McEwen Funeral Service-Derita Chapel

6300 Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte, NC


Selma Sue Anderson Sherrill

January 13, 1927September 23, 2019

Selma Sue Sherrill, 92, of Charlotte, passed away Monday afternoon, September 23, 2019 at Levine & Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville, NC.

The 8th of 10 children, Selma was born in N. Wilkesboro, NC on January 13, 1927, a daughter of the late Sam and Elizabeth Staley Anderson

She was a faithful member of Plaza Baptist Church and the Ruth Sunday School class.

Survivors include a daughter, Sandy Benfield and her husband, Gene of Mauldin, SC; four grandchildren, Dr. Eugene E. Benfield III and his wife, Tamzen, Jason T. Benfield, Ryan T. Bradley and Erin Bradley along with five great grandchildren, Miles, J.J., Caylie, Wyatt and Blake.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Harry Thomas Sherrill; two daughters, Pamela Rhodes and Dena Marie Sherrill; and nine siblings Boots Benfield, Mabel Norman, Bertha Watts, Blanche Prevette, Claude Anderson, Ina Staley, Grace Hall, Raymond Anderson and Steward Anderson.

Friends may visit from 10 to 11 am Friday, September 27, 2019 at McEwen Derita Chapel, 6300 Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte, NC 28262, where funeral services are planned for 11:00 am with Pastor David A. Gales Sr. officiating.

Burial will take place in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.

Contributions in memory of Selma Sherrill may be made to Plaza Baptist Church, 3321 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC 28205 or Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.


  • Plaza Baptist Church
  • Samaritan's Purse


  • Visitation Friday, September 27, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 27, 2019
  • Committal Service & Burial Friday, September 27, 2019


Selma Sue Anderson Sherrill

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