February 14, 1944 ~ May 9, 2020

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Henderson, KY

Sharon Earle Cook Givens, 76, of Henderson passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Evansville, IN. She was born in Owensboro, Kentucky on February 14, 1944 to the late William and Inez Hall Cook. Sharon was a homemaker. She loved her family dearly and enjoyed spending time with them, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Along with her parents, Sharon is preceded in death by her husband, David Givens who passed away in 2015; her son, Jerry B. “Lil’ Buck” Simpson; a brother, William “Billy” Cook Jr.; a grandchild, Jojo Bickett; and a great-grandchild, Mary Eva Bickett.

She is survived by her children, Anita Bickett, Janice Torres, and Jeffrey (Shannon) Simpson; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 5 siblings, Arthur Cook, Jarry (Judy) Cook, Teresa (Alvey) Horton, Allen Cook, and Mark Cook; and several nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home and Crematory. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Givens. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Sharon Earle Cook Givens and sign her virtual guest book by going to

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