Sharon A. Adams

May 04, 1950 ‒ October 14, 2015

Centerburg, Ohio

Sharon A. Adams, age 65, of Centerburg, passed away Wednesday night, October 14, 2015 at Mt. Carmel, St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.

She was born on May 4, 1950 in Battle Creek, Michigan the daughter of the late William J. and Arlene G. (Taylor) Walker.

Sharon graduated from Mifflin high school in the class of 1968.

On July 5, 1968 she married Richard Adams in Columbus.  Shortly after they welcomed their daughter, Shelley and then their son, Rick. Sharon very much enjoyed being a mother to her children.

She worked for Chase Bank for 45 years most recently as the vice president/ division leader of Chase Merchant Disputes. Where she was well known for being a positive role model to her fellow employees. She was also very actice in the Big Brother/Big Sister program and the Chase Leadership Academy.

Sharon was an active member of Centerburg Christian Church where for over 20 years she worked with the children in the Awana program and the vacation bible school.  She was also the church treasurer and a Deaconess.

She also enjoyed spending time with her family at Lake Erie, gardening, and reading books of all sorts, most importantly her Bible.

Sharon took her role as grandmother very seriously, always keeping an eye on her grandchildren and their most recent activity or adventure.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Dick; their two children Shelley Rose of Centerburg and Rick Adams and his wife Kristi of Centerburg; five grandchildren, Jessica (Joey), Kaitlynne, Tyler, Jordan, and Caleb; two great grandchildren, Landon and Braden; her siblings Bill Walker of Gahanna and Karen (Ron) Mimna of Martinsville, Indiana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on the family on Sunday, October 18, 2015 from 5-8 PM at the Devore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.  Funeral services will be held there on Monday at 11:00 AM with Pastor Jeff Perry officiating.  Burial will follow in Eastview Cemetery in Centerburg.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Adams.  Special memories and condolences may be expressed to them at snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Sharon was loved and respected by many. We have turned to Dick and Sharon many times in our life for advice, guidance, and friendship. She will be greatly missed. Our deepest sympathies during this hard time.

    • Dear Dick (and family),
      We are so deeply saddened to hear of Sharon’s passing. What a beautiful lady, inside and out. She was so full of life and the love of Jesus. What a comfort to know she is with the Lord. We are praying for you all.

  • I had the great benefit of knowing Sharon for many years through work. She was a strong, knowledgeable and capable leader but I will always remember her most as being a compassionate and caring one. She was a wonderful woman that I am lucky and proud to have associated with for any time and in any capacity. My love and thoughts to her family and many friends. Her influence and sweet spirit will be missed.

  • I was blest to have known Sharon for a long time through work and she was the sweetest and most compassionate person I had ever known, I had worked with Sharon for 21 years I will always remember her for how she treated me and everyone else, my prayers go out to her family.

  • I was one of Sharon’s high school classmates. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I had the opportunity to visit with her several times after our high school years at reunions and lunches. She was such a sweet and caring person. I know she will be missed. My prayers and thoughts go with all those who loved and cared for her.

  • Sharon was a beautiful woman of god. She was always watching out for all the kids and i will never forget all the activities we did in church as a kid. Im really sorey to here this and prayers for the family.

  • We are very saddened to hear the loss of a compassionate, sweet, and humble human being. May her soul rest in peace.
    With thoughts and prayers.

  • Prayers and thoughts go to the family. Sharon was a wonderful lady and will be missed by many.
    God has taken another “Special Angel” home.

  • Shelly,(and family)
    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know I am thinking about you and praying that you will find peace. God bless you.
    -Dee Dee

  • Sharon was and is one of the most remarkable women I have ever known. She taught me how to be a banker when I first started at Chase…I would go to her because “she knew everything”. But her essence was her heart…she genuinely cared for everyone she came in to contact with. In a ‘tough’ business…she never played politics, just did what was right every single day. To say she was a role model just doesn’t do her justice. She loved the Lord, Dick, her children and grandchildren with equal strength. Sharon was truly a lady for the ages.

  • Today Sharon feels no sorrow or pain, but for those left behind an empty spot remains. Sharon will be remembered for her kindness, humor, her loving heart and her beautiful smile. She will be missed by many at Chase. I’m thankful to have had the privilege of knowing her. My prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to her friends and family.

  • It has been an honor to have known Sharon (and her family) for many years. She was an amazing woman. Sincere sympathies to Dick, Shelley, Rick and their Families. Prayers of comfort being sent to all her knew her.

    Teresa Kramer

  • Many times at work I choose my path to the lunchroom based on the location of Sharon’s desk. She always had a warm smile and thoughtful word. Her leadership and spirit was matched by her love for her family. I’m a better person for knowing her! She will be missed tremendously! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!

  • Very saddened to hear about Sharon’s passing. She always believed in me and trusted my judgments, and that meant something. She genuinely cared about the people around her. My best thoughts and hope for healing are with her family and friends. I will never forget Sharon, nor the things she taught me. Much love.

  • It was an honor working and knowing you. Many times I needed to talk with someone and your door was always opened. My Condolence to your family. I miss you before this passing day.

  • We have known your family for a long time. We know where Sharon has gone. until we see her agian, may God keep you all in his arm’s with strenght and guidence. All our Love Tim, Robin and Shirley Bird

  • We are so sadden by the passing of Sharon. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. As Randy’s wife and moved to Florida many years ago I did not get to know her well, but reading these post she was a beautiful and caring women of God. She will be missed by many. Dick, this hurt me to my heart I love you both and we are very sorry that we are not able to attend the services. My prayers are with you and the children we will try to be up soon to see all of our families. Love Randy and Kathi Adams

  • I have so many memories of this wonderful lady from over the years. Our sons were good friends while growing up. Sharon was very special in my daughter’s life ,as well. Erin and Jess spent a lot of time hanging out with her and Dick. What a great Christian she was so I have no doubt she rests with our Lord.

  • Sharon was an infectious woman. She never went without a smile on her face or had a mean thing to say. My condolences to her family and friends as they weather through this loss. I can honestly say I am a better person and employee for having known her.

  • I have so many memories with Sharon. My heart goes out to the family. Please accept my condolences and prayers during this difficult time.

  • I knew Sharon through my sister Phyllis who was married to Sharon’s brother Bill. Sharon was always so sweet to me and a pleasure to be around. I am blessed to know her and to have been in her presence. My prayers go out to the family and she will be sadly missed.

  • I had the absolute pleasure of working with Sharon for a short time, but I always will treasure that time. My deepest condolences go out to her family and my blessings go to Sharon.

  • I was a friend and classmate of Sharon’s but haven’t seen her since, I believe it was, our 10th year class reunion. I enjoyed seeing and talking with her on Facebook and wish I would have had the opportunity to meet in person. My condolences to all of the family, I know she will be missed by many.

  • I was so saddened to hear that Sharon had passed away. She was a very special mentor to me at the bank. I will forever be grateful for her wisdom and support. She will truly be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers for all.

  • One of the most incredible human beings I have ever had the privilege of knowing. I will miss her smile and her laugh.

  • I had the privilege to work with Sharon at Chase for almost 17 years. She was an incredible leader, but most of all an incredible person! She will be sorely missed. God has certainly gained an amazing angel. Prayers to her family during this difficult time.

  • I was blessed to know Sharon as a coworker and friend! She set an example in everything she did! She spent many years giving back to teenagers with Big Brother Big Sister and The Chase Leadership Academy! Sharon was dependable, trustworthy and always honest! May God comfort her family through this sad loss.

  • I had the pleasure of working with Sharon via Chase. She was a remarkable woman and will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

  • Sharon Adams is a powerful name at Chase. For such a small woman she packed a punch! From her accidental curse slips to her clever comments, from her sharp mind to her cute, comfortable shoes. She had an impact on so many. Things just won’t be the same without her. Not just the floor, but the entire building was different today. Sharon’s memory will live on for a long time over here. Through her work, Her relationships with others, she meant so much to so many, I know not just myself. Liz, I saw your note about your lunch route, that was me! I wonder how much work she got done some days with all of us coming to her to talk or just gab, ask for advice or just hi. She was there for me and for no other reason then she was wanted to be..a genuinely kind, heartfelt, STRONG person. Sharon your are loved and missed!!!

    • Thank you for this. I never got to see this side of my aunt Sharon. I knew she was a successful and respected woman at her workplace but I always wondered what it was like to be side by side with her on a daily basis. And it’s exactly what I would expect it to be, clever, compassionate, friend.

  • Sharon was an amazing woman. I worked with her for over 20 years…such a great leader, mentor and friend. She loved talking about her family and all the family vacations. My prayers are with her family during this difficult time.

  • You will be missed by so many of us at Chase! It was always a pleasure to talk with you and I always enjoyed you’re fun little jokes during our many elevator rides. Many prayers and condolences to all of your family

  • Sharon was a wonderful, compassionate woman. She was an inspiration to all with whom she came in contact. I am forever grateful for her leadership at work for the last 21 years and the lasting legacy she leaves behind. Sending my deepest sympathies and prayers to Sharon’s family and friends during this difficult time.

  • We have had Sharon in our life for many years. Sharon was one of the nicest people ever. Always willing to help you, listen to you and she cared for everyone. She was a good example of how to live your life. She loved the Lord and was always willing to help understand God’s love for us all. She was a Godly women. We will miss her deeply. Church won’t be the same without her there, I am so sorry for her family’s loss. She lead them well! We offer our deepest sympathies!

  • Sharon was a wonderful respectful person whom will be missed dearly. I am happy to say working with her for 16 years at chase, I will hold dear to my heart. RIP Sharon……

  • Rest in peace. … Prayers for the family.
    Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morn…

  • I was looking thru my fb in a time of need and came across this.. I wanted send blessings to the family in their time of need and express a whole hearted thank you to the Centerburg Christian Church for all of my memories in Awanas and youth church that I was given as a child as well as a young adult. Sharon was a wonderful woman and role model.. I remember looking forward to seeing her every week. The light in her eyes and her wisdom and faith are still beyond any word I can put together. I am privileged to have met her. Ms. Sharon , there is never a goodbye.. and until we meet again.. much love. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!

  • Sharon was like a mother to me for many years and I am thankful to have had her in my life. She was always full of energy and love for everyone. She truly exemplified Christ’s love, understanding and grace. I will always remember how much she liked laughing and having fun and her being there whenever I needed to talk. So it is not goodbye but see ya later Sharon. Dick, Shelley, Rick and family, I will be praying for comfort and peace for all of you.
    Love always,
    Stephanie

  • I had the pleasure of working with Sharon for many years, it was always nice to hear her voice on the other line. Meeting with her in person when I would visit Ohio was always a joy. I will saw row things about Sharon, a complete joy and tough as nails, she will be missed.

  • My deepest condolences to the family.

    Sharon was a bright light in this world. I loved, loved, loved working with her. She was a “can do” person with a smile that would brighten the room. The highlight of every trip to Columbus was to visit with Sharon no matter what the reason was for my visit. She was a beautiful soul and I will miss her so very much. I pray you all will be comforted in knowing she is now resting in the arms of God.

  • Sharon was a great Leader. Her passion and dedication were truly inspiring. We’ve worked with her for years and she supported us in any way she can. Though we are located on the other side of the world, she never hesitated to guide us when we needed one.

    We never had a chance to meet you in person but it was a great pleasure to work with you. Sharon, you will be missed.

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.

    From you Manila DBP Team, Thank You!

  • Sharon was a great light in the world, with such a wonderful spirit. She taught us kindness and compassion and how to be a great leader. Sending blessings and love to her family.

  • with the loss of Sharon we have truly loss of a beautiful lady.
    Sharon hired me at Bank One almost 30 years ago. She was my mentor from that time until my retirement. she will be missed by all who knew her. there will be no worthy replacement at home and work for Sharon A Adams.

  • Sharon was truly a wonderful person. I enjoyed every interaction we had and every moment spent with her. No matter what it was that Sharon had on her plate, she always found time to give help when it was needed. I respected her tremendous knowledge and skill, but I’ll remember her so fondly for her willingness to share them. Her presence, her positive energy, and her bright, beautiful smile will be sorely missed by so many.

    I send my thanks to Sharon’s Family for their generosity in sharing this amazing woman with us for so many years.

  • I had the pleasure of working with Sharon and she was truly a wonderful person. Her “can do” approach made her a pleasure to be around. She will certainly be missed but I know she is in a better place now, watching over all of us. Your family is in my prayers.

  • We would like extend our deepest sympathy to Dick,Shelley,Rick and the whole family for their great loss. Sharon was a nice person. Sincerely, Bonnie & Glenn Rose and Jeannie & Greg Crawford

  • Sharon was not only my boss and mentor for over 20 years, but she has been a trusted friend and spiritual leader. The good Lord has called an angel home. My prayers are with Dick and the rest of her family who I know will greatly miss her. May God bring you peace.

  • I have worked with Sharon over the last 10 years. She was always kind and helpful. She was reliable and her contributions made Chase a better place to work. She will be missed.

  • Sharon was the best! So feisty and fun to be around. I loved working for her and I know she will be greatly missed by so many people.

  • My prayers for Sharon’s family. I will miss her so much. She was my colleague for over 25 years at Chase. From the day I started at Chase she was there. I quickly realized than one could not find a harder worker, more caring individual and stronger champion for women (and men) at work than Sharon. She set the bar and the rest of us just admired her — knowing we could not measure up to her knowledge and her integrity. An amazing woman.

  • Sharon was my first best friend at South Mifflin Elementary. We met in third grade and remained friends throughout the rest of our school years. She was always upbeat and fun to be with, but with a very level head. She will be missed. Condolences to her family.

  • I have known Sharon for many years. She was a great inspiration and role model to me and my sisters growing up. My husband and I ran into Sharon not to long ago and each time our paths crossed she put a warm smile on my face. My heart is filled with great sadness as she was always so kind and caring to others. She will be missed. I wish the family well.

    Sincerely, Susan & Vic

  • I was deeply saddened when I heard the news this morning. Sharon was like a second mom to me growing up and I will always remember her kindness and big heart. I was blessed to have known Sharon. I send my deepest sympathy to her family during this difficult time.

  • My deepest condolences to Sharon’s family and friends.

    I was very saddened to hear the news of Sharon’s passing. I had the good fortune to work with her for a number of years at Chase. I also served with Sharon as a mentor for the Chase Leadership Academy program.

    Sharon was very passionate about her work but most of all very interested and caring toward people. Her mentees over the years were always very fond of her and her commitment to them was obvious.

    Sharon Adams has been a wonderful example to those of us who strive to be the best we can be at work and in life.

    Thank you Sharon. You will be sorely missed.

  • I am so saddened to learn of Sharon’s death. She and I worked together for years until my retirement in 2012. Sharon was a strong and compassionate leader. She could cut right through to the chase. I loved that Sharon could always make me laugh. She was passionate about her job, the company and, most of all, her family. Sharon made a difference and had such a positive influence on the lives she touched. She will be great,y missed.

  • I have come to this page many times since yesterday to leave my condolences. Each time I read the new comments from the familiar names of all those that Sharon worked with and I instantly start crying again. I cry because what everyone has said is true. I cry because I will never get to hear her laugh again, because I will miss her witty sense of humor, her smile, her strong will, her leadership skills, and her strong but fair no nonsense business sense. Most of all, I cry because the world has truly lost an Angel.

    I will never forget how hard she worked. How she was always fun, energetic and full of life at work. She always had a kind word for everyone and made it a point to always ask ” How is the family? How are the kids?”. Speaking of family…Sharon loved hers with all of her heart and soul. I could see the love and pride in her eyes every single time she spoke of her loved ones…especially her precious grandchildren.

    Today was Boss’s Day at work. Although she has not been our direct manager for a couple years now…Felicia, James, and I always made it a point to continue to decorate her desk, get her flowers & cards, and still celebrate the exceptional leader that we loved and respected. Today was the first day in over 10 years that we were unable to do that…and it was so hard to know that we will never again be able to do those little things that brought a smile to her face and showed her how much we cared.

    I will miss you dearly Sharon…but I will never forget the loving, strong, intelligent woman that you were. I hope and pray that someday I can be just like you. To the Adams friends and family…I am truly sorry for your loss and you will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

  • As many others, I too met Sharon through Chase. I’m very sad to learn of her passing. My thoughts & condolences to her family & close friends. She was an amazing woman and leader.

  • When I started with credit card at Bank One, one of the first people to make me feel welcome was Sharon. She had the rare gift of truly treating everyone equally and well. Such a good woman. My condolences to her family and friends, she is well-loved and will be missed.

  • Sharon is also survived by her mother in law, June Adams of Centerburg. As well as brothers in law Ray Adams (Dee) of Columbus, Robert Adams (Vicki) of Centerburg, Sisters in law Deborah Dean ( Eli) of Wayne WV, and Cindy (Rick) Cremeans of Columbus. Words cannot express our sadness over the loss of our beloved Sharon. She was such a blessing and we are better for having had her in our lives.

  • I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THIS, I WORKED WITH SHARON FOR 19 YEARS AND SHE IS THE MOST CARING PERSON AND WAS ALWAYS ALOT OF HELP AND WAS ALWAYS LOOKING OUT FOR YOU AND CARE DEEPLY FOR ALL THE PEOPLE SHE WORKED WITH, I AM GREATLY SADDEN, BY THIS AND MY PRAYERS AND LOVE AND COMPASSION GOES OUT TO HER FAMILY AND ALL, I LOVED HER VERY MUCH, BUT GOD TOOK HER HOME TO REST, I WAS DEEPLY BLESSED TO HAVE KNOWN HER AND HER TOUCHING MY LIFE, RIP SHARON, WE WILL MISS YOU.

  • It is truly amazing to look here and see these comments, it brings comfort to our hearts. What many don’t know is that Mom rarely spoke of work at home. When she came home is was “family time” so to speak. However, on the rare opportunity I got to visit her at The Bank I could sense that there was s deep respect that existed with anyone she came in contact with. My Mom always expected professionalism but she also was filled with compassion and life! What I would like those who worked with her to know is that home life with my Mom was full of fun and love. Our home was always the “cornerstone” of any get together. Moms motto was “the more, the merrier”. She always just went with the flow with anything and everyone who came into our home was treated as family. She always smiled and was a confidant to many. I loved the way she could always make me feel better about anything by just saying, ” everything will be ok, I’m here” or ” do you think I would let anything happen to you?”. Hearing her voice would immediately calm my fears. Her grandchildren also went directly to Grandma for anything. They knew Grandma would always have their back and protection was immediate. My Mother was the most beautiful woman I knew and her love for her Savior was unmatched. She brought many to the Lord by just being who she was.
    Mom…I love you and I will miss everything about you.
    Your Daughter,
    Shelley

    • Dear Shelley: Bless you for writing this beautiful testimony to your Lovely Mother.
      Sharon was the Best example of Christian Love!
      To know her was to Love her!
      Aunt Phyllis

  • Sharon Adams was like my second Mother. I went to her for advice so many times in my personal life and professional life. I also was honored to work with Sharon at The Bank for 14 years. I would always try to talk her into hiring me so she could be my boss, and she would always tease me saying, “Cheri, I would fire you the next day for all that you and Shelley put me through growing up” haha I would always laugh at that because honestly I wouldn’t blame her. Sharon was such a huge Woman of God. She would always remind me, “what would God do” I love this family like my own and would do absolutely anything for them. I wish I could take this hurt away for them. Just know that she will always be with us in spirit. One day we will see her again and Oh what a day that will be. I’m sure she is already in Heaven in charge of the kids Awana! I can just picture her now with those beautiful white wings standing in front of all those little angels talking to them about how good Jesus is. I will miss you, Sharon Adams! I love you so much and will never forget you.

    • The Adams’ are so blessed to have you in their lives, Cheri! I love this memory you shared. I keep learning more and more about aunt Sharon from reading these condolences and its so comforting to me. Love you!

  • Sharon was like a second to mother to me and my sisters. She was alway there and even helped my mother out many times. Sharon you always went above and beyond. My heart goes out to the family and I will always cherish all the memories and love.
    Joann Caw (kauffer)

  • I had the pleasure of working with Sharon for 14 years in the Bank One days. I learned so much from her, most importantly, how to be a good leader.

    On a personal note, Sharon was the epitome of professional. You were lucky to be able to see the look on her face when she talked about her family.

    Alot of people are gone from when I left in 1999, but Sharon weathed all the mergers, acquisitions etc. I’m reading the other condolences and I’m glad that every one shows the tremendous amount of respect that this woman has earned.

    Sharon, you will be missed.

  • I had the pleasure to work for Sharon for over decade. Due to our last names being the same she would always laugh and introduce me as “and here is my brother James”. But there is some truth in that statement because she made everyone feel like they were part of her family. That is why my heart is so heavy as if I did lose the sister I never had.

  • Sharon was a great person to work with. She always placed her team first.
    She brought her heart to every decision.
    I was Blessed to have had the opportunity to work with her.
    Sending prayers for peace and wonderful memories to all family and friends. I know we will all will miss her dearly.
    Shelly

  • I was deeply saddened by the news of Sharon’s death. She will be sorely missed. I have so many fond memories of times our families spent together! I am sorry I cannot be there in person but please accept our condolences for this great loss. There have been so many wonderful things said, I don’t know what I can add except that please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • I am deeply saddened to hear of Sharon’s passing. I was blessed to have her in my life for so many years in my 30+ years at Chase. She was honestly the best manager I ever had at Chase. She taught me so much. She was an amazing lady, role model, advisor, and friend. I loved sitting in her office and just gabbing about life & family. She loved her family so much even when we’d talk about whatever normal shenanigans Shelley or Rick (when they were teens) were up to she would just smile. She always had a twinkle in her eyes when she talked about her hubby or kids & you knew they meant the world to her. She was so proud of her family!! She had a heart of gold and was just one of those treasured people in your life where there just are not enough words to justly describe how special she was to me.
    ” When someone you love becomes a memory…that memory becomes a treasure.” Sharon was loved by so many & I loved her dearly. My deepest sympathy to you Shelley & your dad & brother & rest of family. Hugs, loving thoughts & prayers to you!

  • Our deepest sympathy goes to the family. Sharon was a wonderful person and was always as kind as she could be to Kim and I. Whenever we tell stories about the old Bank One then FirstUSA, then Chase teams, there are always nice things said about Sharon…she was one of the good ones.

    ~The Wright family.

  • Our prayers for all of you. She was truly a special person for our grandson at church. God has another fine angel.

  • So many fond memories of Sharon in my life. From family picnics, parties at Sonny & Collen’s, playing cards with mom & dad, to just visiting and having a cup of coffee. Sharon was the Godly woman we all strive to be. She will be greatly missed on this earth, but I know she’s in her eternal home. Much love and prayers for peace going out to Dick, Shelley, and Rick!

  • I was very sad to hear about Sharon. She was an exceptional role model to all she worked with. My thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends and loved ones in this time of sorrow. Rejoice in the fact that she touched many lives! She will be deeply missed.

  • Sharon will be greatly missed. Over her time with her co-workers she served as friend and mentor to many of us, myself included. Every day she brought smiles to those around her and solid advice to those who needed it. We will all miss her and the light she brought to all those she spent time with.

  • Dick and family, Was so very sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. May God bless and keep all of you in this time of loss.

  • I remember her from Mifflin High School, where she excelled in her classes. She was a popular girl but not snobby and that is how I remember her.
    My condolences to her family and friends. As I see the names on this long list of condolences I see she had many of us from Mifflin on the list. I’m sure many friends from there will miss and remember her fondly.
    I’m happy to see she remained active in her Spiritual Life as that is the most important part of our lives. I’m sure she impacted many young lives in her Church and in her family and friends for JESUS CHRIST.
    Once again, my condolences to her family. As one who has survived the deaths of a wife and my children along with the deaths of my parents, two sisters and a brother I know the toll of such losses on a family. I thank GOD and HIS CHRIST that we have the Sure Hope of seeing our loved ones again or else how much harder this life would seem as those who do not have This Blessed Hope.
    I PRAY GOD BLESS & KEEP YOU ALL IN THIS TIME OF LOSS.
    YOURS IN CHRIST, Rev. Ballard S. Smith, Jr.

  • My heart is heavy for you all. I have Sharon to thank for introducing my children to God. She would pick them up for bible study. They all have such great memories of her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. Much love to you all

  • Sharon I love u so much! Heaven gained another beautiful angle like u! You are my second mom! Sharon I miss u and love u so much! Can’t wait to see u up in heaven! Love u!

  • I had the pleasure of working with Sharon through Chase. We may not have met each other in person but I truly admire your leadership. The entire Disputes team in Manila, Philippines would like to express our deepest sympathies to her family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. She will be missed.

  • Sharon was an amazing woman in both her managerial style, and personal flair. I admire her most for her determination, and sense of adventure. She never let outside events affect how she managed our department. Sharon was an effective leader, and an inspiration to others. I left JPMorgan Chase in 2011, and have found few managers or leaders throughout my journey in healthcare, that possess Sharon’s leadership style. I miss that! It was an honor, and a priviledge to work for you. You will be missed May God bless You, and the family that you left behind.

  • I just found out about Sharon’s passing. She was one of the first people I meet when I started to work at Bank One. When I think my time in the credit card division she is the first person I remember. I had just seen her about a year ago at a town hall meeting. She came over and asked how I was doing and even remembered my name (even though we haven’t worked together for 10 years). She was always so genuine and caring. She will be missed!!