Sharon Louise Strange, the daughter of William Ralph Strange and Lizzie Mae Strange, was the first born of twins on July 12, 1956, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
She attended kindergarten at Indianapolis Public School #43, then the Capitol City Seventh Day Adventist School for 1st thru the 4th grades, and then returned to I.P.S. #43 for the 5th thru the 8th grade. She attended high school at Indiana Academy in Cicero, Indiana. Her secondary education was at both Oakwood College (now University) and Andrew University, and she obtained both Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Music and Organ Performance. Eventually, she would complete additional graduate work in music and earned a doctorate.
She accepted Christ at an early age, and faithfully attended Capitol City Seventh Day Adventist Church until moving to Oakland, California, and then finally to Washington, D.C., where she was a member of Dupont Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Sharon Louise Strange began teaching in the public school system in Indianapolis. She then taught in Oakland, California before moving to Washington, D.C., where she taught at Dupont S.D.A. School and completed her teaching career in the public school system.
Doc Strange was a very gifted, talented and accomplished harpist, organist, handbell ringer and performer on fifteen wind instruments. She was a conductor and taught music for over three decades. Her handbell ensembles have traveled widely and been acclaimed for their excellence. She enjoyed widespread recognition for her work, including a Best All-Around Musician award presented to her by the Columbia Union Guild of Adventist Musicians in 2009. She was listed annually in Who’s Who in American Women since 2007 and in other similar publications.
Sharon Louise Strange departed this earthly place to meet her Savior on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at 3:36 p.m. having been preceded in death by her parents, an aunt and an uncle.
She leaves to cherish her memory her twin brother, Sherman L. Strange (Jacquelyn); niece, Jasmine Strange; two great nephews, Jordan Whitfield and Jaeshon Hallums, along with a host of friends and colleagues.
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