Graveside funeral services for Marilyn Nelson Sharp will be held at 12 noon, Monday, August 9, 2021, at Welcome Home Cemetery, Grayson, LA. Services are under the direction of Riser and Son Funeral Home, Columbia, LA.
Marilyn Nelson Sharp passed from this life on August 6, 2021. She was 68 years old. She was born to the union of M. L. Bud Nelson and Helen Legg Reitzell. She was preceded in death by her husband, soul mate, and love of her life, W. Danny Sharp at age 54; her precious son, Joseph B. McKenzie; her father, M. L. Bud Nelson; her daddy, Luther C. Reitzell; and her brother, Mark Reitzell.
Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters: Jennifer Hogg and Jolinda Temple; her son, W. Christopher Wheeler; her mother, Helen Reitzell; her brother, Wayne Nelson; ten grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; as well as nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.
Marilyn loved to sing with her brother Wayne in their band named New South. She worked many places in Caldwell Parish but her favorite job was Deputy Dispatcher at Caldwell Parish Sheriff’s Office. She loved her children with everything she was made of. She was a homemaker most of her life. In her younger years she loved shooting pool and dancing. Marilyn lived a simple life. She liked to fish and enjoyed tending her flowers. She also loved garage sales, having them and especially going to them.
Serving as pallbearers will be Dustin Lucky, Wayne Nelson, Marcus Hogg, Jonathan McClain, Kenny Davis, and James Temple. Honorary pallbearers are Jeremy Lucky, Justin Temple, Lucas Temple, and Samuel Wheeler.