Sharon Swadley-Zachary-Williams of Gainesville, went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 10, 2023. She was surrounded by her loved ones with praise and worship music playing in the background. Sharon was the epitome of Christian living, a loving mother, a devoted wife and a doting Grammy. She loved all and loved deeply. Sharon was a member of the Gainesville Bible Church and with many ties to Tabernacle Baptist Church. She retired from managing the North Central Texas College Bookstore where she worked for years with many loved coworkers she called friends.
Sharon was preceded in death by her late husband Randy Zachary in 1989, leaving her as a single parent of two where she embraced and excelled with the role. Also preceding her in death were her parents J.D. Swadley and Carolyn Swadley-Smith.
Survivors include her loving husband of 21 years, Alan Keith Williams of Gainesville, her daughter Keesha Zachary-Tolbert and husband Junior Tolbert of Arkansas, her son Toby Zachary and wife Jenny of Highland Village, step son Brian Williams and wife Cathy, step daughter Alice Williams all of California, sister Trena Walker (and husband Tom) of Iowa, and many other loved in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews. She adored her grand-children and was the best Grammy to Sydnee (and husband Austin), Savana, Stella, Gretta, Alyssa, Miranda and Brandon.
She was loved by all that knew her and her grace and strength she showed throughout her life and last days is credit to the amazing, Christian person she was. She will be so greatly missed and her love and life will be carried on with her legacy in her children and grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Gainesville Bible Church on Tuesday, March 21st at 10:00 am and she will be laid to rest at a later date by immediate family at Nelson Grove Cemetery. Charitable donations can be made to Samaritan’s Purse.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home of Gainesville. At this time no services are scheduled.
I’ve known Sharon for a long time and it would be difficult to find a person like Sharon. She was funny, positive and had a heart of gold
She will be missed by many.
Sharon always had a smile on her face. Toby and Keesha We are so sorry about your sweet mom. I didn’t get to see her much. But we have many wonderful memories of her that we will always cherish. May God bring you both peace and comfort. We love you!
Keesha, Toby, and family,
We are so very sorry for your loss and wish you our sincerest condolences. I remember your mom well; always quick to smile and ready to laugh. Our prayers are with you; that you will recall many fond meaningful memories, that there will be tears of joy at her new heavenly adventure in addition to tears of sorrow at her earthly absence; and that you guys will receive and enjoy the comfort of Divine care as well as love and support from family and friends.
~the Webb family
So sorry for this loss, it is a huge loss. I will always remember how sweet and funny your mom was. What a legacy of love and joy she leaves behind! Blessings and hugs to you and your families as you mourn.
Chris & Chasa Bezner Family
Keesha and Toby – so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was such a sweet lady and good person. You and your families are in my thoughts and prayers.
We are sorry for your terrible loss and you are in our thoughts and prayers. Your mom was well loved by you and your families.
The Burr Family
Keith, Keesha, Toby and families,
Our hearts ache for you during this time of sorrow . Sharon was the most amazing Christian woman. She had the brightest smile and a heart full of love. She loved all of you so much.
I know you will miss her dearly. We will pray for God’s comfort and peace as you go through this difficult time .
Love, Phil and Angie Young
We will treasure our time spent with Sharon. She lives in our heart filled memories with a beaming smile and an inspiring word of faith. She always had time for a hug and words that truly inspire the spirit with gratefulness.
Toby & Keesha, we are so sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was such a sweet lady, that will be greatly missed by each of you as well as many others. We pray you find strength and comfort in the coming days and find peace in knowing you will see her again . Sincerely, Don & Linda Tooley
We were the three Amigos. We worked together, we played hard together. Peggy, me and you. Now you and Peggy are gone and I will miss you so. I will be waiting to join you in Heaven. My dear friend.