Viewing 10:00 a.m. until time of service 11:00 on Saturday, November 13th at Bible Way Temple 1100 New Jersey Avenue, NW Washington, DC
Joseph Alonzo Sharps known as “Little Joe” was born on July 21, 1993 at Columbia Hospital in Washington, DC to Cynthia Kinard and Joseph Sharps. On Monday evening, November 8, 2010, “Little Joe” departed this life at the age of 17 due to senseless and heartless street violence.
Little Joe was educated through the District of Columbia Public School System. He attended Brooklyn and Gibbs Elementary Schools, Elliott Middle School and was a candidate for the 2011 Spingarn High School graduating class in Washington, DC. He was well known for playing basketball and football during high school and middle school and participated in the Lamond Riggs Recreation Team.
Little Joe enjoyed Math and was an honor roll student during middle school and high school. Little Joe received the “Edison Leadership Award” in 2004. He spent his leisure time hanging with his friends, his best friend “Bilbro” and playing Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. On holidays you would find “Little Joe” hanging with his cousins and waiting to eat his mom’s famous macaroni and cheese. It has been a blessing hearing all the positive comments from so many of his closest friends.
Little Joe was a Dallas Cowboy fan and enjoyed when the Cowboys beat the Redskins. He was also a Lakers Basketball fan and the New York Yankees Baseball fan. He always dreamed of going to a Cowboys vs Redskins game in Dallas.
Little Joe was known for wearing his mix match socks in bright colors and watching ESPN. His dream was to own “His” ESPN so he wouldn’t have to grow old with bad knees from playing sports. He did not want the pain of the athletes although he had a passion for sports. Little Joe was very outspoken and shared what was on his mind.
Little Joe leaves behind to cherish his fond memories to his parents Cynthia Kinard and Joseph Sharps of Washington, DC, his grandmothers Ruby E. Davis of Washington, DC and Elizabeth “Betty” Sharps of Hyattsville, Maryland, his sisters: Ashanti Sharps of Accokeek, MD, Brittany Kinard of Forestville, MD, and Abrianna Sharps of Washington DC, his brothers: Adrian Kinard of Washington, DC, Langston Sharps of Temple Hills, MD, his uncles: James “Dave” Davis Jr. of Hyattsville, MD and Albert Davis (Wanda) of Hollywood, MD, Aunt Sonya Sharps of Riverdale, MD and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, great aunts and great uncles and friends.
Little Joe is preceded in death by his grandfathers, James E. Davis Sr., and Joseph S. Sharps, and his uncles: Michael E. Davis and Roland Sharps.