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Alabama congregation mourns slaying of ‘dear and faithful sister’

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The Southside Church of Christ in Rogersville, Ala., is mourning the slaying of Sharon Wellington, a 32-year-old church member.

Sharon Wellington

Church leaders posted this statement on the congregation’s Facebook page:

It is with great sadness that we must announce the passing of our dear and faithful sister, Sharon Wellington. We offer our deepest condolences to her family and friends.
Sis. Sharon’s presence and passion for God will be greatly missed by all of us. We know that God is willing and able to see us through this very trying time. We solicit your prayers for the family of our Sis. Sharon Wellington, as well as for the many lives God used her to touch and encourage. She is a precious jewel now resting in the hands of our Almighty God.

Let us comfort one another with these words “And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.” Revelations 14:13
She was in the Lord and full of good works.

A local television station reports:

ATHENS, AL (WAFF)– Investigators continue to piece together evidence in connection to the murder of an Athens woman.32-year-old Sharon Wellington was found dead Friday night at the Elmwood Apartments on East Elm Street, where she lived alone.
As authorities work to find her killer, those close to Wellington are mourning her loss.
“Sharon was such a beautiful young lady. She was very caring, very loving, and always wanting to help,” said Joy Watkins, a close friend and fellow church member.
Wellington moved to Athens just a couple of years ago.
With no ties to the area, the Southside Church of Christ in Rogersville became her home, and its congregation became her family.

  • Feedback
    Sharon was one of my Bilbe school students as a teen. She was indeed a sweet young lady who was very creative. She often wrote poetry to encourage thought and compassion. I am deeply saddened to hear of this tragedy.
    Mary Joseph
    December, 3 2012

    We will truly miss Sharon Wellington.
    Media Minister
    Southside Church of Christ
    Chris McKinnie
    December, 3 2012

    I knew Sharon, she’s a good friend of my grandmother’s. It’s just so sudden when I heard about this. I was so surprised! She would often call and ask my grandmother how we were all doing. Things won’t ever be the same without y�u Shar….
    December, 3 2012

    I sorry to hear about this tragedy of my sister in Christ.I’m reading all the wonderful things about her. How she were so encourage and compassion with life and other, but God has a better place in heaven for her. I would love to tell the family keep your faith,hope and love in God no matter how hard thing may look it going to be all right.
    Alex Hunter
    December, 3 2012

    I’m a member of Monroe Church of Christ of Chicago,IL I just send a comment to Sharon Wellington family member
    Alex Hunter
    December, 3 2012

    I did send a greeting card to Sharon for the upcoming holiday season and realize she may not have had the opportunity to receive it. I wrote it out on the evening of Thanksgiving Day and mailed it out to her on the following day. I am praying without ceasing as best I can. Of course I’ll miss her. She called me during the Superstorm Sandy that hit my area. I’m sorry there wasn’t anything l could have done to help her through this heinous crime. I will carry her and her sweet manner, and kindness in my heart forever. She’s with her mom now and present with the Lord. Resting in His abiding love.
    Another person (Brother Christian) posted his sentiments on ACANETWORK:
    Sister Sharon Wellington
    You are now with Jesus Son
    Of the Living and Most High
    All I’ve done is wonder why
    I am going to continue believing
    Because I know you are with Him receiving
    Comforts you have never known
    As you sit and watch Him on His throne
    No matter the things that we see
    Or whatever the thing we want to be
    We are Christians first and foremost
    I know He is a gracious Host
    Of all the things that you have said and done
    I know you kept Him number One
    This thing that has happened just doesn’t make sense
    But you can rest in confidence
    Sister Weeks – NYC
    December, 4 2012

    I am so saddened to hear of the death of this sweet sister. May God bless and comfort her church family and friends. Till we meet again…
    Alan Henderson
    December, 4 2012

    I will miss Sharon, though we only spoke on the phone, or via faceback or email, she was one of my prayer warriors. I share in the sadness of her death and am keeping her family also in prayers.
    Denise West
    December, 4 2012

    Sharon just lost her mother in January. Now she can be with her. She as my cousin. Please keep the family in prayer. I am so glad she was a part of the Lord’s church.
    Tonja Davis Thompson
    December, 4 2012

    My Dear Sister Sharon, we mourn with the SouthSide CoC in Alamba. Sharon was a devoted member here in Fayetteville NC, at the Country Club Dr, Church of Christ. I will dearly miss my sister, and hope that justice will be served for the individual or individuals who did this crime.
    Bro. Raphael
    December, 4 2012

    Sharon was a sweet young lady with an eclectic personality. Her passion for all things technological was infectious. Sharon’s impact will be felt in our lives for years to come. We will truly miss her.
    Jennifer Malone
    Collaborative Teacher, HCS
    Southside Church of Christ
    Jennifer Malone
    December, 4 2012

    Dearest Lord please hear our prayers
    You know how much we cared
    Our hearts are broken becaue of this heartless crime
    We are all praying that the authorities will find
    Who this person is and bring him in
    Help us lord as we try and mend
    We as Christians know that Sharon is safely in your arms
    Our faith tells us that for her soul there is no harm
    Our memories will keep Sharon alive in our hearts
    We�re just so sad she had to depart
    Together we are sending out our prayers to you
    Help us Lord not to lose our spiritual view
    Ramona Otero
    Harlem Church of Christ
    Ramona Otero
    December, 5 2012

    Lord, have mercy on the family of Sharon’s and all of us whose iives she touched. Death is a hurtful thing, but when it is senseless the way we lost a (jewel) it hurts deeper. We will never get the opportunity again to read the words of wisdom from someone so special who lived a short span of 32 years. TO GOD BE The Glory, for knowing you Sharon.
    Love Edna Burrell, Gary Indiana
    (Northlake Church of Christ).
    P.S. Your memory is precious.
    Edna Burrell
    December, 6 2012

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