April 13, 1943 ~ January 16, 2019

Born in: Haskell, TX
Resided in: Denver, CO

Sharron Marie (Hill) Ned was born on April 13, 1943 to the union of Lonnie D. Hill and Mable L. (Tennon) Hill in Haskell, Texas. Sharron was the eldest of 6 children: Brenda Gail Hill-Green, Sandra Kay Douglas, Beverly Yvonne Hill-Lumumba, Phyllis Louise Hill and Rhonda Loraine Hill. As a woman with an incredibly nurturing heart and loving spirit, Sharron always knew the importance of family. Her younger sisters could always depend on her for comfort and guidance.

 Sharron accepted the lord at an early age and was an active member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Texas City, Texas. She was blessed with an angelic voice and used her gift to sing in the church choir. She was a 1st soprano and was affectionately known as the “voice of the choir”. Sharron was always a “girlie girl”, and always took pride in her appearance.   As the “voice of the choir”, she knew she had to look her best when she walked into church on Sunday mornings. So much in fact, Sharron and her best friend Sugar would go to the fields to pick cotton, so they could have enough money to go to Woolworth to buy material to bring home to have skirts made.  They used any monies left over to buy new blouses to wear to church the next day.

 Sharron’s favorite color was pink, which happens to represent warmth, softness, nurturer, and love. While she encompassed each of these qualities, she equally exuded an outer beauty unlike any other. Sharron was into her “smell-goods”: lotions, perfumes, and body wash. She loved her bold ravishing red-colored lipstick, that not only highlighted her cheekbones but accentuated her flawless teeth and beautiful smile. And Sharron’s walk? Well, that was one to see! …It was sultry, yet elegant, and exuded purpose, beauty, confidence, and grace.

 Although Sharron exuded beauty and grace, it was her resilience that stood out the most, as it was unlike any other. While there were many endearing moments for Sharron in Haskell, being raised there oftentimes had its challenges. It was her resilience that allowed her to overcome those challenges. After completing the 8th grade, Sharron was ready for High School. However, due to issues of segregation, her only option was to attend Dunbar High School, in Munday, TX, which was 21 miles away.  Despite the distance, there was never a question in her mind that she would go, as she aspired to achieve more than just an 8th grade education.

 Upon graduation from high school Sharron planned to go on to college, and study music. She was awarded a scholarship to attend college locally, but it was not enough to carry her through to completion. That did not stop her. She knew she wanted a better life for herself, so decided the only way to flourish was to leave Haskell, and the state of Texas. So, at the tender age of 18, she packed her belongings and moved to Denver, Colorado.

Soon after arriving in Denver, Sharron’s beauty, poise, and nurturing spirit eventually caught the eyes of a suitor. Gable “Brother Gabe”, Ned, whom she ultimately married, and was married to for over 30 years. During the early years of her marriage, Sharron embraced her life as a homemaker and mother to 7 children: Reverend Terri L. Davis;

 Michael A. Ned (deceased), Bernique “Nique” N. Abiakam, Tolani N. Ned (deceased), Timothy K. Ned, Myra A. Westmoreland, and Khallela A. Fletcher. After all her children were a little older, and in school, Sharron began working in food service at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Hospital, until her retirement.

 Over the years, Sharron developed her many talents into things that left people amazed and speechless.  She was a phenomenal chef (and those who ever took a single bite of her cooking or baked goods could attest), interior decorator, seamstress and crocheter. She was inherently creative and could always make something amazing out of nothing at all. Everything she did was with love; from her gentle touch, to her sweet-sounding voice, to the care and love she put into everything she created. She was always there for her children, and her children’s children whenever they called. Even if it meant uprooting herself and traveling many states over to care for a family member in need.

 Sharron was innovative, creative, caring, nurturing, and loving. To have known her was to have loved her. Whether you called her “Mama” “Sharron”, “Mrs. Ned”, “Auntie”, “Grandma”, “GiGi”, or “Shaddy-Gal”, you always knew and felt the love from her, which will be terribly missed.

 Sharron Marie Ned was called home to be with God on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, and leaves to cherish her memory…her sisters, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends.


Memorial Service: January 24, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Reception: January 24, 2019 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell
6601 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80220

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  1. Our deepest sympathy. Ms Ned was a very soft spoken woman and kind hearted person. I admired her strength. May she rest peacefully in heaven.

    Love to the family.

    From: Sheryl, Chris, Jasire and Danielle

  2. Sending our love and support to you all during this unbelievably difficult time. Praying the love you all have for each other will see you through.❤

  3. Miss Nikki my sister you are a very special person God have you and your family in his arm at this time a loss of a mother is a broken heart will never be fixed but she always with you in your heart I love you sister I’m just a phone call away the Bobo family k i n ch ion family

  4. Our deepest condolences to the family during this time. A mother is with us always, first in her lifetime, then forever in our memory.

  5. sista sharron; my mom and daddy being friends with you and your family for over 50+years,i remember you as a child,as a teenager,as an adult.you have always been one of my favorites of my parents friends.your smile could light up a room,just a beautiful flawless smile,your personality was equally beautiful,I’m heartbroken over the loss of you,you will always be in my heart,soul,and mind.to the family,i offer my most deepest heart felt condolences,may God comfort you,hold you,and most of all comfort you with love of beautiful memories,may God be pleased with her.rest in peace sista sharron;till we meet again.with love…jamillah ameen-moore(brother zakee(clarence)and sista veronica’s youngest child.)

  6. The Westmoreland Family sends our Love and Condolences to your Family.
    I’m so Happy I got a chance to meet Ms. Ned she was a Beautiful lady inside and out . So sorry for your loss , but God has call another Angel . May you find the strength in Jesus Christ to cope in this difficult time .

  7. We extend our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. Our family is praying for peace and comfort for your family during this difficult time. Treasure the good times and the many memories you have.

  8. We send our sincere condolences and prayers to you and your family. May you find comfort in knowing that your mother has gained her wings and is now resting Peacefully in the arms of our Lord and Savior.

  9. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. May the peace and comfort of the Lord be with you and your family during this difficult time. Know that your NIEHS family is praying for you and is here for you.

  10. Khallela,
    my thoughts are with you and Nikki, Tim, Myra, and Terry at this time. there are surely no words I can say that will take away the pain felt in the loss of Momma Sharron. She was amazing person, sister, mother, grandmother, a role model. I think of all the times she probably got so frustrated with us as teenagers, but she never gave up that we would turn out alright, and we did. I want you to always keep this in mind, God sent you his very best. he knew what you would need, and he hand selected her to by called your Mama. She shared so much you while you had her. She instilled in you and gave you exactly and everything you would need to carry on, once she left to meet King Jesus. The memories you shared, her smile, her laughter, everything that made her unique to you, your brothers and sisters can never be forgotten. She will always be with you in your heart. As you continue in your new walk toward eternity continue to lean on the will of God, his timing, and his perfect plan. Walk in the confidence that the Holy Spirit will continue to comfort, lead and guide you on. I know Momma Sharron would want you all to continue to love, care, and support one another. That means forgiving, that means understanding, that means restoration, that means staying focused on Family, which is what she was always about. I love you all, and know that God will see you through. Khallela please know that I am here for you today, tomorrow, whenever you call, I love you all so much.
    John 14:8 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
    Momma Sharron knew the Lord, and thou she is gone, she has the hope to live in eternity with God the Father and God the Son
    God bless! Always Tina N. Ware and the Oliver Family

  11. My deepest condolences. Praying for comfort and peace for the family. May you always look fondly on wonderful memories and lessons taught. These memories will keep Ms. Sharon with you always.

  12. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  13. My deepest condolences. May the Lord hug you tighter as you go through this differcult time. Your in my heart and prayers.

  14. To my cousin Sharron, rest in the arms of Lord, for there abides constant peace. To my family, my deepest condolences in the loss of your mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother. Trust in the Lord to get you though this difficult time. Jean

  15. Myra, my deepest condolences to you and your family. No words can take away the sense of lost that you may be feeling right now. But your memories and the life lessons she taught you will help to carry you though. May you find peace as you navigate to find your new normal.
    Kevin and I are here for you how every we can.

    Peace be with you,


  16. Sharron was unique, in that she had a capacity for love and self sacrifice, that I’ve not seen anywhere else. When her great granddaughter, Rose, (my daughter) was born prematurely and needed extra care, she traveled across the country to care for her. I remember how comfortable Rose looked when Sharron held her. . . I could see that Rose felt loved and safe in her arms. During the week, when my wife and I were at work, we felt at ease knowing our daughter was under the nurturing care of her GiGi.

    All in all, my time with her was limited, but from what I could see, she was an amazing person. She will be deeply missed.

  17. To My sweet Bernique “Nique” N. Abiakam and Ned Family, you have my heartfelt sympathy! May God Bless and keep you all in his fold arms during your loss. Ms. Ned will be greatly missed. She was a warm person knowing now, that she’s resting in Jesus’ arms. You have my deepest sympathy. My condolences are with you and your family doing this time of your loss.

  18. Sending heartfelt condolences to Myra, her family & the entire Ned family. I have many fond memories of hanging out at the Ned household. May God continue to provide all of you peace & comfort during this difficult time. Rest in Heaven Mrs. Ned. From Cristy Blackmon Rutherford & Mozetta Blackmon

  19. When the Lord decides to call His children home He leaves us with the precious memories. I pray that the Lord gives your family a spirit of peace in knowing that your loved one is in the presence of the Lord. Hang on to the memories and know that God is in control and that one day you will see your loved one again.

    Blessings & Peace

  20. “Angels are always near to those who are grieving to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hands of God” This I know to be true….
    To the Ned family, though I only had the pleasure to have met your mother a few times, the brief time I was in her presence, I can say she was an Angel here on earth. Have comfort knowing she is still around you.

  21. Our hearts are saddened for you Ms. Bernique, Joseph and Chinasa. We hope you gain strength from the memories you shared with your mother and grandmother. Ifa-El. Sir. Miles. St. John Lewis.

  22. Our hearts are saddened for you Ms. Bernique, Joseph and Chinasa. We hope you gain strength from the memories you shared with your mother and grandmother. Ifa-El. Sir. Miles. St. John Lewis.

  23. To Myra and family, you all are in my prayers. I only met your mom one time and I immediately felt her gentle spirit. She has definitely touched many lives diring her time here; may she RIH.

  24. To Ms. Bernique
    My Condolences on the lost of your Dear mother. I remember her face from when me, Mark Boykin, Diez, Clifton, used to come and get Mike Ned. I just lost a cousin and noticed your mother’s obituary. My Prayers are with you Bernique my friend from Jr High School.

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