On Saturday, May 31, 2014 Sharon Thomas King made the transition from earth to “GLORY” at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon. Sharon was born in Surrency on March 22, 1962 to the parentage of Robert “Bob” Thomas and Verdell Wallace Thomas of Surrency.
Sharon was a graduate of the Appling County School System and was employed as the general manager at Hardee’s in Hazlehurst, where she served faithfully. Sharon’s work ethics allowed her to move through the ranks from biscuit maker in 1997, assistant manager in 2004 and finally to general manager in 2013. She was the first employee to receive the “Quality Award” from Rocket Enterprises in the shortest period of time. Sharon was truly a blessing to all she came into contact with during her journey. She was always a joy to be around and would always come to the aid of those in need. Sharon was a loving mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, niece, cousin and most of all a wonderful friend.
She was preceded in death by her father, Robert “Bob” Thomas; brothers, John Henry Thomas and Edward Lee Wallace; and her grandparents, Everlena Wallace and Less Wallace.
She is survived by a devoted husband, Freddie Joe King of Surrency; three children, Bryan J. (Frankeya Williams) King, LaSharon D. (Tony Lorenzo) Bentley, both of Baxley, and Clarence H. King of Surrency; her mother, Verdell Wallace Thomas of Surrency; four sisters, Beatrice (Jerome) Bell of Surrency, Christy Thomas of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Teresa (Ronald) Roberts of Surrency, and Betty McMillan of Glennville; five brothers, Edgar (Angela) Thomas of Baxley, Donald (Debra) Thomas of Columbus, Leavern (Lottie) Thomas of Surrency, John E. (Angela) Thomas, Sr. of Surrency and Stacy (Tabatha) Thomas of Odum; three aunts, Mildred Wallace of Surrency, Udell Wallace of St. Petersburg, FL and Ida Talley of Atlanta; three uncles, Curry Wallace, Dwight (Diane) Wallace and Wendell Wallace, all of Jesup; mother-in-law, Maude King of Baxley; five grandchildren, Bryannah N. King, LaSharon D. Bentley, Kamiya Bentley, Paliya Bentley and Tony Bentley, Jr.; a special niece, Tonia Byrd of Surrency; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A celebration of love service for the life of Sharon Thomas King was held at 12:00 p.m. from St. Paul COGIC Church Thursday, June 5 with the Rev. Daniel Smith presiding. Eulogy was given by the Rev. Moses Eason. Interment followed in Surrency Grove Community Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Mack Bass, Juan Perez, John Thomas, Jr., Noah Lee, Brad Wilcox and Steven Bell.
Honorary pallbearers were Hardee’s of Hazlehurst co-workers.
Musical selections were rendered by Marissa Bryant, Lance Newkirk, praise team and the choir. A poem was recited by Shanay Gibbs.