Sharon Todd Obituary – Times Record – SWTImes


Sharon Todd
Sharon Kay Ezell Todd, who resided in Paris, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2022, at Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith, Arkansas with her daughter’s by her side. She was born on February 12, 1950, in Paris to Merel Ray Ezell and Maxine E. (Grady) Ezell. She was 72 years old. She was preceded in death by her father, Merel R. Ezell; an infant son, Gregory Raymond Todd; and a brother, Gary Ezell.
A graduate of Paris High School, Arkansas Tech University, and the University of Arkansas, she held bachelor, master, and specialist degrees. Her teaching career spanned 33 years and three school districts, Waldron, Scranton, and Paris. As a student, she was sitting in what was then Paris High School’s library when news of President Kennedy’s assignation broke. Her last several years of teaching business education occurred in that very same space which had been remodeled into a business education classroom. During her career as a business educator, she actively advocated for fellow business teachers and advised student officers and guided competitors as they participated in co-curricular business competitions thru Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) at the district, state, and national levels. Sharon held many leadership roles including District I FBLA Coordinator for schools in the Western Arkansas/River Valley & Northwest Arkansas areas of the state, Arkansas Business Education Association (ABEA) District Representative, and Arkansas Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) committee member. She has been honored as ABEA Secondary Teacher of the Year, ABEA District Representative of the Year, and Arkansas Outstanding Local FBLA Adviser. Sharon is also listed on the National FBLA Wall of Fame for her contributions to business education, student learning, and student organizations.
After retiring from teaching in 2005, Sharon enjoyed traveling, going to movies, participating in book clubs, bird watching, lifelong learning and teaching, decorating for Christmas, doing often unknown random acts of kindness, following current events, and volunteering with FBLA. Most of all she enjoyed having fun and spending time with family and friends, especially her daughters Kayla and Kelley. Sharon, Kayla, and Kelley were often an inseparable trio.
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20th at Brotherton Funeral Home Chapel in Paris, with Rev. Jan Akins and Rev. Larry Horne officiating. Burial will follow at Baxley Cemetery in Paris, under the direction of Brotherton Brothers Funeral Home in Paris.
She is survived by her husband of almost 50 years, George R. Todd; two daughters, Kelley Todd and Kayla Todd, both of Paris; her mother, Maxine Ezell of Paris; two sisters, Judy Ezell Whitley and husband Clinton of Paris and Kathey Ezell of Paris; and a brother, Mike Ezell and wife Gray of Fort Smith.
Pallbearers are Jay Cooper, Clint Ezell, Bob Parks, Jason Richey, David Spicer, and Robert Wofford.
The family will visit with friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday night at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 22324, New York, NY 10087 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 in hopes that these donations will help find cures for cancer.
To place an online tribute, please visit www.brothertonbrothersfuneralhomes.com.
Posted online on April 18, 2022
Published in Southwest Times Record, Paris Express
Sharon Todd
Sharon Kay Ezell Todd, who resided in Paris, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2022, at Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith, Arkansas with her daughter’s by her side. She was born on February 12, 1950, in Paris to Merel Ray Ezell and Maxine E. (Grady) Ezell. She was 72 years old. She was preceded in death by her father, Merel R. Ezell; an infant son, Gregory Raymond Todd; and a brother, Gary Ezell.
A graduate of Paris High School, Arkansas Tech University, and the University of Arkansas, she held bachelor, master, and specialist degrees. Her teaching career spanned 33 years and three school districts, Waldron, Scranton, and Paris. As a student, she was sitting in what was then Paris High School’s library when news of President Kennedy’s assignation broke. Her last several years of teaching business education occurred in that very same space which had been remodeled into a business education classroom. During her career as a business educator, she actively advocated for fellow business teachers and advised student officers and guided competitors as they participated in co-curricular business competitions thru Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) at the district, state, and national levels. Sharon held many leadership roles including District I FBLA Coordinator for schools in the Western Arkansas/River Valley & Northwest Arkansas areas of the state, Arkansas Business Education Association (ABEA) District Representative, and Arkansas Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) committee member. She has been honored as ABEA Secondary Teacher of the Year, ABEA District Representative of the Year, and Arkansas Outstanding Local FBLA Adviser. Sharon is also listed on the National FBLA Wall of Fame for her contributions to business education, student learning, and student organizations.
After retiring from teaching in 2005, Sharon enjoyed traveling, going to movies, participating in book clubs, bird watching, lifelong learning and teaching, decorating for Christmas, doing often unknown random acts of kindness, following current events, and volunteering with FBLA. Most of all she enjoyed having fun and spending time with family and friends, especially her daughters Kayla and Kelley. Sharon, Kayla, and Kelley were often an inseparable trio.
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20th at Brotherton Funeral Home Chapel in Paris, with Rev. Jan Akins and Rev. Larry Horne officiating. Burial will follow at Baxley Cemetery in Paris, under the direction of Brotherton Brothers Funeral Home in Paris.
She is survived by her husband of almost 50 years, George R. Todd; two daughters, Kelley Todd and Kayla Todd, both of Paris; her mother, Maxine Ezell of Paris; two sisters, Judy Ezell Whitley and husband Clinton of Paris and Kathey Ezell of Paris; and a brother, Mike Ezell and wife Gray of Fort Smith.
Pallbearers are Jay Cooper, Clint Ezell, Bob Parks, Jason Richey, David Spicer, and Robert Wofford.
The family will visit with friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday night at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 22324, New York, NY 10087 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 in hopes that these donations will help find cures for cancer.
To place an online tribute, please visit www.brothertonbrothersfuneralhomes.com.
Posted online on April 18, 2022
Published in Southwest Times Record, Paris Express

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