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Blue Funeral Home (Goreville)
Friday December 15th, 2017

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Sherry Lee Durham

Goreville-Sherry Lee Durham, 78, passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Herrin Hospital. Sherry was born on January 8, 1939 in Marion to Elvis Dean and Mildred (Burklow) Parrish. She married Bill Durham on December 25, 1958 at the Methodist Church in Goreville.  He preceded her in death on May 4, 2008. Sherry loved attending ballgames, sewing, playing dominos and cards, working crossword puzzles and especially loved spending time with all her family. Survivors include: Daughters-Toni Ames and husband Dennis of Goreville and Jackie Sue Durham of Vienna Grandchildren-Lance and Jessica Merchant and Kelsey Merchant Great grandchildren-Brooklyn Shay Ralls, Briley Shay Merchant and Brynna Jaye Merchant Brothers-Jackie Parrish and wife Shirley of Marion and Denny Parrish and wife Alisa of Goreville Sisters in law-Thelma Parrish of AZ and Donna Parrish of AZ She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Bill; brothers, Max Parrish, Kenneth Deon Parrish, Bill Parrish, Bobby Parrish, Carl “Tubby” Parrish and infant brother, John Wayne Parrish. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 11am at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville with Rev. R.G. Null officiating. Burial will follow at Cana Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 5pm-8pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/PO Box 411/Marion, IL 62959 For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit bluefuneralhome.com

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The best friend you could have thru the schools years and thru life. Use to always stop at Sherry to walk to school. She was the greatest,

Viola Harris Dec 17 2017 12:33 AM

Had lots of good times with the Parrish children. Sherry was a wonderful person

Linda Harris Dietrich Dec 16 2017 8:05 PM

Toni So sorry to hear of your mom's passing she will be missed.I knew your mom and dad for along time.

Brenda K Etheridge (Dooley) Dec 14 2017 1:44 PM

Toni, you have my sincere sympathy.

Peggy Jean Smoot Dec 14 2017 1:15 PM

Toni, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Just hearing your Moms name brings back a lot of memories. I know she will be missed.

Gail Dooley Moore Dec 14 2017 12:58 PM

Toni, my deepest sympathies. Your mother was a wonderful person. You are in my prayers.

Rebecca D Burroughs Dec 14 2017 11:19 AM

Toni. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family with the loss of your mom

Vicki Nannie Groome Dec 14 2017 1:22 AM

I am very sorry for your loss.

Everett Harris Dec 13 2017 11:29 PM

Aunt Sherry- I will miss you so much! I will keep all my childhood memories of us so close to my heart! Your homemade pickles were my favorite and every time we visited, I got to stay with you and Jackie Sue and go to Dairy Queen! I love you and thank you for being my aunt! Fly High! I know my dad and brother and all our family in heaven are with you now! To all my family back home, may God wrap his arms around you and comfort you at this time! Much Love Missy Parrish

Missy Parrish (Niece to Aunt Sherry) Dec 13 2017 9:26 PM