Tyler Memorial Funeral Home - Cemetery and Mausoleum

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Sherry Ann Land Blandford

July 28, 1954May 24, 2020

Sherry Ann Land Blandford, age 65, of Flint, Texas passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2020. Sherry was born Wednesday, July 28, 1954 in Tyler, Texas.

Sherry has lived at Lake Palestine for the last 42 years with her husband, Matt Blandford. Their love began 43 years ago on Friday, May 6, 1977 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler, Texas. Sherry also worked for Trane for 28 years. She enjoyed precious time with her family, being 'Nana' to her grandbabies and being on the lake. Sherry will be missed by all who knew her.

Sherry is survived by her loving husband, Matt Blandford; children Robert (Michelle) Gurney and Blair (Blayne) Blandford; father Alivia (Linda) Land (Sherry always thought of Linda as Mom); brothers Eric (Terry) Land, Rodney Land and Aliva Land; grandchildren Kasey, Katelyn, Caleb, Cody, Anita, Briley, Briggs and Britton; great-grandchildren Willow.

Sherry is preceded in death by her mother Patsy (Jerry) Adair (Sherry always thought of Jerry as her Pa); and grandmother Ruby Land.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hospice of East Texas in honor of Sherry.

A graveside service for Sherry will be held Friday, May 29, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Tyler Memorial Cemetery.


  • Graveside Service

    Friday, May 29, 2020


Sherry Ann Land Blandford

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Michelle Gurney

June 2, 2020

Sherry was my mother-in-law for over 20 years! She was just like a mom to me! She was very giving and loving person to everyone she met. She always loved playing with her grand babies, and doing for others. I’ll never forget the first time I met her she told me Robert will be good to you. At the time I didn’t know what to say, but now I know how right she was! I will miss Sherry with every passing day, but I’m glad she’s no longer hurting! She will be in my heart forever, and also in the smiles and faces of my beautiful children and wonderful husband!

Michelle Gurney

June 2, 2020

Sherry was my mother-in-law for over 20 years. She was just like a mom to me! She was such a loving and giving person. She always wanted to help anyone she saw in need. She was a wonderful nana, mom, & mother-in-law to my family! I miss her everyday, but she will always be in my heart, and in the faces of my children and my wonderful loving husband! I’m glad she’s no longer hurting but I will miss her!

Stephanie Blandford

June 2, 2020

Sherry has been my sister-in-law and friend for over 40 years. I’ve never heard he say anything bad about anyone. When my son came back from Iraq with PTSD many people pulled away from him and us not knowing how to handle the situation. Sherry sent cards, uplifting him and us and always made a special effort to see that he was included in everything. She was a true friend and a good Christian.

Matt Blandford

May 31, 2020

Sherry was the love of my life and she loved her boys Robert and Blair she was the best nana in the world to all of her grandchildren . She always thought of others before herself Sherry had a rough time the last 8 months but the pain got to great in the last few weeks it was hard and painful in my heart and I felt her pain when I could not help her. So now she is resting peacefully with the Lord and in no pain . I miss her so much and it hurts so bad in my heart I know the Lord will give us the strength to make it through this and that is what Sherry would want for all of us. Her Loving Husband Matt for 43 years

Deborah & Jimmie Huffman

May 29, 2020

Sherry was a beautiful person inside and out. She had a smile that would brighten your day. She was a very kind, loving and caring person. She had a heart of gold. She was always thinking of others. She really enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and doing things with them. She loved her children, grandchildren and husband and enjoyed family gatherings. We will greatly miss Sherry at the family gatherings. We are keeping all the family in our prayers. We love you all!

Sheila Hawkins Dudley

May 29, 2020

Sherry was truly a jewel!! I was her nail tech since 2002!! We became very good friends and shared a lot of laughter!! Rest In Heaven, until we meet again!! Sheila Hawkins Dudley

Jimmie and Deborah Huffman

May 28, 2020

Our condolences to you and your family on the passing of Sherry. May our friendship and prayers ease you through this difficult time.

Jo Tyner

May 26, 2020

I will be praying for all of her family. Condolences...love you all...Jo