Sherry A. James


Sherry A. James, 69, of New Lebanon Borough, Sandy Lake, passed away on June 10, 2019, at UPMC Presbyterian.
Sherry was born on Oct. 25, 1949 in Mercer, to the late James Morton and Margaret Pizer Morton. She was a graduate of Lakeview High School.
Following graduation, she worked as secretary for Oakview Elementary, owned a home-based fabric business, waitressed at Grantham's Landing and served as administrative assistant at Sandy Lake Presbyterian Church. Sherry worked as a financial specialist at Mercer County State Bank for 26 years before retiring in 2014.
Sherry married her beloved husband, David James on June 7, 1969, recently celebrating 50 years together, who survives at home.
Sherry was known for her high energy, giving spirit, sense of humor and her work ethic. She would help with many community events, such as the Backpack Program and Meals on Wheels. She was a longtime supporter of Lakeview Wrestling, an excellent cook and hostess. She also enjoyed traveling, especially to Disney World and the beach where she could be in the sun, swimming, or reading.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and community servant.
Sherry decided to continue giving even after her death by becoming an organ donor through CORE, having already saved three lives.
In addition to her husband, Sherry is survived by her children Shani (Tim) Eddy of Greenville and Douglas James of Sandy Lake; grandchildren, Laken Eddy of Los Angeles, Calif., and Tanner Eddy of Florida; siblings, James Morton and Wendy Kellogg, both of Jackson Center; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sandy Lake Presbyterian Church, or to the Lakeview Area Public Library, P.O. Box 622, Sandy Lake.

Sherry A., 69, of New Lebanon Borough.
Calling hours: From 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday (6-13-19) at BLACK FUNERAL HOME OF SANDY LAKE, 3236 S. Main St., Sandy Lake, and 10 to 11 a.m. Friday (6-14-19) at the Sandy Lake Presbyterian Church, 3461 Sandy Lake New Lebanon Road, Sandy Lake. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting
Service: Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday (6-14-19) at the church following visitation, with the Rev. Beth
Creekpaum, church pastor, officiating.
Interment: Oak Hill Cemetery, at a later date.
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Lou Ann Miller
Jun 18, 2019
I returned from vacation to hear of Sherry's sudden passing. I could barely believe the news. Sherry was an incredible person. I am extremely saddened for her family and give my condolences to her family and close friends. She will be missed!
Lori Rodemoyer, RN
Jun 12, 2019
This makes my heart hurt. Please accept my sincerest condolences. I am sorry for you loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Dorothy Brock
Jun 12, 2019
I wanted to express my condolences at this time of great sadness. May you find strength and happiness in time knowing that she has brought great happiness through life and through her passing. I saw she saved three lives already and that is such a meaningful special gift. ❤️
L Carolyn Baughman
Jun 12, 2019
Always with a smile and a warm hello. So much love she showed everyone. A true Christian. Happy day this is for you. You are with our Lord and your family. You will be missed by many and are loved by all.
Jun 12, 2019
You have my deepest sympathy for your loss.