Sharon Elias

Sharon Elias Obituary


Age - 77


September 10, 2023


Muskogee, OK

"Sharon Lee Elias, 77 of Muskogee was born February 8, 1946 in Burkburnett, Texas to Raymond and Margie (Pennington) Stoker and peacefully passed away Saturday September 9, 2023 in Muskogee surrounded by her loving husband and daughters. Sharon completed her high school education in Warner. She met and later married her best friend, Bobby Elias on September 11, 1962, in Muskogee. A marriage that stood the test of time of 60 years, 11 months and 29 days. Taking care of and spending quality time with Bob, their girls and her grandchildren was her greatest passion. Sharon enjoyed gardening and was the best Christmas Holiday Theme planner. She loved being a homemaker and will truly be missed by many. Sharon may be gone but will never be forgotten! Her love and devotion for her family was evident in her actions and everything she did. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Bob of the home; daughters, Sherri Jackson of Muskogee; Shelley Cooper of Coweta; Kimbra Freeman and husband Tommy of Muskogee; Amy Craig and husband Tommy of Muskogee; grandchildren, Brett Jackson and wife Brittney of Muskogee, Lloyd Cooper of Checotah, Kristen Cooper and fiance Joseph Denton of Coweta, Alexis Cooper of Coweta, Chase Freeman and wife Taylor of Muskogee; great-grandchildren, Chloe and Keely Craig, Bodhi Jackson, Olivia Freeman, Barley Jackson, Hattie Freeman all of Muskogee; and future great-grandson, Jaxson Freeman; extended family and many friends. A celebration of Sharon's life is pending at this time. Private graveside service at Memorial Park Cemetery in Muskogee with Brett Jackson, Lloyd Cooper, Chase Freeman, Tommy Freeman, Tommy Craig, and Joseph Denton serving as casket bearers with honorary casket bearer, Jim Wilson. The family of Sharon Lee Elias has entrusted her care, services and burial to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home and Crematory, Muskogee. 918-910-8883. Online condolences may be left for Sharon's family at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh. com"

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