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Ivy Linette Jackson-Sharpe

May 6, 1949 - January 2, 2020

On Thursday, January 2, 2020, Ivy Linette Jackson-Sharpe, loving wife and mother passed away at 70 years old.

Born in Portland, Jamaica on May, 6, 1949, she was a daughter of the late Joel Brown and Esmie Thaxter.  Ivy worked at St. Francis Hospital as a nurse’s aide and truly enjoyed helping others.  For many years she loved working at Churchman’s Village as an activity director, retiring in May 2019.  Ivy had a kind and generous heart, always giving of herself.  Dedicated to her faith, she was a long time member of House of Refuge Ministries.

She is survived by her dedicated husband, Donald K. Sharpe, who besides being the love of his life was also his best friend and constant companion, along with their little dog, Cutie; 5 children, Wayne Davis (Dora), Dario Davis (Nikita), Karl Jackson (Rochelle), Michael Jackson and Sabrina Jackson; brothers, Leon, Alton, Clinton, Rabel and Courtney; sisters, Lorraine and Yona; 10 grandchildren; and 1 great grandson.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Friday, January 10, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE.  A second visitation will be held from 8 am until 9 am on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Church of God Prophecy, 104 Morrison Avenue, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 9 am.  Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ivy’s memory to House of Refuge Ministries, 200 Jestan Blvd., New Castle, DE 19720.

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30 Guestbook messages for Ivy Linette Jackson-Sharpe

  • Sleep in heavenly peace angel, job well done you will be missed here at Churchmans, imma miss seeing u dance around during happy hr, Love you Ms. Ivy 😘 S.I.H

  • My beautiful and precious aunt, you knew how I loved you. I always will. Rest well aunty. You had an amazing journey.

  • Rest in perpetual peace my sweet cousin ❤🙏

  • Mrs. Ivy it was a pleasure to know you. Sleep in peace miss you and love you always till we meet.

  • It was a pleasure knowing you, you will be miss, sleep on my sister in the arm of the almighty

  • Mrs. Ivy your kind and loving spirit are going to be greatly missed. Rest In Paradise

  • I’ll love you forever grandma.. until we meet again! I will always be your jazzy jazzy

  • My heart goes out to you Wayne and your entire family whom she love so much. She was a proud mom and had much to brag about when it came to her family especially her grands. .. I enjoyed our time working together and have many memories of when times were good. I shall keep you in my heart, always….God bless and keep you always…Ms Neeta

  • Don,
    We send our condolences for your loss of Ivy and are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
    Steven Kranzley

  • R I P in peace Ivy ; you were an amazing person , I remember our friendship back in Jamaica , both of us raising small kids , I could always count on you back then in those days ,…May your soul find eternal rest in the Lord , sleep on my sister in Christ ,you will truly be missed ..

  • Dear Don,
    Please accept my heartfelt condolences to you on the loss of your wife. I hope the memories of better times will comfort you in this time of need.
    Mary Everhart, Delaware Equine Council Representative to White Clay Creek Advisory Council

  • Sis ivy Jackson. Sleep in peace..It was a pleasure knowing you. Remember how u took care of my kids in Wilmington manor. Best Usher ever..Gave my oldest his first bible..You will be sadly miss..❤❤❤

  • prayers to the family at this very sad moment ! your mom was an amazing employee and friend!from the Harriorrtt’s (Home Health services by TLC)

  • RIP Aunt Ivy. You will always be in our hearts. You will be missed by all your family and friends.😢😡❤👼.

  • Dear Don.

    Please accept my deep sympathy for the loss of your wife, Ivy. I will be thinking of you and sending my best wishes.

  • To the Family may God keep you and bless you during this time of sorrow. Ms Ivy was a sweetheart, she was kind to me and I truly considered her a second mother… her love and spirit will never cease but live in your memories and mine.

  • Rest in peace, my dear sister. Your life on earth was generously lived as you dedicate your time and services both to God and your fellow men. Gone but not forgotten, as while we mourn your loss, we also celebrate your life.

  • Sis Ivy, It was a gift meeting you and the wonderful care you have given to my Grandchildren. It was always a pleasure to see you at church. May perpetual light shine upon you .

  • I never met you but I know your son Wayne very well truly sorry of your passing R.I.P from The Simpson Family

  • Yours was a beautiful life surrounded by those you love and those who love and appreciate you. We are grateful for the time we had with you. Sleep beautiful soul knowing that you gave all you could. That while we mourn our loss we will strive to find solace in our memories. We will bond together in our share grief and continue to live a life you would be proud of. Sleep now beautiful angel as the lord as seen fit for you to come home.

    Wayne, Sabrina and the rest of the rest of the family, we mourn with you while offering our condolences for your loss. We are here for you as you continue to mourn and grief beyond these immediate days.

    Love
    Michael, Michelle, Clinton and Andrea Brown.
    Dionne and Garcia (Tampy) Richards.
    Patrice Logan
    Lilian Notice
    Carline Rookwood

  • Ms.Ivy, You were a blessing to so many people and touched hearts deeply, You taught us many things and lead us by example on the strength of faith, How beautiful you shone with love and pride when you spoke of your family and your love for them, We will hold you in our hearts forever Ivy girl, until we meet again. Love Ms.Shelly

  • So sorry for the loss of this Queen just know she is forever with you all! Love all of you sending strength and comfort through this difficult time. Her spirit lives on💕

  • To Ms. Ivy’s Family,
    The Residents of Churchman Village extend their deepest sympathy in the passing of your beloved Wife, Mother & Grandmother,
    Many prayers are being sent out for you at this time and in the days to come,
    Ms.Ivy was a blessing to all of us here, We were blessed with her friendship, love and compassion and shared a lot of fun times and laughter together, We will keep her in our hearts and her Family in prayer.

  • To the family of Ms. Ivy.
    May each loving memory shine bright, bringing peace & comfort to your heart.
    Ms. Ivy you’ll be missed.
    Much love. Jocelyn E.

  • My Condolence to the family, I will continue to pray for the family. I know she will be miss by many. I first meet Mrs. Ivy at Usher School and she was so kind. Family Keep Lookin up. God will always have you in his hands.

    Love Cynthia

  • To my loving Aunt,
    I will always remember the times we shared together, your warm personality and gentleness was always greatly appreciated as you would pass it on to those around you, you reminded me of the most important things in life: unity, love and family. As your time of departure is upon us it hurts to see you go but the joy that you shared is forever in my heart and I thank God for giving us the time to know and to share such a wonderful soul. Love Always.
    Odane

  • Dear Ms. Ivy, You were here since the day I started working at Churchman’s and I will dearly miss your gentleness in this harsh world. – until we meet again……..Love Kate.

  • I am so sorry to hear about Miss Ivy’s passing. She was such a kind woman and will be deeply missed by all at Churchman Village. May you find comfort in your cherished memories and from the “God of all comfort” at this difficult time. -2 Corinthians 1:3,4

  • My condolences goes out to the family.

  • My mother, my best friend, my confidant, my love. I miss u terribly! I never wanted this day to come and definitely not this soon. You were an amazing mother and grandmother! This hurts so bad but I find some peace with knowing you now have your wings. We miss you, you meant the world to us to me… love you “pup”