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Sherry Lynn (Tillman) Thomas

September 8, 1963 ~ September 16, 2023 (age 60) 60 Years Old


Sherry Lynn Tillman Thomas, age 60, of Sanford, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, September 16, 2023, after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Lee County on September 8, 1963, to Jean Ayers Tillman Harris and the late William Gray Tillman.  In addition to her father, Sherry was preceded in death by sister, Kimberly Tillman; paternal grandparents, Faye, and Hugh Tillman; maternal grandparents, Flora, and Willie Ayers; mother-in-law, Johncie M. Thomas; half-sister, Tammy Lynn Harris and a special aunt, Kathy Paxton “ Mammie”.  Sherry worked over thirty years in the restaurant business.  She was an outgoing, people -person who never met a stranger.  She enjoyed shopping, spending time at the beach but most of all she loved her family and friends and the time she spent with them.

Sherry is survived by her mother and stepfather, Jean, and Bobby Lynn Harris of Cameron; her loving husband, Eddie Thomas of Sanford; son, Dale Thomas and wife, Marckee of Sanford; sister, Angela Tillman Hankins and husband, Doug of Cameron; grandchildren, Lilah, and Daxton Thomas of Sanford; nieces, Christina Kreitz and husband, Brian of Cameron and Taylor Hankins of Cameron; great-niece and nephews, Graylynn, Kyle, and Steven of Cameron.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM at Solid Rock Community Church.  The funeral service will follow at 3:00 PM with Pastor Brad Marona and Travis Corley officiating.  Burial will be in Lamms Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family deeply appreciates the staff of Keller's Oak Haven Rest Home and Gentiva Hospice of Sanford for their care and compassion shown to Sherry.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Solid Rock Community Church, 989 White Hill Road, Sanford, NC 27332.

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September 20, 2023

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Solid Rock Community Church
989 White Hill Road
Sanford, NC 27332

Funeral Service
September 20, 2023

3:00 PM
Solid Rock Community Church
989 White Hill Road
Sanford, NC 27332

September 20, 2023

4:00 PM
Lamms Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery


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