Obituary of Shar Denice Hankins
Shar Denice Hankins, 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday September 7, 2023.
Born to Leon George Hankins and Beatrice Bertha North Hankins in Bloomington, California, on
Thursday, July 24, 1947; Shar was raised along with 2 brothers. Previously of Foley, Alabama, Shar had
been a resident of Pensacola since 2017.
Throughout her career, Shar worked in sales but her passion was art, she sang until she no longer could
and then turned to painting as a creative outlet. She called it her “therapy”. Above all else, Shar was
devoted to her family, well known as a loving mother; she was always there for her family, and
brightened every life she touched. Shar had a multitude of hobbies and greatly enjoyed providing to her
community. She held the world record for catching the largest Triple Tail; volunteered as treasurer for
the American Legion Post 44, donated many of her amazing painting for auction to benefit the American
Legion, in addition to the wonderful art she sold on SharzArtz on Facebook.
Shar is preceded in death by her parents Leon and Beatrice; and brothers, Gary Hankins Sr, and Piper
Left behind to cherish her memory are her children, Shannon Fox, and Renee Fox; grandchildren,
Mathew Fox, and Christian Johnson; great-grandson, Makai Fox; as well as a host of nieces, nephews,
cousins, friends, and church families.
The light Shar brought to those around her and the way her presence could bring a smile to any face will
never be forgotten; her lessons and wisdom will be passed down for generations to come.
A celebration of Shar’s life will be held at a later date and will be posted on Facebook for those who
would like to attend.