The Rev. Sherry L. Owensby-Sikes, 71, of Mt. Pleasant, SC, died November 4, 2017.

Sherry was born on January 7, 1946 in Louisville, KY and reared in Linden, AL, the oldest daughter of Carroll and Milly Owensby. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Laurence Murphy and daughter Kimberly Murphy. She is survived by husband David Sikes; brothers Dr. Loren Owensby (Lynn) and Dr. Dwain Owensby (Alyison); sisters Drena Owensby Miller (Jack) and Pamela Owensby.

Sherry received a BME from University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS in 1967; an MDiv from Southeastern Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC in 1981; a STM from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, SC in 1998. She continued her education through educational institutions and conferences throughout her working career.

She was ordained by the United Church of Christ, May 16, 1982. From 1982 until 1998, Sherry served several congregations and county community groups in Sanford, NC. In 1998 she was called to serve the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America as Pastor, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Swansea, SC. In 2000, she was called to serve as Chaplain, Franke Home in Mt. Pleasant, SC, later known as Franke at Seaside. She was installed in 2001. Sherry’s working life was dedicated to the education and ministry of others.

Her memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, November 17, 2017 at All Saints Lutheran Church, 2107 North Highway 17, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: All Saints Lutheran Church: 2107 North Highway 17, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466 OR Franke at Seaside Benevolence Fund or Lutheran Hospice, both at: Franke at Seaside, 1885 Rifle Range Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.

Almighty God, source of all mercy and giver of comfort: Deal graciously, we pray, with those who mourn, that, casting all their sorrow on you, they may know the consolation of your love; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

– Prayer from the Lutheran Book of Worship

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