Funeral services for Sheryl “Sheri” Ann Palmer were held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, at First United Methodist Church in Minden, officiated by the Rev. Brian Mercer. Interment followed at Gardens of Memory in Minden. The family received friends from 1 p.m. until service time Saturday at First United Methodist Church.
Sheri was born Dec. 10, 1950, in Shreveport and entered into rest Dec. 24, 2014, in Minden.
Sheri was a retired school teacher who spent most of 25 years enriching young lives at E.S. Richardson. After retiring, she was the original administrator of the Arbor of Minden. She enjoyed the 13 years she spent being a part of the residents’ lives. While a member of the Minden-South Webster Chamber of Commerce, she was instrumental in the selection, mentoring and activities of students involved in the youth leadership program.
In 2013, Sheri was named agent of the year for Colonial Life as well as various other accolades within the organization. She was active in First United Methodist Church. Most importantly she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was devoted to her granddaughter, Harper, and excited to welcome two new grandchildren into the family in 2015. She will be sorely missed and forever loved.
Her mother, Juanita Nicholson preceded her in death.
She is survived by her husband, James T. (Jim) Palmer of Minden; father, Walter F. Nicholson of Shreveport; daughters, Nicole Palmer and husband, John Hochenedel of Edmond, Oklahom and Elizabeth Palmer and Charles Bergeron of New Roads; goddaughter, Sarah Hebert; brothers, Steve Nicholson and wife, Linda of Shreveport and John Nicholson and wife, Marilyn of Bella Vista, Arkansas; niece Christy Giglio and husband, Sam; nephews, Craig Nicholson and wife, Lesley and Keith Nicholson and wife, Allie; and great-nieces and nephews, Nicholas, Mia, Bella and Walker.
Pallbearers were Nicholas Bovenzi, George Miller, Keith Craig, Keith Nicholson, Bill Ayers and John Hebert.
The family extends special thanks to Jerie Lynn Black and Mitzi Prince, Andy and Robin Fish, Dean and Kirsten, the wonderful nurses at Minden Medical Center, Dr. Bonial and Dr. Mercer.