Sharon Hampton, 68, left this world with “Seven Spanish Angels” on March 24, 2023, and found a place to rest her spirit. With her daughter, grandson, and an earth angel disguised as a nurse by her side, she overcame adversity with strength, grace, and beauty. A true testament to what the core of her soul was really about.
Sharon retired as a federal government teleservice representative, and was honored with countless awards for her exemplary contribution to serving the public. Although she received numerous letters from the public recognizing her for her kindness, compassion, and professionalism, she never bragged about any of it. Her greatest achievement was receiving the highest honor award for her commitment to excellence and dedication in her service from the commissioner.
Sharon was a rational, realist, minimalist, and teller of hard truths. She was a true warrior that lived a Spartan lifestyle, with little regard for material things in life. Instead, she placed importance on honesty, integrity, and resilience throughout her life.
Often perceived as the serious and responsible one, her wild side should not go unsung. In her youth, she was known as a tomboy that the neighborhood and school boys feared, as many of them felt her wrath if they crossed or disrespected her.
As an adult, she was an avid concert goer, with an endless supply of stories to tell. She could relate a song to any life situation. Neil Young was her favorite musician whom she affectionately called her “main man”. She had a love for roller coasters. The scarier the better. During camping trips, she always dominated the role of fire keeper and marshmallow roaster. When hanging out with her close friends or family, you would find her sipping ice cold beers, puffing some Indica, and sharing mammoth smiles coupled with massive belly laughs. Sharon was affectionately nicknamed “Mike TV”, a character from Willy Wonka, by her daughter and grandson. While she watched Wheel of Fortune, you better not speak unless you were helping solve the puzzle!
Always a giver and not much of a taker, Sharon was steadfast and loyal to both friends and family. She showered those she loved with kindness, compassion, and patience. In times of need, Sharon could always be counted on. Family and friends were her biggest loves in life, with her grandson at the center of her world. She was a constant presence, alongside her daughter, for all of his highs and lows from the day he was born, with an endless supply of love and support for them both. Her absence in the lives of those who love her will be felt for the rest of their days on earth, the sound of her laughter greatly missed, and the memories of her forever cherished.
Sharon is survived by her daughter, Jessyca Cummings; grandson, Nick Cummings; brother, Bob Hampton; sister, Robby Johnson; many nieces, nephews, and greats. Preceded in death by parents, Leslie “Buddy” and Clara “Odell” Hampton; brothers, Craig and Tim Hampton.
Sharon’s Life Celebration will be held April 22, 2023 from 3pm to 7pm at a “Auntie” Pat Sikelianos’ residence. For details call 505-228-4750. A Facebook group titled “Sharon Hampton’s Grand Life Celebration” is available to those who would like to join in celebrating her.