Street dedicated to 83-year-old woman murdered in Wylam

Street dedicated to 83-year-old woman murdered in Wylam

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Friends and family gathered on Sunday for the street dedication for Annie Johnson Sharpe. Source: WBRC video Friends and family gathered on Sunday for the street dedication for Annie Johnson Sharpe. Source: WBRC video
The street that runs in front of Annie Sharpe's former home is now dedicated in her memory. Source: WBRC video The street that runs in front of Annie Sharpe's former home is now dedicated in her memory. Source: WBRC video
Police found Annie Johnson Sharpe dead inside her Wylam home on Oct. 6, 2012. Source: WBRC video Police found Annie Johnson Sharpe dead inside her Wylam home on Oct. 6, 2012. Source: WBRC video
Family members say they are still confident the person responsible for Annie Sharpe's death will be brought to justice. Source: WBRC video Family members say they are still confident the person responsible for Annie Sharpe's death will be brought to justice. Source: WBRC video
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Friends and family of an 83-year-old woman killed in her Wylam home came together on the anniversary of her death to remember and celebrate her life.

On October 6, 2012, police discovered Annie Johnson Sharpe's body in her home. She died from blunt force trauma, and police have not arrested anyone in connection to her murder.

Exactly one year later, the street that runs directly in front of her former home was dedicated in her memory.

Neighbors, friends and family members from five different generations gathered for the dedication service on a rainy Sunday.

They say Sharpe loved life and loved everybody. The marker will remind them of her kind spirit, gentle nature and the legacy she leaves behind.

"Words cannot explain who my grandmother was, what she did in the neighborhood, what she did just for anyone that she knew," her granddaughter Zondral Nunn said.

Family members say they are still confident that the person responsible, will eventually be brought to justice.

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