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Rev. Sherry L. Owensby-Sikes

Rev. Sherry L. Owensby-Sikes
  • January 7, 1946 - November 4, 2017
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • All Saints Lutheran Church
    2107 North Highway 17
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • Franke at Seaside Benevolence Fund or Lutheran Hospice
    1885 Rifle Range Road
    Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

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“David we are so sorry for the passing of your wife. We regret never meeting her. She must have been an amazing woman. She was so accomplished....Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Robert Orvin - Charleston, SC

“Peace and blessings to all of Sherry's family & friends far and wide. She was a blessing to so many lives~ mine included and I am forever grateful. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Brooke Lampe - Charleston, SC

“I will always be grateful for the care and grace Sherry showed my parents during their years at Franke...especially when we lost our mother last...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Catherine Hause - Nashville, TN

“I knew Sherry when she was living in Sanford. I'm not sure how we met, but thinking it might have been through my volunteer service with Lee Co....Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: maureen farrington-wood - sanford, NC

“To Sherry's Family,We are praying for you today and in the days ahead. You may never know all the lives that precious Sherry touched in her...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Dorline Nelson - Columbus, GA

“I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Sherry. She was there when my Dad passed away and helped our family grieve. Sherry also had a great sense...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Carolyn Varndell - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Sherry was such a gracious lady and comfort to me. She is at peace. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Bob Scoggin - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Sherry, I will always remember you, your smile, your love of all people, your love of animals, and your mentoring. You were, and still are a...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Laurie Rice

“Dave and family,My heart breaks at the loss of dear sweet and amazingly unique Sherry. If ever there was a clear voice of God on earth...one full of...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Keith Riddle - Baltimore, MD


The Rev. Sherry L. Owensby-Sikes, 71, of Mt. Pleasant, SC, died November 4, 2017.

Sherry was born on January 7, 1946 in Louisville, KY and reared in Linden, AL, the oldest daughter of Carroll and Milly Owensby. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Laurence Murphy and daughter Kimberly Murphy. She is survived by husband David Sikes; brothers Dr. Loren Owensby (Lynn) and Dr. Dwain Owensby (Alyson); sisters Drena Owensby Miller (Jack) and Pamela Owensby.

Sherry received a BME from University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS in 1967; an MDiv from Southeastern Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC in 1981; a STM from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, SC in 1998. She continued her education through educational institutions and conferences throughout her working career.

She was ordained by the United Church of Christ, May 16, 1982. From 1982 until 1998, Sherry served several congregations and county community groups in Sanford, NC. In 1998 she was called to serve the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America as Pastor, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Swansea, SC. In 2000, she was called to serve as Chaplain, Franke Home in Mt. Pleasant, SC, later known as Franke at Seaside. She was installed in 2001. Sherry's working life was dedicated to the education and ministry of others.

Her memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, November 17, 2017 at All Saints Lutheran Church, 2107 North Highway 17, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: All Saints Lutheran Church: 2107 North Highway 17, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466 OR Franke at Seaside Benevolence Fund or Lutheran Hospice, both at: Franke at Seaside, 1885 Rifle Range Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464