Obituary: Sherry Yates

obit_iconSherry Diane Yates, 65, died peacefully on Feb. 17, 2015 at her home after a brief battle with cancer.

Sherry was born May 8, 1949 in Hamlet, N.C., the daughter of the late Clarence Junior England and Helen Mary Johnson.

Sherry was an active member at Spring Hill Wesleyan Church, where she held different positions through the years including church treasurer for 19 years, youth director and Sunday School teacher. She was an auxiliary member of the Gideon’s.

In addition to her parents, Sherry was preceded in death by her brother, Clarence “Snooder” England Jr.

Sherry is survived by her husband, Wayne Yates, and her four children, John Thompson (Judy), Tammy Thompson, Lisa Carter (Scott) and Pamela Lewellen (Matt). She also leaves behind nine grandchildren: Donna, Joey, Dana, Shauna, Michael, Tyler, Journey, Madison and Even; five great-grandchildren: Sarah, Rhiannon, Mikey, Riley and Jackson; and one niece, Leigh Leviner. She also leaves behind numerous loving relatives and friends.

Receiving family and friends will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at Spring Hill Wesleyan Church, 289 Spring Hill Church Road, Hamlet, with funeral services to follow at 3 p.m.

The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers, cards, visits, kind words and compassion shown during their time of loss. A special thanks to Richmond County Hospice for their wonderful care shown.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Spring Hill Wesleyan Church and/or place Memorial Bibles through Gideon’s International.

Harrington Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Mrs. Yates. Online condolences may be made at www.harringtonfuneralhome.com.

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The pee Dee Post
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

 

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