Born in Clearwater, FL on April 5, 1940
Departed on October 29, 2020 and resided in Gallatin, TNVisitation: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center Sunday November 1, 2020 2:00pm to 4:00pmFuneral Service: First United Methodist Church-Gallatin Monday November 2, 2020 10:00am
Sharon Elizabeth Sanborn, age 80 of Gallatin, TN, formerly Clearwater, FL, passed away October 29, 2020. Mrs. Sanborn was born April 5, 1940 in Clearwater, FL, daughter of the late George Ward McMullen and Venita Jackson McMullen. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Gene Sanborn; son, Derek Sanborn (Janeane); daughters, Amy Wirsching (Mike) and Lisa Carter; sisters, Mary Shaw and Corlette Richett; grandchildren, Sarah Sanborn, Emma Sanborn, Matthew Sanborn, Annie Sanborn, Oliver Wirsching and Ansel Wirsching.
Mrs. Sanborn loved cooking and was a very creative cook. She took pride in her care of Gene. She always laughed with her beautiful smile and blue eyes. She will be remembered as a loving and devoted mother and grandmother.
Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 2nd at Gallatin First United Methodist Church with Rev. James C. Johnson, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Sumner Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be Sunday, November 1st from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center.
Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be submitted at alexandergallatin.com. (615) 502-0011 Obit Line (615) 502-0555
16 Comments Allison Solesby October 30, 2020 at 3:19 pm
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this time. Find peace in knowing your friends are holding you close to our hearts and are here for support. Find comfort in your precious memories of your beloved mother.
We are deeply sorry to the family of Sharon our first cousin.
May God grant you all peace in your hearts, he will take care of her while you wait your turn to join her.
Tom and I send our love to you all..
Cousins Tom and Jana
My beautiful Sister, I love you so much. Remembering our growing up years and our Family get-togethers in later life.
My heart is with you , Gene and all your Family. You are at peace now with our Heavenly Father. We’ll all
be together again some day. My love always.
I am so sorry for this loss. She sounds like an incredible woman who would have been a joy to know! Praying for peace during this time and precious family moments.
My sweet Aunt Sharon… You will be forever missed and loved by us all. I have so many special and fun memories of our family times together. Thank you for always being so loving, kind, and just as sweet as the delicious desserts you baked. Sending our love to the entire family…we love you all.Cecelia Treat October 31, 2020 at 2:37 pm
To my friend Sharon: I will always remember you infectious laugh, your good cooking, our orchard club and the great kayak trips. I have missed you since you left Ozello. I am am rejoicing that you have a new body and that I will see you again in heaven. Gene is now on the journey I am on so I will keep in touch with him and pray that God will the Sheppard on his journey. I love you.Lisa Marie (Sanborn) Carter October 31, 2020 at 11:01 pm
I miss you so much already but you made so many lovely memories that you have left for me. The beautiful doll birthday cakes ( you took a special class to be able to make them), every holiday was magical thanks to you and Daddy, even dinnertime that we all spent together gathered around the table talking and enjoying your delicious cooking. I will hold you and those memories in my heart always. You are at your beloved Lord’s knee now in your rightful place my angel. I love you so much Mama. Till we see each other again, “Your First Baby” Lisa
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Seven and I are praying for you and all the souls of the faithfully departed.
I am missing you here on earth but am happy you are in heaven without pain and worries. What wonderful memories I have of or visits with family from me being a child to adult. Even if I am not with Uncle Gene and my family, I am keeping you in prayer to our Lord, Jesus for comfort and peace.
This is a sad 83rd birthday for me Sharon, the years have past, but the memories remain. Lisa, Derek and Amy as babies growing into wonderful Americans with families of their own. Long walks on the beach, balloon rides, sipping coffee on the deck against the background of a beautiful sunrise. For more than 58 years you encouraged me, said “you can do it Gene” to a better man than I would have been without you. I miss you deeply, I love you always. I will always be by your side, holding your soft hand in mine until I see you again. My Miss Magnolia,Corlette November 2, 2020 at 2:41 pm
Gene, you were a wonderful husband for my Sister Sharon and Father to your children, Lisa, Derek, and Amy. Our thoughts , love and prayers are for you especially on this day. Take care, my brother.
Sharon, we have so many fond memories of our times together. Whenever we see your face, it is with your big infectious smile. You were always one of our favorite cousins & will always be thought of with love. May your memory be a blessing. Love Joe & Pam.Carol L. Walker November 3, 2020 at 1:59 am
Gene, I was surprised to hear about Sharon’s passing. I know what she went thru and just know that she is at peace now.
Love to you and your children
Gene and family,we are sorry to hear about Sharon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Love and blessings,
Kay and Ron Wolford
I was very sad to learn of Aunt Sharon's passing. I remember visiting you and Sharon at your Crystal River home with my wife Kellee. We had such a lovely time sitting out on the deck drinking iced tea, looking out over the bay, listening to happy stories of kayaking and growing your garden. Sharon was such a lovely person, and I can see from the pictures in the video that you cared for and enjoyed each other greatly. I'm sorry for your loss as she has been called Home. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love you both,
Gene, I was surprised to learn of Sharon’s passing last weekend. I wanted to extend my sympathies to you, Lisa, Derek, and Amy. Just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love to you and your family.