Betty Harris Sherrill, 93, of Valdese, NC, departed this earthly life for her heavenly home on Sunday, February 19,2023, after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Sherrill was born on December 10, 1929, in Burke County, a daughter of the late Ellen C. and C.M. Harris. She was a faithful and active member of Oak Ridge Baptist Church where she served as Church Treasurer and Nursery School Teacher. Betty and her beloved husband, Gene, hosted numerous gatherings for church family and friends in their home. Also, Mr. and Mrs. Sherrill were avid travelers and square dancers. Betty was a Human Resource Officer for Alba- Waldensian, Inc. more than forty years. Prior to that, she was an administrative assistant for Drexel Furniture. Even as a young girl with a strong work ethic, Betty worked at the Harris’ R.O.P. Breeding Farm.
In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, A. Gene Sherrill in 2012; two brothers: Charlie H. and Rex C. Harris; and a nephew, Scott P. Harris. Surviving are her sister, J. Anne Harris, of Ocean Isle Beach, NC; son, Billy E. Sherrill and wife, Shelia, of Hickory, NC; niece, Julie A. Gierat and husband, Scott, of Cibolo, Texas and nephew, S. Chris Harris of Valdese, NC. She is also survived by a granddaughter, Olivia S. Homesley and daughters, Kaylen and Jaclyn. Nieces and nephews left to cherish her memory are Dylan P. Harris and wife, Alexandra Z. Stivers; Natalie A., John J., and Sam H. Gierat. Additionally, remaining special friends include Maryann Diamond, B. Sue Evans, Susan and David Pollpeter.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 24,2023, at 11:00AM at Oak Ridge Baptist Church (7449 Oak Ridge Church Road, Connelly Springs, NC 28612) with the Reverend Nicholas Wilson officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00AM-11:00AM at the church prior to Mrs. Sherrill’s celebration of life. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Special thanks are extended to the staff of Shaire Center for the wonderful care given to Betty. Also, in appreciation for the compassion shown by Amorem (formerly Burke Hospice), it is requested that memorials be sent to Amorem at 902 Kirkwood Street, NW, Lenoir, NC 28645.
Such a sweet lady who was a blessing to so many.
A lovely lady that will sure be missed. Prayers for family.
Betty was such a very kind, and lovely
lady. She was the one that urged Mr.
Martinat at Alba Waldensian, to hire me. Always smiling and very pleasant, is one way to describe this lovely lady. Betty, it was a privilege to have known you. You will certainly be well remembered and always thought of with a smile. Goodbye For Now.