Sharon Audra Potts
She was a beloved daughter, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, and friend. She was the daughter of Homer and Audrey (Dottie) Potts and was born on Sept. 12, 1951. She was a lifetime resident of Davie County and lived in the community of Cornatzer until her illness sent her to Bermuda Commons for many years.
She was a special gift fromGod, born with cerebral palsy at birth and loved unconditionally by family, who looked to her for an example of perseverance and strength, as she continued to fight battles in health and limitations that would crush many. She showed what it is to be strong, because strength is not just found in being the biggest, the toughest or the fastest. Strength is in one who keeps on going, keeps trying, day after day, long after others give up. Strength is in one who knows success isn’t always big and flashy, but knows that sometimes the greatest success is found in the tiniest of victories. In this way, she was a hero, a blessing.
She attended Shady Grove Elementary and Davie County High School. She loved to travel and traveled all over the United States with her mother, Dottie. She loved going to Shelia’s Beauty Shop every week and was a loyal customer. Her favorite color was red and she loved going to eat at Deano’s on Thursdays after the beauty shop. Her favorite place to shop was WalMart and she loved going to see movies with her friends and going out to eat. When she was of good health, she was a client and attended the Rowan Vocational Opportunities in Salisbury. She loved going to the “workshop” as she called it and made lifetime friends there. She retired after 41 years and was honored at RVO with a retirement party.
Sharon loved the Lord and was a lifetime member of Cornatzer Baptist Church.
Survivors: her sister, Pam Harpe (Derek) of Advance; special nephews, Brandon Harpe of Advance and Brent Harpe of Greenville; and numerous special cousins and devoted friends.
A funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 30 at Cornatzer Baptist Church with the Revs. Jeff Beverly and Johnny Nunley officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The bodywill lie in state in the church one hour prior. Friends may visit Eaton Funeral Home from noon-6 p.m. Saturday to pay respects.
Memorials: Rowan Vocational Opportunities, 2728 Old Concord Rd, Salisbury, 28146; or Cornatzer Baptist, 1372 Cornatzer Rd., Mocksville.