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Annie Josephine Sherrill Bracken


October 17, 2019

Annie Josephine Sherrill Bracken, 90, of Hendersonville, our beloved mother, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at The Elizabeth House.

Born in Brevard, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Grace Ramer Sherrill. She has lived in the Hendersonville area since 1975.

She was the first woman school bus driver in Henderson County, driving in Edneyville, where she was known as “Mama Jo.” She was a member of First Baptist Church of Hendersonville, where she worked for many years in the childcare center, and was happily known as “Miss Jo.”

In addition to her parents, her brothers, David Mitchell Sherrill and John Sherrill, and her sister, Bobbie Rimmer, preceded her in death.

Surviving are her sons, Ronald Everett Merrill and wife, Patsy, and Bryan Merrill and wife, Patricia; daughters, Vera M. Dennison and Renee Merrill Lane; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Martha Sherrill Reed; a brother, R.C. Sherrill; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at First Baptist Church of Hendersonville, with Rev. Wally Shamburger officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Children’s Ministry, 312 5th Avenue West, Hendersonville, NC 28739.

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Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.


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