Sharon passed away September 21st with her husband of 33 years at her bedside and holding her hand. A native of Baton Rouge and an active 62 year member of 1st United Methodist Church, she spent her life close to and loving her family. Sharon was preceded in death by her father, Quentin Franklin Smith, who passed when Sharon was only 23, her mother, Omamai Sanford Smith/Lent (“Toni”), who succumbed to Parkinson’s Disease after a valiant fight. Sharon, at 72 years old, leaves her loving and devoted husband, Philip Roger Musy, her brother, John Sanford (Sandy) Smith, and his wife, Corliss Smith. She will be remembered lovingly by her niece, Kelly Metz, her husband Billy Metz, their children, Quentin, Avery and Tristen; her nephew, Ryan Smith, his wife Jill Smith and their children, Landry, Hadley and Claire. Also holding her in loving memory are Philip’s brother, Mark Musy, and sister Joyce Carson, her husband, Robert, their children Josh and Brad, and his 3 children, Declan, Sophia, and Liam. Sharon always felt great joy in watching her niece and nephew grow and become the wonderful, caring people they are, and she adored all of their children and always treasured her time with them whenever they were together. In school Sharon and her brother were very close and she admired and loved him and always wanted to be close to him as they were only a year apart in age and followed each other through school. Upon entering University High School Sharon became involved in activities and remained close to her brother. She especially enjoyed the school’s football activities and kept well versed in them so she could talk with Sandy about the games. Also at “U-High” she met who was to become her best friend and Maid of Honor in her wedding, Margo Eglin. They became life-long friends and after graduating in 1969, spent a lot of time together over the years. Sharon also loved Margo’s mother, Dorothy Eglin, whom she loved to visit and considered her a ‘second mama’. Sharon was Assistant Vice-President, marketing among 5 states for United General Title Company. It was on a marketing trip that Sharon first met her husband, Philip, at the time involved with Real Estate in Maryland, while he was traveling with his brother, Mark, to visit their Aunt in Clearwater, Florida. Though their first meeting was brief, sharing a tram to the airport, discovered they were in similar professions, exchanged business cards and he offered if she got to Maryland he would be happy to show her around. That was December 13, 1989 and they were married exactly one year later, in her church here in Baton Rouge. Sharon was active in the community participating in Volunteers in Public Schools and served as an usher at 1st Church for many years along side Fred Loy, with whom she also worked 15 years as Administrative Assistant. Fred was CEO at The Committee of 100 for Economic Development, here in Baton Rouge. There Sharon helped manage activities involving over 50 company CEO’s and soon got to know them as they knew her on a first-name basis. Sharon was loved and respected by many whom she touched as she always remembered birthdays and special occasions with special, hand-written notes which gave great joy to their recipients. Her loving and gentle demeanor touched many people as she was always looking out for those in need and thought of other people first. A favorite scripture of her mother’s and her’s was “This is the day the Lord hath made, Let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 1 18:24 Sharon loved the beach and she and Philip enjoyed a special place on the Gulf and spent many occasions there walking on the sand together, collecting sea-shells and watching the birds and the clouds dance in the sky. Sharon also loved the mountains and enjoyed the cascading waterfalls and the falling of leaves in the Autumn. Sharon enjoyed the refuge and peace of her home and took special joy in designing her gardens and keeping them beautiful. A ceremony celebrating the life of Sharon will be at the First United Methodist Church, 930 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802 at 1200 Noon, Tuesday, October 3, 2023, with visitation beginning at 11AM. Burial will be a private family ceremony to be arranged for a later date. Philip and the family would like to offer special thanks to the many ‘angels’ at Our Lady of the Lake who lovingly cared for Sharon and offered support to her husband and family: Dr. Stell, Holly, Ashley, Caroline and Jamie and many others. Also special thanks to the Caring Ministers of 1st Church who came to offer their prayers and support: Pattie Hewitt, Pastor Kip, and former Pastor, Chris Andrews, who had conducted the marriage ceremony for Sharon and Philip in her church. Special thanks and love to Ms. Elva Evans, who faithfully called Sharon and Philip on their birthdays through the many years and something Sharon found great joy in. Memorials may be made in memory of Sharon to First United Methodist Church, The American Cancer Society, the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, P.O.Box 4777, New York, N.Y.10163, or other charity of your choice.