Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One

Sharon Brinkley Whitfield


Sharon Brinkley Whitfield, 64, of Creedmoor, NC passed away peacefully on June 22, 2020 with her family by her side.

She proudly served in the National Guard and spent her retired days enjoying the beach, sitting on the porch, her family, and being the best Mamaw to her grandbabies. She had a zest for life that was unmatched. Anyone who knew her knew how much she loved her family, her friends, and the Lord.

A private service will be held for the family and a celebration of life will follow.

She is survived by her partner, Scott Livesey, her sons Jason Greene (Heather) and Jeremy Shadrick (Lacey), grandchildren Chance Greene (Bethany), Alyssa Greene, Aydan Shadrick, Kierstin and Logan Stallard. She is also survived by her parents, Lehman and Gayle Brinkley along with sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her memory to Duke Home Hospice.

Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor will be assisting the Brinkley family.


  • Marie and keith Quimby Posted June 24, 2020 4:48 pm

    Jason and Heather. We are so sorry for your loss. Sharon was a sweet lady. We know she will be missed.

  • Ben and Betty Laws Posted June 24, 2020 5:56 pm

    Lehman and family. We are sorry for your loss. Alway thought a lot of Sharon, such a sweet person. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you during this time.

  • Tonya Keith Posted June 24, 2020 7:05 pm

    I would like to extend my sincere condolences to Sharon’s family and friends. When I heard of her passing I started to remember all the great times I shared with her. It was a pleasure knowing her on this earth. We will all see her again in Heaven. So sorry for your loss.

  • STEVE BLACKWOOD Posted June 24, 2020 7:23 pm

    Sharon was a very special person! Back in the late 70’s, she worked with me at the National Guard Center. Her wise counsel kept me out of trouble more than I would like to remember. Her gargarous personality was infectious and she was widley respected by all that knew her. We recently connected after many years without contact, and when we first talked, she was just as warm and cordial, although she was in much pain as a result of her cancer. She will always be a very special friend, and Carolyn and I will always remember great memories with her, Jeremy and Jason. Our prayers go out to Lehman, Gayle and her family. Heaven will certainly be a better place with her there!

  • James and Linda Tingen Posted June 24, 2020 10:25 pm

    Lehman and Gayle, we were so sorry to hear about Sharon’s death. We will certainly have you in our prayers.

  • Linda Gooch Posted June 25, 2020 1:52 am

    Lehman and Gayle, So sorry to hear about Sharon’s death. You will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Jimmy Strickland Posted June 25, 2020 2:27 am

    Lehman and Gayle; so sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. She was always nice to me and had such a smile, very down to earth and friendly. You and Gayle have had more than your share of grief over the years. Ya’ll are in my thoughts during this difficult time. I often think of Tim.

  • Mike Turner Posted June 25, 2020 8:31 am

    COL Brinkley and Gayle, I am so sorry to hear about your loss of Sharon. I remember the first time we met in high school that she was a beautiful person inside and out. She loved life and served the NC National Guard many years with great pride. Please accept my condolences for your loss and know that you and Gayle will be in my thoughts and prayers in the weeks ahead. Mike and Gail Turner

  • Nora Clayborne Posted June 25, 2020 12:33 pm

    Jason, Heather and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

  • CHRIS TURNER Posted June 25, 2020 1:17 pm

    COL Brinkley, Jason, Heather, and Family; I am saddened to learn about the loss of Sharon. Her tenants of service to the people of our great state and our nation is a core value that I know has been carried proudly forward by Jason and family. Saluting her service and her lifelong gifts to our communities. Jason, please accept my deepest condolences for your loss, my friend. Sharon’s service life and gifts to us all within “the dash” will be remembered. Chris Turner

  • Faye Weaver Posted June 25, 2020 2:41 pm

    Lehman and Gayle? Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time for your family!

  • Gail Posted June 25, 2020 4:44 pm

    My prayers for all the ones in this family. I know it is just a terrible loss. My condolences to Gayle and Lehman I know your heart is completely broken. Love you all Gail and Hal Crabtree😢🙏🙏💗

  • Shelia and Nelson Butts Posted June 25, 2020 8:16 pm

    The loss of this precious soul has hurt my heart in ways I can’t explain. She was my best friend, my confidante, my laughing buddy, and someone to cry with if I needed that. I thought we all had more time but I’m so thankful I was able to spend the afternoon with her before she passed and that she was feeling good. I am going to miss our daily chats on messenger and knowing she was there in case I wanted to see her. God took a precious angel home this week and it isn’t for me to question his timing, but I’m sure going to miss her. I loved her and your family and thank you for allowing me to be a part of your lives for 60+ years. Our prayers will be with you all daily as you begin the process of doing life without Sharon. May God bless and sustain you all.

  • Paul Askew Posted June 26, 2020 1:41 am

    COL Brinkley, Jason, Heather, and Family; So sorry to hear of Sharon passing. I knew Sharon in the early 1970s when I was working at the military center. She was a young pretty girl who was very nice and a good worker. My prayers will be for the entire family.

  • Jn Andrews Posted June 26, 2020 5:26 am

    Lehman and Gail, I am so sorry to hear Sharon earned her angel wings. She loved her family and was a loyal friend! You are all in my prayers!

  • Ella Thompson Posted June 26, 2020 1:21 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. Prayers of comfort and love for all of you.

  • Natalie stickney (Brinkley) Posted June 26, 2020 6:19 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I will always remember her visiting us at my parents’ house (Dorothy and Burke). I was 10 and she took the time to play games with me.

  • Marcia ( Brinkley) Lorenzen Posted June 26, 2020 6:27 pm

    Lehman & Gail- We are so saddened to hear of Sharon’s untimely death. We know that your hearts are broken, but our hope is in the Lord. We must trust Him & know that she is in a much better place now. From the many comments, it’s consoling to know that she lead a fulfilled life and had a positive influence on many people. May God bless and comfort you at this time of sorrow and need. We love you and share in your grief.

  • Gayle Henson Posted June 26, 2020 6:34 pm

    My heart is heavy for this wonderful family. My parents, Dorothy and Burke Brinkley enjoyed spending our summer vacations in North Carolina when I was very young. Even though we never lived close by, I loved her parents, Lehman and Gail. I pray that the Lord will provide y’all with some comfort and peace in knowing that she was dearly loved by those who knew her. She was a loyal patron who willingly put the lives of others ahead of her own. May God bless all of you during this very tough time. Blessings always. Gayle

  • Kay Brinkley Ecoff Posted June 26, 2020 6:45 pm

    My dear cousins,
    I am so saddened by Sharon’s passing. It is comforting to hear friends describe her productive and happy life filled with family and friends who loved her. I am also comforted to know that there is still a strong family unit to help carry all of you through this tragedy. God bless all of you.

  • Linda Brinkley Daly Posted June 26, 2020 8:08 pm

    She and I had wonderful times together in Northside. We loved each other

  • Mary Daniel Posted June 29, 2020 7:51 pm

    I loved Sharon. She was my FB friend. I will miss her and I think about Tim a lot. I was so sad to hear about Sharon….

  • ernie averett Posted June 30, 2020 4:25 pm

    What a sweet gal and a good friend. RIP sweetheart.

  • Danny Lea Posted September 2, 2020 1:19 pm

    Lehman and Gayle, I am so sorry to hear of Sharon’s death. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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