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Julia Debra Sherman

Julia Debra “Debbie” Sherman, 64, Big Ridge Road, Glenville, NC passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from complications of congestive heart failure. She was the eldest child of the late George Shook, Sr. and Betty Jo Hooper.

Debbie graduated from Glenville School. Her legacy will be helping others with kind words and deeds. She worked full time until she suffered a massive heart attack in April 2018.

Debbie is survived by her faithful and loving husband of forty-two years, Cyrus; two sisters, Janice (Brooke) Dunwoody and Betty Jean (Jeff) Davis; two brothers, George (Kim) Shook, Jr. and Jim (Gretchen) Shook; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Debbie will be remembered as someone who tenaciously fought a lifetime of painful illnesses and incurable autoimmune diseases, while maintaining a positive attitude and strong faith. She exceeded all medical prognoses. We honor her life and dignity with facing adversity.

A celebration of life service for Debbie will be held on Sunday May 5, at 2:00 p.m. at the historic Big Ridge Baptist Church, now Mountain Bible Church, 4536 Big Ridge Road, Glenville, NC. Pastor Charlie Jones will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Cemetery Fund, Mountain Bible Church, PO Box 173, Glenville, NC 28736.

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Janice, Betty Jean, George and Jimmy, I am broken hearted to find out about Debbie. I have so many wonderful memories of all your family and the love you showed to a young Pastor and his family. Debbie was truly, someone special.

Sharon Carden May 1 2019 12:00 AM

Betty Jean, Jeff and Ben, I am sorry to hear of Debbie's passing. She was always so kind and helpful to me with my SV Resort needs. She was an angel on earth and now an angel in heaven. I know all of heaven rejoices to have Debbie home. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your extended family during this time of loss. May our Lord provide comfort and peace to your heart. Love, Patty

Patty Wilson Apr 30 2019 12:00 AM

My dear,precious cousins, I am so sorry for your loss and ours also. Glenda and I talk often of the times we were together. Wish it could have been more often. Debbie was so very precious to all of us. She was always so fragile but oh so strong. Thank you Cyrus for the love and care you always gave her. Hopefully we will all be together again. Much love Sissie.

Linda Dellinger Apr 30 2019 12:00 AM

The Lord has taken you home. You will be deeply missed here on earth. But you are in a wonderful place with a wonderful God.

Liz Ryan Apr 30 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Julia Sherman

Liz Ryan Apr 30 2019 12:00 AM

Family please know I am so sorry for your loss. Oh what a fighter she was, her battle is over and she has the Victory! Heaven is her home and now she awaits you. Cyrus, you will have many stars in your crown, what a loving and caring Husband you were you took your Vows the way God meant for them to be! May God Hold You all in His loving care!

Linda Bryson Apr 30 2019 12:00 AM

I will treasure the memory of the weekend in Charlotte at a Beth Moore event that Janice invited me to share with her sisters. It was a pleasure to get to know Debbie as a devout and happy Christian woman. The religious experiences and fun times will linger in my mind and heart. I know that her Mama was waiting to welcome her with open arms when she went to Heaven Sunday and left behind this life of pain and suffering.

Patsy Price Apr 30 2019 12:00 AM

Prayers for the family and love. Debbie was a wonderful lady she was alwsys kind to me and caring she will be greatly missed.

Carla Babb Tucker Apr 29 2019 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss, prayers for all of you.

Lisa Chastain Apr 29 2019 12:00 AM

Cyrus, Betty Jean, and family..My warmest condolences to you all. Debbie was a wonderful lady. You are all in my prayers!

Sarah Morgan Apr 29 2019 12:00 AM

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