Mary Ellen Windsor Sharpe

Posted at 11:55 AM on Oct 5, 2019


Mary Ellen Windsor Sharpe, 91, of Statesville, N.C., died Thursday, October 3, 2019, at Iredell Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Iredell County on February 28, 1928, to the late William Andrew Windsor and Jettie Holland Windsor. She was also preceded in death by her husband James S. Sharpe and her faithful cat companion, Tiger.

Mary grew up as a member of Hebron Baptist Church and remained a member. She graduated from Harmony High School in 1945. She met her love, whom she married in 1947, and raised her family while working in different industries around Statesville. She spent her last 24 years before retiring as a secretary at Alex Greene Buick GMC. She enjoyed good Southern cooking, flowers/gardening, and keeping her mind busy with reading and puzzles. Her greatest love was her family.

Survivors include 2 sons, Dennis Sharpe (Alice) of West Jefferson, N.C., and Ronald Sharpe of New York, N.Y.; a daughter, Karen Arrington (Lester) of Statesville; five grandchildren, Tara Phipps (Chad), Krystal Arrington, Rusty Arrington (Jenny), Suzanne Randolph (Tim), and Mary Ann Collins; and seven great-grandchildren.

A Graveside Service will be held Monday, October 7, 2019, at 3 p.m. at Iredell Memorial Gardens with Rev. William Wease officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, 10 Glenlake Pkwy. NE South Tower, Suite. 400, Atlanta, GA 30325, or Alzheimer’s Association Eastern NC Chapter, 5171 Glenwood Ave. Suite, 101, Raleigh, NC 27612.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Sharpe family. 

The family would like to give special thanks to the Staff at The Gardens; Dr. James Bradford, Maryna Yacinthe, NP and their Staff; and along with the Operating Room and ICU Staff of Iredell Memorial Hospital for their loving care.

Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the Sharpe Family.

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