Sharon Lee (Cox) Floyd
Sharon Lee (Cox) Floyd passed peacefully from this life into her Savior’s Arms on June 21, 2022.
She was born December 15, 1938 in East Liverpool, OH not far from her hometown of Weirton WV. She was the oldest of three children born to Nelson and Gladys Cox who both predeceased her. Also predeceasing her was a brother, David and her husband Jack whom which she was married to for 62 years.
Sharon was a mischievous young girl who was known for exploring beyond her parent’s backyard parameters. This thirst for knowledge and exploration eventually led her to the field of Education. She began her college studies in Elementary Education and mathematics at West Liberty College and then later transferred to West Virginia University where she met a handsome grocery store clerk and fellow WVU student Jack Floyd. They married and had a son. Sharon put her schooling on hold while raising a family. They later had another boy and then a girl. Work in Insurance brought Jack to Keyser and they moved there on the day Kennedy was assassinated. Eventually Sharon completed her degree at WVU graduating Summa Cum Laude by working through several summers. In her downtime she was active in her church as a Sunday School teacher and was instrumental in the founding of the Keyser Nursery School. She later began employment with Mineral County Schools As a Kindergarten Teacher. She continued broadening her horizons and finished her Master’s from Frostburg State. She also studied abroad in the British Infant Schools. After many years as a Kindergarten Teacher in Keyser she took an early retirement due to some health issues and despite those she remained active in the Ladies Golf Association, Helping Hands, Delta Kappa Gamma and various other community and church groups. Sharon was a champion of the Arts. She supported the Highland Arts and Frostburg State Arts offerings and was often found attending a variety of concerts. Even when mobility became an issue she did not let that stop her from enjoying music, theater and also concerts in which her children and grandchildren performed. Sharon traveled extensively, visiting most states and many countries like Scotland, England, Ireland, Austria, Germany, France and Turkey...just to name a few.
Sharon was known for her no-nonsense attitude and was warm and loving to all she knew.
Raised a Baptist she eventually found a home in the Episcopal Church. She was active member in her church Emmanuel Episcopal of Keyser and served in many capacities.
She began training to be a deacon. Sharon loved her community of Keyser. She was a member of the Mineral County Rec Board in the 90’s and was instrumental in bringing back “Movie Night” to the West End playground. She would get the film and projector and set it up herself. She was a natural organizer. Sharon and Jack could often be found on the golf course, at a concert, enjoying their children and grandchildren or eating an evening meal at their favorite local spot The Candlewyck Inn.
Surviving her are 3 children: Sons John Floyd, Kenny Floyd and wife Sue, and Daughter Lisa Johnson. Brother Richard Cox. Sister-in law Mary K. Walley. Grandchildren, Bill Floyd and wife Ashlyn, Thomas Floyd, Jeremy Johnson. Great-Grandchildren: Raylan, Rhett, and Max. Numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. And many dear friends including Charlotte Hott, Charlotte Oliver, Jane Fout and Lark Anderson.
The family wishes to thank Mountain Hospice and Hospice of the Eastern Panhandle, Rosetta Zirk, Brittnay Woolman, Jenna Boyles, Darla Hayes, Jennifer Rosedale and caregivers Doreen Conaway, Tabby Smith, Cheryl Fields and Carol Powell.
The family will have a private service and there will be a Celebration of Life service announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Helping Hands, P.O. Box 1368, Keyser, WV 26726, Highland Arts Unlimited, P.O. Box 63, Keyser, WV 26726 or Frostburg State University c/o Cultural Events Programs, 101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD 21532.
P.O. Box 1368, Keyser WV 26726
Highland Arts Unlimited
P.O. Box 63, Keyser WV 26726
Frostburg State University c/o Cultural Events Programs
101 Braddock Road, Frostburg MD 21532