Betty Jean Wainright Sharpe, 75, of Nahunta, passed away early Wednesday morning, December 11, 2019, Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross, after a brief illness.

Born in Waycross, her parents were James Wainright and Maggie Justice Wainright. She was also preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Ronald Sharpe; grandchild, Valerie Smith; two great-grandchildren, Elijah Dixon and Andre; four sisters, Amy Davis, Sherrill Hall, Suzanne Wainright and Sandra Faye Wainright; and three brothers, Joe Wainright, Richard Wainright and Dennis Wainright.

She was a member of Blackshear Church of God of Prophecy. She was a pastor’s wife and loved the Lord. She also enjoyed embroidering, reading, singing and watching her great-grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons, the Rev. Ronnie Sharpe, Nahunta and Ricky Smith, Winter Haven, FL; daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda Dixon (George),, Nahunta; five grandchildren, Eric Dixon (Cami), Hope Kuechmann (Matthew),  and Stephanie Grant (Sug), all of Nahunta, Allen Smith, and Serena Mariscal; 13 greatgrandchildren, Zach, Gage, Kaylee Mae, Sammy, Evie, Chandler, Addy, Braylee, Caelyn, Zyla, Kinley, Ella Grace and Camden and one on the way, Ollie Hope; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Gail Westberry (Wade Williams), Blackshear, and Marylou Waldron (Clifford), Waycross and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, from the Frye Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eric Dixon, the Rev. Hilton Morgan and the Rev. Bruce Dean officiating.

Interment will follow in New Hope Cemetery in Brantley County.

Pallbearers will be JR Westberry, Denny Wainright, Jamie Waldron, Jason Waldron, Dusty Thornton and Scott Wainright.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing our online registry at

Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

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