Striffler-Hamby Mortuary - Columbus

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Sherrell E. McLendon

July 7, 1936September 13, 2020

Sherrell Elizabeth McLendon, age 84, resident of Columbus, GA died on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at her home. She is preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur "Mac" McLendon.

A private family graveside service will be held in Parkhill Cemetery on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.

Sherrell was born July 7, 1936 in Columbus, GA daughter of the late Otis and Bessie Skinner. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Sherrell and Mac loved traveling and the beach and enjoyed many years living in Laguna Beach, FL where they delighted in entertaining family and friends.

She is survived by her daughter, Karen Thomas, and her husband, Steve, of Columbus; her son, Greg McLendon, and his wife, Irene, of Smiths Station, AL; two sisters, Loette Vann and her husband, Bobby, of Columbus, GA and Jacque Childs and her husband, Ronnie, of Pine Mountain, GA; five grandchildren, Lindsay Pilcher and her husband, Will, of Milledgeville, GA, Jason Johnson and his wife, Brittany, of Auburn, AL, Ryan McLendon and his wife, Heather, of Smiths Station, AL, Joshua McLendon of Smiths Station, AL, David Thomas of Columbus, GA; and one great-grandchild, Simon McLendon, also of Smiths Station, AL, as well as her beloved miniature dachshund, Heidi, and many other family members.

The family would like to express deep gratitude to the staff members of Ultra Care Hospice in Columbus for their loving care of Sherrell, especially Brian Norris, Jameia Willis, Maureen Silva, Bill Massey and Bert Blalock. Sherrell’s family would like to extend this deep gratitude to Karen D. Thomas, Steve Thomas’ sister who helped in caring for Sherrell.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Ultra Care Hospice, 5820 Veterans Pkwy, Columbus, GA 31904.

To share a fond memory of Sherrell or condolences with her family please visit www.shcolumbus.com.


  • Karen Thomas (Steve), Daughter
  • Greg McLendon (Irene), Son
  • Loette Vann (Bobby), Sister
  • Jacque Childs (Ronnie), Sister
  • Lindsay Pilcher (Will), Grandchild
  • Jason Johnson (Brittany), Grandchild
  • Ryan McLendon (Heather), Grandchild
  • Joshua McLendon, Grandchild
  • David Thomas, Grandchild
  • Simon McLendon, Great-Grandchild
  • Otis and Bessie Skinner, Parents (deceased)
  • Wilbur "Mac" McLendon, Husband (deceased)
  • Mrs. McLendon also leaves behind her beloved miniature dachshund, Heidi, and many other family members to cherish her memory.

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  • A Graveside Funeral Service

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020


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