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Wednesday, January 18, 2023
6:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)
Thursday, January 19, 2023
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Thursday, January 19, 2023
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Sherri Leanne Israel, 65 of Hurst, Texas passed away Saturday, January 14, 2023, in Dallas. She was born October 22, 1957, in Cleburne to Mary (Gregory) and Ralph Dwight Israel.
Visitation for family and friends will be held from 6-8:00 P.M., Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at Rosser Funeral Home in Cleburne, Texas. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, January 19, 2023, in the Rosser Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Eddy Carrell officiating. Interment will follow in Marystown Cemetery in Joshua with Dwight Israel, Jake Israel, Jason Dunlap, Paul Podhajsky, Steve Manning, and Royce Kimberlain, Jr. serving as pallbearers.
Sherri received her BS in Journalism from the University of North Texas in 1984. In 1989, she received her Paralegal certification and worked in the legal field for several years before moving to Stacy Furniture. Her 26 years of service at Stacy Furniture included too many responsibilities to list. Coming full circle from assisting in the creation of the Special Orders Department in the early 90's, to Buyer's Assistant, Visual Manager and to most recently serving as the Special Orders Manager, Sherri was vital to her Stacy Furniture family. Her wealth of knowledge, beautiful smile, quick wit, fun sense of humor and absence will be missed every single day.
In early December of 2022, with tears in her eyes, she submitted her resignation for retirement. Her doctors told her it was time to take the full-time job of her health. After her diagnosis with metastatic breast cancer in July of 2016, she did her very best to beat this dreaded disease as well as take care of her furniture family. Sherri had a calendar and organized her many appointments to miss as little work as possible because she was dedicated and loyal beyond words. Accuracy, attention to detail and researching for results and solutions were some of her many attributes. In one of her doctor notes she wrote, "this place is like my second home, and the people, like family". Her furniture family extends far past those she worked with every day to those she worked with at factories out of state and the reps who always made a point to check in with her and see how she was doing. Sherri also served as the "favorite aunt" to her nieces and nephews; often overshadowing their parents when it came to spoiling them with gifts. She bragged about their scholastic abilities and talents with the utmost pride.
Sherri was of the Baptist faith. Once Sherri decided to stop treatments, she made sure we all knew that she tried her best to beat this illness and that she was ready to be with Jesus and her family in heaven.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Kelly Israel.
Survivors include her brother, Dwight Israel and wife, Jae-Hee of Fredericksburg, VA; sister, Teresa Israel of Rio Vista; several nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.