Jerry Leon Sherrell

Jerry Leon Sherrell, 80, of Madison Heights, Michigan, passed on to his Heavenly reward on September 1, 2023. Jerry was born on October 8, 1942, in Sparta, Tennessee, to Lillian (Troglen) and Orville Sherrell. Growing up he played the tuba in school and enjoyed marching band. He had nine brothers and sisters and always enjoyed sharing childhood stories of fond memories he had with them. He married Ann (Barnes) on September 18, 1965, in Gainesboro, Tennessee. Together, they came to the Detroit Metropolitan area in Michigan, where he worked for Sherwood Pumps for over 30 years, and Sam’s Club for another 11. At Sam’s Club he earned certificates for 5 and 10 years of work, Associate of the Month, and Associate of the Year.

Jerry enjoyed walking his dogs, exercising at the YMCA, doing word search puzzles, drinking coffee, music, and reading. Some of his favorite books were Sherlock Holmes and Jack Reacher novels. He loved connecting with friends and family on Facebook. He was an elder and leader in the Hazel Park church of Christ for several years, taking on different roles from song leading to public prayers. He was a strong, faithful Christian, and a true friend to all he met.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Ann (Barnes); his son, Brian (Jodee); grandchildren, Addison, Hayden (Michelle), and Chloe; great-grandchildren, Maya, Kabryn, and Heidi; sister, Delores Davis; brother, Chuck; his two dogs, Java and Jasmine “Jazzy”; along with numerous extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Bobby, Tommy, Lolly, Marian Lowery, Wayne, Bruce, and Tina Jones.

A celebration of life will be held on September 30, 2023, at the Hazel Park church of Christ. Visitation will take place at 11 a.m. with the celebration of life at 11:30 a.m. A reception and visitation will follow the service.

Jerry was a simple guy who didn’t want any fuss over him. So, in lieu of flowers, we ask that you please send your regards to Hazel Park church of Christ c/o Ann Sherrell 1123 East Woodward Heights Boulevard, Hazel Park, MI 48030.

Thank you to all friends and family who have given a smile over the years and who have been with us during this difficult time.

“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14

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  1. Love you all

  2. I am truly sorry for your loss. Jerry was a wonderful person and neighbor. I will miss his smile and amazing zest for life. I am praying for you to find healing through the Lord’s love.

  3. wow that hit me like a ton of bricks he was my first cousin always liked him and his brothers and sisters uncle Orvile and aunt Lillan sure will miss him on Facebook prayers for his wife son and grandkids

  4. The Fielder Family @ROCof C

    My heart aches for you all in losing Jerry. We loved him and his gentle personality and especially his smile. Heaven gained an Angel. May God and your memories bring you comfort.


  6. Margaret Vander Veer

    I am so sorry for your loss. He was tiny but had a giant heart and a big smile to go with it . He will Truely be missed …

  7. He was always smiling at the YMCA and always talked about how much he loved his family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Jerry was a sweet and wonderful person.

  8. Letha (Miller) Bilbrey

    I am so sorry for your loss. Jerry and us started school together and graduated eighth grade from dual Doyle Elementary School. Our families were friends. Jerry and his family were always such good, nice people. I have enjoyed the few years that we were on Facebook, especially the wholesome, funny little jokes that he shared. May God bless all of you.

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