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Elizabeth Sherwood

Elizabeth Inez Sherwood, age 91, died May 15, 2012 at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland MS.  Inez was a long time resident of Cleveland. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at Cleveland Funeral Home.  Visitation will be from 2 - 3 p.m. and funeral service immediately following.  Burial will be at Lehrton Cemetery, Ruleville.  Reverend Tommy Stacy will perform the service.    She was born to Richard and Zella Stacy on April 14, 1921. Inez was lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary, Past President Mississippi VFW Auxiliary and Past President of the Southern Region VFW Auxiliary.  She received numerous awards during her 50 years of Service.  She was very active in the community especially her dedication to the seniors in Long Term Care Facilities.  You could always spot her in a crowd as she would be the one wearing Red, White and Blue and holding an American Flag. She was preceded in death by husband Lawson Sherwood, sons Lawson Sherwood Jr., Joe Sherwood, Sisters Earline Gibson and Verdie Bowman and brother Bobby Stacy.   Inez is survived by daughter Dolores "Sissy" Steiger (Bill), sons George Sherwood (Paula), Steve Sherwood (June), Raymond Sherwood (Tobey).  She is survived by her sisters Lucy Walker, Leona Bowman, Lena Herandez (Joe), Sue Balducci, Jo McArthur (Dolan), Judy Mosley (Ronnie), Patsy Cobb (Danny), Linda Stacy and brothers Richard Stacy (Edna Lane) and Tommy Stacy (Janice).    She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.      Pallbearers will be Brandon Sherwood, Brian Sherwood, Danny Soliz, Dr. Whitfield Roberts, Tommy Whatley, and Clay McKee.  Honorary pallbearers are Jeff Sherwood, Stewart Sherwood, Stephen Sherwood, Patrick Bryson and Nathan Woodward. Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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I have many fond memories of your mom.Staying over at her house with Joe,going to the VFW for bingo with your mon and dad and my parents when Nancy and I were engaged,and many more times.So sorry to hear of her death.She was a fine lady. Sincerely; Todd Bobo.

todd and nancy bobo - May 17, 2012 at 12:41 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Inez will be missed. She was a kind, caring mentor to me. She was a beautiful lady who was always a positive Spirit with an inner light that reflected the loving soul she was.

Sue Richard - May 15, 2012 at 09:47 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

To Delo, my sweet beautiful friend from CHS, and to June, and all the family -- my heart is heavy with and for you in the loss of your dear mother, and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kathy Hardy Rhodes - May 15, 2012 at 05:56 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Delores and family: I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. This saying that was said at Queen Elizabeth's mother's funeral has helped me tremendously since my mother died two years ago, I hope it will give you comfort also: "You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left"

Janie Givens Miller - May 15, 2012 at 02:28 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I'm with the Ladies Auxiliary in Clarksdale, Ms., Post 3936. I absolutely fell in love with Ms Inez the moment I saw her! Red, White, and Blue was all I ever saw this lady wear! She was such a blessing to be around! Love her so much!

Kristen Rico - May 15, 2012 at 10:02 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM