R.A. Sharp 88, of Hixson, TN passed on July 19, 2020, received into the arms of Jesus on July 19, 2020. A true man of God, who finished his course on this earth and made a wonderful final trip to heaven. What a glorious welcome it will be!
He received Jesus as Lord of his life as a young person and loved God all his life and served and walked with Jesus through his life. He was welcomed there by his family that includes his parents, brothers, and sisters, and two sons, Richard Alan Sharp and Darrell Gene Sharp.
His greeting will include the thousands that came to the Lord through his missionary work in many foreign countries and his Inner-City ministry throughout the USA with the North American Mission Board from 1985-1997.
When he organized his own ministry called, R.A. Sharp Living Hope Ministry. He had a group of men from our church and others who went out into the inner city of Chattanooga. He shared Jesus with any person he met all through America and foreign countries in block parties each month through gospel singing, message and invitation to receive Christ. Many thousands received Christ to which he gave all glory and praise to Jesus for all that was accomplished through his life.
He was a member of Central Baptist Church – Abba’s House for 63 years. Where he was a training union teacher, Sunday school director, trustee, deacon, worked in life groups and senior activities.
He was a great husband, father, grandpa, and great grandpa. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mildred Jean Woody Sharp; his two daughters, Bonnie Darlene Sharp Faucette (Steven) and Kimberly Renee Sharp Ray (Ashley). Also, his grandchildren and great grandchildren; his brother, Joe Sharp; 2 sisters, Louise Barnes and Gertrude Ogle; a special sister-in-law, Elaine Woody; as well as many others in the family and family of God, and many friends all over the country.
If he was here today he would say to you that God is your living hope come to him to receive Christ and be with me. That would be the greatest gift you could give him and his family.
A funeral service will be held and live-streamed at 10:30 AM Saturday, August 1, 2020, at Abba’s House, 5208 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343, with Rev. Dr. Ron Phillips and Rev. Dr. Ronnie Phillips, Jr. officiating. A visitation will be held from 9 -10:30 A.M. prior to the service on Saturday, August 1, at his church. Burial will take place at Hamilton Memorial Gardens, Hixson, TN.
The family is encouraging friends and family to send their stories and online condolences for RA to: email@example.com.
Memorial donations may be made to Abba’s House Giving: https://www.shelbygiving.com/App/Giving/ah or Hospice of Chattanooga.
Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421.
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