Margaret Sherrell

Obituary of Margaret Rooks Sherrell

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Mrs. Margaret Rooks Sherrell, age 90, of Jackson, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2023.


Margaret was born on Saturday, March 5, 1932, in Jackson, Georgia to the late Lonnie Bryant Rawls and the late Emma Joe Caston Rawls. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Jessie Earl Rooks, John A. Sherrell; grandson, Matt Cardell; great-grandchildren, Carolyn Reinhardt, Katie Rooks; sister, Winona Cook; and brother, Dewitt Rawls. Margaret was an active member of First Baptist Church of Jackson, McIntosh Chapter of the DAR, and Gideons Auxiliary International. She was also co-owner of Sherrell, Wilson, Mangham Funeral Home.  In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, flowers, shopping, traveling, and especially spending time with her family.


Margaret is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Jackie and Ann Rooks, Dennis Rooks, all of Jackson; daughters and son-in-law, Bonnie Richardson of Jackson, Becky and Eddie Cardell of McDonough; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Mary McCrackin of Jackson; sister-in-law, Betty Rawls of Mt Pleasant, SC; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.


A funeral service for Mrs. Margaret Sherrell will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at First Baptist Church in Jackson at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Keith Joseph and Dr. Benny Tate officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson City Cemetery with Reverend Eric Clemmons officiating. Friends may visit with the family Friday evening from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home and will lie in state for one hour before the service.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Gideons International, or to the First Baptist Church Greater Things or Building Fund, 1227 W 3rd Street, Jackson, Georgia 30233.

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Sherrell-Westbury Funeral Home, 212 E. College Street, Jackson, GA, is serving the Sherrell family.

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, February 24, 2023
Sherrell-Westbury Funeral Home
212 East College Street
Jackson, Georgia, United States

Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Saturday, February 25, 2023
First Baptist Church of Jackson
1227 W 3rd St
Jackson, Georgia, United States


Jackson City Cemetery
485 W. College St.
Jackson, Georgia, United States
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