Jane Heath Sharp passed away peacefully at her Covington, Louisiana home on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at the age of 71. Jane was the beloved daughter of the late Percy S. and Edna Heath, nee Taylor, both of Covington. She leaves behind a loving family including her husband of 52 years, A. Farris Sharp, three children; Jennifer Sharp Toledano, Julian H. Sharp, and Jeremy F. Sharp; their spouses, Charles, Christine, and Michelle; and two cherished grandchildren, Aidan and James. She is also survived by many close relatives and friends. Jane loved to laugh and was happiest when she was surrounded by her family and friends. She was devoted to her children and was often gently chided by her children-in-law for spoiling them. That always made her smile. Jane was a proud Covington native and, other than an early childhood spent in Texas, she was a lifelong resident. She was a member of the Covington High School Class of 1966, and was active in the school as a majorette and band member. She worked in the banking industry in and around Covington for 30 years where she was affectionately known as “Ms. Jane” to her many customers and colleagues. But she particularly enjoyed her second career, spending 10 years with the St. Tammany Parish School Board. Jane was the fourth generation of her family to be a member of Fitzgerald United Methodist Church in Covington. She was dedicated to the church and happy to see her children and a grandson christened there as well. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at Fitzgerald United Methodist Church, 80007 Fitzgerald Church Rd., Covington, on Saturday, November 30, 2019. Visitation with the family will begin at 10:30 a.m. The memorial service will begin at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception for all. In lieu of flowers, Jane’s family asks you to please consider making a donation to Fitzgerald United Methodist Church in her memory at https://fitzumc.org/donate.
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Fitzgerald United Methodist Church
80007 Fitzgerald Church Road, Covington LA