Donna Sharp

Obituary of Donna Kathryn Sharp

Donna Kathryn Sharp was born to the late Murray Theron Hartis and Eleanor Frankie Hartis, of Monroe, NC on September 29, 1952. She loved school and was a straight A student. Donna often babysat her sister Marilyn and enjoyed taking walks to the movie theatre, where they would share popcorn and drinks. As a teenager she volunteered at her local hospital and as a young adult she was once voted Mrs. Charlotte Knight by the minor league baseball team in her hometown. When her eldest daughter was in middle school she volunteered as a youth group leader at her church. Donna loved making her own money, which led her to her first job at Wachovia Bank where she was promoted at the young age of 20. She married her high school sweetheart, Ira Thomas “Tom” Chapman III, in 1970. They had three daughters, Melissa Lickert (David), Carey Laxton and Kristi Knight (Jeremy). She spent 33 years with Robert “Bob” Howell Sharp whom she married in 2005. They enjoyed traveling and exploring Maggie Valley together on their Harley. She loved spending time with her family and always cherished their vacations together at Folly Beach. They have two dogs, Max and Lucy, and a cat, Ralphie, whom they adore. Donna was a true nurturer. She was kind and generous and always had time to answer a question or solve a problem, no matter how big or small. Donna passed away on May 6, 2021 in Sumter, SC. She will be dearly missed by her loved ones. She is survived by her husband, daughters and her six grandchildren - Evan, Emma, Will, Katy, Isla and Jack. She is also survived by her two sisters, Marilyn Kisiah and Diane Kindley, and her two brothers Timothy Hartis and David Miller and her four step daughters Cindy Scheele, Rea Maynard, Alison Watford, Bobbie Owens and their extended families. She was preceded in death by her sister, Theresa Bowers. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at McEwen Funeral Service - Mint Hill Chapel @ 1:00 PM. Online condolences may be made at and In lieu of flowers, we ask that you send donations to to honor Donna’s love for animals. Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements. 803-775-9386.