Sherry Lynn Clayton

Sherry Lynn Clayton, fondly known as “Sherbear” by those who cherished her, departed this life on June 25, 2024, leaving behind an indelible legacy of love, resilience, and unflinching dedication to her calling. Born on January 8, 1969, Sherry’s journey through life was marked by an adventurous spirit, a compassionate heart, a remarkable sense of humor, and a dedication that knew no bounds.

Sherry’s life was a testament to her love for taking care of others, a passion she inherited from her mother. She followed in her mother’s footsteps and became a Registered Nurse, a profession she excelled in, becoming an RN Charge Nurse. Throughout her career, Sherry not only healed bodies but touched hearts, bringing laughter and warmth to the sterile halls of the medical facilities she worked in. She was a beacon of hope and an embodiment of unconditional service to all who had the privilege of being in her care. Sherry’s dedication extended beyond her professional life and was evident in her deep involvement in her Christian faith. She found great joy in working in the nursery, nurturing the young minds and hearts.

Her faith was her guiding light, and she lived by the verse, “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” (Acts 20:35)

Sherry’s love for travel was only rivaled by her love for the beach. The adventurous spirit in her could be seen every time she put her feet in the sand and turned her face towards the sun. Whether she was in her hometown of Amarillo, Texas, her previous residences in Petersburg, Tennessee, or Norwalk, California, Sherry always found a way to bring sunshine into the lives of those around her.

Sherry Clayton is survived by her beloved husband, Michael Smith, whom she married on May 21, 2021. They shared a love that was deeply rooted in mutual respect, shared dreams, and endless laughter.  She is also survived by her brother William Satterwhite, and two nephews Ethan Satterwhite, and Robert Czifra.

She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Sharon Satterwhite, whose love and teachings shaped Sherry into the extraordinary woman she was.

To celebrate Sherry’s life, we invite you to share your stories, memories, and photos of her on the memorial page. Let’s continue to honor her legacy by remembering the joy she brought into our lives, the laughter she shared, and the difference she made in each of our lives.

1 Comment

  1. Pam Cardwell

    Sherry was a precious, kind soul that I am grateful to have known. We held babies together in the nursery and shared laughter, tears, and hugs whenever possible. Her dedication to helping others was amazing and we will miss her sweet smile and wry wit. I am sure she is enjoying the view in Heaven now.

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