Sharron Patricia Birdwell Banares • November 7, 2021



Sharron Bridwell Banares, 78, passed away late Sunday evening, November 7, 2021 after complications from a recent stroke; ending a long journey with several health issues. She was surrounded with the love and care of her family.
Sharron was born June 14, 1943 to the late Charles Pierce Bridwell and Martha Addison Bridwell of Jacksonville, FL.
While on a beach in Mayport, FL Sharron would meet her future husband Rodolfo “Odie” Lopez Banares. Married in 1969, the pair raised three daughters, Martha Renee, Robin Michelle, and Felicia Lopez. After completing their military family career, the two would choose the Gulf Coast of Florida to retire and continue raising their family. Independent of her role as wife and mother, Sharron had a fulfilling career as a Notary of the Public while in the insurance industry.
Sharron is preceded in death by her daughter, Martha Renee; Parents, Charles and Martha Bridwell; Brother, Darrell A Bridwell; and uncle, David Addison.
She is survived by her husband of fifty-two years, Rodolfo “Odie” Lopez Banares; Daughters, Robin Michelle (Steve) Chancey and Felicia Lopez Banares; Grandchildren, Steven Vincent Chancey, Martha Rachal (Matthew) Caintic-Dudding, Bernardino Reyes (Kim) Caintic III, Charles Allen Chancey, Mariah Whitley Jackson, and Ashley Wayne Chancey; Great Grandchildren, Chanel and Kaleb Caintic.
Sharron’s greatest joys in life were her family, friends, adventures, and love for animals. Being born with a flair for mischief and excitement nothing could stop her from keeping an audience on their toes with the anecdotes of her life. Prior to health complications she pursued passions such as traveling, sailing, painting, cooking, and was known to pick up a tambourine and sing a time or two.
Navigating the world pre and post pandemic she dedicated time to becoming a “technological granny”. Spending her morning coffee break chatting with her beloved bird, Jennie while her loyal puppies, Holly and Daisy stayed by her side. Enjoyable shopping trips with her daughters and keeping in touch with loved ones kept her days the brightest.
Welcomed by all, Sharron was an absolute force of nature. Those that knew her were blessed and she will be fondly missed.
The family would like to thank those that helped her maintain her light in this world, including; Nephews Scott (Donna) Bridwell and Patrick (Joy) Bridwell; Brother-in-law Conrado Banares; Sister-in-laws Luzviminda Banares and Tita Banares; Many nieces and nephews; Close family friends Dorothea Cook, Elaine Sanders, Kay Grand, The Servo Family, Steive and Brian Waller, Pat Fry, Martha Zimmerman and Gloria Smith, K Sanders, Shi Bonner and countless others.
Please keep in your thoughts and prayers her close friends that she is preceded in death by; Petra Lahman, Rebecca Brazier, Michael Cannon, Dell D Cannon, and Charles Carter.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations provided to:
Uncle Sandy’s Macaw Bird Park
9513 N Palafox St
Pensacola, FL 32534
(850) 270-2130
Paypal: @UncleSandys

  1. Pat G. Fry says:

    My dearest Friend. Many great memories of our holidays, sailing trips, parties & just being together. Standing on the edge of Heaven we’re your Parents, Daughter, & Friends waiting for you. I love you & will miss you, Sharron. 💔

  2. Jamie Banares says:

    Aunty Sharron was one of my very first friend other than her daughter Felicia, when I first came here in the states. Right then and there she made me feel like family and loved. Our difference in language did not matter our heart spoke the same. Her and her daughter took me places introduced me in the new country I will be living in. Aunty Sharron taught me how to drive in her big wagon. She was a great teacher. She got me my first job at the insurance company she works at. We see each other everyday and have lunch together. I will never forget how she sings “hollywood tatatatata, hollywood!” and I would just laugh and laugh at her. I regret that I was not able to spend time with her like I used to, but I know she knows how much I love her. I will miss you dearly aunty Sharron and I will hold you in my heart until I see you again in heaven. Say hi to my daddy up there for me! ❤️

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