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K.G. deputy led ‘selfless life’
BY ROBYN SIDERSKY
Pastor Robert Warnick described Sharon B. Zwicker as someone who didn’t just talk, but acted, and didn’t just say things, but did things.
Warnick officiated the retired King George Deputy Sheriff’s funeral Friday at Tabernacle Baptist Church in King George.
Zwicker, 54, was killed Sunday afternoon in a car accident at U.S. 301 and State Route 623 when she was off-duty.
Warnick spoke about Zwicker’s dedication to her church, her family, her community and to Jesus Christ.
He held up her Bible, which she wrote in regularly.
“She wrote down the changes she made in her own life,” he said.
In her Bible, she wrote the names of the people she prayed for.
“She did not just write it down, she lived it,” Warnick said.
The church was filled with at least 200 friends and family and several members of law enforcement from the King George Sheriff’s Office, where she retired after 28 years and was then rehired as a part-timer later.
Before working at the King George Sheriff’s office, she worked with the Colonial Beach Police Department for four years.
She was the first female officer in Colonial Beach and the first female deputy for King George.
Warnick described Zwicker as a woman who “made some mean oatmeal-raisin cookies” and “lived a very selfless life.”
He said she always gave all of herself, no matter where she was.
On Sunday night, after the accident, Zwicker’s friends and family gathered at her church, Westmoreland Independent Baptist Church in Colonial Beach, and shared stories about her.
Warnick said Zwicker lived a praiseworthy life and followed the mantra “if you died today, would you go to heaven?”
At the service, mourners sang some of Zwicker’s favorite hymns, including “Victory in Jesus.”
“She is up there singing,” Warnick said.
Following the memorial service, the burial was held at Historyland Memorial Park.
Members of Zwicker’s family placed red roses on top of her casket. At least a half-dozen other flower arrangements sat near her grave.
Law enforcement colleagues carried two American and two Virginia flags to the service, where they also honored her with a 21-gun salute. A bagpiper played “Amazing Grace.”
Zwicker is survived by her husband, Morgan, her son, Morgan Jr., and daughter Chauncey.
Robyn Sidersky 540/374-5413