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1952 Shearon 2021

Shearon P. Sweet

March 1, 1952 — April 16, 2021

On Saturday March 1, 1952 a baby girl was born who the world became to know as Shearon P. Sweet. She was the first Born to the late Barbara Wilson of Tacoma, Washington. Shearon grew up in a Military family and traveled all over the world during her childhood. Living in Washington, Germany, Hawaii and various other stations of the US armed forces. Shearon attended Lincoln High School  in Tacoma , Washington as a part of the class of 1970. Growing up She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and having fun. She loved to entertain others , holidays were always a wonderful time at her house. Shearon loved to travel and enjoyed spending time at the beach. Shearon was the oldest of four and took on her responsibility very seriously. She was truly the matriarch of our family and the "Favorite Auntie" to so many of us. She was such a warm , kind , encouraging , strong , supportive , strong willed and loving person and gave the best hugs. Shearon was a friend you could truly count on. She was the mother of two sons LaJames and Akeem Sweet and one daughter Paris Norris who all reside in the Portland Metropolitan area. Shearon lived in  Anchorage, Alaska until the late 1980's before transferring her job to Providence Medical Center in Portland , Oregon  to be closer to her family and loved ones. She retired from Providence and continued to care for others as a part of the Foster care Network caring for a number of challenging adolescents who may have experienced some severe trauma in  their lives. Shearon was so happy to be a grandmother "Nana"  and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great granddaughter.  One of her proudest moments as a mother  was watching her oldest son LaJames graduate from Oregon State University in the class of 2012. She  attended Mt. Olivet Baptist Church and was a Cell leader for a number of years. She continued to build and maintain strong relationships with members of her church and Cell groups.

In January of 2021 , Shearon was diagnosed with an illness that despite her strength and will to fight she would succumb to on April 16th 2021. Shearon spent her last days in the comfort of her own home surrounded by her family and close friends. Taking her last breath at 2:42 AM in the arms of her youngest son Akeem and holding the hand of her niece Charmaine both in which whom cared for her till the end of her fight. She touched the hearts of so many people.Her warm smile, gentle touch and reassuring voice of reason will truly be missed.

Shearon leaves to mourn and cherish her memory, her children LaJames and Akeem Sweet, Paris Norris, her Father Dainel Wilson of Gulfport, Mississippi,  her Sister June Castaneda of Tacoma , Washington ,  her Brothers Clifford Johnson of Midland , Texas and Larry Johnson of Tacoma, Washington , her Grandchildren  Aaliyah , Elijah , Malacai , Jaydyn ,  Nakiayah and Keyilah  Sweet.  Great granddaughter Amelia Gant - Moyer plus a large host of nieces , nephews, cousins, other relatives and very close friends.

She is preceded in death by her mother Barbara Wilson, her brother Fred Cole and her granddaughter Shearon Sweet-Gant

Miss Me But Let Me Go....

When I come to the end of the road

And the sun has set for me

I want no rites in a gloom-filled room

Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little-but not too long

And not with your head bowed low

Remember the love that we once shared

Miss me-but let me go

For this is a journey that we all must take

And each must go alone.

It's all part of the Master's plan

A step on the road to home

When you are lonely and sick of heart

Go to the friends we know

And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds

Miss me but let me go.

“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed spirit” Psalm 34:18

The Family would like to acknowledge and Thank Providence Medical Center - Hospice Team Rose City Funeral Home Anita "Vicky" Beck Ellen Cole Samone Tate Nicole "Nikki"Johnson And each and everyone who donated so generously and timely during this difficult time. Whatever you did to console our hearts we Thank you so much for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers. We deeply appreciate your kind expressions of sympathy during our time of great sorrow. Sincerely, The Sweet Family.

Honorary Pallbearers:
LaJames Sweet
Akeem Sweet
Larry Johnson
Clifford Johnson
Nyklus Cole
Andre Cole
Desmond Cole
Andrew Brown
Damone Tate

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