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Sharon D. Lloyd

July 19, 1948 — February 27, 2024

Sharon Doyle Lloyd, age 75, died peacefully at home on February 27, 2024, in Nashville, TN. Sharon was born July 19, 1948, in Miami, FL, to Mary Smith Caldwell Doyle and Woodrow Wilson Doyle. She was preceded in death by her parents and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.    


Survivors include her loving husband of 49 years, Kenneth M. Lloyd, M.D., daughter Amanda Jane Lloyd Anand (Vaibhav), and granddaughter Abigail Grace Caldwell Anand, all of Nashville. 

 

Sharon lived in West Point, NY, and Huntsville, AL, due to her father’s military career, and she also spent a memorable year in Turkey. She moved to Cave City, KY, in later childhood, where she was surrounded by her extended Caldwell and Doyle families. Sharon graduated from Caverna High School as valedictorian of the class of 1966. In 1970, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt University. 

 

Sharon married Kenneth M. Lloyd in Louisville, KY, on June 8, 1974. She and Ken lived in Lexington, KY, while Ken finished his Master of Science degree. They then moved to Omaha, NE, where Ken worked for the University of Nebraska and Sharon furthered her education. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Education in 1977 and a Master of Science in Special Education and Reading in 1980. Sharon held a teaching license and taught reading in Omaha while Ken earned his medical degree from the university. In 1981, they moved to Rochester, MN, for Ken’s radiation oncology residency at Mayo Clinic. They settled permanently in Nashville in 1986, where Sharon enjoyed homemaking and motherhood, church activities, and volunteering.

 

Sharon valued lifelong learning and sought to challenge her mind every day. She enjoyed attending classes through the Osher Institute at Vanderbilt and was an avid reader. She particularly enjoyed reading Bible analyses and Faulkner. Sharon and Ken liked to travel, and some of their favorite memories came from visits to coastal California, Western Europe, Alaska, and ski trips to Vail, CO. They took many relaxing family beach trips to Captiva Island, FL, where Sharon delighted in observing the wildlife and swimming in the Gulf of Mexico. Sharon also derived great satisfaction from researching her family genealogy. Her ancestry included French Huguenots, patriots of the American Revolution, and relatives who served in the Civil War. Many of these ancestors were among the early settlers of the Kentucky frontier. Sharon took enormous pride in restoring and maintaining the Caldwell family cemetery on the ancestral homestead in Barren County, Kentucky.

 

Throughout her life, Sharon attended the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ. She was a longtime member of Woodmont Christian Church in Nashville, where she participated in Circle groups and volunteered for Walk Thru Bethlehem. Sharon was a strong supporter of the local arts and spent many happy years volunteering with the Nashville Symphony Guild and Opera Guild, where she met some of her closest friends. Sharon was also actively involved in various clubs and organizations. She was a proud member of Centennial Club, Hillwood Country Club, American MENSA, English-Speaking Union, and Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.

 

Sharon was known for her confident spirit, her love for group exercise classes, and her appreciation of nature and animals. She found joy in simple pleasures, like spending time with her family and eating together at the table, reading to her granddaughter, and taking walks with Ken and Amanda Jane in the many beautiful parks around Nashville. A fan of 1960s music, Sharon loved to listen to oldies stations in the car.

 

Sharon will be remembered by her family and friends for her elegance in dress and demeanor, for being sincere in her interactions, and as a compassionate and loyal wife, kind and patient mother, and genuine friend. She led quietly by example and infused her words with warmth, wisdom, and humor. She was a person to whom anyone could turn for a listening ear and sound advice. She will be dearly missed. 

 

There will be a public visitation on Thursday, March 7, 2024, from 11:30 a.m. until the Celebration of Life at 1:30 p.m. at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home, located at 9090 Highway 100, Nashville, TN 37221. Entombment service to follow.

 

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Thursday, March 7, 2024

11:30am - 1:30 pm (Central time)

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9090 TN-100, Nashville, TN 37221

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, March 7, 2024

1:30 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

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9090 TN-100, Nashville, TN 37221

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Thursday, March 7, 2024

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9090 TN-100, Nashville, TN 37221

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