Sharon L. Potter


Rev. Sharon L. Potter, 71, of Carbondale, IL., passed away at 6:09 PM on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 in Carbondale, IL. Sharon was born December 18, 1947 in Carmi, IL., a daughter to the late Rev. Wendell A. and Wanda Lee (Corzine) Robinson.

Rev. Potter was a retired United Methodist minister and member of the Illinois Great Rivers United Conference of the United Methodist Church. She was a 1965 graduate of Marion High School and a 1969 graduate of Asbury University.
Sharon enjoyed a lifetime of service to her family and congregations, pastoring in Mulberry Grove, Lawrenceville, Alton, and Orion. She continued her ministry in retirement as a leader of many trips to the Holy Land and at her home at the Landings in Carbondale.
Sharon loved the great outdoors almost as much as her family and congregations. She spent many years exploring the National Parks system and had a particular love of Estes Park in her favorite state of Colorado.
Sharon gave of herself and shared the love of God and His word in her every word and deed. She was an example of God’s love to us all.
Funeral services will be at 10 am on Monday, December 16, 2019 at the Murphysboro United Methodist Church; Rev. Danny Motta will officiate; graveside services will follow at 2pm on Monday at Hillcrest Cemetery in Centralia, IL. Visitation will be from 5 to 7pm on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at Crawshaw Funeral Home in Murphysboro and from 9 to 10 am on Monday at the Murphysboro United Methodist Church. Memorials made to the Preachers Aid Society are the preferred form of remembrance.
Survivors include one daughter, Andrea Potter of Portland, OR., one son and daughter-in-law, Jay and Erin Potter of Maplewood, NJ., and one grandson, Graeme A. Potter of Maplewood, NJ. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by one sister, Sandra Renshaw and one brother-in-law, Rev. Earl R. Renshaw.