Ms. Worthy died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004 at the Medical Center of Central Georgia.
Harper-Worthy Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
At an early age, Ms. Worthy united with the Pine Chapel Baptist Church under the leadership of the late pastor Rev. F.R. Strickland. She remained a faithful and dedicated member serving in many capacities of the church and was past president of the Ever-ready Club. Sharon followed in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother and joined the Mary Martha Society and remained active until her illness.
Sharon was educated in the public school of Upson County and a graduate of Upson High School. Soon after graduation she began working for the city of Thomaston as a Police Dispatcher. She later joined the ranks of the Georgia State Patrol as a drivers license examiner. Sharon later returned to the city of Thomaston. During this tenure with the city she earned several certifications and worked her way through the ranks and became the first female and the first black to be promoted to the position of Director of Public Works for the City of Thomaston.
She leaves a very loving and devoted family to cherish her memory which includes her mother, Bettie L. Worthy; her father, Charlie Worthy, both of Thomaston; two sisters, Ruby P. Proby of Riverdale and Charlene Rogers of Thomaston; three brothers, Ezra Charles Worthy of Atlanta, Melvin L. Dickerson and Bruce Ragland of Thomaston; a very devoted niece that she endeared as a daughter, Laetitia S. Proby of Thomaston; brother-in-law, Willie L. Proby of North Chicago, Ill.; aunts, Mary L. Walker of Thomaston, Mildred Thomas of Calumet, Ill., Minnie R. Hampton of Forsyth, Arlene Ivey of the Salem Community, Willie Bell Furlow of Palmetto, Fla.; a great-aunt, Mary L. Worthy of Thomaston and a host of loving cousins and devoted friends.