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M. Sharon Malcolm
Date of Birth : July 11, 1947
Date of Death : September 30, 2019

M. Sharon Malcolm, 72 of Mink Shoals passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home on Sept. 30, 2019.

Sharon was born on July 11, 1947 in Bath, Michigan to the late Maxwell Kelly Malcolm and Alberta Lee Reynolds.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers Max, Bruce and David Malcolm and her sisters Cora and Florence Malcolm, Marilyn Redmond and Alberta Lovegrove.

Sharon is survived by her son, Dr. John Hunter Lewis (Tammy) of Charleston and daughter, Martha Dawn Mullins (Sam) of Tennessee; two grandchildren, Matthew Hunter Lewis and Emily Grace Lewis; siblings-Melody Calacino and John and Melvin Malcolm; and many nieces and nephews.

Sharon attended Nicolas County High School and Beckley Jr. College. She obtained a Board of Regents Degree in Business and Management.

She was the 1st woman to serve as doorkeeper in the WV House of Delegates; the 1st female Assistant Sergeant of Arms for the WV State Senate; and the only person to serve 2 terms as President of the South Charleston Woman’s Club.

Sharon represented House District 39 in the WV Legislature. She was appointed on March 22, 2018 by Governor Jim Justice. Then she was elected to her seat in the 2018 general election and was currently campaigning for her re-election next year.

Sharon was also an active member of the Republican Women’s Club, the Charleston Woman’s Club, the Midland Garden Club, the NRA, and the Charleston FOP.

Her favorite things in life were going to the beach and her two grandchildren. She currently attended Maranatha Baptist Church.

Funeral Service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, October 7, 2019 at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston with Rev. Kevan Bartlett officiating.  Visitation will be held 2 hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

A private burial will follow at Sharon’s family cemetery in Nicholas County.

You may send condolences to the family at: www.barlowbonsall.com

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston has been entrusted with the arrangements.

 

Condolences

Judy Sexton and Emmett Hedrick , Posted on 04 Oct 2019
Charleston, West Virginia
John and family: We are heartbroken at the sudden loss of our dear friend of many years. We feel the pain that you are going through. Sharon was such a bright light in our lives and was always making us laugh. We had so many good times together that we will forever cherish. She will forever be in our hearts. You have our sincere condolences at this difficult time. We give you our love and support. Judy and Emmett
kay hill , Posted on 07 Oct 2019
Mineral Wells, West Virginia
Aunt Lena\'s family is thinking of Sharon today. We learned arrangements late Sat. evening, but none of us will be attending. I do not like to drive longer distances in the off/on heavy rain of today. Frank, in Ripley, is caring for wife Becky who had surgery on Thursday. Lois, in Charleston, does not go out in weather like this. Homer lives near Atlanta, Darwin (Darby) south of Dallas, and Dawn (Pinky) near Cleveland. I will go to my beloved New Era One Room School Museum, where we held a memorial service for Daddy (Otho) in 1996, and lower its flag to half staff for the day in Sharon\'s honor and memory. Uncle Max would have been puffed with pride at her accomplishments, and Aunt Bun more quietly proud and pleased. If anybody is going north on their way home, I\'d love to meet up for a visit. Call me 304-489-3630 and leave a message if I don\'t answer. All of us send our love and care. Kay
Tony Lester (MasterGunny) , Posted on 07 Oct 2019
Buffalo, West Virginia
I had planned on attending the services, but work constrained me. I want to reach out to Sharon\'s friends and family to let them know that although I have only known Sharon for a short time, she has had a profound impact on me and my students. My students loved her honestly and grit, as did I. This state truly lost a patriarch, and heaven gained an amazing angel. Me, and my students, go out to her friends and family. Semper Fi Sharon, and rest in peace.
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