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Monday, January 29, 2024
11:00am - 1:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)
Sharon Rose Headley, 64
Born: March 23rd, 1959 in Kingston, Jamaica
Passed Away: December 3rd, 2023 in Littleton, Colorado
Teacher, music lover, philanthropist, activist, anthophile: Sharon Rose Headley’s love of life didn’t come to an end with her death. Sharon passed away on December 3rd, 2023 at the age of 64 after a courageous battle with cancer. The quintessential chorist, she left this realm immersed in the sounds of music she enjoyed and surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor her legacy by living their lives to the fullest.
Sharon was born in Kingston, Jamaica and later moved to Bethel Town, Westmoreland. She attended Mt. Alvernia High School and would later earn her degree in Early Childhood Education. She enjoyed molding young minds and consistently honed her own development through ongoing continuing education. Sharon’s pride was in her school and students, and she shared her passion for learning with hundreds of children over the years.
A devoted mother; she loved her children fiercely and dedicated her life to them. A doting grandmother especially to her beloved Dewey and Amir. She was a wonderful friend to many and readily gave of herself in service to others.
An avid music lover and chorist, she remained a member of the Northwestern Chorale performing at several events across Jamaica; including for Queen Elizabeth during one visit to Jamaica.
A true entrepreneur, she operated three daycare centers in St. James whilst working as a teacher in various school settings. She was great employee and employer and left an indelible mark wherever she entered. She successfully passed on her entrepreneurial traits to her children who all operate various businesses, providing employment and stability to many persons.
An activist who was concerned with social justice and the improvement of Jamaica for all, she was one of the early members of the Jamaican for Justice Montego Bay chapter. She was feisty and though short in stature, stood up to the best of them.
As a philanthropist, she volunteered to teach boys to read at the now defunct Copse Place of Safety for Boys in Hanover. She also gave of her time serving the mentally ill, living on the streets of Montego Bay and beyond.
She was an active member of the St. Mary's Anglican Church and served as the People's Warden. She had great faith and had her Book of Common Prayer with her often.
The simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to Sharon. She loved a quiet evening with friends that included great food and music. She was as happy tending to her plants that she sometimes entered in flower shows as she was getting her students ready for festival. She found beauty in everything and had an uncanny ability to find happiness in her daily activities. Her pleasant personality was contagious to everyone she met. Sharon is predeceased by her son Dwane (Biggs) and survived by her children Keneisha, Shadine, Kadeane, Sanjay and Jody. Grandchildren; Janelle, Imanie, Rhaine, Dewey, Amir, Sanjay Jr, Shanaelia, Isaiah and Irie. Close friends Primrose, Valda, Shelema, Sonia, Camile, Stacy, Marie, Sarah, Ladane, a host of other dear friends and four siblings. She is already so deeply missed.
A Visitation will be held, Monday, January 29 from 1:00pm-3:00pm, at Horan & McConaty, 11150 E. Dartmouth Ave., Aurora, Colorado, 80014.
Funeral Services will be held 11:00am February 17th, 2024 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Westgate, Montego Bay, Jamaica.