Sharon Fayetta Edmondson

A Life to be Celebrated

Mrs. Sharon Fayetta Edmondson was born August 22, 1948 in Emporia, Kansas, to her father Reverend John Henry Thompson Jr. a Pastor, and her mother Margaret Jessie Thompson (Walter) a seamstress. Sharon Edmondson is 1 out of 11 children. In her early life she was baptized into the Catholic Church at age 7. During high school she excelled in academics; participated in the Paseo High school Pep Club as the elected treasurer, Secretary of Y-teens, and served on the Student Council. Sharon was a kindhearted person, family-oriented, and loved children. Her hobbies were crocheting, and exercising. 

Sharon attended Paseo High School and graduated 1967. Upon graduation, she met her husband Clarence, and married in 1968. Clarence asked for her hand in marriage on their 1st Date! They remained married almost 50 yrs; and have three children Elgin, Evette, and Clarissa. She worked briefly at two jewelry companies until 1974. 

Furthermore, she began to work for the K.C.MO. School District. She started in 1985 as and, Noon Day Aid at Frances Willard Elementary School. Sharon, later in 1990 became a Paraprofessional at Harold Holliday Montessori School. Taught K-1st Grade for 16 yrs. and retired in 2006. Pres. of the PTA at Frances Willard 1975-1985; and Pres. at MLK Jr. High school for one year. Throughout her church life she participated at Second Baptist Church. Serving as a Deaconess, Vacation Bible School, Cub Scout Den Mother, Camp Fire Girls, Church Nursery, Church Sunday school Kindergarten Dept. Superintendent of the Youth Sunday School Dept.

She leaves to honor her life, her children Elgin Leonard Edmondson, Evette Lorraine Edmondson, and Clarissa Edmondson-Bridges. Her siblings: Yahya Abdul-Rahman (John H. Thompson III), Alvin Ramsey, Shelia Williams, Connie Williams, Alesia Lowery, Kim Anderson, Rahn Thompson, Antonio Thompson, Eric Davis, and Juan Thompson. 

Grandchildren: Elgin L. Edmondson II, DonDre Ramey, Cha’nya Bridges,  Quentin Bridges (Son-in-Law), Melvyn Thomas (brother-in-law), a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

She is preceded in death by her husband Mr. Clarence Edmondson Jr. and mother, Margaret J. Thompson (Walter), stepmother Mrs. Emma L. Thompson. Mrs. Adlena Thomas (Malone), James P. Thomas, and Mr. Clarence Edmondson Sr. her mother & father-in-laws. 

The family ask you forward any cards and flowers to her children. Address: 5212 Brooklyn Avenue Kansas City, Missouri 64130

A visitation will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, April 20, 2018 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd. Raytown, Missouri 64133 with a memorial service to follow at 3:00 P.M.


  1. Nneka Hall on April 20, 2018 at 7:21 am

    My heart aches for and with you during this time. Hold each other close, share intimate memories and remember the joy.

  2. Herman & Suzanne Clay Francis on April 20, 2018 at 7:37 am

    My condolences to your family Claressa. May you all be comforted by our Father & cling to the many sweet memories of your Mother as you mourn. The Clay Francis Family

  3. Aaron & Cassandra on April 20, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Our condolences for your family loss. My your mom rest well in heaven with your dad until you’re together again!

  4. LaTanya Slaughter on April 20, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Mrs. Edmondson will truly be missed. I pray for peace to bring you all comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. God Bless You All.
    -La Tanya R. Slaughter and Family

  5. Dr. Georgia Conic on April 20, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    No one would have imagined that you would lose your mom so soon after your dad’s home going. I do not have words to express my sorrow. I can only offer you support and encouragement and assurance that it does get better and you will make it. Your Aunt Georgia Edmondson Conic

  6. Stephanie Porche on April 21, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Dear Cousins, I love you all
    Keep the faith, stay encouraged. Take care of one another and my the peace of God that passes all understanding keep you’re hearts and minds.

  7. Sheila Williams on April 25, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    I miss her so much

  8. Evette Edmondson on May 22, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    Thanks everyone for your expressions of sympathy regarding my mom’s passing.

    Oldest daughter,

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