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Sherryl R. Brown

Date of Birth:January 14, 1950
Date of Death:July 27, 2013
Service Date/Time:July 30, 2013 11:00 AM
Service Location:Restoration Ministries, 2507 Blyth Road, Greenwood, SC

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Restoration Ministries with the Rev. Brandon Sinclair, Rev. Milton Hannah and Rev. Nathan Hayes officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Larry D. Smith, Marty Medlock, Randy Medlock, Robert Larkins, Bob Dennis, Barry Larkins, John Dennis, David Dennis and Dwight Larkins. Honorary escort will be her nephews, Jason Butler, Zac Ravencraft, Charles Rhodes and Tanner Ginn along with Michael Shipes and Jay Garner.

The family will receive friends at Harley Funeral Home on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. The body will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. The family members are at their respective homes.

Sherryl Ravencraft Brown, 63, of 1324 Ninety Six Highway, beloved wife of Joel Ray Brown, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, July 28, 2013 while a patient at Hospice House.

Born in Greenwood, she was a daughter of Margaret Larkins Butler and the late James M. Ravencraft. Sherryl co-chaired the local MDA Labor Day Telethon Pledge Center for 17 years, was a volunteer for the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce and Greenwood’s Wellness Celebration.

Sherryl was a faithful member of South Greenwood/Restoration Ministries for more than 40 years, where she co-taught Sunday School for the Senior Ladies Class for several years.

Surviving is her husband of the home; her mother of Greenwood; her sister and brother-in-law, Deborah and Karl Hoffman; her brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Lisa Ravencraft; nieces, Jennifer Rhodes and her husband, Charles, and Adia Fain; nephews, Jason Butler, Zac Ravencraft, Tanner Ginn and Devin Butler; her mother-in-law, Alice G. Brown; and a very special “adopted mother”, Effie Hoffman.

Sherryl was preceded in death by her precious, beautiful and wonderful daughter, Tiffanny Larkins Ravencraft; her father, James M. Ravencraft; her papa, J. P. Butler; grandparents, Annie and A. L. Larkins, Edgar “Spot” and Eula Weems; and her nephew, James Roy Ravencraft.

At Sherryl’s request, flowers are to be omitted and donations sent to her account at Harley Funeral Home and Crematory, PO Box 777, Greenwood, SC 29648.


Post Condolence
Amy C. Lawson, South Carolina
Dear Joel, I am so sorry to hear of Sherryl's passing. What a special reunion she and Tiff are having! I pray you will find comfort in our Father's care. Sherryl was a special person. She always cared so much for others. I am so glad that I ran into y'all that night at Cook Out and had such a wonderful conversation. My parents and I were comforted by your company that night shortly after we lost Jason. You two were able to bring a little comfort to them that night because you had also lost a precious child way too soon. I am certain she is with our Father and was met by a beaming Tifanny! My prayers are with you, Joel, as you grieve her loss. Amy Cohen Lawson
Linda Brock, South Carolina
To each one of you my deepest sympathy. My heart hurts for you knowing the pain of losing a close loved one. Sherryl was such a sweet loving person and will be greatly missed. We are lifting you up in prayer to our heavenly Father. He knows your pain and can comfort as no one else can.
sara F. Garland, South Carolina
So sorry Joel!!! Love y'all so much!! Praying!!!! Thanks for letting me and my family get to see her and visit before her journey!!!
Tina Seals Escalona, South Carolina
Dear Jim, Lisa and family, I am so very sorry to hear of your beloved sister's passing. While I did not have the pleasure of knowing her personally, I heard very lovely things about her. Please know that I am sending you much love and many prayers during this time of sorrow.
Sandra L. Moore, South Carolina
Joel, Jim, Debra and the rest of the family, what a week it has been with Sherryl's preparation of going home. She was so at peace with the thought of seeing Tiff again and to be in the presence of the Lord. She and I had such sweet conversations of goodbye and love. She will always be in my heart and I will always cherish the friendship we have had for so many years. You rarely get such a special friendship......May God wrap His arms around each of you in this difficult time. Love to you all.......
Linda Norton-Dykes, South Carolina
Linda Norton-Dykes, South Carolina
Joel and family, I am so sorry for your loss of Sherryl but she has missed Tiff so much and they are together now, both at peace. Let God hold you in his arms and comfort you. Continued Prayers for you and your family.
Autumn May, South Carolina
Joel Ray, I will greatly miss her. She was a precious lady with a wonderful heart!! I am praying for you and the family. I love you Sherryl and will forever be your Autumn P.!!!
Deyone McCoy Gibspn, South Carolina
To all of the family,I'm so sorry to hear about Sheryl . We had so much fun in our teen years . She will be missed by many. I Pray God will give you comfort through this time.I love all of you.
April ( Turner) Navarro, South Carolina
Joel and family, I am so sorry to learn of Sherryl's passing. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God's mercy and grace be with you all. April
Vanessa Owens, South Carolina
Joel I am so sorry to hear about Sherryl's passing. I know you love her dearly and will miss her so much. She is such a wonderful, caring, loving, giving lady who blessed all who knew her. I pray for comfort for you and the family through this difficult time. I'm sure your peace right now is in knowing she is celebrating in heaven with Tiffany. Prayers and blessings to you. Love, Vanessa Owens
Hope Davis, South Carolina
Joel, I am so sorry for your loss. Sherryl was such a special lady who touched the lives of everyone she met. I am honored to have been able to work with her and call her my friend. She touched my life in so many ways and will remain in my heart forever. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you, Hope
William E. Morse, South Carolina
Our sincere sympathy in the passing of Sherryl Brown. Our hearts are saddened by your loss. May God, our father, bless and comfort you. Bill & Christine Morse
Mary and Larry Fair, South Carolina
I am so sad to learn of Sherryl's passing. She was an angel in our presence and a true friend. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God's mercy and grace be with you all.
Babs Geoly, South Carolina
My sincere sympathy to Mr. Brown and all of her family.
Candy Cooper Tinsley, South Carolina
I am so sorry to hear of Sherryl's passing. We have been friends for such a long time. I always enjoyed running into her and catching up. I know she will be missed by so many. Praying for each of you as you adjust to life without dear Sherryl.
Judy W. Enlow, South Carolina
Dear Deborah, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your sister. Although I did not know her, from reading all of the other condolences it sounds as if she was a wonderful,loving and special lady. I know you will miss her. My thought and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless, Judy Enlow
Shirley & Grover Chadwick, South Carolina
Although it is little consolation at this sad time, it should be of some satisfaction to know that in her passing you can celebrate the life Sherryl lived. The measure of a life well-lived is not in how much money one has or what possessions they have accumulated, but rather through the lives they touched and the sorrow they leave behind. May you find peace and comfort in knowing that her loss is felt by all who knew and loved her. Grover and Shirley Chadwick, Greenwood, S.C.
Lisa & Tommy Southerland, South Carolina
Joel and family...Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless and keep you during this season of loss. Sherryl was a very special person and will be missed. Lisa and Tommy Southerland
Jane and Bob Dean, South Carolina
Joel, Bob and I were so sorry to hear about Sherryl. We have been and will continue to pray for God's peace to surround you and His arms enfold you and hold you during this time. She was very special to us and we always enjoyed seeing you all and talking and laughing. May you feel God's comfort and peace today especially.
Denee Amyx Hayes, South Carolina
My thoughts and prayers are with all of Sherryl's family and the many hearts she's touched over the years. A wonderful woman who devoted her life to others, especially her sweet, amazing daughter Tiffany. I can only imagine their reunion in the presence of Jesus Christ. Wishing God's comfort during this time of loss.
Miriam Bagwell Stewart, South Carolina
Dear Joel, Jim, Debra and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Sherly but I know she is Happy, she and Tiffanny are rejoined and without all the suffering , pain and trails of life they had to go through. What a reunion they are having. We became friends in the 60's, once she was your friend, you knew it was for life. She had this sweet smile, no matter what trail she was going through it was always there so warm and loving. I pray God will hold each of you at arms length and comfort you during this most difficult time.
Mary Ann Smith, South Carolina
Joel and each of you: You have lost a precious sweet lady. She is now in the arms of Jesus and rejoicing with Tiffany and a grand time they are having. I know you will miss her and my heart aches for you . I pray that God will give you peace, comfort and understanding. My sincere condolences.
Donna Simmons, South Carolina
You will be greatly missed, Sherryl. I didn't see you very often, but I will never forget the last time we talked a few weeks ago. Hope you are having a wonderful reunion with Tiffany. Love, Donna
Brenda B Stewart, South Carolina
Joel, Jim,Debra and Family I am so sorry for your loss of Sherryl. I know she is rejoicing with Tiffany and no longer in pain. May God be with you and bring comfort in the days ahead. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Joe New , Connecticut
People have good and not so good memories of others. But my memories of Sherryl were great. Sherryl was loved by all who knew her,it was so easy to want to be around her.My prayers go out to all of the family. my love and sympathy joe new
Katie C. Bradley, South Carolina
Joel, I am so sorry to learn of Sherryl's passing. She was a very special person, and I loved her. We had so many laughs together as we forged a special bond all those years ago when I taught Tiffany. I always loved seeing you out and about town over the years. We were never at a loss for something about which to talk and laugh. She always remembered Will and his Dixie adventure with the "prim and proper" ladies. She got a big kick out of that event! Bless you, Joel. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Katie
Darlene Clegg, Tennessee
Joel and family, I have just learned of Sheryl's passing and I am so sorry. I am still in UT hospital after 3 weeks but know that I am praying for all you guys. Sheryl was always my typing buddy in high school and loved to tease me about chewing gum. She was such a special person and will be missed so much.. We talked about our "journey" we were walking and how we both believed we will be healed. Well she got her healing while seeing her daughter!!! Praise God we will all get to see her again one day!!!