Sharon Lee McIntyre, 64, of Burgaw, took her last earthly breath peacefully at her home on the Mac Farm, with her son Jody holding her hand, Thursday morning, July 13, 2017.
She was born on April 12, 1953, to Anna Lee Geatz and Willard "Andy" Ambrose in Cumberland.
She married her high school sweetheart and the love of her life of 47 years, David Randall "Randy" McIntyre, during a snow blizzard on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, 1970, and he survives. Also surviving are her two daughters, Brandi McIntyre Lilley of Wilmington and Stacy McIntyre Batts (Chris) of Hampstead; and one son, Jody Randall McIntyre of Burgaw; two grandsons, Ryan Lilley and Anthony Lilley; one granddaughter, Samantha Lilley; and one step-granddaughter, Brianna Batts, all of Wilmington.
Among many of her accomplishments while on this earth, she is known best for her love and compassion for all animals, including her own horses, mules, donkeys and their black Labrador "Jesse." She loved spending time caring and loving them all at the Mac Farm in Burgaw until her last days. She was an amazing friend to all that had the pleasure of knowing her and a tremendous messenger of God to us all. Sharon will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved her. Her talent and passion for writing and the infinite love she had for the holy spirit of Christmas inspired several published "Christmas Tea" and "Christmas Tea with Angels" books that will forever be embedded in our minds and hearts. May we all aspire to live by the example she has set as she was the very definition of unconditional love and the way God intends someone to live their life. We will forever be blessed just by knowing her.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 22, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel, 1535 South 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be donated to Cape Fear Equine Rescue https://www.capefearequinerescue.org/
Please share memories and condolences with the family at www.wilmingtoncares.com.
Published on July 18, 2017