Sharon Gilbert Walton
1944 - 1997

Sharon Gilbert Walton of Thayer Road, Higganum, formerly of Middletown, died Tuesday at Middlesex Hospital. She was 52.

Mrs. Walton was born in Middletown. She was a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and was involved with Women Networking and Habitat for Humanity.

She leaves her husband, Willie Walton; a son, Justin Sweet of Higganum; two stepsons, Stephen Walton of Everett, Mass., and Vito Walton of Middletown; two daughters, Tracy Sweet of Revere, Mass., and Barbara Holloman of Middletown; a stepdaughter, Felicia Walton of Middletown; a brother, Robert Gilbert of Cleveland; and four sisters, Pat Nielson of Middletown, Joan Hale and Nancy Smith of Portland, and Betty Lou McIlwain of Plainville; two grandsons, Michael and Sean Walton; two godchildren, Kaitlin McGriff and Eric Grant; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Shiloh Baptist Church, 364 Butternut St., Middletown. Burial will be private. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Leukemia Society, 899 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT 06109.

The Biega Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

the Hartford Courant - Feb 27, 1997