Cheryl Phyllis Hart Sherrill, 72, of Statesville, N.C., died Sunday, February 9, 2020, at Maple Leaf Health Care.

She was born in Anderson, S.C., to the late Howard Phillip Hart and Frances Finley Hart. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gary Allen Barnette, and a brother, Phillip Hart.

Cheryl was a graduate of North Habersham High School in Clarksville, Ga., and had worked in the pharmacy at Walmart, and in HR at Kewaunee for over 20 years. She enjoyed cooking, crafting, reading, traveling to Cherokee and going to the casinos. More than anything else, she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include a son, John Gatton; three grandchildren, Chasity Davis, Mackenzie Davis and Kirsten Davis; four great-grandchildren, Jayden Ellis, KaLeigh Davis, Marley Turner, and Jayceon Turner; a sister, Cynthia Jarvis (Matt); and her fur baby, Chase.

There will be no formal services for Cheryl. Memorials may be sent to Animal Hospital of Statesville, Attn: Laura, 181 Mocksville Highway, Statesville, NC 28625, or Carolina Rising Stars of Statesville.

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Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the Sherrill family.