Sharon Evon Whitley Montague

Sharon Evon Whitley Montague

Sharon Evon Whitley Montague, 47, was peacefully reunited with her loving Savior on March 22, 2018 after a brief stay at UNC Chapel-Hill hospital. Born January 21, 1971 in Raleigh, North Carolina to the late Leandes & Leona Curtis Whitley, Sharon was a life-long resident of Wake County. She attended East Wake High school, and went on to earn a diploma from Wake Technical Community College. Sharon loved God, family, fast cars, Pepsi Cola, Newports, and traveling.

Sharon was blessed by God with many gifts that she freely shared with others. A strong leader, Sharon maintained a deep love for her children, grand-daughter, extended family and friends. Sharon viewed the world, her life, and those who were privileged to know her with a contagious optimism that inspired others. Always smiling, Sharon regularly provided encouraging words to all who crossed her path. She often freely opened her home to those in need, and became a staunch supporter of breast cancer awareness after nursing a sister through a lengthy Stage 4 breast cancer recovery. Her gifts of optimism, encouragement, and charity will be sorely missed.

Sharon’s unwavering faith in God defined her life. One of her favorite Bible verses is found in Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” We know Sharon would wish for us to wipe our tears! As she would tell us if she were here, “God’s got this!” Therefore, we lovingly rejoice in the return of our cherished Sharon to her Creator, and will continue to celebrate her life through memories that we will always hold dear in our hearts.

Sharon is survived by her beloved children Kiara Montague (Jamien Hoggard) of Holly Springs, A. J. Montague of Raleigh, and granddaughter Khloe Montague-Merritt, siblings Bobby Whitley (LeVeda), Shirley Hinton (Jerald), Lee Whitley, Peggy Whitley, Linda Armstrong (Franklin), Leanders Whitley, Neona Martin (Joseph-deceased), John Whitley (Crystal), and Jennifer Oliver.

Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Zebulon First Baptist Church. There will be church service following the visitation. After the church service, Sharon will be interred in the Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon. Funeral arrangements are provided by Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell.


  • Tiffany Richardson & Family Posted March 25, 2018 8:18 pm

    Sharon was such a joy to be around, she was always smiling and laughing. She made me feel so good because when we would see each other it was nothing but love. She will be missed. I will continue to pray for the entire family, you have my deepest condolences.

  • Karen Brinkley Posted March 25, 2018 11:01 pm

    Sharon you will be greatly missed. Love you always..the Brinkley’s

  • Minister Linda Durant Whitley Posted March 26, 2018 6:38 am

    Praying that the peace of God, which passeth all understanding,shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus, our Prayers and condolences are with you all,

  • Buffie and Dekeith Anderson Posted March 26, 2018 9:28 am

    Sharon you will be truly missed and we love you

  • Latrisha Lennon Posted March 26, 2018 10:17 am

    Sharon you will be missed in my heart and at work. I cant believe you are gone. We were just laughing and talking at work that Friday, you telling me what you were going to be doing the weekend. We i came to the hospital to see you that Wednesday night, just could not believe it was you. But God has a beautiful Angel now and its you Sharon. All the beautiful talks and words you gave me, I will never forget you. I pray for your children and Family that God brings them through this rough time. I will miss you Sharon!!!!!!

    Love always,
    Latrisha Lennon

  • Sharon Watson Posted March 26, 2018 1:54 pm

    May GOD strengthen you during this time .

  • Redd Richardson Posted March 26, 2018 4:15 pm

    Absolutely the most powerful and inspiring person I’ve ever met. Always smiling and staying positive. The love she showed for all was a blessing that will forever be missed. Made an extreme impact on my life that will never go forgotten. May she walk through them gates maintaining that smile that we all have come to love.

  • Verna Edwards Posted March 26, 2018 8:27 pm

    To family and friends, I encourage you to look to our God for the comfort and peace only He can give.

  • Ella smith Posted March 27, 2018 6:50 am

    My condolences to the Whitley Family so sorry to hear about the passing of your sister my Heart goes out to all of you Love The Smiths and Neal’s Family

  • Kalisha Atkinson Posted March 27, 2018 7:54 am

    My heart is truly heavy but I know you are in a better place. My condolences to the family. Sharon was a special and dear friend of mine. Can’t believe she’s gone.

  • Jessica Scott Posted March 27, 2018 9:02 am

    Sharon! You will be truly missed! I will forever cherished the times that you and I crossed path along with your beautiful smile. I will continue to keep your family in my continued thoughts and prayers! Love Jessica, (Hospira SQA Lab)

  • Joyrica M Stephens Posted March 27, 2018 10:31 am

    I knew Sharon when she worked @ Skychef.She was a beautiful.person inside & out.Always smiling & always going an.incouraging word.She may be.gone but she will never be forgotten.RIP my beautiful sister.

  • Lisa Parrott Posted March 27, 2018 1:18 pm

    I am so sorry to hear that you have left this world. You were a sweet kind spirit and a beautiful person inside and out. I will truly miss seeing that big smile and talking with you when you came over to trailer 2 at work. Rest in Peace my friend!! Prayers and strength for this family!!!

  • Nikkitra Cooper Posted March 27, 2018 2:48 pm

    Sharon will truly be missed by many. I will miss my hugs and our conversations. If I was having a bad day and Sharon walked up, she made a way to put a smile on my face. She was an all around sweet lady and I will always remember her by that beautiful smile. We never got a chance to link up outside of work which we were suppose to for my birthday. Sadly I will never forget this day as you was laid to rest on my birthday. May God give your children and family the strength and comfort during this time. Fly High Sharon…Heaven Has Gained An Angel.

  • Debbie Oakley Posted March 27, 2018 7:26 pm

    as i was looking for a friend. I came across Sharon name i said what a beautiful angel that GOD has called home. May the good LORD be with each and everyone o you in days to come.

  • Kiara Posted March 28, 2018 1:05 am

    I love you so much mommy, I am hurting, and I’m confused. I don’t understand stand this, but I trust god. Thank you for everything ma. You are a true angel now, and I have peace knowing you are always with me.

  • Lloyd & Denise Haskins Posted March 28, 2018 10:44 am

    Offering condolences to your family and friends at this difficult time.

  • Sharon Johnson Posted March 28, 2018 9:16 pm

    Sharon I will truly miss you.. love you my heart is broken my Deepest Sympathy to your Famiky..

  • Wendy Huggins Posted March 31, 2018 5:19 pm

    So sorry for your loss , Sharon and I have been friends for many many years she was like a sister to me and even though we hardly talked in the last couple of years… We could always pick up where we left off …. Sharon you were my twin and my heart is broken but knowing God has a beautiful angel like you is comforting…. Girl I’m gonna miss your crazy self….. I’ve got great memories of you…..Til I see you again I love you ….

  • Kiara Posted April 1, 2018 2:32 pm

    I love you mommy. Happy Easter.

  • Ervin Posted April 17, 2018 5:24 pm

    You will be truly missed!

  • L. Smith Posted May 4, 2018 8:26 am

    I am very sorry for your family’s loss. The loss of a loved one can be the most difficult thing that a person may have to ever experience. Please allow me to share something that has brought me some comfort in difficult times. Revelation chapter 21 and verse 4 says “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will morning nor outcry nor pain be anymore the former things have passed away.” Imagine a world where death and pain are gone. How beautiful it will be for us also to see our loved ones again as the bible foretells. (John 5:28,29) I hope that this has brought you a measure of comfort. And may the God of all comfort, comfort you during this difficult time.

  • Kiara Hoggard Posted May 1, 2019 10:11 pm

    My heart hurts, I miss you more than words, and I need you more than anyone could ever understand. I’m broken mommy and theres a huge void in my life without you. Thank you for always loving and encouraging me. You are gone but certainly NEVER forgotten. You are so loved and missed dearly.

  • Jennifer Oliver Posted March 8, 2021 11:02 pm

    I miss you. 💔

  • Kaylah Dorman Posted August 29, 2021 9:51 pm

    It’s been 3 years since you’ve passed and I miss you so much. I would always be so excited when you would come to family gatherings because we would talk and have fun. I remember that one time we had a sleepover and had a tickle fight together…. that was the last time I saw you when a few weeks later you passed away. May you rest in peace. 🤍

  • Lil Sis Posted March 7, 2024 8:54 am

    I still miss you so very much.

  • Kiara Hoggard Posted July 7, 2024 8:58 pm

    I miss you so much Ma! It’s been 6 years but at times it still feels like yesterday. Continue to watch over us. I love and miss you so much! 💕

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