Sharon Hitt, age 71, entered eternal life on Monday, December 14, 2020 in Houston Texas. Sharon was preceded in death by her father, John Cain, and two grandmothers with whom she was close – Irma Cain and Nina Boardway.
She is survived by her husband, Glenn Hitt; son, Johnny Moody and his wife (Melanie) and their children (Sarah, Austin, Lauren); mother, Helen Martino; siblings: Gary Cain, Rusty Cain, and Susan Bartholomew; stepsons, Bobby Hitt and his wife (Kelly) and their children (Alex, Indi, Natalie, Noah ) and Steven Hitt and his children (Hailey and Brycen); and nieces, Shannon and Hilary and their families; and Katie.
Sharon was born in Dallas, Texas, on July 25, 1949 to John Cain and Helen (Boardway) Cain. She was the first of four children (two brothers and a sister). She later moved with family to Richardson and then to Grayson County and a small town, Elmont. There, she attended Van Alstyne High School and graduated in 1967 – having been voted "Most Likely to Succeed" by her peers and having been part of the drill team.
She was married in 1968 to Garry Douglas Moody of Howe, Texas. One year later in 1969, she gave birth to their son, Johnny Moody, while Garry was in Vietnam. Through the years, she attended college with various courses of study and later became a certified court reporter later on. Though she had various employments, her desire and main pattern was to provide a home for her family. In 1981, she married Glenn Hitt. They were married for almost 40 years until she passed. Sharon and Glenn lived in various places around the Dallas area through those years, and Glenn remained by her side as she struggled through the last five years with cancer.
From the outset as a child, and then stretching on throughout her given days, she was always hopeful and buoyant in her demeanor, with an inquisitive mind that revealed a genuine heart. Compassion and generosity stood out to her, and she took on these same qualities. As a young girl, her interest in the Word of God and the truth of the Gospel was evident as she made profession of faith in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. In keeping with this, throughout her life, God’s Word was the ultimate locus, and learning was central. Her keenness of insight was continually sharpened by her desire to know the truth of things. Yet, with all that she encountered and learned, she was quick to point out that the Word of God is the test of all things and explanation thereof. She knew this acutely, and passed on that without God, all else is vanity. Such understanding allowed her to recognize what is truly of value in life, and it is to these things which she sought to attach. Within her endeavors she enjoyed and duplicated what she had enjoyed and learned as a kid – which led her to such enjoyments as sewing and knitting. Beyond these things, she also maintained her life-long love of reading. But, she was not a solitary retiring sort; instead, she greatly enjoyed the outdoors. Among her outdoor enthusiasms were both gardening and trips into the Texas Hill Country to see the wildflowers. With that, though, she also simply liked to get out of the house and just go somewhere. Like one of her beloved grandmothers, she could often be found in her car going around on various errands.
In all, her greatest joy was her family. She evidenced this in her doting over them, and arranging her time around them to be with them and sharing her loves with them: reading to them, making confections with them, baking, carting them around to various places of interest and need, sharing good meals, and pointing out and describing her garden to them. What was evident in it all was her giving nature. She had the desire to provide for and meet whatever needs were presented to her, and even perceiving what was not mentioned to her, but what she intuitively understood as needed. This was carried out in a lavish generosity from her, and this perfectly suited who she was - Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister, and, to her grandchildren – Nanny.
These are but a few brief descriptions of things which were indicative of her heart and which greatly enriched her family, meeting their needs and blessing their lives. Her compassion, kindness, strength, intelligence, goodness, hopefulness, and resilience are the things that remain on from her, as given by God, and passed on to us. Though she will be missed, she is thankfully, deeply woven into the fabric that makes her family who we are.
Enjoy the presence of the King of kings and Lord of lords – Your Lord Jesus Christ
Wife-Mom-Daughter-Sister-Grandmother: Sharon, Mom, Nanny
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a church of your choice.