Sharon D. Coulter-Cross

In Memorial

Sharon Denise “Neicey” Cross (Coulter), June 30, 1959 – April 18, 2023.

On April 18, 2023, our beloved Neicey was called home to be with the Lord.

Born June 30, 1959, in Danville, KY to Fannie Mae Coulter (Harlan) and George Lee “Big G” Coulter Sr. Neicey was the third born of her siblings, following older brothers George Coulter Jr. and Gary “Wayne” Coulter and was big sister to Anthony Coulter, Amanda Taylor, and Alana Coulter.

At 21, Neicey gave birth to her oldest daughter, Amber–Leigh ReedCurry. At 25, she gave birth to her youngest, Crystal Reed. Soon after, she moved to Columbus, Ohio, where she began a career with the state. She started off working with OSU as a telephone operator and later moved on to data entry. Finally, Neicey worked as a corrections officer, which she continued until her retirement in 2013.

In the late 80s/early 90s Neicey met her late husband, Wylie Cross Sr. Her and Wylie married in 2013 and she gained 3 additional children: Wylie Cross Jr. (deceased), Shawntay Cross, and James Cross.

She graduated from Bryan Station High School and later returned to school to become a medical assistant in 2010. After her retirement from corrections she briefly returned to work as a CNA.
Neicey loved traveling, spending time with friends and family, sweets, thrifting, listening to music, nature, Black trivia, reading, doing crafts, and shopping.

In 2001 she became a 1st time grandma at 42. She was blessed with five grandchildren: Tiana Reed–Horton, D’Andrea Reed, Keuon Reed–Horton, Jaiden Reed–Horton, and most recently in 2020, Joshua Jones–Carpenter.

In February 2020, Neicey began her biggest and hardest battle when she was diagnosed with cancer. Doctors gave her 6 months to live, but thankfully, God had other plans! She continued to not only fight, but LIVE! She gave cancer HELL!
She never gave up, fighting the good fight until her last breath.

Neicey leaves behind her Father George Coulter Sr. (Susan); Siblings George Coulter Jr. (Helen), Gary “Wayne” Coulter (Janice), Anthony Coulter, Amanda Taylor, Alana Coulter, and Thomas Wells; Children Crystal Reed, Amber-Leigh ReedCurry (Darrell), and Sherita Gwinn; Grandchildren Tiana Reed–Horton, Keuon Reed–Horton, Jaiden Reed–Horton, D’Andrea Reed, Joshua Jones–Carpenter, Seangei Gwinn–Johnson, and Simone Gwinn–Johnson; Life long friends Linda Tanner and Elaine Ray; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends! She was preceded in death by her Mother Fannie Mae Coulter and her Husband Wylie Cross, Sr.

Visitation 1:00pm and Funeral 2:00pm Monday, April 24, 2023 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery.

Condolence Messages

  1. Kathleen(McCormack)Lewis

    Family I am so sorry for your loss. Sharon(Niecy)was a sweet young lady growing up. Love hugs and prayers to all her family and friends. God bless you all during this difficult time now and always. RIP Niecy!❤️Kathleen(McCormack)Lewis

  2. Joyce C. Scurry

    To the Family and Friends, “Weeping my endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning .” Niecy will truly be missed. Her wittiness, laughter and her genuine spirit will be missed, and she will always hold a special place in my heart. Take your rest now Baby Girl. I love you.

  3. Jennifer Griffith

    My condolence to the entire praying our father in heaven will grant the family the strength the strength needed to go on..

  4. My deepest condolence to the Family. You’re in my prayers. Make a God comfort you in this time of Bereavement. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. She’s in his care and T0 we meet again. Love Mary

  5. Jacqueline Murray

    You have my deepest sympathy, love and understanding at this special time in your life. Remember all the special times and may she rest in peace love, Jackie Murray.

  6. My sincerest condolences to the family. May GOD provide you all the comfort and strength needed during this difficult time. RIH Neicy Beautiful Spirit

  7. Praying that the Holy Spirit will comfort the family. Praying that God almighty provides grace and mercy as we grieve the loss of Niecy. Praying that our Spirits meet again in the wonderful place called Heaven. Amen. Amen and Amen. The Coulters (John, DaDonna, Jonathan and Elizabeth)

  8. Juanita Finney

    To Jun and family. My condolences. When Niecey went with us on our “girls day” celebration for my Mom’s birthday, I had just met her. But it felt like I had known her for years. She was such a JOY to be with and I shall always treasure that time. Asking God to pour out peace and comfort as only He can. Sending love and prayers from your family in Chipley.

  9. My condolences to Jun and his family. I pray it will give you comfort knowing others are praying for you. We are here for you . Alfred

  10. Jun …You know my heart was connected to Sister Nicey the moment I met her. She will be missed. Know that God is able to take us through anything and all things that we face in life and that we WILL see our loved ones again. Love Mama Betty

  11. My prayers and condolences to the family. Nicey will be missed. From Deb and her family in Chipley.

  12. Juanita Stewart-Finney

    My prayers and condolences to the family. Sister Nicey will be missed. From Deb and her family in Chipley.

  13. My condolence to you June and the rest of the Family. Will continue to pray for patience, comfort, understanding ,and peace during this season of bereavement.
    Like my Jonathan, I believe she is in the presence of God. What better place to be. Niecy was loved by many and will be missed abundantly. I loved or girls trip we all had big fun. She and I talked and txt back and forth for couple years about doing it again with mama wants she got on
    her feet . She encouraged me in my season . That’s how I will remember her always a word of encouragement , laughing and having big fun.
    Remember God is an on time God and His mercy endures forever
    We are here for you and the kids blessings


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