Sharon Denise Franklin Brown was born on April 28, 1958, to the late Bennie Lee Franklin and Vivian Brown Franklin of Sumter. She entered eternal peace on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at Miami Valley Hospital of Dayton, Ohio.

Sharon will be remembered as a servant leader whose indelible touch reached the lives of many across South Carolina and Ohio communities.

Memorial services will be held on Sunday at Salem Chapel and Heritage Center, 101 S. Salem Ave., Sumter, SC 29150.

The family will receive friends in the chapel from 3 p.m. until the memorial service begins at 4 p.m.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing and masks are requested. Regretfully, there will be no repast.

In lieu of flowers, the family hopes those who would like to honor Sharon would make contributions to the Apostolic Lighthouse Church School Project, 2221 Harshman Road, Dayton, OH 45424.

Job's Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter, is in charge of arrangements.

Online memorials may be sent to the family at