Sharon Owens Carroll

Nags Head- Our hearts are saddened to announce Sharon Owens Carroll went to be with the Lord on November 2, 2023. She was born October 18, 1960 and raised in Virginia Beach, VA. Sharon was predeceased by parents David and Evelyn Owens; paternal grandparents, David and Margaret Owens; maternal grandparents Zadoke and Anne Melson; and brothers, Brian Owens and Mark Owens.

Sharon graduated from First Colonial High School in 1979. After high school she entered the banking profession. She always loved her customers and never forgot a face or name. 

Sharon moved to the Outer Banks over twenty years ago and loved the island life. Always a beach girl at heart; there was never a dull moment with her quick wit. She was always able to make anyone laugh. An avid gardener- Sharon especially enjoyed growing tomatoes every summer. Also, a very crafty woman, Sharon loved to paint, cook, and spend time with those closest to her. 

Sharon was always there to lend a hand to anyone in need. She was an amazing mother, grandmother, cousin and friend to many. She was a genuine, special, one- of- a- kind soul who was proudly called “Gumpy” by her four grandchildren that she loved dearly.

Sharon is survived by two daughters, Brittney Smrdel, Jessica Balance; her four grandchildren Illiana, Bailey, Brody, and Jasmine; her dearest friends, Keith Daniel and Kerry Baxter; her brother, Todd Owens (Kim) and many other lifelong friends and extended family members.

Sharon’s Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to or to a worthy charity of your choice. Please express condolences to the family via the online register at Gallop Funeral Services was entrusted with arrangements.