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“To the entire family of Nunie, you have my sincere and deepest condolences ”
1 of 1 | Posted by: Andrea Sparkman - charlotte, NC

Mrs. Shawn Denise (Sharpless) Black, 52, of Waterbury, passed away, Friday, November 4, 2016 at Waterbury Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of James Anthony Black Sr.

Shawn was born August 15, 1964 a daughter of the late Peggy Watts Jackson and Willy "Billy" Sharpless.

"NuNu" as she was affectionately called was educated in the Waterbury public school system where she was a graduate of Wilby High School. She worked at various jobs in the area including Nej's, Macy's and most recent, J& J Precision where she worked until her passing. NuNu was the life of any party she attended. You were guaranteed an awesome and fun time. She would be seen in her high heels, rocking her red lipstick and the hottest new hair styles. She loved to dance and if there was a picture being taken, she was sure to be in it with a smiling face. Shawn was a longtime member of Long Hill Bible School Church. She was a kind and loving person who loved spending time with her friends but more than anything her children who were the love of her life. NuNu will be missed by all who had the joy of knowing and loving her.

Besides her husband Anthony, she is survived by children; Khadijah Denise Black, James Anthony Black Jr. and Antawuan Tyrese Black, nine sisters; Selina Parker of GA, Cheryl Jackson of Waterbury, Von Sharpless of MD, Carol Sharpless and Panessa Sharpless of NC, Wanda Sharpless of VA, Dawn Sharpless of SC, Talisha Sharpless and Crystal Sharpless of WI, five brothers; Stevie (Liz) Sanders of Waterbury, Welton (Caroline) Sanders of FL, Ryon Gregory of VA, Billy Sharpless Jr. of NC and Marco Blake of AL, step father , David (Barbara) Jackson of Waterbury, mother in law Bonnie Black, father in law Ernest Douglas, aunts, uncles, nieces, including special baby niece, Je'Arie, nephews, cousins, friends including her best friend, her ride or die, Andrea "Fatz" Sparkman of NC and her beloved dog "Henry".