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Saturday October 3rd, 2020
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Appalachian Funeral Services Chapel
Saturday October 3rd, 2020
2:00pm - 2:30pm

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Rev. Sherrill Ammons

Reverend Sherrill Ammons, 76, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 28, 2020 with his loving family and caregivers by his side. After a long battle of declining health, he was welcomed in Heaven and heard his savior say, “You’ve fought a good fight, you’ve kept the faith, welcome home my child.” He was the son of the late John and Margie Ammons of Sylva. He is also proceeded in death by a younger brother, Eugene Ammons.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Bonnie Ammons, who has served the Lord with him and cared for him faithfully for the last several years. He is also survived by his son Matthew (Stephanie) Ammons, daughter Amanda (Steve) Davis who also served as loyal caregivers. He had three grandsons Sawyer, Brady, and Christian who were the light of his life.  He had several children including Rachel Mcentire, Chuck Patterson, and Jason Panozzo who he loved and treated as his own. He had a brother, Ronnie (Linda) Ammons of Franklin, and sister, Brenda (Ken) Cope of Sylva, along with several nieces and nephews.

Sherrill traveled all over the southeast preaching and singing for his savior most of his life. His main calling in life was to win souls for Christ through his ministry. He pastored several local churches. He had a smile that would light up the room and usually a joke to tell. He was loved by anyone who met him and never met a stranger. He was the door greeter at Wal-Mart for several years in which he loved talking and witnessing to people after working at Jackson Paper for many years.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 pm Saturday October 3, 2020 in the Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services with the Revs. Eddie Stillwell and Roger Stewman officiating. Burial will be at Promise Land Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 am until 2:00 prior to the Service at the Funeral Home

All fellow preachers who would like to, will be honorary pallbearers. He appreciated his fellow ministers friendships and their ministry.  

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I grew up with him. Lived in same neighborhood and went to Wilkesdale church together. He was always smiling and helpful. I am sorry for your loss. Margaret Dean Bryson

Margaret Dean Bryson Oct 2 2020 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with the family!

Jessie Wilson Sep 30 2020 12:00 AM

I always enjoyed working with Sherrill at Walmart, he was very pleasant to everyone and always had a smile...

Bennie collett Sep 30 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rev. Ammons

Bennie collett Sep 30 2020 12:00 AM

I loved that man he and i had so many great conversations when we worked together at Jackson Paper. Heaven gained a great angel.

Linda Carter Sep 30 2020 12:00 AM

Only heard him once, a powerful message on salt. I've never forgotten it. A great messenger for God. Isa. 41:10

Henry Dowling Sep 30 2020 12:00 AM

I loved to hear Brother Ammons preach. Prayers for you all.

Andrea Crisp Sep 29 2020 12:00 AM

Sherrill Ammons was a great man of God. His music ministry and preaching ministry impacted many lives here in this county and far beyond. Many years ago Nelda and I returned home to the Tuckasegee Parsonage after hearing him preach in one of the Canada churches. We had recently had attended a Southern Baptist Convention meeting in New Orleans and agreed that Sherrills sermon that evening would have been well received at the national convention. We loved him as did all who knew him. We regret we will be out of town for his funeral. Ive said this for years,At a funeral service God always shows up for His own. I know God will be there in a powerful way. Nelda and I offer our deepest condolences to the family and prayers for your comfort and Gods grace in the days ahead.

Rev. John Reid Sep 29 2020 12:00 AM

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