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In Memory Of Our Poets

Mary Ellen Ashley (Sharman) (1924-2018) - Class Of 1943

Mary Ellen Ashley Sharman died on January 3, 2018. She was born in Montgomery, Alabama, the only child of Robert Augustus Ashley, Jr. and Thelma Ford Ashley. She was predeceased by her parents and by her husband, Jackson Roger Sharman, Jr.

She graduated from Sidney Lanier High School and Huntingdon College. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, and the Junior League.

She is survived by her son, Jackson Roger Sharman III (Elizabeth), and by her grandchildren Mathilde Trueheart Sharman and Jackson Roger Sharman IV.

A graveside service will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Montgomery on Saturday, January 6, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to:

  • St. Martin's-in-the-Pines
    4941 Montevallo Road
    Irondale AL 35210
  • St. John's Episcopal Church
    113 Madison Avenue 
    Montgomery AL 36104
  • Cathedral Church of the Advent
    2017 6th Avenue North
    Birmingham AL 35203

Published in The Birmingham News on Jan. 5, 2018