Lura Sherman

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 4, 2009

NATCHEZ – Services for Lura L. Wheaton Sherman, 84, of Natchez, who died after a prolonged illness Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, at the home of her daughter, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christian Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. John Scott Jr. officiating.
Burial will be at Garden Memorial Park in Jackson under the direction of R.D. Mackel and Sons Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church.
Mrs. Sherman was born Oct. 31, 1924, in Midway, Texas, the second of five children.
She graduated from the Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, Texas, with a bachelor of arts in education. She taught third grade in the Posen Schools System in Robbins, Ill., for 43 years and she received her specialist master’s degree in reading from DePaul University in Chicago. Mrs. Sherman was an active member of her church and a choir member at University Christian Church in Chicago where she served as the church secretary and also was a member of Christian Hope Baptist Church. During World War II, she and two sisters, Lucille and Birdie, were sent to assemble battleships in California at the expense of ther uncle, S.R. Daniels.
Mrs. Sherman was preceded in death by her parents, Ethod Wheaton and Ethel Daniels Wheaton; her husband, Rev. Dr. Charles E. Sherman Sr.; one son, Charles E. Sherman Jr.; one brother, John Thomas; two sisters, Lucille Wheaton-Compton and Birdie Louise Wheaton-Gibson; and one niece, LaSalle Jeanetta Gibson.
Survivors include one loving daughter, Dr. Bernadette Sherman and husband, Clarence Love; grandson, Stephen Love; one sister, Joyce Thomas-Fields of Dallas; one special niece, Jackie Bunch; three nephews, John Compton Jr., Arris Don Wheaton and Jimmy Gibson; many cousins including, Mae Choice, Carlos Choice, Hubert Sanders Jr. and LaTrishia Rene Wheaton; and a number of other relatives and longtime friends. Mrs. Sherman felt all her family members were special in her sight.
Pallbearers will be Laymen and Brotherhood of the Christian Hope Baptist Church family.
Special thanks to the Natchez Community Hospital Emergency Room staff.

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