Della Mae Sherrill: Obituary


Della Mae Sherrill

Della Mae Sherrill, 79, of Andrews went home to be with the Lord after a lengthy illness on Sunday, March 10, 2019. She was a native of Bryson City, but moved to Andrews as a child, where she lived throughout her life. She was married on June 24, 1960 at Valleytown Baptist Church to her loving husband, Maurice Sherrill. She worked throughout her life alongside her husband in the family business. Della was an active member of the Andrews First Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and served on various committees. Della loved watching her nieces and nephews play sports and enjoyed cooking for her church family and many others. Della also enjoyed travelling with her husband and friends.

She was the daughter of the late Lee and Ruby Bailey.

Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Maurice Sherrill; a sister, Doris Anderson of Murphy; a brother, Wayne Bailey and wife, Sally of Andrews; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2019 in the Andrews First Baptist Church with Dr. Calvin Bobo officiating. The interment was in Valleytown Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mitch Waldroup, Bobby Grindstaff, Troy Crisp, Phillip Hodge, Danny Barton, and Tim West. Honorary pallbearers were Michael McQuade, Ian McQuade, Terry Sherrill, Gary Stroud, Trevor Waldroup, Brett Gibson, Frank Wilson, Gary Kauffman, Donald Hogan, Wade Brooks, John Goins, and Olen Clark.

The family received friends from 1-2:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at the Andrews First Baptist Church prior to the services.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Della Mae Sherrill to the Kid’s Food Bags Ministry, Andrews First Baptist Church, PO Box 427, Andrews, NC 28901.

Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews in charge of all arrangements.

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