death by her parents, Reverend Philip Sherman and Mrs. Elouise Gladys Oliver Sherman; maternal grandparents Mr. Ernest and Mrs. Irene Landry Oliver, and paternal grandparents Mr. Leo and Mrs. Cloryan Middleton Sherman, godparents, Mr. William Oliver and Mrs. Ruth Sherman Johnson, one nephew Mr. Lucius Andrew Tyson III; and a host of uncles, aunts, and cousins.

The Sherman Family would like to thank everyone collectively for your prayers, calls, cards, texts, emails, and a multitude of services and acts of love and kindness extended to our family over the course of Sharon’s life journey, illness, and our current season of bereavement.  A special acknowledgement is extended to Sharon’s dedicated Medical and Healthcare Team who often referred to her as “The Professor”. May Heaven Smile Upon You -- We shall never forget!


Additional services in Louisiana will be provided by Williams & Southall Funeral Home, 5414  LA 1, Napolenville, LA  70390..


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March 7, 2024

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
McGuire Funeral Home
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Washington, DC 20012

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Funeral Service
March 7, 2024

10:00 AM
McGuire Funeral Home
7400 Georgia Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20012

Video is available for this event


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