Sharon Yvette Shirel Cross was born on July 8, 1963, to the late Manuel Joe Shirel, Jr., and the late Bettye Lou Motin Shirel.
Sharon was educated in the Talladega City School System. Sharon married Larry James Cross, Sr., on May 2, 1983. To this 36-year union five children were born.
Sharon became a devoted Seventh-Day Adventist at an early age and was a member of Lineville Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Lineville, Alabama.
On September 25, 2019, Sharon departed this life.
She leaves to cherish her memories: a devoted husband, Mr. Larry James Cross, Sr.; four sons, Mr. Brandon James Shirel of Birmingham, Alabama, Mr. Phillip Laris Shirel (Constance) of Talladega, Alabama, Mr. Dadrion Montrell Cross (Yoshaka) of Huntingdon, Tennesse, and Mr. Larry James Cross, Jr., of Talladega, Alabama; one daughter, Miss Shardae Renae Cross of Talladega, Alabama; four brothers, Mr. Joe Manuel Shirel (Debra), Mr. Rodney Jerell Shirel (Sylvia), Mr. Michael Adrian Shirel, and Mr. Mark Travis Shirel (Sheltia) of Talladega, Alabama; two sisters, Mrs. Carol (Robert) Reed and Ms. Clara Swain of Talladega, Alabama; five grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.