July 8, 2022, 21, Goldsboro –
Alex Darrell Sharpless, II, 21 completed his earthly walk on Friday, July 8, 2022. He was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina on June 23, 2001 to Dr. Alex Darrell Sharpless and Jenny Lynn Sharpless. Alex was blessed with many talents and showcased them whenever possible. Alex exceled in athletics, playing varsity football, basketball and ran track for Eastern Wayne High School in Goldsboro, North Carolina. He led the football team to regional finals and his passion for the game and respect for his teammates were always on display every game night. He graduated with honors in 2019, while working as a cashier at McDonalds on Berkley Boulevard.
He attended North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina. He was a current full-time student at Pitt Community College in Greenville, North Carolina, majoring in Business and Information Technology, while working for JMA Placement, INC of Goldsboro, North Carolina.
Alex was full of life and had an infectious smile. He never met a stranger and after just a few minutes of speaking to him, you were sure to call him one of your friends. He enjoyed making others laugh and smile. Among his favorite past times, he enjoyed playing his PS4 games with friends, teaching JoJo how to dribble a basketball and spending quality time with those he loved most. He has truly been a very loving son, brother, doting uncle, cousin, and loyal friend.
In addition to his parents, Alex is survived by his sister, Jenna Lee Sharpless, nephew, Josiah “JoJo” Roberson, paternal grandmother “MeMa”, Alma Sharpless, a host of loving aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and special friends Ashawnti Royal and LeDarius Williamson.
Alex was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Anna Grace “Little Granny” Phillips and Deacon Paul Lee “PaPaul” Phillips and paternal grandfather Reverend Alfred Sharpless.
The family is planning a private memorial service, details forthcoming. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that a donation be made in Alex’s memory to the Eastern Wayne High School, Athletics Program 1135 E. New Hope Road, Goldsboro, North Carolina 27534 in care of Leander Oates.
Cards and letters of condolence can be mailed to PO Box 31233, Greenville, North Carolina 27833