September 6, 1932 ~ May 20, 2022

Born in: Madison Co., MC
Resided in: Leicester, NC

Imogene Lunsford Sharpe, 89, passed away Friday, May 20, 2022, at CarePartners Solace Center.

Mrs. Sharpe was born September 6, 1932, in Madison County to the late Bass and Kittie Payne Lunsford. She was a graduate of Walnut High School and attended Blanton’s Business College. She had worked as a secretary for Prudential Insurance and she was a member of Western Chapel United Methodist Church. She was married to Marvin Ben Sharpe who died in 2012.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Sharpe Smith (Leo); son, Alan Sharpe (Tammy); grandsons, Kyle Smith and Zane Smith; sister, Alma Buckner and brothers, Dedrick Lunsford (Peggy) and Alva Lunsford.

Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday, May 23, in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with Pastor Brian Buckner officiating. Burial will follow at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Monday.


Funeral Service: May 23, 2022 12:30 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Visitation: May 23, 2022 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806



Western Carolina State Veteran's Cemetery
962 Old US Hwy 70
Black Mountain, NC 28711


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  1. Nancy, I’m so sorry to learn of your mom’s home going. What a reunion she had with your precious daddy. I’m praying for you all. Love and hugs.

  2. Dear Family, wishing you comfort. Imogene is right where she wants to be, with her lord Jesus Christ! Our hearts are with you as are our prayers. If you need anything please let us know. Love to you all, Grover and Margaret Brown

  3. To the family, I am sorry for the grief that you are feeling.
    Knowing of God’s enduring love for you, continue to look to him when he ” will wipe out all tears from eyes, death, suffering, and pain will be no more. ” Revelation 21:3,4
    He says death is an ” enemy that will be brought to nothing. ” 1 Corinthians 15:26
    How comforting to know that this will be a thing of the past and through Christ Jesus a resurrection for our loved ones.


  4. Alan. I’m so sorry I couldn’t make it to the service. I Had to work. Losing our parents is so hard. But at least they are now together in Heaven. Sending hugs and prayers to you and Nancy.


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