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Sherry C. Morris

April 27, 1956 — February 4, 2024

Sherry Cable Morris, 67, of Alcoa, Tennessee, unexpectedly passed away in her home on February 4, 2024. Born on April 27, 1956, to Glenn and Magdeline (Lucy) Cable, in Bethesda, Maryland, Sherry came into this world a ball of energy, burning bright to the very end. Although she was a Navy brat, her roots ran deep in Blount County, Tennessee. She graduated from Everett High School (Class of 1974) and attended David Lipscomb University before graduating from Freed-Hardeman University with her bachelor’s degree in physical education. In 1977, Sherry met her husband, Daniel (Danny) Morris when he was trying to date one of her friends. Danny says the moment she walked into her friend’s apartment in Maryville, Tennessee, the entire room lit up. His life was forever changed, and he knew she was the one. They married a few short months later on August 20, 1977, and the rest, as they say, is history. While enjoying many professions over her lifetime, Sherry’s favorite job was being a wife, mother, and nana. She was a caregiver for so many friends and loved ones, young and old, throughout her life. She always gave more than she took. One of her greatest accomplishments was converting her husband from a military man into a church of Christ preacher. She loved to hear him preach the Word of God. It breathed life into her soul. No one ever could question the love Sherry had for Danny or the love Danny has for Sherry. She loved her family, and she was loved by them. She also loved Diet Coke, driving fast, the sun, peanut butter, and Tigger. Most importantly, Sherry loved the Lord. She was determined, strong-willed and couldn’t do anything quietly. She was a private person and when she loved, she loved hard. She loved with her whole heart. Sherry was preceded in death by her parents but leaves behind many loving and heartbroken souls on this Earth. These include her husband, Danny Morris, her daughters Ashley Morris Bentley and Brooke Ratcliff (husband David), and her grandchildren, Austin (wife Madeline), Brianna, James, Cyran, Dylan, Henry, and Liliann (Lily). Sherry leaves behind her three brothers, Glenn, Randy, and Jeffery, as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, and so many friends that were family by love instead of blood. The family is distraught and shocked by her sudden passing. A crater exists where she once was. We are comforted by the knowledge that she is at peace now in her Heavenly Father’s arms. Sherry did not want people crying over her at a funeral, so the family will be having a private viewing at Smith’s Funeral Home on Monday, February 12th. Sherry also thought flowers were unnecessary (just ask Danny about the one and only time he bought them for her). Should you feel so inclined, the family would rather a donation be made in her name to WEI (World English Institute) through Maryville church of Christ or to a charity benefiting children, such as Isaiah 117 House or East Tennessee Children’s Home. But what Sherry would want the most is for you to tell the people you love just how much you love them. Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.

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