OPELOUSAS- Burial will be held at a later date at the Subiaco Monastery in Subiaco, Arkansas.
Ms. Sherri, age 58, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017 at her residence. Sherri worked for many years at Opelousas Junior High School. She enjoyed being outdoors working in her yard and spending her free time shopping. Sherri will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Survivors include her father, Charles R. East of Hammond, LA; the father of her children, Tommy Stelly (Sissy) of Lafayette, LA; sons, Zachary Stelly (Anne Marie) of Harvey, LA and Christian Stelly of Subiaco Abbey, AR; step-children, Mike McBride, Jr. (Jessie) of North Carolina, Amie Young (Steve) of Tampa, FL, Kyle, Kelly and Bryan McBride of Texas; brothers, David East (Jacquelyn) of Gulf Shores, AL, Scott East (Renee) of Tylertown, MS; grandchild, Ryen Reynolds; her best friend and caretakers, Donna Outlaw (Lee). She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her partner of many years, Mike McBride, Sr.;her mother, Gloria Fairbanks East; and former in-laws, Andy and Zetta Stelly.
The family would like to offer a special thank you to her best friends and caretakers, Donna and Lee for loving her and always being there for her, they will always be a part of our family.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Sherri's name to Subiaco Abbey, 405 N. Subiaco Ave, Subiaco, AR 72865.
Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.
I had always called Her Mrs. Sherri. She was a nice lady. She would sub whenever, a teacher was out and, I had never given Her any trouble
Extremely saddened to hear that beautiful Sherri has passed. She was not only beautiful but had such a big heart. We worked together at Opelousas Jr High for many years and I have and always will consider her my friend. I will pray for Zach and Christian, her pride and joy.
Greta MayOpelousas, LA
Heaven is blessed to have received you, but those of us left behind have lost a treasure. I'm sorry I wasn't more persistent in keeping in touch. There is a hole in my heart where your friendship was.
David BlairParrish, FL
Tommy, Zachary and Christian,
So terribly sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person.
Pat, Nancy, Patrick and Sean Holloway
Pat HollowayMetairie, LA
So sorry for your loss, Uncle Charles, David, Scott and all the East family are in our prayers.
Phil and Rachel TillmanMccomb, MS
I am so sorry for your loss. Sherri loved both of you so much. She was such a beautiful person inside and out. Zack and Christian, you are in my prayers. May God bless both of you.
Petsy Mills (Coach Mills)Opelousas, LA
The Jaguar family is praying for Coach Stelly and his family.
coach KellyGretna, LA
Our deepest sympathy in this time of sadness. We know she will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace and watch over you and your family.
With love and condolences,
Mark & Steph
Mark and Stephanie EastSpringfield, MO
Mr. Charles, David and Scott...I am saddened to hear about the loss of Sherri. In my memory she will always be that cute, energetic, friendly and fun little girl that I came to know and love. I will keep you and Sherri's children in my prayers in the difficult days ahead. With love, Sonja
Sonja JenkinsTupelo, MS
Condolences to the family! We enjoyed many hard working days at Opelousas Junior High!!! Marie Renaud
Marie RenaudOpelousas, LA
Prayer for family & friends...
Black & Sondra GuidryHouma, LA
I am so sorry for your loss. It is my hope that you can find some comfort from God's word at Acts 24:15 and 1Thessalonians 4:14.
We are so sorry for your lose. Your mom was a fun person to be around. Praying for Zachary, Christian, and family.
Love Vernon and Clara
Vernon and Clara MarksOpelousas, LA
So thankful that I had the honor and pleasure of meeting this wonderful woman. She was the source and recipient for tons of love and laughter for all who knew her...especially Donna Lynn Outlaw. She is and will be missed...
Our deepest sympathy to family and friends..
Cliff and Celia TillmanFoley, AL
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I'm sorry for your loss.
Claudia RivasSan Antonio, TX
My sincere condolences to Zach, Christian, Mr. Charlie, David and Scott. Sherri was like a sister to me growing up. We just talked on the phone a few weeks ago and she sounded so good. Please let me know the date of her interment in Arkansas. I would really love to be there.
Melissa Sheffield HancockSalem, MO
Thinking of your family constantly.
The LangleysKenner, LA
Rest In Peace
I am so sorry to see this. She was a lovely sweet person. She worked in my building for a couple of years and I got to know her well.
I knew her parents for a long time. They were all very special people.
My prayers are with you through this terrible loss.
Billie NanceMcComb, MS
Loved Sherri so much and will miss her. We had so much fun growing up as cousins. Sending prayers to her children and family!
Sandy Tillman ComfortBirmingham, AL
Hey guys. I'm so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with Sweet Sherry and your family
Liz TaylorOpelousas, LA
Praying God's peace and strength for your family. Be blessed
Joann Bonds MartinFort Worth, TX
The monks of Subiaco Abbey offer our deepest condolences. Please be assured of our prayers during this time of loss.
Br. Cassian, OSB
Br. Cassian Elkins, OSBSubiaco AR, AR
To the family you have our deepest sympathy
The McComb High School Class Of 1977
Emma R PorterSummit, MS
I'm really going to miss cousin Sherri. Let me know if I can do anything. Family are in my prayers love y'all Cindy
Cindy and Frank,Hailey, Wyatt, James BondSebeka, MN