Sheryl Laverne Scifres

Sheryl Laverne Scifres, a generous, creative, adventurous, and supportive woman, passed away on June 10th, 2023, in Amarillo, Texas. Born on January 9th, 1955, in Amarillo, TX, USA, to Lawrence Erdman and Wilma Cox, Sheryl lived her life to the fullest. She was fondly known as “Nana” to her loved ones and had a passion for crocheting, sewing, gardening, and photography. An accomplished food server at a local restaurant, Sheryl had a unique ability to connect with her regulars and make each person who entered the establishment feel welcomed and cherished. In the words of Maya Angelou, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Memorial Services celebrating Sheryl’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 16, 2023, at Lighthouse Funeral Home Chapel, 3707 Wolflin Ave., Amarillo, Texas.

Sheryl’s adventurous spirit was evident in the way she embraced life’s challenges and opportunities. Her creative talents were showcased not only in her hobbies but also in her innate ability to brighten any room she entered. She took great pride in dolling herself up and was known for her vibrant personality and contagious laughter. Sheryl’s unwavering support and love for her children and grandchildren were the driving forces in her life. The famed writer, A.A. Milne, once said, “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard,” and Sheryl left her family with a lifetime of cherished memories.

Sheryl is survived by her children, Melissa Dunlap, Robert Scifres, and Maranda Besherse; siblings, Garry Erdman, Michael Erdman, Martha Evans, Nancy Denham, and Jana Colvin. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence Erdman and Wilma Cox. Her family and friends will forever remember Sheryl’s kindness, generosity, and unforgettable spirit. She will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

We encourage you to share your favorite memories and photos of Sheryl on her memorial page, where we can come together to celebrate her beautiful life and remember the extraordinary woman she was.


  1. Robert Brian Scifres

    My guide, my teacher, my supporter, my hero but more than that MY MOM. I LOVE YOU MOM! You will forever be missed but forever in my heart and I will forever be strong for you because that’s the life you gave me ?

  2. Bo Erdman

    Aunt Sheryl we’ll all mise you, but never forget you. Please tell my sister, my mom, and all other family there I sure miss you all, love you all always..

  3. Janna Colvin

    My Beautiful, wonderful Sister was always like a second Mom growing up, curling my hair, walking me home from the baby siter, teaching me to dance, sew and cook and then how to drive.
    Always the first one to check on me after childbirth, always there to help if I needed her.
    Love you very much , your baby Sister Janna

  4. Lisa Forbis RN

    It was a blessing to meet this wonderful lady . She had a kind and compassionate heart. God bless her and her family. I know she will be missed

  5. Robin Harris

    As a close friend of Nancy’s, you and your whole family hold a special place in my heart as well as my childrens. My parents enjoyed many a breakfast with you. You were Loved and will be missed by many. Your family has my prayers during this time.

  6. Debbie Shelton

    It just won’t be the same going to Wafflehouse and you not being there. You became a part of my family by your giving spirit! May you rest in God’s sweet spirit. My condolences to your family in this time of grief.

  7. Missy

    I met Sheryl about 25 – 30 yrs ago, she was a hoot, you never knew what she was going to say, she said what was on her mind. she was a character for sure, she was a lot of fun to work with, she keep you on your toes. I remember her boots I believe she had a color for every outfit she had. Her hair was always perfect not a hair out of place. She will be missed for sure.

  8. Darren Lambright

    One of the hardest working people I have ever met. She was also very giving. She would do anything to help people out. She had a huge heart. She will be greatly missed. I considered a true friend.

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