Blanche Sparks Sherrill

February 18, 2022

CHARLOTTE - Blanche Sparks Sherrill, 98, passed away peacefully early Friday morning, February 18,2022 in The Stewart Health Care Center at The Cypress of Charlotte.

Blanche was born on Saturday, October 27, 1923 in Gaston County, NC.

Mrs. Sherrill and her husband, Glenn, were active and faithful members of Dilworth United Methodist Church and were also members of Carmel Country Club in Charlotte for many years. They were always entertaining family and friends, enjoying the “The Good Life.” She loved to travel and took each of her grandchildren, on their own special trip, usually to Europe. She also loved golf, bridge and being with close friends. The last 11 years of her life she lived at The Cypress in The Stewart Health Care Center under the loving care of their amazing staff.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving children, Marie Sherrill Baker and her husband, Harry Strong III, of Charlotte, Donald Joseph Sherrill and his wife, Susan Moore also of Charlotte and Phillip Douglas Sherrill and his wife, Laura Lee of Charleston, SC. Also surviving is a daughter-in-law, Paulette Eckerd Sherrill of Charlotte, NC; 12 devoted Grandchildren, Stephanie Baker Bourgeois, Ronald Glenn Sherrill, Jr., Stuart Rogers Sherrill, Bradley Joseph Baker, Michael Brian Sherrill, Robert Craig Sherrill, Joseph Alan Sherrill, Donald Kevin Sherrill, Curry Sherrill Norton, Hannah Sherrill Rabinowitz, David Alan Brewer and Matthew Eric Brewer;10 great-grandchildren, Chase Strong Baker, Ronald Glenn Sherrill III, William Hall Sherrill, Luke Fortner Sherrill, Celie Rogers Sherrill, Sarah Holland Brewer, Raine Curry Sherrill, Sophia Grace Sherrill, Hudson James Rabinowitz and Connor Ellis Rabinowitz.

Mrs. Sherrill is preceded in death by her beloved husband, J. Glenn Sherrill, her son, Ronald G. Sherrill and her mother, Edith Pryor.

Private family graveside services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Sherrill will be on Wednesday, February 23,2022 at Sharon Memorial Park where she will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband, and mother. Rev. Bill Roth of Myers Park United Methodist Church of Charlotte will officiate the service.

Memorial contributes may be offered on behalf of Mrs. Sherrill to Dilworth United Methodist Church, 605 East Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

The family wishes to extend their warm appreciation to the entire staff of the Cypress and to Yatta Bemah, who for the past three and half years was Mrs. Sherrill’s dear friend and loving care giver.

Blanche was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be forever missed by all who knew and loved her.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service,1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences may be shared at

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  • Carol S Koob

    My first memory was going over to the Sherrill's house and eating some of Mr. Sherrill's birthday cake(I wasn't suppose to be there)! We sure enjoyed the river trips in the summer. We had so much fun. The water skiing and food was great. The parties were great through the years.

    She will be missed that's for sure. She was a great person and fun to be around. Steve and I will be thinking of the family at this sad time.

    Steve and Carol

  • Michelle D Chappell

    Dilworth UMC extends our love and prayers to Mrs. Sherrill's family and friends. She and her husband were beloved members of Dilworth, particularly to the Boles Sunday school class. She made a lasting impact on the lives of many here at Dilworth and will always be remembered with great love and fondness. May God's grace and comfort be abundantly upon you.

  • Frank Redd

    To the entire Sherrill family and especially Don and Phillip I wish to offer my sincere condolences of the family matriarch. I have lost contact with you over the past several years due to many unfortunate circumstances on my part. I want you to know how much I have admired your family over all these years. Now I pray that our Lord grants you all strength and courage to endure the upcoming days. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all. May God bless you. Hope to see you soon. A friend always, Frank