Sharon L. Lamb
Sharon Lynn Lamb, 60, of Charlotte passed on to heaven with her Lord and Savior on Monday, December 17, 2018 while surrounded by her loving family. Shari was born the daughter of Merlin and Charlotte (Martinson) Gay. She married Elden Lamb on October 20, 1979 and they enjoyed 39 years of marriage. Together they raised two daughters, Shaina and Shelby.
Shari loved singing contemporary Christian music. She toured internationally with the Continental Singers of California and later toured neighboring states with a solo music ministry. One of her singing highlights was recording an album in Nashville, Tenn. at Dolly Parton’s recording studio.
Shari faithfully served as secretary at First Baptist Church in Charlotte for over 25 years where she lovingly assisted and impacted all those who came through its doors. Shari had a genuine gift for helping others and consistently carried a torch of kindness, generosity, compassion, and gratitude throughout her church and community. Over her many years of ministry within the church, Shari likely prepared over 1,300 weekly bulletins highlighting the church’s worship and outreach activities.
After retiring in May 2018, Shari and Elden lovingly spent the following months on Silver Lake in Traverse City enjoying all things summer, including boating, cruising in the Mustang, kayaking, dining, sharing time with family, and landscaping.
Shari’s true passion was her family. She was a devoted wife and mother and thoroughly enjoyed times when the family could all be together, especially the weddings of both daughters in 2017.
Until reunited in heaven, Shari leaves behind her husband, Elden; daughters, Shaina (Mark) Tavares of Stamford, Conn. and Shelby (Tyler Huizenga) Lamb of Mason; father, Merlin Gay of Everett, Wash.; siblings, Stephen (Karen) Guye of Loomis, Calif., and Sharleen (Dean) Kato of Bellevue, Wash.; nieces and nephews, Koby (Makenzie) Guye, Ashley Robinson, Alex (Annie) Kato, and Stefanie (Colin) Kosco; and many cousins.
She now joins her mother, Charlotte Gay.
A memorial service will be held on January 11, 2019 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Charlotte, with Pastor Chuck Moore officiating. Visitation will begin prior to the service at 10 a.m.
If desired, memorial contributions may be directed to the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association (RSDSA), an important cause for Shari and the Lamb family.
The family is being served by the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home in Charlotte.