Sharon Givens


Sharon Marie Roddy was born to Betty Roddy and James Harris on July 27, 1949 in Columbus, Ohio. She was the middle child surrounded by three brothers. She was a fun and loving young person who loved to play and enjoy each day. She grew up in Columbus and attended Columbus City Schools. After graduating from Linden McKinley High School, she attended Ohio Cosmetology School and went on to become a Licensed Beautician. Sharon was fond of a well put together look.

Sharon married James Givens and birthed two children, James “Monty” Givens and Jerrone Givens. She believed in her boys and encouraged them to use their talents. They had a natural ability to build and fix things. Ever the proud Mama, she would welcome a conversation to talk about the work that her sons had done inside and around her house and anywhere else they might have used their skills.

Sharon loved her family and especially loved spending time with her grand-children and great grand-children. Her life lessons have provided a lifetime of wisdom with a theme of hope and encouragement.
When she was more mobile, she loved to travel and was always open for an adventure. She was a woman who believed in the power of God and could be heard listening to and singing along with her Gospel Music. She would also share her testimony with anyone who would listen about how good God had been to her. Her beautiful smile and warm embraced will be missed my all.

Sharon is preceded in death by parents, Betty Roddy and James Harris; brothers, James Harris and Robert Roddy; and grandson, Dwayne Burgess.

Sharon is survived by brother, Stanley Harris; sons, James “Monty” Givens and Jerrone Givens; grandchildren, Nickeita, James, Amber, Jerrone, Jerronica, Tansem, Talya, Ashley, and Shayonna; great-grandchildren, Malea, Ahmyla, Alina, Carmelo, Camille, Dwayne, Cai’Ara, Cayden, Charli, and Harper; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Private Services entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. So sorry to hear of your loss! Sharon and I go a long way back! I will be praying for your family in this most difficult time.

    God will be your strength!

    Sharon (Agnew-Finch) Davis

  2. Murphy Johnson

    I only was acquainted with her a brief time but I certainly enjoyed our little time together. She will be missed on a major level. RIH.

  3. Sharon and I went way back. Not only was she my friend, she was my beautician for many years. Will always fondly remember her smile and laughter! Rest in Peace Sweet One.
    Betty Wise Smith

  4. Sharon Rawls Thornton

    I want to offer my sincere condolences to the family of Sharon.
    “To be absent from the body is to present with the Lord”!
    Sharon was a beautiful person on the inside and out. She had a big smile on her face that could light up a room!
    I know that you will miss her, but remember that is will always be in your heart. ❤ Think back on all of the precious “MEMORIES” that you share and never let go of them!

    May God bless you with His peace that paseth ALL understanding. Hold on to God’s unchanging hand and let Him lead you through this difficult time!

    I will keep your family in my prayers.

    Blessings & Love, ❤
    The Rawls Family

  5. Sharon you will be for ever missed.l am hoping so see your smiling face again. I had so much fun with you doing are times together. I will always remember you and love you in my heart and soul. God be with you forever more. Amen

  6. Darlene Reeves

    To the Givens family, sorry for your loss.

  7. Felicia (Hawkins) Saunders

    Sending prayers for my brothers and their children. May you find peace in the passing of your mother. Sharon was a beautiful soul and I love the friendship she had with my mother. Sending my love to the family.

  8. My beautiful grandmother. I miss you and love you so much more than anyone will ever know. You taught me so much and I think about you everyday. I love you beautiful ❤️

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