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Pastor Sharon Laverne (Dockery) Leake

Born: Wed., Jan. 2, 1957
Died: Sun., Feb. 28, 2021


Public Viewing

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Thu., Mar. 04, 2021
Location: Harris Funeral Home Memorial Chapel

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 05, 2021
Location: Harris Funeral Home


Graveside Service

3:00 PM Sat., Mar. 06, 2021
Location: Oliver Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery


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PASTOR SHARON LAVERNE DOCKERY LEAKE, 64 of MINT HILL, NC passed away Sunday, February 28, 2021.

Graveside Services will be held 3:00 pm Saturday, March 6, 2021 at the Oliver Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, 232 Davis-Haywood Rd., MT. Gilead, NC.

(Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic everyone attending the Service and Public Viewing are required to wear a mask or facial covering.  Also please use the Hand Sanitizing Station when entering and exiting the Funeral Home.)

A public viewing will be held 2:00pm to 6:00 pm Thursday, March 4, 2021 at the Harris Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, 601 Winchester Avenue, Monroe, NC and 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Friday, March 5, 2021 at Harris Funeral Home, 2529 NC Hwy. 109 S., MT. Gilead, NC.

Harris Funeral Home and  Cremations of Mt. Gilead, NC and Monroe, NC is serving the Leake, Dockery and extended families.

Reverend Sharon Dockery Leake, fondly known as "Pastor Sharon ", changed her address on Sunday, February 28, 2021, at approximately 1:00 p.m., when he ascended to her awaiting heavenly home.  Free from all earthly pains and illsm she now resides with the angels, reaping the rewards of a job well done and interceding on our behalf, as we prepare ourselves for God's celestial magnificience,

Pastor Sharon, the former Sharon Leverne Dockery, was born on Wednesday, January 2, 1957, to Joseph T, Dockery and Edith Opehelia Nicholson Dockery in Mt. Gilead, NC, and was the third of four children,  Early on, she was a studious individual  and education was important to her and would play a significant roke in life's journey.  After graduating from West Montgomery High School in 1975, she entered North Carolina Central University and received  a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education in 1979.

Few years later, Pastor Sharon, would return to her hometown and teach at the high school from which she graduated.  Helping to shape new minds, she taught  in the exceptional children and served as a role model for young females teenagers who were witness to her professionalism and caring spirit.

Seeking other career opportunities, as a young woman, Pastor Sharon relocated back to Durham and eventually to Charlotte, NC and ultimately secured a position with Allstate Insurance Company as an underwriter.  During her high school years, she  met the love of her life, her life partner in Mr. Glenn D. Leake, also a native of Mt. Gilead.  The two would mayy on June 30, 1990 and make Charlotte their home.

After more than 19 years with Allstate, Pastor Sharon was hired back to education and accepted a role withe the Charlotte Mecklenburg  School System in their Human Resources Department.  One of her primary duties was recruiting qualified teachers.  She understood the challenges students faced due to an inadequate education and  her role was to help to staff the schools with caring professionals, such as herself.  It was during this time that Pastor Sharon and Glenn sought a deeper understanding of God's plan for their lives.  This nanifested in more intense studying of the Bible and Pastor Sharon would heed  the call into the ministry, when she was ordained ind 2007, under the tutledge of Reverend Larry W. Whitley, Senior Pastor, Mount  Moriah Baptist Church, Matthews, NC.

Pastor Sharon continued her journey with the  Lord growing deeper in faith and God's Word.  In 2014, she said God led her to return to her childhood church in Mount Gilead-Oliver Grove Missionary Baptist Church.  There, she would use all the skills God had afforded her, to work with the congregation and to hellp  Oliver Grove become that "shining beacon on a hill", lighting the way to do great woris in the name of the  Father.   After four years, volunteering and serving as assistant minister, Pastor Sharon' would become a presiding Pastor of Oliver Grove Missionary Baptist Church.  Her installation was breath taking, and you could only feel her happiness and love, especially her love of God..

Now the work would begin and she  and she marshalled all of her resoutced because God had brought her to this location to do his will.  With Glenn, she worked tirelessly and continuously as the congregation embraced God's vision through her.  The Church improved in all phases.  You could feel the excitement, planning for the future and the future is bright..  Pastor Sharon 's leadership is the catalyst for this revival.. 

Even though Pastor Sharon was purposeful and good oriented, she was never to busy for conversation.  With kindness, she would take time to hear you, to be present with counseling was a calming and practical  rendering of the circumstance or challenge..  Directive when needed, Pastor Sharon was comofortable with the  mission because God was guiding her and she was obedient to Him.  Through it all, you could not miss her caring spirit, her confident resolve.  She has set the standard high for us, and her work is done down here.  Rest in everlasting peace.

Pastor Sharon was preceded in death bty her parents, and a brother, Joel Reginald Dockery.  Those remaining to cherish her nemories include her husband of 30 yearsm Glenn D. Leake; a son, Matthew Shawn Baldwin of Charlotte, NC, a niece of the home, Niya Dockery; brother, Allison (Dana) Dockery of Charlotte, NC and a sister, Lory (Lovelle, Jr.) Johnson of Milwaukee, WI; a grandson, Cameron Flowers of Aberdeen, NC; three sisters-in-lawm three nieces, four nephews, and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

 

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Dorothy Bowden-Kee
   Posted Tue March 02, 2021
I will always know that Royalty walked among us. I miss you my sister, here in this time and space. In Eternity, there is no time and no space. I will meet you in the Heavens. I Love You Dearly, my sister, Pastor Sharon.

So very sorry for your loss "She was one of the nicest people I every met...
   Posted Tue March 02, 2021
So very sorry for your loss "She was one of the nicest people I every met...

Theresa Medley Goetsch

Revs. Winston/Tanya Lassiter
   Posted Tue March 02, 2021
To the family, we have lost a champion.Thanking God for the friendship. As Pastor Sharon would say,"know that you are loved."

Flo Sessoms
   Posted Tue March 02, 2021
Sharon, my dear friend, will truly be missed. She was such an awesome friend and Christian example. She always had a Word from God to help you through a situation. I also know that Sharon loved her family dearly. May God bless and keep each of you. And know that you are Loved!

Kristy Whitley Spruill
   Posted Tue March 02, 2021
Glenn and Niya,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts break with you. Sharon was truly a woman of God. She will truly be missed. God bless you. Kristy Whitley Spruill

LARRY E MILLER
   Posted Tue March 02, 2021
So sorry for your loss, we will miss her dearly. We are here for you. Larry & Katrina Miller

Dr. Curtis Dean
   Posted Wed March 03, 2021
Sharon you will truly be missed as the Mighty Woman of God you are. I pray for comfort and peace that will surpass all understanding for your family and friends. And I encourage those who love Sharon to continue to pray for and support her family because they are going to need the same love she gave to all of us. Sleep on Mighty Woman of God in the arms of the Lord.

Because He Lives
Dr. Curtis Dean

Kerry and Ebony Phillips
   Posted Wed March 03, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. May God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time. We will continue to pray for your family. Bless you.

Allen Oliver
   Posted Wed March 03, 2021
Glenn, we are so sorry to hear about Sharon. I know your faith will get you through these coming days. You are in our thoughts and prayer.

Allen Oliver
   Posted Wed March 03, 2021
Glenn, we are so sorry to hear about Sharon. I know your faith will get you through the coming days. You are in our thoughts and prayer.

Barbara Baldwin Lotharp
   Posted Wed March 03, 2021
Heartfelt condolences to the Dockery and Leake family. May God’s strength comfort you.

Pastor Samantha Bowden
   Posted Wed March 03, 2021
To the husband and family, she was definitely a warrior in the battle field for the Lord. We at Red Hill Missionary Baptist are going to truly miss her, she was genuine and the same every time we met. We will continue to lift you up in our prayers. 1 Corinthians 7:22

Carl Myers
   Posted Wed March 03, 2021

Large Spathiphyllum was sent by Elliott and Brigitte Myers.

We are praying that the Holy Spirit will cover you with a blanket of comfort and give you peace during this time.


Rev. Howard & Loretta A Rogers
   Posted Wed March 03, 2021
Praying for the family. You have our heart felt sympathy, God bless you.

Deborah Hinson
   Posted Wed March 03, 2021

Spring's Bounty Basket was sent by Deborah Hinson.

May your heart and soul find peace and comfort. Deborah Hinson


Darrell, Rev Yo and Family
   Posted Wed March 03, 2021
We love you dearly, word alone can't express our heartfelt love and affection for you. You were a beloved friend, Sister in Christ, Auntie to the children and so much more. Our condolences and prayers. You are loved!

Sondra Levatte Dockery
   Posted Wed March 03, 2021
Dear Cousin Sharon,
Your kind words, wisdom, and encouragement will be unmatched. You were not only a cousin but dear friend.
Love forever
Sondra Levatte Dockery

Jacqueline and Sam Watkins
   Posted Wed March 03, 2021
Praying that God comfort you and your family sorry for your loss 🙏🙏🙏

Sondra Levatte Dockery
   Posted Wed March 03, 2021
Pastor Sharon my Dear Cousin I will miss you deeply you wisdom and encouragement was always truly from the heart and welcoming. I will turkey miss you.
Love Always
Sondra Dockery and family

Karen Dockery
   Posted Thu March 04, 2021

Snowy Mountain was sent by Al, Lula, Charles and Betty.

In loving memory of our cousin Pastor Sharon Laverne (Dockery) Leake from your family: Alexander (Gerona) Dockery, Charles (Karen) Dockery, Lula McRae and Betty Dockery-Hairston


Charles and Karen Dockery
   Posted Thu March 04, 2021
We send our deepest sympathy to the family and pray for God to surround you with his loving arms, comfort you and be your strength during this difficult time.

Latondra Williams
   Posted Thu March 04, 2021

Small Spathiphyllum was sent by Latondra Williams.

May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Our most sincere condolences. The Lilly Family Latondra Williams Maria Lilly Soncia Lilly James Lilly Lemuel Lilly


Thomas Alsobrook & Shirley
   Posted Thu March 04, 2021
So sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathy. God will get you through the tough times.

JaNelle Dockery
   Posted Thu March 04, 2021
Oh, my dear Aunt Sharon. My heart is aching at what seems like an untimely death. However, I trust in God's plan. So many beautiful memories you and i share. I will cherish them all.. I miss you dearly and love you always. Your oldest niece

Eddie & Daisy Green
   Posted Fri March 05, 2021
To Glenn Leake and Family
We are so sorry about the loss of your wife Pastor Sharon Leake.
Our prayers are with you and your family.
Our deepest sympathy.
Eddie, Daisy and Gregory Green

David Ledbetter
   Posted Fri March 05, 2021
We will always love and miss this great woman of God. RIP my sister n law pastor David (sonny)and first lady Tonette (marie)Ledbetter

Marva Miles
   Posted Fri March 05, 2021
To Glen, Lory, Tony, Nya

I am praying that the lord will give you the strength to carry on with peace in your hearts. Please know how much you are loved by your family and friends. Sharon to me was like my sister she was always positive, always gracious, and always had a beautiful smile. She was an awesome lady and friend.

Sending love to you all

Marva Kearns Miles

Bruce Pemberton and Kimberly Pemberton
   Posted Fri March 05, 2021
Glenn, words can not replace such a heart felt loss. Stay strong, and rely on the lord for guidance as I know you will. God bless you and your family. Love you my brother...

Margaret O. Kirk
   Posted Fri March 05, 2021
Dear Glenn and the entire Leake family,
I am just so sorry to hear of Sharon's sudden passing. The world was certainly a better place with Sharon in it, and she will never be forgotten. What a treasure. Please know that I am thinking of you and holding you in the Light.
Sincerely,
Margaret O. Kirk

Rev. Mr. & Mrs. Columbus House & Family
   Posted Fri March 05, 2021
To: The Leake & Dockery Family: We are sorry for your loss, we are praying that God will continue to give you strength.
The House Family

Mona-Lisa Koger
   Posted Fri March 05, 2021
My prayers and thoughts are with you Glenn and the rest of the family during this time. Rest easy sister until we meet again. You were and still is loved.

Pastor Larry and Rev Chris Whitley
   Posted Fri March 05, 2021
To Glenn Leake and Family

May the Lord comfort you and your family during this difficult time. We pray for peace and love and asking God to send you that Comforter that passes all understanding.

Janet and Elwood Johnson
   Posted Sat March 06, 2021
To Glenn Leake and the Dockery Family,
Our deepest sympathy, heartfelt thoughts and prayers to you during this difficult time. May the Lord continues to strengthen and give you comfort and peace.

Carrie Ingram
   Posted Sat March 06, 2021
Sharon your spirit will live on forever in our hearts. So many beautiful memories. I love you my friend. My thoughts and prayers to your families. Pastor Sharon D Leake you will be truly missed.

Gregory L & Carolyn Clark
   Posted Sat March 06, 2021
Glenn, so sorry for the loss of your wife Sharon. But we are blessed to have known her. We are honored to have been adopted into the family three plus decades ago and treasured every moment til this day.

BLOISE NICHOLSON JR
   Posted Sat March 06, 2021
To The Family, We BLOISE NICHOLSON, LESLYE NICHOLSON, ELAINE MEANS, WANDA NICHOLSON, FRANCINE NICHOLSON and other cousins and relatives are sending healing prayers comforting hugs. You are surrounded by much love.

Millie Cook Thomas
   Posted Sat March 06, 2021
I am truly saddened by the loss of our beloved Sharon. She was my roommate in college during our freshman and sophomore year and I knew then that she was a special gift from God. I loved her like a sister. She will truly be missed. May she rest in peace and will be forever loved.

Richard E Bowden
   Posted Sun March 07, 2021
To the Leake and Dockery family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Sharon was a very sweet soul. I will always have fond memories of her.

I pray that the Lord comfort you during this time of sorrow.


Susie Vaughn
   Posted Mon March 08, 2021
I am shocked and saddened to hear of this beautiful lady's passing. Sharon was a beautiful soul who I enjoyed working with at Allstate. I wish her family the best and send my prayers at this extremely difficult time.

Patricia Powell-Patrick
   Posted Mon March 08, 2021
May God give your family peace and comfort during this difficult time of loss. We know that in all things we can trust God to provide us with love and understanding when He calls His saints home.

1 Corinthians 15: 50-58

Rosa M Little
   Posted Mon March 08, 2021
Glenn, my heart aches for you. Remember and cherish the good times. Sharon was a special, dear person. You knew her better than any of us. I Pray that she's resting in the arms of the Lord. The Lord will keep you if you let him. Please let him. Continue to Pray and Trust in the Lord. My Prayers continue for you and Family.

Pamela Green
   Posted Tue March 09, 2021
My deepest condolences to Glenn, the Dockery and Leake family. Minister Leake was indeed a beautiful person inside and out. May God give the family and love ones comfort, peace and strength.
Love, Pamela and Kenneth Green
Mt Moriah Missionary Baptist Church
Matthews, NC

Larry & Belinda Polk
   Posted Wed March 10, 2021
Mr. Glenn, Nita, and the Leake and Dockery Family, our prayers are with you all. May God give you all the comfort that you need and the strength you all need as the days go by. Just know that Pastor Sharon loved everyone and her smiles and unconditional love was genuine. Pastor Sharon you will truly be missed. Mr Glenn if there is anything we can do for you or Niya, please let us know.

Love you both,
Larry and Belinda Polk

Johnny Bowden
   Posted Thu March 18, 2021
I am just hearing of Sharon’s passing. Sharon was on the West Montgomery Student Council with me back in 1974, and had such a beautiful spirit. As I knew she would, she obviously made a positive impact on others throughout her life. God bless.
Johnny Bowden
Alpharetta, GA

Minister Shirley Young
   Posted Sat April 03, 2021
Met Pastor Leake once, loved her eternally. A genuine spirit and lover of God and His Word. So glad I had the precious opportunity to share in the Word and fellowship with you, Mr. Leake and your congregation. We'll meet again until then, rest from your labor for a great reward awaits you!

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