With very heavy hearts, we announce the death of our own Al Sharpe aka Ali Davis. Al died on Friday August 18, 2023 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Many also know him by his nickname “Muppet”.
Al was predeceased by his mother Augusta Dollbaby Cooper and father George A. Sharpe. He was the very first grandchild of Joseph Cooper and Maggie Campbell who also predeceased him.
Al was a very pleasant man. There are so many words to describe him: quiet, always calm, friendly, laid back and never easily rattled. He was such a nice guy. He was an avid lover of football(soccer) and a good player. He played for multiple club teams including Club International of Trenton, NJ.
Al went out of his way to show himself friendly and always immersed himself in various social cycles within cities he lived: Bristol, Pennsylvania; Burlington, New Jersey; Dallas, Texas and Charlotte, NC.
Al Sharpe was born in Monrovia, Liberia on June 21, 1977 and lived his early life on Benson Street Crown Hill; he immigrated to the United States at a young age in 1988. His very first school was Quitman Street Elementary
School in Newark, NJ. He graduated from East Orange Stem Academy High School in East Orange, NJ and attended Montclair State University in New Jersey on a football(soccer) scholarship. He later attended Grand Canyon University in Arizona. For much of his professional life he worked as a Credit Analyst with multiple firms including GM Financial where he last worked.
Al leaves to mourn a multitude of family and relatives.
Mourning Al are: his wife Blessing Uche Sharpe, his children including 2 daughters Frances Hooke, Alicia Sharpe and 3 sons Al Sharpe Jr., Aiden Sharpe and Ashton Sharpe.
Also mourning Al are his adopted father Daniel Davis, Sr. and mother Olga Smith Davis(also his aunt).
He was the oldest of several siblings including brothers and sisters.
His large family consists of many uncles, many aunties, many cousins, many nieces, many nephews, and a host of many other relatives.
Al’s death has hit us hard. Our family is overwhelmed and soaked with unspeakable grief. We’re hurting… crying… confused… with very high emotions. Our deep hope and sincere prayers go up to the Lord believing that somehow He will reveal to us why Al..Ali..Muppet left us at such a young age. This is so hard. Please continue to keep us in your prayers.
Final Arrangements are as follow:
Wake – Friday September 22 at 6pm Alexander Funeral Home
1424 Statesville Ave. Charlotte, NC 28206
Celebration of Life – Saturday September 23 at 10am Hickory Grove United Methodist Church
6401 Hickory Grove Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28215
Internment – following the funeral service:
Charlotte Memorial Gardens
7632 Hood Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28215
Rev. Tim Wulah, Jr. 916-501-3618
Rebecca Cooper 240-605-7868
Blessing Uche Sharpe 682-221-3632
Sweetie Sharpe Josiah 215-667-5498
Daniel Davis, Sr. 908-313-3912