Norma Jean Sherrill, 82, of Statesville, N.C., passed away on Friday, September 16, 2020, in Boone, N.C., surrounded by her family. She was born March 31, 1938 in Iredell County, N.C., the daughter of the late Howard Elmer Sherrill and Fannie Elizabeth Sherrill. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 58 years, Bill Sherrill.

Norma was a lady of faith and a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church and previously Race Street United Methodist Church. She sang in a gospel group with her brothers, played the piano, volunteered with Yokefellow Ministry, East Iredell Elementary, Alzheimer’s Support Group and the election polls. Norma enjoyed gardening, canning her harvest, sewing and quilting. She was a devoted caregiver throughout her life to numerous family members and enjoyed time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Tommy Sherrill and wife Kay and Johnny Sherrill, both of Statesville; daughter, Susan Stutts and husband Mark of Boone, N.C.; grandchildren, Ryan (Julie) Sherrill, Morgan Sherrill, Alex Stutts, Will Stutts and Walker Stutts; great grandchildren, Gracie and Levi Sherrill; brothers, Coite (Maryann) Sherrill, Hal (Lou) Sherrill and Danny (Denise) Sherrill; and numerous other loving family and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at Nicholson Funeral Home, 135 E. Front Street, Statesville, NC 28677. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Iredell Memorial Gardens. Please bring your own mask for COVID-19 protection.

Memorials may be made to Caldwell Hospice & Palliative Care in Boone, Iredell County Hospice or Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church.

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