Sheryl Ann Hairston was born on March 17, 1964 to the late Priscilla Ann Parker and James Odell Hairston in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Sheryl received Christ at the age of ten at Gomez Temple under the leadership of Rev. Naomi Phillips and was later Baptized by Pastor David Moore at Victory Worship Center. She was a member of Kingdom Door Christian Worship Center under the leadership of Harold Johnson.
She graduated from Northrop High School and went on to become a Certified Nurses Assistant. Sheryl loved music and singing and taking road trips with her sisters to eat and shop. They were known as Thelma and Louise and Bonnie and Clyde.
In 1983, Sheryl gave birth to her first daughter Takarra and in 1985 gave birth to her second daughter Tiairra. In 1991 Sheryl took guardianship over Marcus Parker as her son. These two beautiful daughters gave her 7 wonderful grandchildren who will dearly miss her.
Sheryl was a devoted mom, sister, companion, and friend. To know her was to love her! She spent 22 years with the Love of her Life – Raymond Bennett, he was the calm to her fire. Sheryl loved her grandkids more than anything in the world. The bond she shared with her granddaughters was something indescribable! She loved cooking for her grandsons to get them fat!
Throughout Sheryl’s life, she met many friends but there were three that was there from the beginning to the end – Theresa Monday, Terry Cain and Angela Billingslea.
She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Takarra (Edward) Phoenix and Tiairra Hairston; son, Marcus (Jane) Parker; sisters, Jacqueline (Anthony) Moore and Bonita (Midas Sr.) Moore; companion of 22 years, Raymond Bennett; six grandchildren, Zei'Quil, Rashon, Leland, Tanea, Tani and ZeIon; a host of other relatives and friends.
Sheryl was preceded in death by her mother, Priscilla Ann Parker; father. James Odell Hairston; sisters, Wanda Parker and Zelda Hairston and granddaughter, My’Errah Hairston.
Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery
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