Mrs. Sharon Patricia Smith Wagnon Tibbets

Published 4:40 pm Monday, October 31, 2022

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Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Sharon Tibbets will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, at Kilpatrick Serenity Gardens in West Monroe, Louisiana with the Rev. Bill Dye officiating.   

Services are under the direction of Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop, Louisiana.

Sharon Patricia Smith Wagnon Tibbets was born in Lynch, Kentucky on May 9, 1942. 

She passed away peacefully on Oct.  28, 2022, at the Rosemont Assisted Living in West Monroe, Louisiana with her three children by her side.

Mrs. Tibbets is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Warfield Tibbets III, and her parents, Jesse Myrtle Smith and Kirxie Kansel Smith, Novella Wagnon and Tyler Shepard Wagnon, and eight siblings.

Sharon was a graduate of Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama. It was also where she met the love of her life and husband of over fifty years, Paul Warfield Tibbets III.  

Education was important to her.  Mrs. Tibbets earned numerous degrees, including a Masters degree in Counseling, and she  taught high school math for many years before answering her calling to nursing.  

She graduated from Our Lady of the Lake Nursing School and was most proud of the service and care she was able to share with others through her work as an operating room nurse.  

After moving to the Rosemont Assisted living Mrs. Tibbets was affectionately referred to as “Nurse Sharon” by her caretakers and friends.

Sharon was an avid bridge player and had a passion for showing Yorkshire Terriers. 

She made friends wherever she went and her personality, kindness, and beautiful smile would draw people to her. Her presence would light up a room.  

Of all her many passions and accomplishments, Mrs. Tibbets was most proud of her family. 

The love and devotion she had for her husband and children was immeasurable.  

Her life was richly blessed by her children and grandchildren and their visits together brought her much  joy and happiness.   

Mrs. Tibbets love for life and her gentle spirit will be missed by all fortunate to know her.

Mrs. Tibbets is survived by her children, Paul Warfield Tibbets IV and his wife, Angelle,  Cynthia Tibbets Parker and her husband, Dr. Thomas Parker, and Stacey Tibbets Spitale and her fiance’ Scott Dye.

 She is also survived by her nine grandchildren, Avery Tibbets, Paul Warfield Tibbets V,  Andrew Parker, Jack Parker, Cole Parker, Ella Kate Parker, Sam Parker, Sammy Spitale, and Nicolas Spitale; a brother, Rodney Smith; a host of extended family and numerous friends at the Rosemont Assisted Living.

The family of Mrs. Tibbets extends their sincerest appreciation to the nurses and staff at Rosemont Assisted Living and Elara Caring Home Health for their care and compassion shared with our mother and family.