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Sharonilyn Tychelle Denise Franklin, fondly known as “Shá”; was born February 12, 1986 to Georgette Elaine Franklin and Samuel Keith Gray in High Point, North Carolina. She was called to her eternal home on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Sharonilyn was educated in the Guilford County School System. She received and accepted Christ as her personal Savior and was baptized at an early age. She was a member of Community Deliverance Holiness Church under the leadership of her grandmother, Bishop Designate Angeline Sumpter.

She leaves to celebrate her life, her loving mother, Georgette of Winston-Salem, her adoptive father, Darrin Sumpter of the home; her father, Samuel Keith Gray of Charlotte; her brother, Jeremy (Gabriella) Sumpter of High Point; her sister, JeLorian “Hope” Sumpter of High Point; her beloved grandparents, Bishop Designate Angeline and Deacon Cal Sumpter of High Point; Carrie Lee Synder of Columbus, Ohio; two godchildren, Casey Long, Damari Todd; special niece, Leilani Sumpter whom she adorningly called “Auntie”; and  a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and church family.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Community Deliverance Holiness Church, 7609 Horney Road. Interment will follow at Oakwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at 804 Runyon Dr. and Tuesday at the church from 1:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.

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  • Friday, March 22, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.
  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    Rest with the Angels Sha... Praying for the family
    ~ Kim Justice   High Point, NC
  • Monday, March 25, 2019
    To the family always called Shai my ☀️,So every day the sun is shining I will think of her I love you all and I’m here for you
    ~ Ltanya Williams   Winston Salem, NC
  • Monday, March 25, 2019
    My condolences to the family may Sha sleep in peace.
    ~ Stacie Moore   High point, NC
  • Monday, March 25, 2019
    My condolences to the family may Sha sleep in peace.
    ~ Stacie Moore   High point, NC
  • Monday, March 25, 2019
    Sorry for the passing of your loved one, May God comfort you
    ~ Sebrina Watts Mason   Asheboro, NC
  • Monday, March 25, 2019
    Thoughts and prayers for you during this time.
    ~ Ernestine Gaines   High Point, NC
  • Monday, March 25, 2019
    My heart goes out to the family R.I.P shay
    ~ Tina Payne   High Point, NC
  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    May Jehovah sustain you at this time of such great loss. We don't know what to say except that we love you. We can't understand exactly how you feel, but Jehovah does ad will keep raising you up. We hope that our prayers will help a little. Isaiah 5:28,29 reads; He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces. The reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, For Jehovah himself has spoken it. Please visit our website There you can more about Jehovah's purpose for obedient mankind.
    ~ Lonnie& Eleanor Burke   Loganville, GA
  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019
    Our warmest sympathies goes to you and yours in these difficult moments. May you find strength from the words of 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4 3 Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God. What a loving God who cares about each one of us. He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez