September 22, 1924 – July 16, 2019
Gertrude Virginia “Vicky” Sherrod, 94, left this earthly world Tuesday, July 16th at 5:49 PM and entered her heavenly reward. She was born Sept. 22, 1924, in Shelby County, Memphis, Tenn. to the late Frank Ardell Eaton and Wilma Lorena Moore Eaton. She is best remembered as a strong Godly, compassionate, and loving mother who truly served her Lord and family. Virginia loved her large family- a husband ,7 children,18 grandchildren 32 great grandchildren and one great- great grandchild. She was a homemaker, a prayer warrior, and had a servant’s heart. She is remembered for her kind acts of loving service to her family, for her great cooking, for her teachings of God, and for her loving, forgiving nature to everyone.
On November 18, 1943 at Marion, Ar. she married the love of her life, the late Joseph Dave Sherrod. They were married for 58 years until Joe’s death.
She is survived by six children and their spouses; five sons, Joe D. (Phyllis) Sherrod Jr. of Fairfield Bay, AR., Richard (Ellen) Sherrod of Guntersville ,AL. Ronald D.(Marsha)Sherrod and Charles E. Sherrod of Sikeston, two daughters, Judy (Terry ) Hopkins of Humboldt, TN, and Susan (Rick) Jolliff of Bella Vista, AR. and one sister, Elizabeth Murley of Memphis ,TN.
She was preceded in death by her husband Joe Sherrod, one son Jay Sherrod, one grandson Christopher Sherrod, one great grandson Riley Wheat, one daughter in law Connie Sherrod, three sisters; Dorothy Tunnel, Wilma Harper, Frances Eaton and one brother Ben Eaton.
Friends may visit Saturday at a 10:00 A.M. visitation followed by an 11:00 A.M.service at Nunnelee Funeral Home .The Reverend Ira Lee Sandefer with Smith Ave. Church of God (retired) will officiate.
Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston.
Pallbearers will be Joe Sherrod the 3rd, Dallas Sherrod, Aaron Jolliff, Rick Jolliff, Paul Tollison, Chad Linam, Duke Wheat, and Ian French.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
July 18, 2019
Grandma’s banana pudding. That phrase should bring back good memories to everyone who has ever stood in her kitchen and watched her make it. She made it from scratch; there were no mixes, no shortcuts and no measuring tools, and it was always perfect. She would constantly stir the thick bubbling mixture until it was just right-something she somehow knew intrinsically. She would pour it out over carefully layered vanilla wafers and bananas; it was fascinating watching her create it.
The part that speaks the most about who she was, however, was how she would set a little bowl aside just for me that didn’t have bananas. I never liked bananas, and she knew it. She didn’t want me to be left out of the upcoming pudding feast, so she would always pour me up some warm pudding without the bananas. I can still taste it. Sometimes, if I was the only one around, I even got to lick the pan!
She was my grandma for 46 years, and I adored our time together- especially our time in the kitchen cooking and talking. Many a good conversation happened when it was just her and me in the kitchen. Those times have now passed, but those memories of her will be with me forever.
July 18, 2019
There are so many memories of this wonderful woman. She was like a second mom to me. She always called me “Little Judy”.
I learned many things from this lady, but the most important thing she taught me was to do what your heart tells you to do.
She will be missed by everyone who knew her.
I love you, and will always be thankful for you!
Until we meet again!
July 17, 2019
So many precious memories, how could I pick just one? One that comes to mind most is when she was giving Judy a perm so of course, I wanted one too. She put us each in a kitchen chair and would take turns putting in the curlers so we were completely equal. She was one of a kind and absolutely wonderful. Heaven gained a real star! I will always love you!
Bren (her name for me).