Sherri East Stelly
May 12, 1959  -  September 15, 2017

Sherri East Stelly

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Subiaco Abbey
405 N. Subiaco Ave
Subiaco, AR  72865
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Subiaco Abbey
405 N. Subiaco Ave
Subiaco, AR  72865

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 Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.


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  1. Laura
    Opelousas, LA

    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

  2. Greta May
    Opelousas, LA

    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.

  3. David Blair
    Parrish, FL

    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.

  4. Pat Holloway
    Metairie, LA

    Tommy, Zachary and Christian,

    So terribly sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person.

    Pat, Nancy, Patrick and Sean Holloway

  5. Phil and Rachel Tillman
    Mccomb, MS

    So sorry for your loss, Uncle Charles, David, Scott and all the East family are in our prayers.

  6. Petsy Mills (Coach Mills)
    Opelousas, LA

    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.

  7. coach Kelly
    Gretna, LA

    The Jaguar family is praying for Coach Stelly and his family.

  8. Mark and Stephanie East
    Springfield, MO

    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

  9. Sonja Jenkins
    Tupelo, MS

    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

  10. Marie Renaud
    Opelousas, LA

    Condolences to the family! We enjoyed many hard working days at Opelousas Junior High!!! Marie Renaud

  11. Black & Sondra Guidry
    Houma, LA

    Prayer for family & friends...

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    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.

  13. Vernon and Clara Marks
    Opelousas, LA

    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

  14. Linda
    , AL

    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...

  15. Cliff and Celia Tillman
    Foley, AL

    Our deepest sympathy to family and friends..

  16. Claudia Rivas
    San Antonio, TX

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I'm sorry for your loss.

  17. Melissa Sheffield Hancock
    Salem, MO

    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.

  18. The Langleys
    Kenner, LA

    Thinking of your family constantly.

  19. Rodney Hodges

    Rest In Peace

  20. Billie Nance
    McComb, MS

    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.

  21. Sandy Tillman Comfort
    Birmingham, AL

    Loved Sherri so much and will miss her. We had so much fun growing up as cousins. Sending prayers to her children and family!

  22. Liz Taylor
    Opelousas, LA

    Hey guys. I'm so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with Sweet Sherry and your family

  23. Joann Bonds Martin
    Fort Worth, TX

    Praying God's peace and strength for your family. Be blessed

  24. Br. Cassian Elkins, OSB
    Subiaco AR, AR

    The monks of Subiaco Abbey offer our deepest condolences. Please be assured of our prayers during this time of loss.

    Br. Cassian, OSB

  25. Emma R Porter
    Summit, MS

    To the family you have our deepest sympathy
    The McComb High School Class Of 1977

  26. Cindy and Frank,Hailey, Wyatt, James Bond
    Sebeka, MN

    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

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