August 20, 1953 ~ December 15, 2020

Born in: Temple, TX
Resided in: College Station, TX

Funeral Mass will be live streamed at this link: https://smcaustin.org/sharp

Charlotte Han Sharp, 67, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at her home in College Station following a lengthy illness. She was the wife of John Sharp, Chancellor of The Texas A&M University System.

Charlotte was born in Temple, Texas August 20, 1953 to Robert and Millicent Han. She grew up in Austin and had two brothers, Robert Dale Han Jr. and Hampden Gregory Han. In 1977, she graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics, majoring in Textiles and Clothing, before marrying John Sharp in 1978.

Charlotte was a close partner in her husband’s long career in politics and public service since his election to the Texas House of Representatives in 1978.

Charlotte’s life was guided by her faith. She was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in College Station, where she worked to engage youth in enhancing their own faith. She was also a co-founder of the St. Gabriel Catholic School in Austin.

Charlotte was a renowned philanthropist. She was involved in many community and humanitarian efforts, particularly for women, children and young people. She was a powerful fundraiser for a variety of organizations, including Texas Children’s Hospital and Dell Children’s Medical Center. In the early 1990s, Charlotte and John Sharp worked with United Jewish Appeal to relocate hundreds of Jewish families from Russia to Israel. As the Honorary Chair of the 2015 Magnolia Tea, she helped raise a record amount for scholarships for Texas A&M University medical students.

Charlotte was in The Junior Service League in Victoria and The Junior League of Austin, as well as the Woman’s Club of Bryan. She was on the board of the Ronald McDonald House in Austin and involved with the National Charity League. She volunteered at Caritas of Austin and Mobile Loaves & Fishes in Austin and was a member of both the Senate Ladies Club of Texas and the Legislative Ladies Club.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that Charlotte’s friends and family make donations to Mobile Loaves & Fishes at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Austin or to the Woman’s Club of Bryan-College Station.

Charlotte is survived by her husband and their children, Spencer and Victoria; a daughter-in-law, Brigitte and two granddaughters, Simone and Freya; and her brother, Robert Dale Han Jr.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, December 18, 2020 at St. Mary Cathedral in Austin, with graveside services at The Texas State Cemetery immediately following. There will be a 7pm Rosary Thursday, December 17, at St. Mary’s Catholic Center in College Station. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Center of Bryan College Station, Texas.

Services

Mass of Christian Burial: December 18, 2020 10:00 am

St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral
203 E 10th St
Austin, TX 78701

(512) 476-6182
https://www.smcaustin.org

Interment: December 18, 2020 11:30 am

Texas State Cemetery
909 Navasota St
Austin, TX 78702

(512) 463-0605
https://cemetery.tspb.texas.gov

Rosary: December 17, 2020 7:00 pm

St. Mary's Catholic Center
603 Church Ave.
College Station, TX 77840

(979) 846-5717
https://www.aggiecatholic.org

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  1. So sorry to learn of Charlotte’s death. Our prayers go out for John and the family.

    Rodney & Sherry Gilstrap
    Marshall, Texas

  2. John, we were so sad to hear of your loss. We are praying for God’s peace and love to surround you and your family. Wendi’s heart truly hurts for you.

  3. John, Doyle and I were saddened to learn about Charlotte. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Val and Doyle Kolle

  4. I recall Mrs. Sharp being the epitome of hospitality and grace. May God comfort all the family and loved ones at this time …

  5. Charlotte and I grew up together in Rollingwood, carpooled together in elementary school, and reconnected off and on over the years, especially at St. Michael’s Academy. She was exceptional. Beautiful inside and out, humorous, intelligent, energetic, and giving. The world was better for her being in it. I send my prayers and sympathy to John and the entire Sharp family.

  6. John, I am praying for peace and comfort for you and your family. May the Lord bless you during this time.

  7. John, I offer my condolences to you and your children in the death of Charlotte. I remember when John and I went to y’all’s beautiful wedding and reception all those years ago. I’m happy that you two had a long life together and sad that she had to be ill. God will take care of you and yours at this difficult time. Sincerely, Sue Smith Howard

  8. John, Spencer, and Victoria – I’m so sorry to hear of Charlotte’s passing. She was a true lady in every sense of the word. Praying for your peace in the days and months ahead.

    “Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” – Nehemiah 8:10

  9. John and all the Sharp Family – So sorry for your loss. What a great and beautiful woman who touched the lives of so many. May you find peace in your heart knowing that she is watching over you each and every day as she did when here on earth. Our sincere and heartfelt condolences.

  10. John I was very sad when I found out today about you loosing Charlotte. She was a great lady and Patty and I are very sorry for you and your family my friend especially at this time of year. I know you will have wonderful memories to cherish. Our thoughts are with you and yor loved ones
    Peck & Patty Young

  11. Dear John,

    We were deeply saddened when we read the obituary of your wife, Charlotte. On behalf of all of our family members, we want to extend our sincerest condolences to you and your family members. Your Charlotte touched so many lives in so many ways. There is an old Spanish saying that capsulizes her life, Charlotte Sharp, “Paso Por Aqui.” God Bless.

    Larry Garcia, Ph.D. & Charlotte Garcia
    Texas A&M-San Antonio (ret.)

  12. John, Spencer, and Victoria,
    I was deeply saddened to hear of Charlotte’s passing. She was such a beautiful soul with a smile that lit up a room. I know she will be missed dearly. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead.

  13. Dear John, Spencer and Victoria,
    We are so saddened by the passing of Charlotte. She was such a lovely lady and friend. I will never forget that John told Charlotte and me that if our water broke while in H‑E‑B, we should drop a jar of pickles and pretend that the pickles were the problem! Spencer and our daughter Amanda were born on July 9, 1979 in adjoining rooms at DeTar Hospital in Victoria, TX. There we became fast friends and our children had their first four birthdays together. Such great memories! Charlotte and I last visited at the San Antonio Aggie Club muster several years ago when John was the outstanding and always funny speaker. And Charlotte was the ever present beautiful and supportive spouse that I was delighted to get to visit with. We share your grief and wish we could be with you are this sad time.
    John, please reach out when you need to get away. We would love to have you as our guest in our home and to share good memories. 210-416-2519.
    Love,
    Karen ‘75 and Bob Trott ‘68

  14. We are truly sorry for your loss. Charlotte was a beautiful and loving person. She was kind, generous and caring. Our prayers are with you, Spencer and Victoria. The Lord has gained a beautiful Angel.

    Sincerely

    David and Jodie Garcia
    Marisa Garcia Ybarra, Mariela Trujillo and Marisol Koonce.

  15. John,
    You and your beautiful Family are in our prayers. We knew Charlotte when y’all lived in Victoria. She loved her Family more than anything in the world. Spencer and Victoria were her heart and you, John, were the love of her life. Charlotte was the most gracious lady and her smile lit up the room. God bless you all.
    Gary & B.J. Middleton

  16. We were sorry to hear that Charlotte had passed away. We Charlotte was fine Catholic woman
    who did many kind things for people. We know that she will be missed by many people. May God
    bless the entire Sharp family during your time of loss. We will be praying for Charlotte’s repose.

  17. I was very saddened to hear about Charlotte’s passing. She was an extraordinary woman who was such a kind and thoughtful person. The world is a better place for her having lived, and she will be greatly missed. My condolences to John and the family.
    Jerry Vandel, M.D.

  18. Dear John and family,
    We are saddened to hear that Charlotte has died-Our family prayers go with you at this time.
    Marshall E. Kuykendall
    Driftwood, Texas

  19. Dear John and Family,
    I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I remember our times together in Victoria. Y’all are in my prayers.

    Carlyle
    Cuero, TX

  20. John and family,
    My sincere sympathy on the passing of Charlotte. My prayers are with you and your family.
    Sincerely,
    Rosemary Morrow
    Austin

  21. John, Spencer and Victoria, I had hoped to see you yesterday but it was not possible. I send condolence and want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I know how very sad this time is for you…and like all your other friends, I wish I could do more.
    Charlotte was a beautiful person and a long-time friend. Years ago she asked me to come and speak at a school that one of you attended. Since then, I’ve watched the two of you become adults and I know how proud Charlotte must have been of the success you’ve made of your lives. Stay strong and take care of your dad because he will need you more than ever.

  22. John & family:
    How saddened we were to read Charlotte’s obituary in the Victoria Advocate. Her light will continue to shine through all those whose lives she touched.
    Blessings,
    John Hammack & Cathy Bailey

  23. I am so, so saddened by Charlotte’s passing. She was one of the first people I met when we relocated to Austin. She was the epitome of grace and southern charm. She loved her family and spoke of them in glowing terms. When she moved to College Station, she told me to visit and she would give me a tour. She was so proud of John and A&M. I feel very blessed to have known her. You are all in my prayers

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