Sherrill Medlin was born on June 25, 1937 and died Thursday, January 4, 2018 at the age of 80. She is survived by her daughters Shannon Randall and husband Steve Randall, Melinda Gibson and husband Barry Gibson, Kerrie Riggs and husband Tommy Riggs; grand children, Jamie Jenkins and husband Lyndon Jenkins, Anna Whitworth, Andrew Riggs, Luke Riggs, and Lydia Riggs, and great grandchildren, Aaron and Easton Jenkins. She was preceded in death by husband Jimmy Medlin and her grandsons, Aaron and Brandt Wilks.
Sherrill was born in Dike, Texas to Marguerite and Pluma Hamilton. In her younger years, she spent time living with her Aunt Nelcene and Uncle Eddie and their two sons Terry and David. Later, her mother married Leroy White who became her much loved father. At the age of 18, she married Jimmy Medlin with whom she shared her life for 62 years until his passing six months ago.
Early in her life she learned to sew. She is remembered by her daughters for her perseverance in working deep into the night to complete a dress. Sherrill and Jimmy designed and built many houses from Connecticut to Texas before finally settling in Kaufman where they bought and refurbished an old home on Houston Street. One of Sherrill’s passions was to grow flowers in her yard, and through the years, many have enjoyed the beauty that she provided for the community.
Sherrill’s life was not measured by a list of degrees, employers, or well-known accomplishments. Instead, the heart of who she was is now rooted in the lives that she has so faithfully sown into. She used her life experiences to bring healing and comfort to all who came her way. Perhaps her most precious and noteworthy accomplishment would be her 30 years of dedicated care and unfailing love for her beloved Jimmy following his stroke. The seeds she has planted in each of us will surely grow and reproduce for many generations to come.