Sharon Lee Whittington

ST. JOSEPH, MI— Sharon Lee Whittington was born Jan. 5, 1943, in Grundy County, South Wilmington, to Lionel “Snagger” and Mary Williamson. Sharon passed away peacefully Aug. 1, 2023 in Berrien County, St. Joseph, MI, with family surrounding her. She was a secretary for the US Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratory, adjacent to Hanscom Air Field in Bedford, MA, and then at Child and Family Services in St Joseph, MI, until retiring.
Sherry is survived by her husband, Jim Whittington of St. Joseph, MI. Jim and Sherry were married on June 30, 1962, at the Ashbury Methodist Church of Gardner, IL. They had been married for 61 years; her two kids: Ron (Maria) of Charlotte, NC, and Mindy (Todd) of Grand Junction, MI; five grandchildren: Gage (Corina) and Chas, Quinn, Ellen, and Karl; and one great-granddaughter, Eloise. She loved her grandchildren greatly and loved spoiling them even more.
We will display a family photo at her graveside service in Braceville, IL, taken before her illness started to show. The picture was important to her because she said it showed her entire family that everyone was in good health and beautiful, and she wanted us to remember her and our family at that wonderful moment in her life.
Family will gather at Braceville-Gardner Cemetery for private graveside services.
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R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory is entrusted with arrangements, 401 E. Main St., Braidwood.