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Celebrating the Life, Legacy & Memory of Sharon Kay Rideau
Sunrise: January 22, 1956 Sunset: November 13, 2020
Sharon Kay Rideau, a loving and devoted daughter, sister, mother, wife, and grandmother entered eternal rest on November 13, 2020. Sharon made her entrance to this world on January 22, 1956 in New Ulm, TX. She was the 3rd born blessing through the union of Adel and Ella Louise Zink. The family moved to Houston’s Independence Heights in 1963 where Sharon attended Burrus Elementary and then Booker T. Washington High School Graduating C/O 1975. She then attended business school to further her education. In 1983 she began her career with The City of Houston, Health and Human Services where after 25+ years she retired as the Permit Office Supervisor. Because of her great service, the City of Houston acknowledges November 28th as Sharon K. Rideau’s Day. During retirement, Sharon remained committed to personal growth, and continued her education to become Certified in Medical Coding and Billing. She ended her professional career with The Department of Homeland Security in 2013. She was a devout Christian who began her journey to serve the Lord as a child. She was a commented member of the Mission and a faithful Alto in the Mass and Women’s Choirs.
Sharon lived life to the fullest. She loved spending quality time with family and friends, playing dominoes, and being the life of each and every family gathering. Having fun and making others laugh came easy to her; she was sassy, opinionated, and kind at every turn. A simple phone call with her could go on for hours as she loved to talk or be a listening ear if needed. She is survived by her daughter, Twana Streete Adams (son-in-law, Clemie “Dell”); two bonus sons, Anthony L. Rideau (daughter-in-law, Tamara), and Daniel M. Rideau (daughter-in-law, Christina); grandchildren; Eric Neil Jr, Kailyn Adams (Twana); Abraham Diomande, Zoe Rideau (Daniel); and Leilani Rideau (Anthony); sibling; two brothers Adel Zink Jr. and Ricky Zink (sister-in-law, Tanya), three sisters; Jeanette Zink Jackson (brother-in-law, Ray, Sr.), Deloris Zink Chaney, Deborah Zink Houston; brother-in-law, Gerald Michael Rideau (sister-in-law, Vanessa), sister-in-law, Elise Rideau Ruben (brother-in-law, Anthony) and a host of uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cameron A. Rideau; parents, Adel and Ella Louise Zink; her grandparents, George and Lula Kenner; and Jesse and Maude Zink; and one brother James D. Zink; and father and mother in law Frank and Ida Rideau.
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