Lou Marie (Ramsey) Sherrill, 85, died October 30, 2016, in Wilmington. Services will be held Saturday, November 5 at Bethel Baptist Church, Statesville at 11 AM.
Mrs. Sherrill was born November 13, 1930, in South Bosque, TX, the daughter of Jim and Mary Ramsey. She graduated from McGregor High School, then went on to Baylor University (becoming a R.N.) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. In 1955 she met Thomas Eugene Sherrill on a summer missions trip to the Bahamas, and they married in 1956. They served at Monticello Baptist Church, Statesville, Jackson Park Baptist Church, Kannapolis, North Hill Baptist Church, Minot, ND, Monroe Avenue Baptist Church, Green River, WY, and Capitol Heights Baptist Church, Bismarck, ND, where they helped organize the Northern Plains Baptist Convention. She served as President of the Women’s Missionary Union for the NPBC, and was one of the first women elected to the NPBC Executive Board.
She is survived by daughter Karen Robbins, Holly Ridge, NC; son Stan Sherrill and daughter-in-law Terri Sherrill, Durham, NC; son Stephen Sherrill and daughter-in-law Cate Hartley, New York City; sister Bobbie Donaldson and brother-in-law Presley Donaldson, Hillsboro, TX; grandchildren Fran, Sherrill and Logan Robbins, and Solomon and Elias Sherrill; great-grandchildren Chloe Wilson, Mason Cheeks, and Savannah Reeder. She was preceded in death by her husband.
In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to the Tom and Lou Sherrill Memorial Fund, c/o Dakota Baptist Convention, PO Box 549, Rapid City, SD 57709 (used for Dakota pastors’ emergency needs).
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Lou was a dynamic, life-loving woman who was adored by all at Jackson Park Baptist Church in Kannapolis, NC She and Tom were strong Christian believers who guided us youngsters in the Christian faith. Their influence continues to impact my life and will forever. I regret being unable to spend time with her in her last years. She will live forever in my memory. Grace and Peace to all the family in this time of difficulty.
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