Sharon Sanderson


Mrs. Sharon Ann Sanderson, 66, peacefully entered her heavenly home on Jan. 5, 2024. Born on April 28, 1957, in Washington, Pa., she was the beloved daughter of the late William Richards and Lorraine Richards.

Sharon graduated from Cape Charles High School and earned her certification in human resources from Eastern Shore Community College. Her professional journey spanned 26 years of dedicated service at Shore Memorial Hospital, where she retired as a respected payroll and human resources professional. In the subsequent chapter of her career, she devoted 10 years to contributing to the community services board in human resources.

Devoted to her family, Sharon was known for her loving and generous nature, endearing her to all who knew her. She is survived by her loving husband, Taylor, who stood faithfully by her side. Sharon is also survived by her mother, Lorraine Richards; sisters, Evelyn Chappell and her husband, Herbie, Brigitte Richards and her partner, Stephen Ashby Fox, and Rachel Kloiber and her husband, Gregory; brother, William Timothy Richards and his wife, Milagros Richards; nephew, Charles Richards; niece, Angela Richards; and her brother-in law, John Sanderson.

As she was a proud member of St. Charles Catholic Church, a Celebration of Life Mass in honor of Sharon will be held there on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024, at 11 a.m. with Father J. Michael Breslin officiating. Inurnment will follow in the St. Charles Borromeo Memorial Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Charles Church, 545 Randolph Ave., Cape Charles, VA 23310.

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Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.

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