Sharon Lind Mallyon Sebastian

February 15, 1942 - May 22, 2013
Sharon Lind Mallyon Sebastian

In God’s grace, Sharon Lind Mallyon Sebastian, 71 years old, of Ocean Trail Healthcare Center, Southport, North Carolina, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 after a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter in Bolivia, North Carolina.

The family will be receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, May 24th at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

Sharon was born in Los Angeles, California to Marvin Richard and Jeanette Lois Butterfield Mallyon on February 15, 1942. The eldest of three, she was the apple of her father’s eye. She was raised in Downey and Lancaster, California. Fond of musicals, singing and children, Sharon dreamed of traveling and becoming a governess one day. She was a graduate of Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster, California.

Meeting her husband Johnnie at the Antelope Valley Skating Rink in 1962, the two were married on November 3, 1963 at Roosevelt Community Church in Lancaster, California. And began their newlywed life together.
They lived their married life between Lancaster and Sacramento, California and Salisbury and Wilmington, North Carolina. In addition to working as a homemaker, Sharon worked for the phone company, Wool-Co, Dorothy’s Ruffled Originals and Walmart.

Sharon’s greatest achievement was about to become her… a mother. Sharon nurtured three children that she adored her entire life. Subsequently, she reaped the joys of becoming a grandmother and a great-grandmother.

Sharon always enjoyed making holidays special for her family, whether she was decorating, singing a carol or baking up a storm. Sharon and Johnnie loved vacationing in the North Carolina mountains after their children were grown.

Sharon was preceded in death by her husband Johnnie Calvin Sebastian, her parents Marvin Richard Mallyon, Jeanette Lois Butterfield Mallyon Wright, and her brother Richard Charles Mallyon.

Sharon is survived by her favorite child Valerie Lind Sebastian Mitchell of Leland, also by her favorite child, Debra Jean Sebastian of Leland, and finally her favorite child, John Richard Sebastian and wife Morgan Saltmarsh Sebastian of Elizabethtown, NC.

She is also survived by her grandchildren James Edward Mitchell, II of Wilmington, Sharon Lind Mitchell of Ackworth, GA, Heather Renae Sebastian of Wilmington, Sara Jessica Sebastian (Grandma’s girl) and fiance’ Kenneth Ray Suggs, Jr. of Wilmington, and Terry Dean Haynie, Jr. of Wilmington, also by her great-grandchildren Skyla Haven Burnett of Wilmington, Erika Lynn Parks of Wilmington, Justin James Laughter of Leland, Larry Carter Burnett of Leland and Aubrie Nicole Suggs of Wilmington, who will miss their “GG.”

Sharon is also survived by her beloved sister Claudette Mallyon Silva and husband Philip Silva of Fresno, California and her dearest cousin DeDe and husband Reggie Barnes of Carolina Beach, in addition to many other extended family members, friends and loved ones.

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  • May 23, 2013
    Dale and Jackie Whitfield says:
    John our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

  • May 23, 2013
    Julie Koozer says:
    I'm so sad for the loss of your beautiful mother, Valerie, Debbie, John (and the rest of the family.) Aunt Sharon was a loving and kind person and I have so many wonderful memories of her in my childhood years. She and Grandma used to make me laugh so hard. She had a great sense of humor. I'm relieved that her suffering has ended and she is finally at peace, and I know she will be fondly remembered and is already greatly missed. Love to all of you!

  • May 26, 2013
    Claudette Silvaphilip says:
    My beautiful sister, the most loving sharing, kind person I ever met. She was also Crowned Miss Wilsona, in 1958-59. In the Antelope Valley. you will be greatly Missed. Save your baby sister a seat up there.I love you Claudette

  • May 24, 2013
    Janice Zlaket (Needham) says:
    My deepest sympathy to the family. I have many found memories of our days growing up and spending holidays together. My Mother Marian and Sharon's Mother Lois were sisters. My memory of Sharon will always be when she was young, smiling, happy and clowning around as always. She loved life. People used to say we looked like twins. Runs in the family. God Bless and know she is in a better place and together with loving family.

  • May 24, 2013
    Peggy Taylor says:
    Sorry for your loss Val and Debbie. I know she will greatly missed by everyone who knew her. My heart goes out to the entire family