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In Remembrance
Sharon "Shabay" Johnson
E. R. Johnson Family Mortuary

Sharon "Shabay" JohnsonSharon "Shabay" Johnson, 55 of Galveston, passed from this earthly life into the arms of our Lord and Savior, on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center.  On July 17, 1953 in Galveston, Texas a delightful bundle of joy was born to the late Willie M. (J.I.) Jackson and the late Elmer Woodard, who they named Sharon Elaine.  Sharon "Shabay" as she was affectionately called attended public schools in Galveston; she graduated with the class of 1971 from Ball High School.  She continued her education at Galveston College.  Sharon was employed at U.T.M.B. for 22 years as a Medical Transcriptionist, and after being laid off continued this line of work from her home until her demise.  She also taught music at Galveston's College for Kids. 

Sharon confessed Christ at an early age at First Union Baptist Church, under the Pastorage of her father, Rev. J.I. Jackson.  She became the church organist at the tender age of fourteen.  She later became the musician and a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church under the Pastorage of Rev. A.S. Johnson and remained there until the Lord called her home.  Sharon held offices in the Southern District Association and the American Baptist State Convention of Texas.  She used her musical talent for churches in Galveston, Harris and Brazoria counties.  She was also the musician for the Baptist Ministers Association (B.M.A.) of Galveston, Rev. Kerry W. Tillman- President.  Sharon was inducted into the Galveston County Sacred Music Hall of Fame, and later worked on the Executive Committee.  She used her musical talents for weddings, funerals, musicals, and when and wherever needed. 

Waiting with open arms to welcome Sharon "Shabay" home were her parents, Rev. J.I. and Willie M. Jackson, and Elmer Woodard, grandparents, Fred and Martha Simmons.

Sharon leaves her love and blessings in the hearts of her loving, devoted and caring daughters, Rhonda Robbins Bolden (Michael), Cheryl D. McChristian (Don); grandchildren, Ebony Henderson, Cecille Maxey, Darrica Clark, Donyea McChristian, Theo Stanley, Jr.; great grandchild, Tory Hall, Jr.; sisters, Delores "Dee" Florence, Andrea Toussant; brothers, James I. Jackson, Jr. (Regina), Wayne Woodard; husband, Rev. Adrian Johnson; ex-husband and friend, Donald Robbins; aunts, Erma Hall (Ivery), Dorothy Woodland, Margaret August; niece, Elisha M. Florence; nephew, Ernest "Pop" Florence, Jr.; numerous cousins, her extended family, close friends and her Jerusalem Baptist Church family.

Visitation will begin on Monday, June 22nd, at 4:00 pm, followed by musical tributes at 7:00 pm at the Greater St. Mathews Baptist Church in Hitchcock, Texas.  A service to celebrate the life of Sharon will also be held at the church Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. A. S. Johnson officiating. She will be laid to rest in Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock.




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