Sharon Merritt Newman, 74, formerly of Little Rock, Ark., transitioned August 29,2019 in Kansas City, Kan. She is preceded in death by: parents: Maceo, Sr. and Travestine Merritt. Her sweet spirit will be cherished by: husband, Lynell; children, Barry (Kris) Hatchett, Huntsville, Ala., Delores (Dee) Hatchett, Cypress, Texas, stepdaughters, Pamela and Val Newman, Kansas City; brothers, Maceo, Jr. and Derrick (Deborah) Merritt; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and special family and friends. Service will be at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at Ruffin and Jarrett Funeral Home, 1200 Chester Street, Little Rock, Ark. (501) 372-1305. Burial at Haven of Rest Cemetery.