The Late Connie Sharp

Connie died peacefully last Sunday 30th September in Shrewsbury.   Her funeral service is on Friday 12th October at 1pm at St John’s Church.  Everyone who knew Connie is invited to be there and thank God for her life, and pray for her family and friends at this time.

The family have requested that there are no flowers except from close relatives.  Instead if you would like to make a contribution in her memory this will go towards the work of Scripture Union.  Details of how to make a donation will be given at the funeral, but an arrangement is going to be made through the funeral directors.  Or you can send a gift direct to Scripture Union.

There will be refreshments at the Church after the service; and if you want to think about this in advance, there maybe a Book of Remembrance there for your to record your memories and thoughts about Connie.

Revd John Dunnett will be conducting the service.

4th Oct 2012 Posted in: News by Stella Jennings 3

3 Responses

  1. Charles and Valerie Bonsall says:

    Valerie and I went up to see Connie this last spring and had a special time with her reminding her of the significant role she had not only at the Blue Coat School but also at St Johns. She went with the choir to Norway, I think it was, and there were all kinds of records made which put St John’s choir very much on the map. She was quite a star though I do not think would stand for any messing about! It was lovely to see her though obvious that she still missed her husband John who left us all so very quickly. A great shock. And so we say goodbye to a very special lady indeed. One wonders whether there will be people of her calibre in the generations to come. I hope so. She was a lady of great faith.
    We loved her and appreciated her and pray specially for her family. I know that their mother and grandmother appreciated them all very much.
    We shall miss her
    Charles and Valerie Bonsall
    PS I still wear one of John’s coats which was kindly given to me. It is a privilege to wear it!

  2. Pauline Grant says:

    When I first came to St Johns, over thirty years ago, I was emotionally damaged, as we all are, by previous events. I still remember the healing effect of the choir as they sang. Seated in the balcony, they sounded like angels from above. Then I joined them, and discovered ordinary christians used by an extraordinary God. Can’t talk about Connie without talking about John. He called her Blossom and bought her flowers every week (husbands please note). He adored her and his three daughters, but still had room in his heart for those in need. John was asked by a young father of three girls, what advice he would give and he replied ‘get another bathroom’. Busy people wth demanding careers and a growing family, they always made time for the individual. As with Janet and Phil Jackson, practical kindness such as inviting me to Sunday lunch and including me in their family, meant not going home to an empty flat. How many lives did they influence? From stewarding the Sunday School, from keynotes to choir. Their influence on my life is profound and lasting and, along with their family and all whose lives they touched, I thank God for them.

  3. Stella says:

    Ruth Dunnett emailed to say: “A heart felt thank you to everyone for the most wonderful array of cakes and for all your help in preparing and serving refreshments for Connie’s funeral. Julie, Clare and Nicky were so grateful and send their thanks for making the occasion so lovely.”

    Ruth added: “It was a true reflection of the church family – how good to belong!”

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