At home, surrounded by her loving children, grandchildren and baby great grandson, Lynn Joyce Sharp Stultz, 75, originally of Stuart, Virginia, joined her husband, parents and two brothers in Heaven on May 18th, 2020.
Lynn, most lovingly known as Gam, was proceeded in death by her husband Charles Stultz; her parents Archie and Lillian Sharp and her brothers Steve and Van Sharp. Born on July 11th, 1944 in Stuart, Va., she grew up spending her summers with family and friends at Fairy Stone State Park, which her parents managed for 39 years. She graduated from Stuart High School in 1962 and was captain of the cheerleading squad. She attended Appalachian State University and then married Thomas G Finney, with whom she had two children. They moved to Florida in 1971, where she lived most of her life, always with family nearby. Lynn later remarried the love of her life, Charlie, with whom she had 11 wonderful years, full of happiness. She enjoyed dancing, traveling, family time and many adventures with Charlie and friends, most especially going to T-Vol football games each season. Upon retirement from Florida Heart Associates in 2017, Lynn moved to Moody, AL to be with most of her immediate family.
Lynn cherished spending time with her grandchildren doing anything and everything they wanted to do including appearing in videos, chatting about friends, giving advice, enjoying their football, baseball and basketball games and going back to school shopping with them. In fact, she loved any kind of shopping! She enjoyed watching her favorite shows or movies, gardening, making her family and friend’s favorite foods, sharing recipes, compiling new recipes for meals she hoped to cook and passing on her love of cooking. She loved celebrating birthdays and holidays especially, finding any reason to entertain and doing so most of her life. She cooked up the most delicious dishes any chance she got! Most of all she enjoyed being herself, even when it was silly and ridiculous, she didn’t care. It was in her nature to make everyone around her feel special and she always kept them laughing whenever she could, until she couldn’t. EVERYONE who ever met her, loved and adored her. She was just that kind of person, special and endearing beyond words.
She survived by two daughters; Elizabeth (Lisa) Joyce Finney-Glassley and Christin Jamison Finney; Son in law Pard Glassley; Grandchildren Angelia Finney, Jazmyn Edwards, Serina Glassley and Padraig Glassley; great grandson Jayden Washington and sister in law Elizabeth “Sistie” Jarnagan.
In lieu of flowers, donations (in her name if you choose) may be made to St Jude or a charity of your choice that is near and dear to your heart. The family is planning a celebration in Lynn’s honor at Fairy Stone State Park during the summer on 2021. It was Lynn’s wish for her daughters to enjoy the park as they had done during their childhood and introduce the park experience to their children. Anyone who would like to be a part of the celebration in some way is invited to reach out to either of her daughters by phone, text or social media.