OBITUARY

Sherry Lynn (Payne) Williamson

February 19, 1950March 7, 2018

Sherry Lynn (Payne) Williamson, age 68, of Bloomington, died Wednesday morning (03/07) at Garden Villa in Bloomington. She was born on February 19, 1950 in Monroe County to Robert and Phyllis (Hopper) Payne. She attended Hillside and Clear Creek Elementary Schools, Dyer Junior High School and graduated from Bloomington Senior High School in June 1968. Sherry also graduated from the Indiana University School of Education, receiving a BS degree in Elementary Education in 1992. She went on to complete graduate level studies in Reading. Professionally, Sherry taught at the 3rd grade level in schools in Ocala, Florida. Sherry had also been a student teacher, an instructional aide, a Title I assistant and a classroom size aide in elementary schools in Bloomington, Ellettsville and Spencer, Indiana communities. Her other professional experiences include: credit banking, administrative assistant in private sector, a food safety specialist in a local health department, grocery clerk, a shoe salesperson, a drugstore attendant and a university financial aid clerk. Sherry's hobbies included reading a good book, quilting and Scouting. She was a Cub Scout Den Leader, a Boy Scout Troop Committee Chairperson and an Assistant District Commissioner in Valley Trails District, Hoosier Trails Council. Her Scouting awards include: a 40-year Veteran, The District Award of Merit and The Silver Beaver Award. Sherry is survived by her loving family, her husband, Dennis Williamson, of Bloomington; two sons and daughters-in-law, Brett and Amanda Williamson and Scott Williamson and Lilybeth Doglione-Williamson, all of Bloomington; two grandchildren, Abby and JoJo Williamson and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Beverly and Tim Heaton, of Guthrie, Indiana and Tami and Roger Allen, of Bloomington. Sherry was preceded in death by her parents and one sister in infancy, Teresa Jo Payne. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, April 21 at 12 noon at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bloomington with Rev. Dr. David Mullens officiating. Private family burial services were at Rose Hill Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Indiana United Methodist Children's Home; 515 W. Camp St, P.O. Box 747, Lebanon, IN 46052-0747 Online condolences may be given at www.DeremiahFryeMortuary.com

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  • DONATIONS

  • Indiana United Methodist Children's Home

Services

  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Luncheon Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Sherry Lynn (Payne) Williamson

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Coral Mulinix

April 15, 2018

My husband was at Garden Villa in the same unit with Sherry. One day she came up to me and talked with me and gave me a hug and a kiss on the cheek. She was very sweet. After that if I passed her she would hold out her hand and we would hold hands for a minute. She lit up the room when she was there. So happy to have known her for a short time. Coral Mulinix

Colleen Mulinix

April 14, 2018

My father was in Garden Villa and I would see Sherry there. She was so sweet. Her smile lit up the room.

Colleen Mulinix

FROM THE FAMILY