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PO Box 176
24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
Accomac, VA 23301
Phone: 757-787-2504
Fax: 757-787-5606
Tomashie Sharpe

Tomashie Violetta "Mate" Sharpe

Monday, December 1st, 1941 - Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
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Tomashie Violetta Parker Sharpe, beloved daughter of the late Clarence Seymour and Maggie Violetta Parker, was born in Accomack County, Virginia on December 1, 1941. She departed this life on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

Tomashie, also known as "Maishe” and “Mate," attended Accomack County Public Schools. She recently retired from Perdue Farms, Inc. after more than forty-seven years. When she was not working, she loved cooking; she was best known for her yeast rolls and fried chicken. She also loved working in her garden. Everyone knew she was not to be disturbed, while watching her favorite soap opera “The Young and the Restless.”

Tomashie was united in Holy Matrimony with Clarence P. Sharp for over sixty years. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Wardtown, Virginia, where she served as a Deaconess.

She was preceded in death by her four sisters, Lena Mae Parker, Celestine “Lestine” Collins, Jeanette “Sis” Colona, and Shirley Boldin and five brothers, Seymour “Lil Seymour” Parker, Jr., John Lee Parker, Esley Thomas Parker, Clinton “Snoop” Parker, and William “Pee-Wee” Parker.

She is survived by her husband, Clarence P. Sharp; five children, William P. Sharpe, Sr. (Anette) of Panama City, FL, Anthony M. Sharpe, Sr. (Lorrie) of Del Valle (Austin), TX, Keith O. Sharpe (Mae, “Frances”) of Killeen, TX, Tanya N. Sharpe and Bryan E. Sharpe, both of Austin, TX; twelve grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harold and Calvin Parker, both of Yonkers, NY; one sister, Evetta Foster of Richmond, VA; three sisters-in-law, Jean Parker of Painter, VA, Vera Sharp Linden, and Francine “Annette” Sharp, both of Mount Vernon, NY; one brother-in-law, Ken Sharp of Lawton, OK; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

“Ma, you raised us and taught us the
Things we needed to learn
You kept us feeling safe and loved
With all of your warm concern
You have been a source of faith and
Hope to us our whole life through
And we feel Blessed to have
Had a Mother like you.”

Love you always
William “Purnell,” Anthony, Keith, Tanya “Tan,” and Bryan

Our Grandma kept a garden,
a garden of the heart;
She planted all the good things
that gave our lives its start.
We are our Grandma's garden.
We are her legacy.
We Love you Grandma.

In loving memory of our sister,
may she eternally rest in Heaven

Brothers, Harold and Calvin
Sister, Evetta

An Aunt Like You
You meant the world to us
Only a heart like yours would give so unselfishly
The many things you’ve done and all the times that you were there for us
Let us know how much you cared
We appreciate all you did and were truly blessed to have an Aunt like you
Forever in our hearts

Uncle Clarence, thank you for sharing your wife and
cousins, Purnell, Anthony, Keith, Tanya, and Bryan
Thank you all for sharing your Mother with us—Aunt Maishe was a blessing to us all…
Nieces and Nephews

Family and Friends, “Don’t”
Don’t spend too much time in mourning. Tears are for the sad.
I left to be with Jesus, and this should make you glad.
Don’t waste your hours in grieving. No need to distress.
I’m tired of life’s frustrations, and had to get some rest.
Don’t vex yourself with questions, or try to reason why.
Life here for me was ended; it came my time to die.
Don’t lose the love I gave you; feed it with your care.
Grow it with devotion and spread it everywhere.
Don’t fret because my leaving came in such a way.
We’ll have another meeting, in God’s Eternal Day!
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 6th, 2020 | 11:30am - 12:30pm
    Saturday, June 6th, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm
    Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery
    9504 Occohannock Neck Rd.
    EXMORE, VA 23350
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  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, June 6th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, June 6th, 2020 1:00pm
    Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery
    9504 Occohannock Neck Rd.
    EXMORE, VA 23350
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    In the light of the evolving situation with COVID-19 virus, we are making adjustments to adapt to the current health emergency. In order to reduce the spread of the virus in our community, we are limiting the public’s access to our facility. We will continue to serve our families with the utmost dignity, as well as maintain the safety guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). We have received notification from the Virginia Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers that funeral homes are included in the Governors Executive Order Fifty-Three (2020), which imposes the following restriction: Effective 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2020 until 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, June 10, 2020, all public and private in person gatherings of 10 or more individuals are prohibited. In accordance with the Governor's Executive Order Fifty-Three, Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc. will comply and hold all services private until further notice. We will not have any public viewings. In an effort to accommodate family and friends, we are posting photos and the funeral/graveside service video of your loved ones on their respective Book of Memory pages on our website, This will allow you to have a lasting memory picture and attend the service virtually. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time and as soon as this matter is resolved, we will resume our normal practices.
    Rev. Milton P. Bunting
  • Interment

    Saturday, June 6th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, June 6th, 2020 1:00pm
    Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery
    9504 Occohannock Neck Rd.
    EXMORE, VA 23350
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Carol Hatton-Clarke

Posted at 05:05pm
I would like to express my condolences. God never makes a mistake and Cousin Tomashie was a blessing to all. I remember as a teenager, when Cousin Tomashie would visit Shiloh Baptist Church for Special Occasions. She would always greet you with a smile and always had something positive to say. I thank God to have known such a nice cousin who found good in others.

Carol Hatton-Clarke
Augusta, Georgia

Michelle Thornhill

Posted at 08:18am
Uncle Clarence and cousins,
Thank you for sharing Aunt Mashie with me. I have fond memories from my childhood of staying at your home during the summers. Sending my love and prayers as you not only grieve but celebrate the life of Aunt Mashie today.
Love, Michelle Thornhill (Evetta’s daughter)

Keith, Frances and Nicole

Posted at 10:18am
To mommy, and grandma. Thank you for living your life as and example for us to follow. We will carry on your legacy. We miss and love you dearly.
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Posted at 08:36pm
To Mr Clarence Sharp & Family You all are in our prayers.
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