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Sharon Marks

May 16, 1962 — November 16, 2018

Sharon Marks

Sharon Denise Marks of Bloomington, IL transitioned to be with the Lord on Friday, November 16, 2018 at the age of 56.

Sharon was born on May 16, 1962 in Rockford, IL the fourth daughter to George L. and Ruthie Rideout, Sr.

Sharon attended Rockford Public Schools and graduated from Auburn High School in 1980. She also completed post high school coursework in Management.

Sharon gave her life to the Lord at an early age and remained faithful and active in His service. She leaned on the Lord throughout her life and was a living testimony of His grace and favor. Sharon was blessed with many gifts, one of which was singing. The gift of singing started at a young age in her father's church, Tabernacle Church of God in Christ, Rockford, IL. She had a beautiful voice and was passionate about praise and worship. In her early years, she and her siblings often ministered in churches in and around Rockford, IL. Sharon's passion for singing later lead her to serve as a member of the choir at Holy Redeemer Institutional Church of God in Christ, Milwaukee, WI for many years.

After relocating to Bloomington, IL, Sharon became an active member at Center for Hope Ministries. Her love for people and cooking lead her to serve as a member of the Hospitality Team at the church. Sharon's contributions to the Hospitality Team lead to many positive changes that will be remembered.

Sharon was employed as a General Manager with Cricket Wireless for 15 years. During her employment with Cricket Wireless she relocated from Denver, CO, to Louisville, KY, and to Milwaukee, WI. Later, Sharon moved to Bloomington, IL where she worked as an Assistant Property Manager with Arbors At Eastland Apartments, Bloomington, IL.

Sharon is survived by her daughter: Merriah Marks of Louisville, KY; grandchildren: Jalynn Elaine and Gabriel Elijah; parents: George L. and Ruthie Rideout, Sr of Rockford, IL, and siblings: Barbara (Mack) Rideout-Tolefree of Warren, AR; Deborah (Steve) Hines of Joliet, IL; George L. (Toni) Rideout, Jr; of Crestwood, KY; Beverly Bland of Joliet, IL; Desetra (Larry) Taylor of Bloomington, IL; Greg Rideout of Lakewood, CO; and Eric (Genyne) Rideout of St. Louis, MO and a host of relatives and friends.

Sharon was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, niece, aunt, cousin and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Sharon's Home Going Celebration will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Center for Hope Ministries in Bloomington, IL with Bishop Larry Taylor officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington, IL is assisting the family with arrangements.

Visitation

DEC 1. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)

Center For Hope Ministries
14940 Old Colonial Road
Bloomington, IL 61705

Funeral Service

DEC 1. 11:00 AM (CST)

Center For Hope Ministries
14940 Old Colonial Road
Bloomington, IL 61705

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