Friday, January 27, 2017

Sharon Bence Passes Away

     Sharon Rees Bence of Bowie, MD, passed peacefully after a short illness on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
      She was born on August 8, 1943, to the late Elsie and Donald Rees. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, her beloved husband of 49 years, Robert D. Bence. She was the devoted mother to Robert Bradley Bence (Carrie) and Melissa Lynn Miller (Bobby). She was a very proud "Maama" to her five grandchildren, Bailey, Logan, Finn, Sahalie and Lily. She graduated from Clarion College in 1965 with a degree in education. After a long career in teaching she retired from the Prince George's County Public School system.
      Sharon was an active member of Davidsonville United Methodist Church where she was the President of United Methodist Women, active in youth ministries and always available to serve where needed. For over 30 years she was an active member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority. Her hobbies include reading, traveling and scrapbooking.
       A funeral service was held at Davidsonville United Methodist Church, 819 W. Central Ave. Davidsonville, MD on Monday January 30, 2017 with interment at the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Davidsonville United Methodist Church or a cancer organization of your choice.

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