Sharon Denise Winstead
April 3, 1967 – November 10, 2022
Sharon Denise Winstead, 55, of Wendell passed away suddenly Thursday night, November 10, 2022. Sharon was preceded in death by her father, Larry Wayne Winstead and her beloved dog, Broozer; her grandmothers Lillian Baker & Ethlene Winstead, grandfathers Johnny Baker & David Lee Winstead and several Aunts & Uncles.
A Funeral Service will be held 11:00 am, Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at East Wake Church of God, 2709 NC-97, Eagle Rock/Wendell. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, 809 W. Gannon Ave., Zebulon.
Visitation will be held 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Monday, November 14, 2022 at Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Wendell.
She was survived by her mother, Shirley Jean Winstead and brother David Alan Winstead, of the home; brother Dennis Wayne Winstead (Phyllis) of Swansboro; nieces, Christie Winstead of Wendell; Tammy Hopkins (Chris) of Middlesex, Amber Christiansen (Nick) of Cary; nephews, Austin Winstead (Jordan) of Princeton, Avery Pilkington (Brittany) of Morehead City; great-nieces Alyssa, Addison, Sofia, Rikki, Paris & Tilly Jean and great-nephews Coastyn, Jackson & Raiden.
Sharon was a graduate of North Carolina State University with degrees in Political Science and Sociology. She advocated for battered women and worked in the past with Interact in Raleigh and Duke. While Sharon did not have children, everyone who knew her knew how much she loved her dog, Isis. She loved Duke Basketball, WWE wrestling and the Dallas Cowboys. Sharon had a big personality and an infectious laugh that demanded attention in any room. While she departed her loved ones here on earth too soon, she’s rejoicing with her Mighty King and reuniting with her Daddy in heaven.
Flowers can be sent to Strickland funeral home or in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Sharon’s honor to your local SPCA.
Arrangements are entrusted to Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC 27591. www.stricklandfuneral.com