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“Betty Sharpe was my freshman geometry teacher at Wando High School. She was an incredible teacher of logic and proofs in addition to being funny and...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Scott Curry - Charleston, SC

“I will miss this incredible woman! Everyone needs a Betty Sharpe in their life! - Sully Witte ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Sully Witte - Mount Pleasant, SC

“May the family find comfort at this time. I remember Ms. Sharpe from Rivers High School during the seventies. She was such a pleasant lady. May she...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Rhonda Johnson - North Charleston, SC

“She was the best math teacher! She taught me and then taught my son at Wando. We both loved her! She was very special. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Theresa Woolwine Waddell - SC

“I had the pleasure and honor of working with Betty at the Academic Magnet High School the last few years. The kindness and compassion she showed her...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Sully Johnston Johnston

“Teacher, mentor, ad hoc member of the Senf family, Kappa Delta sister and friend... Betty touched my life in so many ways. I'll never forget her!...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Lisa (Senf) Graham - Duluth, MN

“Betty was a colleague of mine, while teachingat Goose Creek High School. She was always smiling or laughing, enjoying life. I will always cherish our...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Danita Kirtley - Pawley's Island, SC


Betty L. Sharpe, daughter of Joseph Daniel and Vivian Collier Sharpe, born October 18, 1949, went to her heavenly home on November 9, 2019. She was a graduate of Hanahan High School and of Newberry College where she was an active member of Kappa Delta Sorority among other campus activities. She also obtained a Masters Degree from The Citadel.

For over forty years she taught math to generations of students in Charleston and Berkeley County schools, including Rivers, Wando, Goose Creek and Hanahan High Schools. After retirement she enjoyed teaching at Academic Magnet High School and The School of the Arts. During those years she was involved in many student activities including drug abuse prevention and the Teen Institute, Students Against Drunk Driving, Quiz Bowl and as a sponsor of Rivers' and Wando's cheerleading programs. She devised a unique program of Wando students performing puppet shows for elementary school students. She worked with various schools upgrading math curriculum and was an active member of the Charleston County Council of Mathematics. She served her students and communities by providing tools for a productive and fulfilling life for so many people. Although she never married and had no children she treasured her niece and nephews and their children as though they were her own.

She was predeceased by her parents and sister Virginia, and is survived by her brothers, Jim and Joe, niece Sarah and nephews Dan, Pete, Dave and Tim, as well as their children and one great nephew.

The Sharpe family invites all who wish to share remembrances of Betty to do so at the informal celebration of her life which will be held Tuesday, November 26, 2019 in the J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lowcountry Food Bank at 2864 Azalea Drive, Charleston, SC 29405 or to the charity of choice in memory of Betty.