Sharon T. Doudna Jones, age 62, of Gulfport, Mississippi, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 4th, 2022, in Gulfport. Sharon was born on Nov. 20th, 1959, in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin.
Ms. Jones was a longtime resident of Gulfport, both before and following her twenty-year military career. Sharon was a loving daughter, sister, aunt and friend and a compassionate caretaker to her beloved pets. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Sharon’s education included graduation from Gulfport High School in 1977. She was proud to be a member of the final class of GHS Commodores. Sharon attended some college and received training across multiple disciplines during her U.S. Air Force career. Sharon’s 20-year U.S. Air Force career included a 3-year tour of duty in Brindisi, Italy, and 7-years in Yakota, Japan. Her military career began in 1980 and she retired in the year 2000. Sharon’s military service earned her the honor of internment at the Biloxi National Cemetery
Sharon loved music, movies, criminal justice television shows, serving on her high school reunion committee, spending time with family, classmates and friends, and caring for her beloved pets. She loved all animals.
Ms. Jones was preceded in death by her parents, Robert F. Doudna and Edith M. (McGill) Doudna and her brother, Frank J. Doudna.
Sharon is survived by her brother, Van Doudna; long-time companion, Bill Lindsey; sisters-in-law Cindy Ladner Doudna and Susan Lynch; surrogate mother, Dorothy Rich; two step-children; three step-grandchildren; two nieces; and three nephews.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Memorial Hospital at Gulfport for their compassionate care and efforts to improve her quality of life.
A funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home, 15th Street, Gulfport. Friends may visit one-hour prior to service. Interment will follow at Biloxi National Cemetery. Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home, 15th Street, Gulfport is honored to serve the Jones family.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like to recommend a donation made in Sharon’s behalf to the Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM), 2615 25th Ave., Gulfport, MS 39501, 228-963-3354.