Lorenzo James Sharp

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Mr. Lorenzo James Sharp, 60, transitioned on 21 September 2020. Lorenzo was born on January 28, 1960 in Selma, Alabama to Eddie Sharp Sr. and Daisy Lou Coker Sharp. He was a graduate of Marion Franklin High School and a member of New Birth Christian Ministries.

Those of you who knew Lorenzo (affectionately known as Ren) knew he was an avid sports fan and loved the Ohio State Buckeyes. Lorenzo took great pleasure in taunting his Michigan family every year when football season rolled around with the O-H-I-O roll call. You were sure to get many text messages on game day especially when his beloved Buckeye’s scored that touchdown!

Lorenzo loved his family and he took great pride in the accomplishments of his children Raymond & Candace Sharp. Lorenzo believed in hard work and he never let the grass grow under his feet. He was a long time Realtor with RE/MAX and was recognized as a member of the $100,000,000 sales club. He was also property manager and was employed with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department as a Facility Security Officer before he became ill.

About four years ago, Lorenzo reconnected with his first love, Ms. Janet (Campbell) Holloman, where they met at the United Skates of America and reconnected 36 years later. They were engaged to be married before his Cancer diagnosis, and she stood by his side until he took his last breath. We are forever grateful to her for the love that she gave our brother. Lorenzo would want us to acknowledge his very special friend, Kevin Spangler, who he loved as a brother, and his first cousin, Cathy Lewis whom he cherished. To all the Doctors and Nurses at Riverside Methodist Hospital who cared for our brother, we thank you for the loving and professional way you cared for him. Last, but not least Ruth Smith whom he loved like a mom.

Before Lorenzo transitioned from this life, he made sure to put his affairs in order. He said he lived a good life and was able to send both his kids off to college. He said he was at peace because he had a relationship with God, and he knew where he was going. Rest well Lorenzo, your brothers, sisters, brother & sister in law, cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and work family will miss you.

Lorenzo is survived by son, Raymond Sharp; daughter, Candace Sharp; sisters, Edwina Sharp, and Tracy (Stanley) Parton; brothers, Joshua (Mary) Davis, Eddie Sharp Jr., (LaRona), Leo (Dee) Sharp Sr., and his devoted fiancée Janet Holloman.

Visitation 9:00 AM and PRIVATE Funeral Service 10:00 AM Saturday, September 26, 2020 at New Birth Christian Ministries, 3475 Refuge Rd.

A MASK IS MANDATORY.

Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates.

Online Obituary Donation in memory of Lorenzo James Sharp

Condolence Messages

  1. Diane and John Rodgers

    We are very sorry for your loss. Emanuel is our son-in-law and I know he is very saddened at Lorenzo’s passing at such a young age. May he rest in peace and may God bless you at this time of sorrow.

  2. One of the nicest “GentleMan“. So very sad he will be so missed. My maiden name is Sharp and I would kid him about us being related. May he Rest In Peace. Thoughts & Prayers for his family.

  3. You were more than just a friend…I will never have another “Work Pops”!!! You will always be remembered as the most humble hard worker that I have ever known. During the many hours spent together you made it a point to let it be known the love that you had for your children, family, and loved ones. You never hesitated to tell us just how special Ms. Janet was to you too… and in your last days her dedication, compassion, and the love she has for you was displayed in such a manner that I know God is going to bless her beyond measure. To say we will miss you is an understatement, but may every moment that was spent with you count as a memory. You are free from all pain and suffering of this world, which means you are present with the Lord. WELL DONE MY FRIEND…WELL DONE!!! This is not a goodbye, for we shall see you later.

    To the Family: THANK YOU for sharing such a wonderful human being with our FCSO work family, and know that we love you for allowing him to love us!!! Never did he turn down a call for duty, and not once did he ever complain. WE LOVE YOU, WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU, AND ON THE CLOUDY DAYS LOOK TO THE SKY AND REMAIN #LORENZOSTRONG

  4. I want to offer my sincere condolences to the Sharp family. He will be truly missed by all who knew him. He was a fellow real estate agent and a good friend. RIP.

  5. Emanuel, Venus Morrison and family

    We were saddened to here of his passing, he was always a great man and person, he will be missed.

  6. Tracey you have our deepest sympathy for you and your family and may he Rest In Peace with no more pain and in GODS HAND!! Love you MAXZINE & KENNETH.

  7. I am so sorry to learn of Lorenzo’s passing. Working with Lorenzo over the years was a happy experience. My thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort. Rest in peace, Lorenzo.
    Barbara Neff

  8. Sharp, it was a pleasure knowing you. I am beyond hurt that I will never get to hear your laugh again, however, through my grief I take comfort in knowing that I was able to make you laugh. We had some real great moments working together. Thank you for being an exemplary co-worker and human being. I will miss you my dear friend.

  9. I am not sure on which properties, but I remember co-oping with him several times
    and he was terrific to work with. I am so surprised and saddened. May his family
    have strength.
    Carol Ross, Carillon Realty

  10. Charlie Amanda Dixon

    WE ARE SO SORRY TO HERE OF THE PASSING OF LORENZO TODAY MAY THE FAMILY FIND COMFORT, FOR GOD IS PRESENT TO WALK WITH YOU THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT TIME OF LOSS…MAY YOU FIND PEACE FOR IS PRESENT TO CARE FOR YOUR DEEPEST NEED…MAY YOU FIND HOPE, FOR GOD IS PRESENT TO ASSURE HOU OF HIS GUIDANCE IN THE DAYS AHEAD.

  11. My sympathy to The Sharp family. I have nothing but fond memories of working with Lorenzo.

  12. It was an absolute pleasure knowing Lorenzo over the years. Our career paths in real estate mirrored each other for a long time in the early days of being licensed . He was so well respected by all who came across him. Sending prayers and love to his family.

  13. To Edwina and the Sharp family, my prayers and condolences to you all. I never met Lorenzo, but Edwina and I went to school together and she always spoke so highly of him that I felt like I knew him! May the Lord bless and keep you all during your time of bereavement, until you all meet again in Glory.

  14. It saddens me to hear that you have passed my friend. I was a pleasure and an honor to have worked with you at Northland park. I really enjoyed working with you. You made me laugh and smile when I worked with you. May you rest in peace my brother. My prayers are with your family. God Bless.

    Tim Litteral
    F.C.S.O FSU

  15. Pavanne Thompson-Cook

    To The Entire Sharp Family

    I just learned of Lorenzo (Ren’s) passing a few minutes ago and I am
    in total shock. I first met Ren when I was 16 and he was 20 so I’ve
    known him for about 40 yrs! There are so many fun / fond memories
    of him that are flooding my mind right now… He loved to laugh
    and was an easy personality to be around. Of the many great
    qualities he had, being a hard working person who always strived
    for the best stands out. He always spoke highly of his family,
    especially his kids — Raymond and Candace. I am so sorry that
    he left this life so soon! He will be greatly missed by us
    and all who were blessed to have known him. May God comfort
    you at this difficult time and may you all hold fast to the wonderful
    memories of him in your hearts

    Sincerely Cook, Harper and Thompson families

  16. So sorry to hear about the loss of Lorenzo. To the Sharp family, I extend sincere and deepest condolences. He was one of the most humble, kindest, and hardest working people I know. May God strengthen Raymond, Candace, and the entire family during this most difficult time.

  17. To Edwina Sharp
    May the God of all comfort surround you & keep you through this painful time. Praying for you & your families strength. So sorry for the loss of your brother.

  18. William and Teela Patmon

    Sorry for your loss. We extend love and prayers to family and his son.

  19. To The Entire Sharp Family

    I just learned of Lorenzo (Ren’s) passing a few minutes ago and I am
    in total shock. I first met Ren when I was 16 and he was 20 so I’ve
    known him for about 40 yrs! There are so many fun / fond memories
    of him that are flooding my mind right now… He loved to laugh
    and was an easy personality to be around. Of the many great
    qualities he had, being a hard working person who always strived
    for the best stands out. He always spoke highly of his family,
    especially his kids — Raymond and Candace. I am so sorry that
    he left this life so soon! He will be greatly missed by us
    and all who were blessed to have known him. May God comfort
    you at this difficult time and may you all hold fast to the wonderful
    memories of him in your hearts

    Sincerely Cook, Harper and Thompson families

  20. Good Man. We worked on two real estate transactions. They both were pleasant experiences.
    My Prayers to his family

  21. To the Sharp Family – Edwina, I pray that the God of comfort surrounds you all at this time.
    Praying for your strength to get through the loss of your brother. My sincere condolences.

  22. I am deeply saddened by Ren’s passing. I was fortunate to have talked with Ren a couple of years back. He was very proud of children. My sincere condolences to the Sharp family.

  23. I really enjoyed getting to know Lorenzo, while we both worked at RE/MAX Associates from 2004-2007. He was a kind Gentleman.

    So Sorry for your loss.

  24. My deepest condolences to the Sharp family and my cousins Candace and Raymond. I’ve learned a lot from Uncle Lorenzo over the years and will continue to cherish those conversations and memories forever. Love Y’all!!

  25. This breaks my heart. Lorenzo was a kind, sincere and funny person. When his son Raymond was very young, I would babysit for Lorenzo while he went to show homes. He was always so grateful and you could just see the love for his son and the bond they had. Every time I saw Lorenzo he was in a good mood and always positive. Heaven gained another angel.

    Prayers for Lorenzo’s family and friends. He was a good person and loved his family so much. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  26. Lorenzo Sharp was a long time member of our Columbus Realtors, i admired his hard work, and his smile will be missed, i pray for comfort and peace and Gods arms to surround his family and loved ones now and always is my prayer!

  27. I had the pleasure of working with Lorenzo in real estate. He was always kind and engaging. He will be missed by the real estate community. Sorry for your loss.
    Linda Rano Jonard
    Re/Max Affiliates

  28. My wife Pat and I were privileged to have Lorenzo as an agent at Remax Associates for several years. Later on he always took the time to come over and say hello at realtor events and let us know how Raymond and Candice were doing. He beamed with pride when describing Raymond’s antics as Brutus. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Raymond, Candice and Janet at this difficult time.

  29. May God comfort the family during this time. God’s peace to each of you.

    Tonya Lane Daniels

  30. Lorenzo was one of my best friends. We go all the way back to Rockwell days. We talked about any and everything. I was there with the start up of Movie Station Video. It was a big success! Everything Lorenzo got involved with, he was successful at. I can hear his voice saying my name. He was the only person that got away with calling me Marsh oppose to Marshell. My deepest and sincerest condolences to the family. I will miss my dear friend. A lot of really good memories. Revelation 21:4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.
    Your friend forever, Marshell

  31. Charmon (Roberts) Shepherd

    To the sharp family, please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. My heart broke when I found out Lorenzo passed away. But from what I know, and the things I’ve heard about him – he was a great person of the highest integrity. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Fly high Sir, and continue to rest in the arms of God! #SouthfieldStrong! ❤️

  32. My Sympathy to the Lorenzo Sharp family Rest In Peace

  33. So sorry for your loss. May Lord comfort your Family during this difficult time ✝️

    Thomas and Kim Perry

  34. I had the honor of working for Lorenzo when he owned the video store. It was one of my first jobs and through the years we would always touch base. He was always kind and willing to help you. I’m grateful to have known him. Thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  35. 33 years ago Lorenzo gave me my first job I ever had. I was 15 and I worked for him at the video rental store he opened in my neighborhood. He was my first impression of a boss, and a business man, and is still up on the top of the list for both in my experience. He was always fair and understanding, and at the same time taught us so much on how to do things the right way.
    He always had a smile on his face, and treated us all like family.
    He was a kind and good man. He will be missed.

  36. I am so very sorry for your loss. I have known Lorenzo for many years through real estate and he was a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  37. Tancy A. Mason-Phillips

    I am so sadden to hear of Lorenzo’s passing. He was a real estate colleague for over 20 years and always a pleasure to work with. He will truly be missed. My sincere condolences to Edwina and the Sharp family.

    RIP my friend.

  38. My sincerest condolences to you Sharp family. Lorenzo was a REALTOR I looked at with much admiration. He was a true success in my eyes and someone that I remember very early in my career. Rest Easy Big Man…

  39. Rest in peace my friend! You were an awesome Realtor!

  40. Sorry to here of your loss. Our prayers are with the family. Knowing Lorenzo for years, I know what an excellent man and Realtor he was. He will be missed.

  41. Ms. Tonya Mitchell

    I am so sadden to hear about the passing of my friend and real estate colleague. He was an inspiration to me when I first got in the real estate industry, over 20 years ago. What can I say, he was always willing to help whenever needed, no matter what. He will be truly missed in the real estate community and beyond. My prayers will continue to go out to the family during this difficult time.

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