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Joy Sherrod

July 30, 1929 — April 28, 2024

Statesboro

Statesboro, GA

Joy F. Sherrod, age  94, passed from this life to her eternal home on
Sunday, April 28, 2024. She was born and raised in Leavenworth, KS 
and moved with her family until they settled in Hampton, VA, 
where she met and married MSgt. James W. Sherrod (USAF).
 After their wedding in 1949, they moved around the United States 
until he retired from the Air Force in Hampton, VA, at Langley AFB.
 Finally, they moved to Statesboro in 1984. Joy remained in 
Statesboro after Jimmy’s death in 1986.

An active church member her whole life, the Sherrods joined
First Baptist Church Statesboro as soon as they arrived and Joy was
an active member until 2021, when her health began to decline;
however, she continued to enjoy the services through the livestream.
Joy loved teaching Sunday School. Singing to the Lord through
the church choir, the community choir, and playing hand bells were
her favorite activities. She had many wonderful friends within the
music ministry and her Sunday School classes.
Joy was a quiet, godly woman who loved to read her Bible each
morning and pray for her family and church family. Saved as a child,
she lived for Christ the rest of her life, sharing her faith with those
she could.

Joy loved crocheting and reading. She also loved cookies,
bread and butter pickles, chocolate, and her coffee…and more coffee.
Joy will be missed by all who knew her, especially her dearest,
darling daughters, who had the best mom in the whole world, and
the kids who had the best Noni.

She is survived by her daughters Jane Sherrod “Crickie” King
(Douglas) and Julie Sherrod Stillman (Gordon), her son-in-law James
C. Hyde, her grandchildren, Jody Waltrup (Brian), Dusty King (Gaby),
Megan Ritchie (Chad) and Nicki King, Jesse Hyde (Michelle), Jamie
Hyde (Michelle) Julie Hyde Combs (Bobby), and Danielle Stillman.
Her great-grandchildren include Casey and Ethan Waltrup, Keaton
and Miles Ritchie, Anela Trites, Joy and Ryland Combs, Maria Hobbs
(Corey), Nica Semchuk, and Colin and Erik Hyde, and her nephew
Charles W. Ferris, III (Daryl), and a great niece Elizabeth Ferris
Hansen (Cody) and their children Emerson, Chase, Bay, and Willow.
Joy was preceded in death by her husband  James W. Sherrod of Swainsboro, 
Georgia (1923-1986), and her daughter Jeanine SherrodHyde (1954-2019), 
her parents Charles Wesley Ferris and Marie
Henrietta Haag Ferris, and her three brothers, Charles Wesley Ferris,
Jr., Myron Lewis Ferris, and Eugene Victor Ferris.

Visitation will be held Friday, May 3, 2024 from 10:00 until 11:00 AM at Statesboro First Baptist Church.

The funeral service will be held Friday, May 3, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Statesboro First Baptist Church with Rev. Ricky Allen officiating.

For those attending the visitation or funeral service please park in the Woodrow Ave. parking lot located on the north side of the church. 

Committal services will be held Friday, May 3, 2024 at 2:30 PM at Hillcrest Abbey East, 1600 Wheaton St., Savannah, GA 31404.

Deal Funeral Directors of Statesboro is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  




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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, May 3, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

First Baptist Church (Statesboro)

108 North Main Street, Statesboro, GA 30458

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Funeral Service

Friday, May 3, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

First Baptist Church (Statesboro)

108 North Main Street, Statesboro, GA 30458

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Interment

Friday, May 3, 2024

Starts at 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

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