Funeral services for Almer Johnson-Sharp will be held Saturday, Oct. 14 at 11 a.m., at New Light M.B. Church.

Funeral services for Almer Johnson-Sharp will be held Saturday, Oct. 14 at 11 a.m., at New Light M.B. Church.

Interment will be in Jackson Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct.13 at Brown's Eternal Light Chapel.

Almer Leon Johnson-Sharp was born Oct. 1, 1956 to Essex and Sarah Johnson. She was the seventh sibling of eight children.

Almer accepted Christ at an early age. She attended her first four years of school at George H. Oliver Elementary School in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Later the family moved to Helena, where she continued her education. She attended Phillips County Community College where she received an Associate’s of Arts Degree inPhysical Education. In the fall of 1976 she attended the Arkansas State University and later she transferred to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff where she received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in physical Education and Special Education. She continued to further her education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and received a Master’s Degree in Special Education and in 2005 she received a second Master’s Degree. 

Almer taught at Benton Service Center, Oak Grove High School atJacksonville, Daisey Bates Elementary School at Little Rock, and Arkansas Health Center-Little Rock, and Hall High School at Little Rock. She taught school in Kansas City, Missouri for a brief time.

Almer married James Sharp in 1984. They had their first son Terrance in 1986.  In 1993 they had a second son Javontae. She also assisted in raising two stepsons – DeGary and James Jr. (Poppy).

Almer Leon Johnson-Sharp was plucked from this earthly garden and placed in the heavenly garden by her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017.

Preceded her in death are her parents, two sisters, Mary Jane Johnson and Janice Marie Johnson-Watson, and a brother, C.J. Johnson.

Family and friends are among those who will always love her and cherish her memory. She leaves her devoted husband, James Sharp; sons, Terrance Sharp of New Orleans, Louisiana and Javontae Sharp of Little Rock; stepsons, DeGary Sharp of Jacksonville, Florida and James Sharp Jr. of Little Rock;  her sisters, Ethel Johnson-Ficklin (Lawrence) of Pine Bluff, and Dorothy J. Johnson-Anderson of Pine Bluff; two brothers, Essex JohnsonJr., Lyon, Mississippi and John Johnson of Hinesville, Georgia; step grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles, and other relatives and friends. 

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