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Sherrie L. Sowell

July 22, 1972 ~ July 25, 2020 (age 48)


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SHERRIE LANNETTE SOWELL passed away suddenly on July 25, 2020. She was born on July 22, 1972 to Patricia and Ronald Sowell. Her name means "dear" or "darling". Her committed parents appreciated that in order for Sherrie to enjoy the best life possible, they would have to do more than just cuddle her, so at a young age Sherrie along with her family regularly attended meetings at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses to help mold her into the beautiful woman she grew up to be.

Sherrie attended Warrensville Heights High School, Southern Ohio College and Cuyahoga Community College Tri-C. She went on to pursue training as a healthcare worker. Her natural love and affection for people was contagious. Everyone who had the joy of being in her care was blessed by Sherrie's presence. She loved helping people. She has many close friends who are like a brother and a sister to her. She valued her friends, listened attentively and she gave spontaneously. She had many nicknames. Her mother called her "sweet pea" and one of the nurses aides referred to her as my "reese cup". She would always laugh when she heard those endearments. Those names were very special to her and she always smiled when she heard them. She was a die hard Steelers fan. She snuggled up with her Steelers pillows and blankets.

Sherrie leaves to mourn both of her parents, her brother Ronnell Sowell and his fiance, Lanet Galloway, companion Chris, grandmother Evelyn McCauley, nephew Jamel Sowell, niece Aniyah Sowell, several aunts, uncles, cousins and best friends.

Sherrie's favorite scripture was Revelation 21:3, 4. She believed these words and they brought her peace. "With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say; "Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."

The family of Sherrie Sowell are deeply appreciative and grateful for all the prayers and expressions of sympathy, acts of love and kindness extended during this sad time. Your thoughtfulness will continue to be a source of comfort in the days ahead. Please visit to learn more about the hope that Sherrie embraced.

A SPECIAL THANK YOU to the Seven Hills Rehabilitation Center.

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Celebration of Life
August 3, 2020

11:00 AM
Gaines Funeral Home
5386 Lee Road
Maple Heights, OH 44137

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