November 13, 2021
[To View The Live Stream of This Service Click The Link Below https://view.oneroomstreaming.com/authorise.php?k=1637281206149117] Mary Madgeline (nee Turner) Sherod was born on August 31, 1942, in Portsmouth, Virginia to the late Linwood and Marion Turner. She was raised in Portsmouth, Virginia and moved to Harlem, New York as a young girl. She attended Jane Adams High School in the Bronx. Harlem, New York is where she met and married Johnny Lee Sherod of Alcolu, South Carolina in 1960. Together they raised 5 children, three sons and two daughters. As a young woman, Mary worked for Goodfriends Department Store as a retail clerk. She was a hard-working woman, dedicated mother, always putting her family first. She was very passionate for causes important to her, especially those which affected her family. In 1973, when a tragedy struck her family, she questioned “why do good people die?” Her cousin, who was eager to share the truth, showed her the Bible’s answer to her question. Satisfied with the Bible’s answer, Mary never looked back and was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1975. A spiritual woman – 'Momma Sherod’ – the informal witnessing queen ALWAYS found a way to tactfully share the Bible’s message of hope with others. As a result, she has many spiritual children. She pioneered from 1994 to 1998. Even in the years preceding and succeeding her pioneering, she always maintained that pioneer spirit. Our Mom is remembered by so many for her loving and motherly way of speaking to them, offering Bible-based counsel, funny stories and witnessing experiences. She had a great relationship with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She always made time to call and "check in" on everyone. They knew that if they came to her with a problem, she was going to show them the solution from God’s Word. Her faith in Jehovah was known and respected by many, even those outside of her spiritual family. Mary, up until the last day, diligently participated in the ministry, however and whenever she could. No one who came to the house would leave without her sharing, if not a magazine, at least a contact card directing them to JW.org. She is survived by her 5 children: James Turner; Terrence (Teresa) Sherod; Maureen (Doug) Harriott; Kevin (Karyn) Sherod; Alicia Sherod; 14 grandchildren: Jamel, Rachel, Shaniece, Kaleem, Lovonda, Shaunte, Charisse, Shawn Jr., Brittany, Jasmine, Kierra, Kevin Jr., Anaya and 24 great-grandchildren; her brothers: Booker T (Tonella) Bell and Edward Harrison, and a host nieces and nephews. This obituary was lovingly prepared by the family Funeral Services will be held Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 3 pm in the Chapel of Wheeler Funeral and Cremation Services with Brother Stephen Preston and Brother Terrence Best officiating. The family will receive FAMILY ONLY at the funeral home from 2 pm until service time. Due to the current COVID-19 regulations, our staff is committed to taking care of our guests and families that we serve. Please understand we will be following the State’s COVID guidelines. We also ask all guests and family members attending visitations and services to please bring and wear a mask while in the building, and are encouraged to practice social distancing. Those who are unable to attend we understand, and appreciate your thoughts and prayers.
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