Sharon Bernadette Leota Rudder-Oppong
1969 - 2016

"I am the light of the world.
He who follows me shall not walk in darkness,
but have the light of life.
John 8:12

The Oppong & Rudder families regret to announce the death of their beloved wife, mother & sister, the late Mrs Sharon Rudder-Oppong, who passed away on Wednesday 13 January 2016 after a period of illness.

Lamentations of a husband - 6 January 2017


Many people refer to the date of their loved one's death as an anniversary. I can't bring myself to do it. 13th January 2016 will forever be the date that my light and soul mate went home to rest.

Sharon Rudder Oppong

The word "anniversary" has an intended association with joy, celebration, and happiness; but to me , it once again brings back this feeling of emptiness ,grief and sorrow; this emptiness and blow is cushioned and held together by my association with my children ,family and loved ones .

None of us ever imagined having to say good-bye so soon to Sharon, so suddenly. I still remember going to visit her on Monday the 12th after work and left around 8:30pm to pick up the kids. Her smile, goodbye kiss and her feeble words "see you tomorrow if you can" when I left still imprinted on my mind.

13th January 2017; creeping up is day filled with dread and loaded with dismal realisations for it is unimaginable that she has been gone that long. Life has continued to go on but though I may seem strong from the outside; deep down I feel frozen and crushed.

Days have come and gone, and yet I feel like nothing has changed. My crowning personal accomplishment is that I wake up every day and go to work, care for my young girls whilst yearn and crave every day for this beautiful and amazing soul.

One whole year without Sharon; who gave my life meaning and filled my heart with unimaginable amount of love and care. So how am I supposed to acknowledge this dreaded day? The answer to this only lies within each and every one of us, and it is my hope that we all will and I will one day finally be at peace with the loss of my Dear wife, soul mate and friend.

Sharon, Gods very own nightingale, my dear wife; still singing on almost a year.



Details of rememberance arrangements in Watford, UK, may be found here

  • Lorem
  • Ipsum
  • Dolor

Sharon, Mao
Charli & Mia

A family is a gift that lasts forever.


The love of a family is life's greatest blessing.

Sharon at
her brother's wedding.

I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Psalm 27:13

Tributes to Sharon

Below are some tributes from Sharon's family and friends.
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  • Tribute from husband Mao

    " My dearest Sharon, death can only part you away from me temporarily 'til we re-unite again permanently in Heaven. I am privileged to have been your husband and also your best friend. "

  • Tribute from sister June

    " As a deer longs for cool streams of water, so I long for you, oh God. In my innermost desires I thirst for you Lord, the living God of Israel. I yearn for the time when I meet with you and be with you forever. Rest in God's unending grace Sister. "

  • Tribute from daughter Charli

    " I miss your hugs and when you talked to me & Mia about school and how to grow up. I wish we could make dinner together and go on holiday to Dominica like you said we could or we could all go to Barbados. "

  • Tribute from daughter Mia

    " I promise to not be naughty and to be a good dancer and to be a good cook. "

  • Tribute from niece Tia

    " Thank you for making me feel & look beautiful at my prom. "

  • Tribute from nephew Juma

    " My dearest always believed in me and encouraged me to do better. I will stay on the path you tried so hard to keep me on and make you proud. "

  • Tribute from friend Lesley

    " I knew Sharon before the girls were born. She loved Mao to bits and was so proud of Charli & Mia. She would do anything for anyone & I will miss her so much. She was taken far too soon. It is a sad loss to everyone who knew her x "

  • Tribute from brother David, USA

    " We are the branches of the same paternal tree, yet grew and matured in far distant places. Though our paths crossed way too late, your passion for love and commitment to family will be missed. You are gone too soon in our eyes but feel blessed to call you Sister. Forever Love, "

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Never forgotten. Always in our hearts and minds.