March 13, 1945 ~ December 30, 2008

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

Sharon Tate Wardrup, 63, of 17 Lively Lane, Candler, died on Tuesday, December 30, 2008, at the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center. An Asheville native, Mrs. Wardrup was a daughter of the late James Robert and Anah Corn Tate. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Virginia Tate Lovell, Geraldine Tate Ploger, and Martha Tate Keyes. Mrs. Wardrup graduated from Lee H. Edwards High School in 1963. She had been a member of West Asheville Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband. Jeff J. Wardrup, Jr.; daughters, Stephanie Ball, of Asheville, Wendy Bruce, of Candler, and Rebecca Anglin, of Hendersonville; son, Jeffrey Robert Wardrup, of Hendersonville; and brothers, Robert L. Tate, of Port Charlotte, FL, and Tolley A. Tate, of Leicester; and also by 10 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. A funeral service for Mrs. Wardrup will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday at Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery Chapel in Black Mountain with the Rev. David Ingram officiating. Interment will follow in the Veterans Cemetery. Her family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave.

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  1. DEAR JEFF AND FAMILY,
    IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO EXPRESS IN WORDS THE SADNESS OF YOUR LOSS. SHARON WAS A BEAUTIFUL PERSON AND THOUGH SHE IS NOT HERE WITH YOU NOW, HER SWEET SPIRIT, THE WONDERFUL MEMORIES AND YOUR GROWING FAMILY ARE STILL WITH YOU. OH, HOW SHE LOVED HER FAMILY. WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HER SMILE AND LAUGH. WITH LOVE, DAN AND CHAR

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  2. It still seems as though we should be going to hospice to see about her. We said our good bye’s about 5 hours before God sent His angels for her. They placed her healthy body in His arms and He held her and rocked her. She has her beautiful home and is amazed at everything she is seeing and all the loved ones that had gone on before her and is celebrating her perfect life in Heaven. If she was given the opportunity to come back here or stay where she is, I guarantee she would stay where she is. There is no more pain, fear and suffering. One day we will see her again and rejoice in all of God’s promises just as Sharon is today.

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  3. Dear Jeff and Family,
    We all knew this day was coming, I know that it gets no easier to handle because of that though. You are in our thoughts Jeff, we both want you to know how profoundly we feel for you and your family. Our best regards to you all.
    Sincerely,
    Doug and Muriel Carle

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  4. I’m so sorry, Jeff. Nothing I say will take away the pain you are feeling but my heart is breaking with yours at this moment. I’m your friend when you need one. Laura

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  5. Uncle Jeff,

    I am sorry to hear about aunt Sharon and know that my heart and mind is with you and the family.

    With my love always
    Lee

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  6. Jeff,

    My condolences go out to you and your family on the passing of Sharon. Your are in Cindy’s and my prayers and I will be thinking of you a great deal Thursday night while working Candlelight at Biltmore. Please know that I am here for you in this time in your life.

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  7. Jeff;
    We are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Sharon was a dear person and will be missed. Our prayers are with you.

    Dick and Kaye

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  8. To the Wardrup Family, My heart goes out to all of you for such a sad loss. I know she is singing with the angels for the holidays:) Wendy a kiss to you god bless you love moe

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  9. When I met Sharon several years ago through our daughters, Rebecca and Katie I felt close to her because she was always so kind and caring. Our daughters grew up together and Sharon and I had a lot of long talks about the hardship of growing up. She helped me through a lot of hard times and I will never forget her. She was a good friend, I will miss her very much.She is at peace with God now and I pray for her family to find peace and keep faith in God during this healing time.
    Love to all of you,
    Betty Sheehan

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  10. Jeff/and Children/Just a short time to know you both/ but we have grown to feel to the both you as a friend and to know Sharon is not suffering anymore and to know she!s at peace with our Lord/ We will always remeber her smile /And remeber Jeff we have a great God and he knows our thoughts and our needs. We are here for you at any time. May our Father give you HIS peace during this time GOD BLESS Ron/Doris Edwards

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