July 29, 1944 ~ May 7, 2022

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Sharon Brown, 77 of Asheville, NC passed away Saturday, May 7, 2022. Sharon was born in Buncombe County, NC to the late Jennings Lockwood Burnette and Thelma Maynor. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Donald Brown and a sister Gloria Hayes.

Sharon is survived by her sister, Beverly Dillon; her children, Allan Brown (wife Renee) of Swannanoa and Karen Vittitoe of Asheville; grandchildren Mariah, Aaron and Ella. Also nieces and nephew; Chris, Wendy and Ronda.
Sharon retired from a long career in insurance. She was devoted Christian woman who enjoyed socializing with other Christians while spending time at “The Cove”.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 13th at Grassy Branch Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Green Hills Cemetery.

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the family,


Funeral Service: May 13, 2022 2:00 pm

Grassy Branch Baptist Church
499 Riceville Road
Asheville, NC 28805

Burial: May 13, 2022 4:00 pm

Green Hills Cemetery
25 New Leicester Hwy.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Dear Allan, Renee, and family,
    We are truly sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. It is always so hard, even though we know it is just for a while. Thankful to know she is with her Jesus, and you will see her again. May God give His perfect peace and comfort to you during this time. You are all in our prayers.
    Randy and Marsha Teague

  2. Mrs. Sharon was a special lady. I met her when the Woolsey Wanderers, our Senior Adult Group from Woolsey Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Georgia would come to Senior Citizen events At The Cove. Every time I would go, I would ask is she coming and would look her up. I loved and will miss her. We will see her again in Heaven someday. Sending love and prayers to the family.

  3. Loved knowing Mrs.Sharon at The Cove. Such a sweetheart as she loved studying God’s Word. She will be missed! Praying for God’s peace and comfort for the family.

  4. I met Don and Sharon when I was 17 and working at Bennets drug store. We remained the best of friends for all these years. I will miss Sharon as I do Don. Rest In Peace my friend.

  5. Beverly, Allan, Karen and family, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Sharon was always so easy to Love, even when we were younger growing up.

  6. I first knew the Burnette family when I was a child at Craven Street Baptist Church. Sharon’s father, Jennings Burnette, was my SS teacher. I have known Sharon and Karen for many years. I pray for peace, comfort and healing for the family. God’s got this.

  7. I have lovely memories of our childhood years. Jennings and Thelma would often bring the family and come visit.

  8. We are sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you in the days ahead. May God’s peace fill you with His comfort.

  9. Dearest family, I know you will eventually have wonderful sweet memories of your Mom and Sister. Sharon was such a dear friend. She was always so strong no matter what she faced. Such a spiritual person and so very sweet. She always made me laugh. Her laughter was contagious. I am holding on to the sound of her laughter. I loved her so much. I’m praying for each of you that you will find peace in God’s love for you just as Sharon did.

  10. I loved her so much, as honored to be at her services at Grasdy Branch Church where I grew up. Truly she is with God as she,was welcomed when she got there. Prayers are with all of you & I shall see her again in that new body one day soon.


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