Gretchen Sharpe

June 19, 1941 - February 21, 2023

06/19/1941 - 02/21/2023

Gretchen Sharpe, 81, of Hendersonville passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at her home.

She was born in Natchez, Mississippi, to the late Charles and Genevieve Gwin. The family later moved to Burlington, North Carolina, where Gretchen grew up and married the love of her life Gerald Sharpe.

Gretchen and Gerald retired to the beautiful mountains, but not one for sitting still, she worked part-time at Looking Glass Eye Center until her second retirement. Gretchen was a member of Horseshoe Baptist Church and called Etowah her home for over twenty years.

She is survived by her loving husband, Gerald, and their daughter, and a sister Trudy Wilson of Sebago, Maine.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations in Gretchen’s memory to Four Seasons Compassion for Life Hospice Care or the Gideons.

Gretchen will be laid to rest during a private family graveside service. A Celebration of Life will be held at Horseshoe Baptist Church at a later date.

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Shelia Capps
7 months ago

I loved working with Gretchen at Looking Glass. After our retirements we would exchange Christmas cards every year and always say we were going to get together for lunch one day. That day never happened but we will have lunch one day in heaven together. Gerald I am praying for comfort for you and your family. I know you are going to miss her so much. She was a wonderful, lovely lady.