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Sherrie Hardie Thompson

Published 12:06am Monday, April 28, 2014

FERRIDAY — Funeral services for Sherrie Hardie Thompson, 60, of Ferriday, who died Friday, April 25, 2014 surrounded by her family, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Young’s Funeral Home in Ferriday.

Burial will follow at McFarland Guthrie Cemetery in Jonesville under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. today at Young’s Funeral Home.

Sherrie grew up in Jonesville and was active in pageants, winning Miss Jonesville, Miss Louisiana Shrimp Queen and Miss Northwestern State University.

After graduating from college, Sherrie worked in Baton Rouge as a legislative aid for the State of Louisiana. She also worked for former Gov. Edwin Edwards and former Sec. of State Paul Hardy. During that time, she participated in making many movies that were filmed around Baton Rouge during the 1970s, some of which included Kenny Rogers, and Sherrie was known for being the one who introduced Kurt Russell to her fried eggs and bologna sandwiches.

Most of all, Sherrie loved her family and grandbaby Foster. She was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. Sherrie will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Billy Hardie.

Survivors include her husband, former Sen. Steve D. Thompson of Ferriday; her daughter Tiffany Danielle Foster and Justin Cain of Ferriday; her mother, Nell Wyles Hardie; her grandson, Foster Lee Cain; her brothers, Bo Hardie and John Hardie, both of Jonesville; and one sister, Pam Hardie McGraw and husband Yates of Ferriday.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Bankston, Willie Crain, John Guice, Billy Boutwell, Buddy Spillers and James McGraw.

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