Sharon Christopher Cortese, 63, of Springville, TN, passed away August 8, 2019, at the home of her daughter Veronica Cortese-Companion in Maraina, CA. Sharon was born to Herbert Christopher on November 7, 1955.

Sharon was born and raised in California where she always excelled in business and athletics. She and her husband, Joseph Cortese were highly successful private business owners. After raising and graduating their two children from college, Joseph and Sharon retired and moved to Springville, TN, in 2001. In Springville, Joe and Sharon enjoyed time with their horses, pets, and nearby community. They also began a second private business as well. After her husband, Joseph, passed away, Sharon began working at Commercial Bank in Paris. There Sharon enjoyed helping and connecting with the local community as well as developing great friendships with her co-workers.

Sharon is survived by her son, Damien Cortese and his wife Kelly, daughter Veronica Cortese-Companion and her husband Jason. She is also survived by six grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Jackson, and Grayson Cortese, and Nakoa, Nohea, and Nanileialoha Companion. Sharon is also survived by her father, Herbert Christopher of Springville, brother Stanley Christopher of Springville, and sister Sandra Adkins of Aiken, SC.

Sharon’s family loves and misses her greatly and is thankful for all the wonderful people who were in her life.

Sharon was cremated in Monterey, CA, and currently resides with her daughter. No services were held.

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