Sherry Elaine Fletcher, 59, a beloved member of the community, passed away on October 27, 2023, at Seton Medical Hospital in Harker Heights, Texas. Born on October 15, 1964, in Temple, Texas, Sherry was the epitome of kindness and generosity throughout her life. Her passing has left a profound void in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing her.
Sherry's career spanned various roles that showcased her dedication and caring nature. She began as a baker at H.E.B. Later on, she joined Scott and White Hospital in Temple, starting in Systems before transitioning into respiratory therapy. However, Sherry's compassionate spirit led her to care for others in their homes where she provided exceptional care to her cherished clients through local home health care companies
While Sherry excelled professionally, it was her culinary talents that truly set her apart. She will be forever remembered for her famous pancakes that brought joy to countless breakfast tables. Her “ Yummy” cookies were said to be yummy in every bite, and her banana nut bread was a comforting delight. Baking wasn't just a hobby for Sherry; it was an expression of love for her community.
Education played an essential role in Sherry's life. From playing basketball and running track during her time at Belton High School, where she graduated as part of the class of 1983, to pursuing further education at Temple College for Respiratory Therapy, she continuously sought knowledge and growth.
Sherry possessed a giving heart that touched the lives of many. She found immense joy in shopping for kitchen supplies and would always make a beeline for the cooking aisle. Her extensive knowledge of utensils and their functions dazzled those around her. It was this passion for food and cooking that inspired Sherry to show her love through gifts and baked goods for everyone fortunate enough to cross her path.
Tragically, Sherry was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013. With unwavering strength and determination, she battled through chemotherapy in 2015 and emerged as a survivor. However, her journey was not without its challenges. Heart failure gripped Sherry's courageous spirit, leading her to bid farewell to this world and find solace in the embrace of her Heavenly Father.
Among Sherry's proudest accomplishments was her daughter, Markeisha. She adored Markeisha and attended her basic training graduation, a moment that held immeasurable significance in her heart. Family meant everything to Sherry, and she cherished every moment spent with her loved ones.
Sherry now joins those who preceded her in death, including her biological parents Jackie Parker and Beauton (Stewart) Kimble, as well as her brother, Willie Wade Kimble Jr. Their memories will forever live on through the cherished moments she shared with them.
Sherry leaves behind a legacy of love and strength that will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to be a part of her life. She is survived by her devoted father, Willie Kimble, and his loving wife Clarece Kimble. Her beloved daughter Markeisha Fletcher will forever carry the love and memories they shared together. Additionally, Sherry is survived by five brothers: Jerry Kimble, Billy Kimble, Richard "Ricky" Kimble, Herman "Poncho" Kindred, and Oscar Parker. She also leaves behind two sisters: Cynthia Mack and Jacqueline Parker-Bender alongside Cynthia's husband “TJ” Mack.
Sherry Elaine Fletcher's presence illuminated the lives of many. She touched hearts with her kindness, selflessness, and culinary masterpieces. As we bid farewell to our dear Sherry, let us remember the joy she brought into our lives and keep alive the spirit of generosity that defined her existence.
May she rest in eternal peace knowing she made the world a better place through her love and compassion.
Services will be held by the family at Church Of God In Christ at 1pm on Saturday, November 25th. 1122 West 2nd Ave. Belton Texas 76513.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sabrina N. Young, at Young's Daughters Funeral Home and Bereavement Center.