Johnny S. Sherrill (90) passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was a Baptist preacher for a number of years and a retired teacher and principal of many different schools in Mississippi. He was a Veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean conflict. He loved people, sharing the gospel, being outdoors, taking care of the land and singing and dancing with his grandchildren. He was a very loving, happy and outgoing person. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and his great-granddaughter, Mae Ellis, who could bring a smile to his face at any given time.
A private family graveside service will be held Sunday, September 6, 2020 at Sumners Chapel Cemetery. A memorial service to honor the life of Mr. Johnny will be held for the public at a later date.
Johnny is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 59 years, Eunice Mae Bennett Sherrill of Marietta; his loving daughters, Shelaine Church (Bruce) of Booneville and Johnette Rollins (Joe) of Greenville, SC; his sister, Louise Durkin of Los Angeles, CA; his special grandchildren, Anna Jones (Eric) of Booneville, Kelsey Garrett (Chris) of Pelzer, SC, Caitlin Hedrick (Roy) of Anderson, SC and Calvin Rollins (Celia) of Greenville, SC; his precious great-granddaughter, Mae Ellis Jones; his brother-in-law, Elbert Ray Bennett of Marietta; his nephew, Prentiss Bennett (Anneliesa) of Marietta; his special great-nephew, Landry Bennett and his other nieces and nephews, Ronnie Walden (Barb), Mike Walden and Sherry Lambert (Ricky) all of Booneville and Vicky Moser (Karl) of Switzerland.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Money and Mary Frances Sherrill and his sister, Nellie Walden.
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