Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


June 17, 2013

Velma Lee Sherrill Waters

Mrs. Velma Lee Sherrill Waters, 75, of Mesquite passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013 in Ovilla, Texas.  She was born July 21, 1937 in Trinidad. She was the daughter of Robert Barton Sherrill and Leona Lafay (Chidester) Sherrill.

She graduated from Corsicana High School. She was an Officer at First National Bank in Dallas, and later worked as a Manager for the Texas League of Credit Unions in Dallas.

Velma’s greatest love was spending time with her mother, children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews at the farm. She devoted her life to her two children, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. After her daughter and son were grown she enjoyed square dancing but her greatest love remained her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents and uncle Jimmie; daughter, Rhonda Sue English; sister, Mamie Holloway; and brothers, Robert Sherrill, Buddy Sherrill, and Emerson Sherrill.

Survivors include her son, Randy Waters and wife Pam of Ovilla; three grandchildren, Shana Duke, Rusty Duke, and Alexus Waters; three great-grandchildren, Mark Burkett, Shane Burkett, and Kaiden Duke; sisters, Lillie Jacobsen of Salt Lake City, Utah and Joyce Thedford of Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Ballard and Bishop Jarl F. Jacobsen officiating. Interment will follow in the Kerens City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Alan Thedford, Gary Holloway, Hagen Williams, Hunter Thedford, Jason Holloway, and Sloan Thedford.

An online guest book is available at by selecting the Velma Lee Sherrill Waters obituary.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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