OBITUARY

Sherry Wise McCraw

February 1, 1943October 18, 2021

Sherry Wise McCraw passed away peacefully on October 18, 2021 after a gracious and courageous battle with cancer at the age of 78. Sherry was born on February 1st, 1943, to Mary Ann and Charles William Wise in Memphis, Tennessee. Sherry was an avid golfer and philanthropist. She was a charter member of Executive Women’s International, having joined the organization in 1976. Sherry was a cherished member of the Windyke Ladies 9 & 18 Hole Golfing Group. Sherry also spent time volunteering at the Memphis International Airport and at the St. Jude Golf Tournament. Sherry loved traveling the world with her friends and family alike; she especially loved traveling to Hawaii. To know Sherry and her beautiful kind spirit was to love her. Sherry is predeceased by her mother, Mary Ann Wise (née Iverson); father, Charles William Wise; son Steven Wayne Brown; and son Timothy William Brown. Sherry is survived by her husband Michael McCraw; her sister, Sheila Wise Freudenberg (Jimmy); daughter Karen Brown Burriss (Bob); and three step-children, Jeannette Dessaigne, Michael McCraw, Jr. (Deana), and Roseanne Kurcharek. Sherry, lovingly known as Meme, is also survived by her eight grandchildren Camille Apple (Dan), Alexander Burriss (Emily), Philippe Dessaigne, Caroline Kuntzman (Ben), Calvin Burriss, Margaux Daniels (Carl), Elizabeth Burriss, Kristen Kurcharek and her two great- grandchildren George Burriss and Chloe Apple. A visitation will be held for Sherry at Our Lady of Perpetual Help-Germantown on Friday, October 22nd at 4:00PM; the funeral service will be held immediately after, starting at 5:00PM. A private burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please direct any gifts in Sherry’s honor to the Baptist Reynolds Hospice House (1520 W Poplar Ave., Collierville, TN 38017), as they blessed Sherry and her family with exceptional support and care in her final days. 2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

  • FAMILY

  • Mary Ann Wise (née Iverson), Mother (deceased)
  • Charles William Wise, Father (deceased)
  • Steven Wayne Brown, Son (deceased)
  • Timothy William Brown, Son (deceased)
  • Michael McCraw, Husband
  • Sheila Wise Freudenberg (Jimmy), Sister
  • Karen Brown Burriss (Bob), Daughter
  • Jeannette Dessaigne, Michael McCraw, Jr. (Deana), and Roseanne Kurcharek, Step-children
  • Camille Apple (Dan), Alexander Burriss (Emily), Philippe Dessaigne, Caroline Kuntzman (Ben), Calvin Burriss, Margaux Daniels (Carl), Elizabeth Burriss, and Kristen Kurcharek, Grandchildren
  • George Burriss and Chloe Apple, Great-grandchildren
  • DONATIONS

  • Baptist Reynolds Hospice House

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 22, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, October 22, 2021

Memories

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