Della Mae Sherrill, 79, of Andrews, went home to be with the Lord after a lengthy illness on Sunday, March 10, 2019.
She was a native of Bryson City, but moved to Andrews as a child, where she lived throughout her life. She was married on June 24, 1960, at Valleytown Baptist Church to her loving husband, Maurice Sherrill.
She worked throughout her life alongside her husband in the family business. Della was an active member of Andrews First Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and served on various committees. Della loved watching her nieces and nephews play sports, and she enjoyed cooking for her church family and many others. Della also enjoyed traveling with her husband and friends.
She was the daughter of the late Lee and Ruby Bailey.
Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Maurice Sherrill; a sister, Doris Anderson of Murphy; a brother, Wayne Bailey and wife, Sally of Andrews; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Andrews First Baptist Church with Dr. Calvin Bobo officiating. The interment will be in Valleytown Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Mitch Waldroup, Bobby Grindstaff, Troy Crisp, Phillip Hodge, Danny Barton and Tim West. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael McQuade, Ian McQuade, Terry Sherrill, Gary Stroud, Trevor Waldroup, Brett Gibson, Frank Wilson, Gary Kauffman, Donald Hogan, Wade Brooks, John Goins and Olen Clark.
The family will receive friends from 1-2:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Andrews First Baptist Church prior to the services.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Della Mae Sherrill to the Kid’s Food Bags Ministry, Andrews First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 427, Andrews, NC 28901.
Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews, is in charge of all arrangements.
An online guest register is available at www.iviefuneralhomeinc.com.