Sherry Jean Smallwood Hunley, 64

Published 11:10 am Monday, December 4, 2023

Sherry Jean Smallwood Hunley, age 64, of Harrogate, Tennessee, went home to be with her Lord and Saviors on Friday, December 1, 2023 while surrounded by her loving family.

She was born August 10, 1959 to the late Arnold and Jeanette Daniels Smallwood.

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Sherry worked at Middlesboro Appalachian Regional Hospital for many years as a Nurses Assistant and Ward Clerk. During her time there, she loved meeting many friends that became more like family to her. After working, Sherry enjoyed being home with her children and grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence Hunley Jr., father and mother-in-law Domer and Dorothy Hunley, and son-in-law Terry Prater.

Left to mourn her passing, children Curt Hunley, Amy Jackson and husband Austin, grandchildren Curtis Hunley, Dylan Gambrel, Christian Gambrel, Bryson Prater, Madisen Prater, Carter Johnson, her best friend Jackson Johnson, Charleigh Jackson, Evan Jackson and Aiden Jackson, great-grandchildren Bohannon Gambrel and Cohen Gambrel, brother Arnold Lee Smallwood, sisters Judy Dison and husband Frankie, Gerri Graves and husband John, Wanda Hagerman and Deloris Hopper, special friends Andy Frost and Peyton Frost, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends who will miss her so dearly.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Smoky Mountain Hospice and Suncrest Hospice for their exceptional care.

Visitation for Sherry Hunley will be held from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 4, 2023 at Green Hills Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. at the Green Hills Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Long officiating.

Interment to immediately follow at the Green Hills Memorial Gardens, Middlesboro, Kentucky.

Pallbearers will be Austin Jackson, Ethan Slusher, Bryson Prater, Carter Johnson, Joshua Graves, John Clifford Graves and Frankie Dison.

We had a wonderful mother,
One who never really grew old;
Her smile was made of sunshine,
And her heart was solid gold;
Her eyes were as bright as shining stars,
And in her cheeks fair roses you see.
We had a wonderful mother,
And that’s the way it will always be.
But take heed because
She’s still keeping an eye on all of us,
So let’s make sure
She will like what she sees.

In lieu of flowers, the family requested that donations in Sherry’s honor be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Green Hills Funeral Home, Middlesboro, is honored to serve the Hunley family.